Instructor, Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Social Sciences

604.986.1911 ext. 3088
Fir Building, room FR429


PhD, Psychology, Lehigh University, PA, USA, 2004.
BA, English, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 1989.


After seven years of University teaching and research experience in the United States and China, Pei Zhong Li (PhD, Lehigh University, 2004) went on to receive his Psychology PhD in 2004. At University of Wisconsin-Stout, he received a US National Science Foundation grant together with his colleagues for undergraduate training in cognitive neuroscience.

Between 2012 and 2020, Li worked in the corporate wellness sector as the Vice President for Strategy and Research of an international Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). He oversaw the expansion and integration of the company’s programs in social, mental and physical health to improve work safety, engagement and productivity.

Li has returned to higher education since 2020, teaching undergraduate psychology courses in Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology and Research Methods.

My teaching approach is person-centered. The instructor's connection and rapport with students is instrumental for an open flow of thoughts and ideas in the classroom. I follow the following principles to build a productive relation with students: open and fair classroom policies, putting students' needs first and treating students with respect, timely feedback and support for student issues and concerns, and nurturing individuality and creativity.

My teaching objective is to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. This is achieved through encouraging the students to participate in the process of scientific inquiry, i.e., to question existing knowledge and to generate, verify, and communicate new knowledge.

My current research examines employee wellness, job engagement and work satisfaction. I work with employers to investigate how various workplace health and wellness programs help employees manage stress, prevent burnout, improve happiness and enhance productivity.