Associate Professor of Psychology
Editor, Journal of Psychology and Theology
Dr. Wang is a licensed psychologist, pastor, and associate professor of psychology and pastoral counseling. He is the editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology and serves on the editorial board for Spirituality in Clinical Practice (an APA journal). He is principle investigator of the Seminary Formation Assessment Project, a research program funded by the John Templeton Foundation in which an interdisciplinary and ecumenical team of scholars are conducting a longitudinal empirical investigation into the character and spiritual formation of students from 18 North American Evangelical, Eastern Orthodox, Mainline Protestant and Roman Catholic seminaries. His additional research interests include: trauma and traumatic stress, mindfulness/self-compassion, spiritual theology (with special interest in the English Puritans), and various topics related to multicultural psychology and social justice.
Dr. Wang teaches and speaks internationally, maintains a small clinical practice in Fullerton, CA (drdavidcwang.com), is the pastor of spiritual formation at One Life City Church (onelifecitychurch.org) and serves on the board of directors for Joya Scholars (joyascholars.org)—a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire and prepare students from families of at-risk communities in Fullerton to succeed through higher education. He also does ongoing consulting work with the Global Aftercare Program of the International Justice Mission (ijm.org; an international non-profit organization devoted to ending the global slave trade) and has co-authored their manual on Trauma Informed Care. Dave and his wife Vivian live with their two daughters in Fullerton.