Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Psychology
5736 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Room 203
Dr. Fan is the Earl S. Johnson Instructor in Psychology. She recently completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Chicago. Additionally, she also holds a MA degree from the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago (2012) and a BA degree in Psychology and Economics at the University of Toronto (2008).
Her primary research interest examines how culture plays a pivotal role in the development of self, particularly how the experience of hearing and speaking other languages besides one’s native language might initiate an enhanced sense of understanding and acceptance of others. Her doctoral research examined the social benefits and consequences of bilingualism.
She was a lecturer for the University of Chicago Social Sciences Core from 2014-2015 and has taught graduate courses on Advanced Statistical Methods as well as topics in Developmental, Cognitive, Social and Cultural Psychology.