Youth Development Online Master's Degree - Academic Advisor
Yan Ruth Xia’s research interests are immigrant youth behavioral and mental health, parent-adolescent communication and relationship, strengths and stress among Asian immigrant families, adolescent substance abuse, program evaluation, and Chinese adolescent social competence.
Her outreach interests are community-based anti-drug and anti-alcohol prevention, serving on the Asian Community and Culture Center Board to promote culturally sensitive service delivery, and engagement in public speech to reduce the barriers of seeking mental and behavioral services among the Asian population.
Her teaching focuses are family intervention and fieldwork, human development and the family, child and family policy, immigrant families and program design, and evaluation in human services.
In 2018-2019 Yan Ruth Xia received the Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award from The State Department and J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in Washington, DC. In 2018, she was awarded the 2018 Felix Berardo Scholarship Award for Mentoring from the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL. In 2017, she received the Outstanding Service Award from the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL. Also in 2017, Xia received the National Council on Family Relations Service Award, National Council on Family Relations in Vancouver, Canada. In 2015, Yan Ruth Xia received the Award for Outstanding Research Papers at the Chinese Positive Psychology Annual Conference with Tian, B. W. & Guo, Y. Q.
Ph.D. in Family Science, minor in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Education Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2000