Contact Information:

Uwe P. Gielen, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, St. Francis College

Executive Director, Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology

Uwe P. Gielen, Ph.D.

Dr. Uwe P. Gielen

Department of Psychology

St. Francis College

180 Remsen Street

Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201



Phone: (718) 489-5386

Fax: (718) 522-1274



Spring 2010 Office Hours:

Wednesday: 9:00 - 11:00am Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00pm


Uwe P. Gielen studied sociology at the Freie Universitaet in Berlin, Germany and subsequently received a M.A. in general psychology from Wake Forest University. He also holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University, where he completed his dissertation on the moral reasoning of radical German students under the guidance of Lawrence Kohlberg.


Currently, he is a professor of psychology and the Executive Director of the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology, which he founded at St. Francis College, New York City in 1998. He has also taught at Shanghai Normal University, China; Padua University, Italy; Montfort College, India; Fordham University, New York, and has lectured in thirty-two countries. In addition, he has served as president of the International Council of Psychologists, the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, and APA's International Division (52).


Dr. Gielenís main areas of interest include moral development, international and cross-cultural psychology, the psychosocial adjustment of Chinese American adolescents, and Tibetan Buddhism. He is co-editor/co-author of eighteen books, including The Kohlberg Legacy for the Helping Professions, Cross-Cultural Topics in Psychology, Handbook of Culture, Therapy, and Healing, International Perspectives on Human Development, Childhood and Adolescence: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Applications, Towards a Global Psychology: Theory, Research, Intervention, and Pedagogy, and Principles of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy. He has served as editor of World Psychology and of the International Journal of Group Tensions.