Lai Wong


Lai Wong


Lai Wong is a graduate student under the supervision of Dr. Robert Enright, Department of Educational Psychology.


Her research aims to turn theories and philosophy into practices for the well-being of human development.  Her current research interests include moral agency development as a means for citizenship development and prevention for gang involvement, the development of a just and merciful community for school safety, as well as forgiveness education.


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS, Educational Psychology/Human Development
  • Northeastern University, BSBA, cum laude, Business Administration in Human Resource Management and Marketing

Other Experiences

  • An active member of Enright Forgiveness Lab, JMC mentor, principal intern, substitute teacher, founder of 3E, trainer on the impacts of prejudice and bias in the workplace, and EEO/AA and diversity policy analyst and strategist.


  • Wong, L. (June 27, 2019). Evil no more: 14K-Triad gang leader Teddy and the psychology of moral agency development.  Presentation at the 13th Annual Asia Pacific Network for Moral Education Annual Conference, Bali, Indonesia.
  • Wong, L. (November 3, 2017).  Distinctive qualities of excellent teachers. Presentation at Association of Moral Education Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Aguinaga, A., Ben, A. G., Hamman, L. E., Lindemann, A., & Wong, L. (May 23, 2014). Crossroads of pink cobblestone around the ivory tower: female students reflect on their career journey.  Presentation at the Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
  • Wong, L. (October 24, 2013). The sustaining power of moral agency in positive youth development.  Presentation at Association of Moral Education Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Enright, R., Wong, L., Hirshberg, M. & Jiang, L. (November 8, 2012). Just and merciful community.  Poster presentation at Association of Moral Education Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Publication in Preparation

  • Distinctive qualities of excellent teachers