Derald Wing Sue, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at Columbia University.[1] He is one of the most cited multicultural scholars in the United States. [2] He is the author of several books, including Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice, Overcoming our Racism, and Understanding Abnormal Behavior.[3][4]

Personal lifeEdit

Sue was born in Portland, Oregon to a Chinese American family. He lived in a predominantly White neighborhood, where he reports being bullied and taunted on a regular basis, due to his race.[5]

He was married to his wife Paulina in the 1960s and they have two children- Derald Paul and Marissa.[6]

Professional lifeEdit

In addition to being a professor of psychology at Teachers College, Sue has also served on Bill Clinton's President's Advisory Board on Race in 1996.[7] He has also served as a past president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, a co-founder and first president of the Asian American Psychological Association, and the president of the Society of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association. [8]

He has written over 150 publications on various topics such as multicultural competencies and racial microaggressions.[9]


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