B.A -  Psychology and Chinese

M.ED -  Education

Ph.D - School Psychology


Certification and Licensure

Nationally Certified School Psychologist (Active) 

Licensed Psychologist - Health Service Provider (Active)


Dr. Lin Tang is an experienced Higher Education executive, a Licensed Psychologist, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), with expertise in Student Success, Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Academic Support, Undergraduate Research Access, flexible learning initiatives and program development. 

Dr. Tang has served in a leadership role at the Learning Resource Center (LRC) and Office of Undergraduate Research and Studies (OURS) at UMass Amherst for the past 16 years. Over the years, Dr. Tang transformed and grew the LRC and OURS to become the central academic and undergraduate research support unit for UMass Amherst, a unit that has been deemed critical to student success, and is at the forefront of academic support research and best practices.  

Dr. Tang is data driven and evidence based, her area of expertise and scholarship is focused on transitioning students successfully into college, HyFlex academic support, academic coaching, and designing and implementing system level academic interventions founded on Universal Design Learning (UDL) principles.

Dr. Tang also teaches graduate courses for the Higher Education Program at UMass Amherst, most recently creating and teaching a Helping Skills for Professionals in Higher Education course  - showcasing her unique blend of Higher Education experience with her background in clinical psychology.

When Dr. Tang is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.  She is an aspiring baker and sometimes Yogi.