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Peggy Kong, EdD, Drexel University School of Education
Associate Clinical Professor

Peggy A. Kong, EdD


EdD, Harvard University
MEd, Harvard University
BA, University of Texas at Austin

Program Affiliation

EdD, Educational Leadership and Management
MS, Global and International Education


  • Zhang, X., & Kong, P. A. (2022). Immigrant Chinese Parents in New York Chinatowns: Acculturation gap and psychological adjustment. Asian American Journal of Psychology. Advance online publication.  
  • Simons, C., Sonnenschein, S., Sawyer, B., Kong, P., & Brock, A. (2021). School Readiness Beliefs of Dominican and Salvadoran Immigrant Parents. Early Education and Development. DOI: 10.1080/10409289.2021.1930747
  • Sawyer, B.E., Dever, B.V., Kong, P. Sonnenschein, S., Simons, C., Yu, X., Zhang, X., & Cai, Y. (2021). Dominican, Salvadoran, and Chinese Immigrant Parents’ Reasoning About School Readiness Skills. Child & Youth Care Forum.
  • Kong, P., Yu, X., Sachdev, A., Zhang, X., & Dzotsenidze, N. (2021). From “How are you doing?” to “Have you eaten?”: Understanding the daily lived experiences of Asians in America during the COVID-19 pandemic. Perspectives in Education, 39(1), 77-105.
  • Zhang, X. & Kong, P. (2021). Rural Chinese Youth during the Transition into Adulthood: Family Dynamics and Psychological Adjustment. International Journal of Psychology, March,


  • Kong, P, Hannum, E, & Postiglione, G. (2020). Rural Education in China’s Social Transition. Abington, Routledge, Studies in Chinese Education and Society Series.
  • Kong, P. (2016). Parenting, Education, and Social Mobility in China: Cultivating Dragons and Phoenixes Abington, Routledge, Contemporary Asian Studies Series.


  • Kong, P., Zhang, X., Sachdev, A., Dzotsendze, N, & Yu, X. (2021). Parental Racial Socialization and Multicultural Education in the Context of Current Xenophobia and Migration in Evolving Multicultural Education for Global Classrooms. Hershey, Information Science Reference.


  • Sawyer, B.S., Sonnenschein, S., Kong, P., Simons, C., Yu, X., Zhang, X., Cai., Y., & Rowe, M. (2022, May). School readiness beliefs and practices of Chinese and Latinx immigrant parents of preschoolers. Poster to be presented at the 2022 Society for Research in Child Development. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
  • Kong, P., Yu, X., Sachdev, A., Zhang, X., & Dzotsendze, N. (2021, October). Racial Socialization and Multicultural Education of Asian Families in the United States. Paper to be presented at the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Asian Studies Conference.
  • Kong, P. & Yu, X. (2021, October) School Readiness Beliefs and Practices of Chinese Immigrant Parents. Paper presented at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference.
  • Simons, C., Sonnenschein, S., Sawyer, B., Kong, P. & Brock, A.(2021, August). School readiness beliefs of Dominican and Salvadoran immigrant parents. Poster presented at the 2021 American Psychological Association Conference.
  • Sachdev, A., Yu, X. Kong, P., & Zhang, X, & Dzotsenidze, N. (2021, April). Have you eaten? Understanding Asian families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Paper presented at the 2021 Comparative and International Education Society Conference.
  • Comparative and International Education
  • Equity in Education
  • Family and Community
  • Chinese Education and Society
  • Sociology of Education
  • Drexel University (2021-present)
    Associate Clinical Professor
  • Drexel University (2020-2021)
    Visiting Scholar
  • Lehigh University (2011-2020)
    Assistant Professor
  • University of Hong Kong (2009-2011)
    Assistant Professor
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison (2008-2009)
    Visiting Professor

Peggy A. Kong, EdD is a clinical associate professor of education at Drexel University. Her research interests focus on family and school relationships in rural China and with immigrant families in the United States. Her recent work is focused on immigrant families and early childhood and the lives of Asians/Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is the author of Parenting, education, and social mobility in China: Cultivating dragons and phoenixes, co-editor of Rural education in China’s social transition (with Emily Hannum and Gerard Postiglione), and author of numerous journal articles and chapters. She serves on the editorial board of Cogent Education, Frontiers in Education, and Chinese Education and Society. Currently, she serves on the CIES Publications committee and as vice-chair of the East Asia SIG and is Webmaster for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association for Asian Studies.