Team Members

Dr. Kenneth G. Rice

Dr. Rice is the Matheney Endowed Chair and Professor within the Counseling and Psychological Services department at Georgia State. He also serves as the Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Before moving to GSU, he held faculty positions at Penn State, Purdue, Michigan State, and the University of Florida. Much of his research centers on stress and resilience. He has conducted studies addressing the ways in which personal characteristics (such as perfectionism) and emotion regulation affect a variety of health, mental health, and academic outcomes. He has also conducted studies aimed at developing or evaluating measures that can be used in schools, universities, and health-related settings. In addition to longstanding interests in understanding factors affecting late adolescents and young adults, he has also conducted studies of diverse groups and topics, such as motivators for, and barriers against, healthy behaviors among low-income families, and acculturative stress and psychosocial adjustment of international students in the U.S. Several of his most recent studies focus on underrepresented students in STEM majors and the personal and contextual factors that contribute to their retention and academic performance. His research has been published in major journals, including the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Psychological Assessment, Health Psychology, and the Journal of Vocational Behavior. Rice has been named a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Qianyi Wang

Qianyi Wang is a fourth-year doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at the College of Education and Human Development. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from Zhejiang University in China. Qianyi’s research interests are around perfectionism, stress coping, social factors (e.g., social support), and mental wellbeing of international students. She is also interested in the effectiveness of interventions targeting perfectionism, such as mindfulness and self-compassion intervention.

Hannah Wetstone

Hannah is a third-year student in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program. She earned her B.S. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. Her research interests include perfectionism, connectedness and belonging, and vocational psychology.

Hunggu Cho 

Hunggu is a second-year student in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program. He earned his M.A. in Psychology from Yonsei University, South Korea. His research interests include perfectionism, therapeutic relationships, emotion regulation, and psychometrics.

Farah Darvesh 

Farah is a fourth-year Psychology undergraduate student. Farah’s research interests are around sexual education and human sexuality. She is also interested in interpersonal relationships. She plans to get a master’s in public health and eventually pursue a Ph.D.

Daniel Hong

Daniel is a third-year Psychology undergraduate student. His research interests include Asian-American mental well-being, specifically in regard to identity, sense of belonging, and other aspects of acculturation. Additionally, he is interested in exploring preventative and rehabilitative strategies for working with involuntary celibates (incels). He is working towards acceptance into a PhD progam in clinical or counseling psychology.

Duke-Elington Thomas

Duke-Elington recently graduated with his undergraduate degree in Psychology in fall 2023 with Magna Cum Laude Honors. He is interested in pursuing a PhD in either Clinical or Counseling Psychology, and his research interests include hypersexuality resulting from trauma within members of the LGBT+ community.