Hui Xu is an assistant professor in counseling psychology at Loyola University Chicago. He obtained his doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Arizona State University and joined Loyola in 2017. Dr. Xu’s scholarship focuses on vocational psychology, psychotherapy science, assessment, and cross-cultural counseling. He deeply believes that counseling science and practice should inform each other. Thus, he and his collaborators strive to investigate issues of rich clinical implications, which has resulted in publications on major journals, such as Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Career Assessment. He has been PI on internal and external research grants, including Bruce and Jane Walsh Grant in Memory of John Holland from American Psychological Foundation.

He has received outstanding research awards from three sections of APA Society of Counseling Psychology (i.e., Society of Vocational Psychology, the Section of Promotion of Psychotherapy, and the International Section) and APA Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. In 2017, he was selected as the recipient of the outstanding graduate student award from the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs. He also received the first faculty award from the Association of Chinese Helping Professionals and Psychologists-International. He currently serves several counseling/psychotherapy journals as an editorial board member (e.g., The Counseling Psychologist, Journal of Career Assessment, and Asian American Journal of Psychology) or an ad hoc reviewer (e.g., Journal of Counseling Psychology and Journal of Vocational Behavior). Dr. Xu is guest editing a special issue of The Counseling Psychologist on international counseling students.

Finally, I can say I am generally interested in the scientific inquiry of counseling psychology. So, I am happy to work with students and collaborators on their research topics based on shared interests. For more information, please contact Dr. Xu at