Deborah Wiese

Deborah WieseClinical Faculty

Contact Information:
124 Psychology Building
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056

Teaching Interests:

My teaching interests include clinical issues and culturally related psychology courses. I bring a multicultural perspective into all of my classes, encouraging students to consider how issues of diversity and culture are intertwined with various aspects of psychology. My teaching style is both structured and collaborative. Classes often include a combination of lecture, discussion, and group activity. I encourage students to develop and substantiate their own viewpoints and take initiative in sharing their views with each other. I most recently taught at Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA), where I participated in interdisciplinary programs in Asian Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, and Gender Studies.

Research Interests:

I conduct research on psychological well-being in international relocation. I conduct quantitative and qualitative studies in English and Japanese, evaluating the influence of social support, family dynamics, and cultural immersion in the process of relocating internationally and repatriating to the home country. My research interests also include the development of racial/ethnic awareness and cultural competence.

Professional Recognition:

  • Innovation in Teaching and Learning Grant (2010)
  • Perry Summer Research Award (2005, 2008, 2009)
  • Suzanne L. Martin Award for Excellence in Mentoring (2008)
  • International Travel and Research Award (2007)
  • Newsletter Editor, APA Division 17 Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity (2007-2009)
  • Mellon Grant for collaborative student-faculty project on diverse student attitudes (2005)
  • APA Science Directorate Dissertation Award for Excellence in Research (2003)

Representative Publications:

Wiese, D. L. (accepted for publication). Psychological health of expatriate spouses: A neglected factor in international relocation. Asian Journal of Counselling.

*Kaufman, E. A., & Wiese, D. L. (2012). Skin tone preferences and self-representation in Hispanic children. Early Child Development and Care, 182(2), 277-290.

Wiese, D. L. (2006). Adding a cultural perspective to the undergraduate psychology department. Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity Newsletter, Division 17 Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association.

Ridley, C. R., Hill, C. L., & Wiese, D. L. (2001). Ethics in multicultural assessment: A model of reasoned application. In L. A. Suzuki, J. G. Ponterotto, & P. J. Meller (Eds.), Handbook of Multicultural Assessment:Clinical, Psychological, and Educational Applications (2nd ed., pp. 29-45). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.