Belle Liang


Distinguished Asian/Pacific American Alumni Award (2006)


Belle Liang, associate professor in the Lynch School of Education, received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from IU Bloomington in 1989. As an undergraduate, she rode in the Little 500 and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Today, she is a licensed clinical and community psychologist who specializes in intervention and prevention from cross-cultural and developmental perspectives, trauma recovery and resiliency.

Liang is the author of numerous papers and several new measures for the study of qualities underlying growth-fostering peer, community and mentor relationships. In an upcoming book, First Do No Harm: A Call for Ethical Guidelines in Youth Mentoring (Harvard University Press), she and her colleagues synthesize the research on youth mentoring in ways that are accessible to practitioners not in academia.