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Cuiting Li

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Professor/Program Director of Family and Consumer Sciences, UW-Stevens Point (2016-present)
  • Associate Professor, UW-Stevens Point (2012-2016)
  • Assistant Professor, UW-Stevens Point (2008-2012)
  • Assistant Professor, State Univerity of New York-Oneonta (2005-2008)

Research Interests

  • Identity Development
  • Adolescent Development
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Parenting


Professional Memberships

  • Member, Presenter and Reviewer, National Council on Family Relations (2002-present)
  • Reviewer, Journal for Research on Adosecence (2005-present)
  • Member, Reviewer and Presenter, Society of Research on Identity Formation (2000-2017)

Presentations and Publications


Li, C.T., Wall, S. (2012). I Left Home To See The World, Now The Whole World Is My Home. E-Book: Global Sustainable Development: A challenge for Consumer Citizens, 3.4. (peer reviewed).

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults.

Best advice you ever received?

It is not the end of the world.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A scientist

Favorite Quote?

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

We have innovative, energetic, and passionate faculty in the department. Our students are so good that they always want to help people in need.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I enjoy to know my students and see them grow and mature.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Get involved in student organizations, conferences, study abroad trips and talk to professors. You will learn more than from books!

Cuiting Li
Program Director - Family and Consumer Sciences
Professor - Family and Consumer Sciences

238C College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies
Auburn University, 2005

M.A. in Human Development and Family Studies
Auburn University, 2002

B.A. in English for Science and Technology
Tianjin University, China, 1996


Human Growth and Development: A Life-Span Approach
Guidance of Children and Adolescents
Families in Cross Cultural Contexts
Outcome Based Program Evaluation
Best Practices in Program Development