Dr. Cindy Feng

Cindy Feng, JD, PsyD

Professor of Forensic Psychology
Immigration Law Specialist
International Experience: South Africa, Taiwan, USA




  • Doctor of Psychology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, East Asian Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT 

PsyD Dissertation

  • An explorative study of the experiences of Chinese immigrants of Fujianese descent in the United States

JD Dissertation

  • Tale of Sushi: History and regulations in the United States

Academic Experiences 

  • Adjunct Faculty, Ryokan College Online, Los Angeles, CA
  • Seminar & Group Psychoeducation Instructor, Universities and Hospitals.

Teaching Specializations

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Law and Mind
  • Criminal Rehabilitation
  • Immigration & International Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Psychological Assessment

Clinical Professional Experiences

  • Staff Psychologist, California Department of State Hospitals, Napa, CA
  • Psychology Intern, California Department of State Hospitals, Napa, CA
  • Psychology Trainee, Asian Americans for Community Involvement, San Jose, CA
  • Psychology Extern, Asian B-Cultural Unit & Dual Diagnosis Unit, Bellevue Hospital Center, Adult Inpatient Program, New York, NY
  • Clinical & Forensic Psychology Extern, US Department of Justice Metropolitan Correction Center, New York, NY
  • Psychotherapist, The Psychological Clinic, Rutgers Center for Applied Psychology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
  • Psychotherapy & Assessment Extern, Rutgers Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program & Psychiatric Services (CAPS), New Brunswick, NJ

Legal Experiences

  • Immigration Attorney, Law Office of Li & Associates, Flushing, NY
  • Immigration Attorney, Jensen & Jensen Attorneys at Law, New York, NY
  • Litigation Associate, Sidley Austin, LLP, New York, NY


  • Feng, C. and N. Alani. (2015, April). Mental Health Services for Newly Arrived Immigrants. Workshop for prospective clients at Asian Americans for Community Involvement in San Jose, California.
  • Feng, C. (2011, August). Peaceful Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution with Roommates. Presentation for graduate students during orientation week at Rutgers University.
  • Feng, C. (2011, October). Debunking the Myths of Mental Illness. Workshop for undergraduate students at Rutgers University.
  • Feng, C. (2012, January). Finding a Home Away from Home. Presentation for international graduate students and spouses at Rutgers University.
  • Feng, C. and Vasudev, J. (2012, November). Cultures at a Crossroad: Adjusting to Life in the United States. Workshop for international graduate students and spouses at Rutgers University.


  • Feng, C. (2012), The Tale of Sushi: History and Regulations. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 11: 205–220. doi: 10.1111/j.1541-4337.2011.00180.x

Community Service, Social Justice, Leadership Experience

  • Research Associate, The New Americans Program, United Way of Central New Jersey, Milltown, NJ
  • Graduate Community Director, Rutgers Graduate and Family Residence Life, Piscataway, NJ

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)
  • New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)
  • China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA)
  • New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health (NYCAAMH)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • The New Jersey Psychological Association for Graduate Students (NJPAGS)


  • English, Native or Bilingual Proficiency
  • Mandarin, Native or Bilingual Proficiency
  • French, Intermediate Proficiency