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Meet the Faculty

Photo of Khanh-Van T. Bui

Khanh-Van T. Bui

Professor of Psychology

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 235
Phone: (310) 506-4805
Fax: (310) 506-7271

  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997
  • M.A., Social Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1993
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1990, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Intermediate Statistics and Computer Applications
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Women
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Special Awards Judge for the American Psychological Association at the 2011 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
  • Fellow for the 2001Summer Data Policy Institute on NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) and NSF (National Science Foundation) Databases
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Council of Undergraduate Psychology Programs
Academic Interests:
  • Academic achievement
  • Adolescent health
  • Close relationships
Selected Works:
  • Bui, K. T. (2005). Middle school variables that predict college attendance for first-generation students. Education, 126(2), 203-220.
  • Bui, K. T., Ellickson, P. L., & Bell, R. M. (2000). Cross-lagged relationships among adolescent problem drug use, deviance, and poor mental health. Journal of Drug Issues, 30(2), 283-303.
  • Bui, K. T., Peplau, L. A., & Hill, C. T. (1996). Testing the Rusbult model of relationship commitment and stability in a 15-year study of heterosexual couples. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22(12), 1244-1257.
  • Bui, K. T., & Takeuchi, D. T. (1992). Ethnic minority adolescents and the use of community mental health care services. American Journal of Community Psychology, 20(4), 403-417.