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Eugene Wong, Ph.D.

Eugene Wong, Ph.D.
Eugene Wong, Ph.D.


Collaborates with local school districts to address students’ learning needs

Psychology professor Eugene Wong says his passion for teaching and helping young people in the community comes from working with students and helping them succeed in the classroom.

Faculty Spotlight: Eugene Wong

Eugene Wong is a child psychologist and a Licensed Psychologist in California who collaborates with local school districts to address students' learning needs. Specific areas of focus include social-emotional development, achievement-related abilities (e.g., working memory and executive function), assessment and evaluation, and mentoring. He is engaged with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and San Bernardino City Unified School District in multiple projects.

His research interests primarily focus on the school experience of elementary through university level students. In particular, his work examines the efficacy of cognitive training programs in supporting the development of cognitive abilities (e.g., working memory, executive function, and attention) that impact academic performance and that may be associated with school engagement.

A second area of his research focuses on teaching effectiveness. Specifically, students’ perceptions regarding outstanding teachers are examined as a basis for understanding how to establish positive learning spaces. In general, Wong's work is very applied because a primary objective is to equip school personnel with the resources necessary to have a significant positive impact on the students they interact with.

Wong has been recognized with the Golden Apple Award for Teaching, as the Outstanding Professor, and as the Outstanding Advisor at CSUSB. He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Western Psychological Association (WPA) and a Fellow in WPA. 

Wong received his Ph.D. in developmental psychology (child development) from the University of California, Riverside, and his B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.