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Herbert Z. Wong, PhD

Herbert Z. Wong, PhD
John F. Kennedy University
(925) 969-3416

As Adjunct Professor, Dr. Wong teaches courses in Research Methods, Statistics for the Social Sciences, Developmental Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Group Dynamics for the College of Undergraduate Studies.
As Professor and Core Faculty, Dr. Wong teaches courses in Research Methods, Quantitative and Qualitative Techniques, Statistics, Advanced Statistical Methods, Research Design, Clinical Methods, Multicultural and Diversity Awareness, Brief Therapy, Existential Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Group Process and Group Psychotherapy, Project Proposal Development, and Thesis Research for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Dr. Wong oversees data system development and program evaluation of the clinical services; identifies and obtains Federal grants and Request-for-Proposal (RFP); develops new campuses and cohort models of counseling psychology programs; and directs the WASC Self-Study Evaluations, educational effectiveness, and other accreditation projects.

In 1975, as the Executive Director of the Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS), Dr. Wong developed the first multicultural, multilingual, comprehensive mental health center capable of providing services in 17 languages in San Francisco, which was later used as a model in other cities for Asian American and multi-ethnic communities throughout the United States. In his consulting roles, Dr. Wong provides organizational assessment, diversity training, cultural surveys, and management consulting services to a broad range of organizations. He has designed and provided executive coaching and training on multicultural management and work force diversity to corporations, businesses, universities, and government agencies for over 25 years. He has provided diversity and cultural competency assessment, research, consulting, and training programs to numerous hospitals, medical centers, and healthcare programs.

Dr. Wong has written extensively on multicultural leadership, cross-cultural communication, and diversity issues. He is co-author of Multicultural Law Enforcement: Strategies for Peacekeeping in a Diverse Society (4th ed.) currently used in many law enforcement and police academies and departments. He also maintains a consulting practice in San Ramon, California.


B.A., San Francisco State University, 1968
M.A., Clinical and Organizational Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1973
Ph.D., Clinical and Organizational Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1979