Zhuo Job Chen, PhD

Zhuo Job Chen, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Zhuo Job Chen, PhD is an Associate Professor at School of Nursing, and an affiliate faculty at Health Psychology. He received the Early Career Award from the International Association for the Psychology of Religion in 2023. He obtained a PhD in Psychology and a Master’s in Mathematics from the University of Oregon, after completing a Master’s degree in Psychology of Religion from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to joining UNC Charlotte, he was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Clemson University. His research interests are broadly in the psychology of religion, spirituality, and mysticism, health and wellbeing, and applied quantitative methods. With collaborators in Tibet, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Germany, UK, Ghana, South Africa, Colombia, and the US, he has studied and published on mysticism, spirituality and wellbeing, and positive psychology.

Areas of Research

Psychology of Religion, Spirituality, and Mysticism


PhD, 2017, University of Oregon, Psychology

MS, 2015, University of Oregon, Mathematics

MS, 2011, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Psychology of Religion

BA, 2008, Wuhan University, Philosophy

External Affiliation

Health Psychology