Rong Su, PhD

Rong Su, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Purdue University. Her research examines (1) the link between individual differences (vocational interests and personality in particular), person-environment fit, and career success, especially for the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics); (2) gendered career paths and the underlying psychological mechanisms; and (3) well-being (broadly defined) and health. Su’s research employs a variety of analytical approaches, such as structural equation modeling, multilevel and longitudinal models, meta-analysis, psychometrics, multi-dimensional scaling, and response surface techniques.

Su’s research has appeared in high-impact journals such as Psychological BulletinPerspectives on Psychological ScienceCurrent Directions in Psychological ScienceSocial Psychological and Personality Science, and Journal of Counseling Psychology, and has been featured in major media outlets including Time and The New York Times.

Su received her PhD in Organizational Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012). She received her LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) from the School of Law, Peking University (2007).

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