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Christie Chung, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Student Success and Undergraduate Education

Professor of Psychology at Mills College, CA, USA

Director of Mills Cognition Lab

Psychonomic Society Digital Associate Editor

Dr. Chung is an award-winning academic leader and professor in cognitive psychology, an expert in memory and aging research, and a dedicated student and faculty mentor in higher education. She is passionate about supporting women, BIPOC, and international scholars in their pursuit of a successful academic career.

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2021 - Present
Associate Provost

2007 - Present


Associate Provost for Student Success and Undergraduate Education

Esther Lee Mirmow Endowed Chair Professor of Psychology

Director of Mills Cognition Lab 

HERS Leadership Institute 2022

MACK Faculty Leadership Awardee '21

Faculty Leadership Fellow 2019-2020

Chair, Appointment, Promotion, Tenure (APT) Committee 2018-2020

Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2018-2019

Letts-Villard Endowed Chair in the Natural Sciences 2014-2017

Faculty Advisor of the Year 2012-2013

Mills of Color, Faculty of the Year 2010-2011

Postdoctoral Associate


Worked in Behavioral Neuroscience and used fMRI methods to examine cognitive aging topics.  

APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) Postdoctoral Research Award

M.A. & Ph.D.


M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Cognitive Psychology

APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) Dissertation Award 2005

CGU Brayfield Dissertation Award 2005

Honours B.Sc.


Honours B.Sc. degree with Distinction as a Psychology Specialist

Toronto Scholar (Full tuition scholarship)

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Memory and Aging Expert

Dr. Chung is a cognitive psychologist who has over 20 years of experience in conducting psychological research in memory and aging. She directs the Mills Cognition Lab and gives regular talks on topics related to memory, aging, and cognition. Dr. Chung applies her knowledge in cognitive aging in solving real world problems and is a frequent speaker for events and forums designed to improve students' learning skills and foster older adults' memory care.

Higher Education Leader

Dr. Chung is an accomplished higher education leader and was awarded the prestigious MACK Faculty Leadership award in 2021. She was in the inaugural cohort of Mills Faculty Leadership Fellows and has been selected as a member of the acclaimed HERS Leadership Institute. She provides expert consultation on topics related to student success, mentoring programs, tenure & promotion reviews, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB) initiatives.

Mentor and Coach

Dr. Chung is an experienced mentor and coach for BIPOC women and international scholars. She has over 20 years of experience in empowering students, scholars, and faculty from diverse backgrounds.  She is passionate about helping individuals achieve their goals by identifying areas of strength and creating a sustainable vision for their educational journey and career advancement. Dr. Chung brings a unique lens to her work that highlights openness, integrity, and equity in every discussion.