Faculty & Student


We currently have twelve full-time faculty members, including four full professors and eight associate professors. We also have fours administrative staff. Please refer to the following charts for our full-time faculty members’ teaching and research interests.


Name Position Education Research Interests courses offered
in the past 3 years
Hsiu -Hui Chen  Professor& Chairperson Ph.D.in social welfare(National Chung Cheng University)
  • senior policy issue
  • social security issue
  • social insurance supervision system
  • old age income security issue
  • farmer income security issue
  • poverty alleviation.
  • Trends in Taiwan population and Social Security Program (MSW)
  • Seminal on the elderly social care programs in Ageing Society(MSW)
  • Introduction to Social Welfare.
  • Community Organization and Community Development.
  • Community Work.
  • Social Welfare Administration.
  • Social security System
  • Field Place Instruction
Hua-Yuan Tseng Professor Master of Applied Sociology(Taiwan University)
  • Theory and Method of Direct
  • Social Work practice
  • Social Work Education
  • Social Work Ethics
  • Chinese Culture and Social Work Practice
  • Youth Empowerment and Social Work
  • Social Pedagogy
  • Direct Social Work Services
  • Social Work Value and Ethics
  • Volunteer Management
  • Social Work with Youth
  • Social Work Supervision
Chiiy-Yuan Tsai Professor Ph.D. in Social Work
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Social services to elders,
  • Elder abuse & protection services,
  • Long-term car to elders,
  • Sexual abuse to children
  • Welfare Policy Analysis
  • Social Policy & Legislation
  • SW practice with elders
  • Field Place Instruction
  • Project planning & Proposal writing
Chao-Hsien Leu Professor Ph.D.in social welfare(National Chung Cheng University)
  • disadvantage and social inequality
  • child and family welfare
  • social welfare policy
  • poverty research
  • nonprofit and social enterprise management
  • Social disadvantages and inequalities
  • Children and Family Welfare
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Nonprofit Business Management
Chu-Li Julie Liu Professor Ph.D in Social Work
Wilfrid Laurier University
  • women’s issues,
  • gender role,
  • traumatic experiences,
  • feminist perspective,
  • anti-oppressive perspective,
  • qualitative research,
  • social work direct service,
  • cross-cultural issues
  • Working with Individuals
  • Working with Groups
  • Direct Social Service—Feminist Perspective
  • qualitative research methods
Duu-Chiang Wang Professor Ph.D. in Social Welfare (National Chung-Cheng University)
  • Poverty, Social Assistance, & Social Work
  • Theory & Practice of Social Work
  • Social Policy & Administration
  • Gerontological Social Work
  • Culture, Values & Ethics in Social Work
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Social Work Value and Ethics
  • Social Policy Analysis, Social Policy & Social Legislation
  • Social Work Theory
  • Field Place Instruction
Ti-Li Kao Associate Professor Ph.D. in Social Work
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.)
  • Social services for the elderly
  • Social work professional development
  • Elderly and living environment
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Human Behavior and Social Environment
  • Social Statistics
  • Social Work Research Methods
  • Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research (MSW)
Huai-Chen Peng Associate Professor Ph.D. in Sociology (Tunghai University)
  • Human resource management.
  • Family studies.
  • Social psychology.
  • Social Work Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Sociology
  • Social Welfare Organization
Shiou-Chao Wu Associate Professor Ph.D. in Social Policy (Brandeis University ,U.S.A.)
  • Women’s Employment Issues
  • Employment Issues of the Disabled People
  • Employment and Welfare Issues of Immigrant Workers and Families
  • Women and Family Policies
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Welfare Administration Labor Issues and Labor-Management Relations
  • Social Work with Disabled People
  • Employment and Welfare Policies for Disabled People andFamilies
  • Women and Family Policies
Shen-Kuei Huang Associate Professor Ph.D.in Guidance& Counseling (National Changhua
University of Education)
  • Social work education
  • Family assessment
  • Child protective
  • Group Social Work
  • Narrative research
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Group Work
  • Family System and Social Work
  • Family Assessment and Diagnosis
Yi-Shih Cheng Associate Professor Ph.D.in Social Policy and Social Work (National Chi Nan
  • Conducting historical analyses and discourse analysis to explore and reflect on social work development in Taiwan
  • Employing phenomenological and hermeneutics approach to explore practice experience and practical knowledge in social work in Taiwan
  • Social work teaching and learning theory/practice
  • Survey on social workers’ working issue (e.g., working condition, workload, burnout, work content)
  • Introduction to Social Work
  • Social Work Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Human Service Project Planning and Evaluation
  • Seminar on Evidence-Based Social Work Practice
  • Field Place Instruction
Chi-wei Cheng Assistant Professor Ph.D.in Department of Social Work & Social Policy, La
Trobe University
  • Social capital
  • Community care
  • Indigenous research/ Pingpu research
  • Early intervention service
Human behavior in the social environment
Hui Yu Kuo Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Social Policy
(University of Leeds, UK)
  • Disability Study
  • Social Welfare Policy
  • Life Course Research
  • stress coping
  • physical and mental health
  • risk and resilience
  • preventive interventions
  • the intersectionality on gender
  • Social Group Work
  • Social Policy and Legislation
Hsiang-I Teng Assistant Professor Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences (National Dong Hwa University)
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Globalization, Mobility and Diaspora Studies
  • Refugee and Migrant Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Social Work
  • Community Development
  • Project Planning and Proposal Writing
  • Social Work Field Work (1) A
  • Qualitative Research Methods- Interviewing, Ethnography and Analysis
Wen-Kao Hsiao Associate Professor Ph.D.in Social Policy and Social Work (National Chi Nan University)
  • Social services for the elderly
  • Community work
  • Social policy and legislation
  • Social Problem and Social Work
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Social Work Theory



Today, our department boasts 635 students in total, with 514 students in the undergraduate program, 79 students in the master’s program, and 42 students in the doctorate program. Up until October 2018, there have been 3,924 graduating students from our undergraduate program in the past 39 years,492 students from our master’s program in the past 34 years, and 61 students from our doctorate program since its inception in 1994.

Social Work is a profession that emphasizes providing assistance to minority groups and society in general with the aims of enhancing their wellbeing..Students who are interested in helping others, concerning the wellbeing of others and improving social environments are welcome to apply our BSW, MSW and Ph.D programs.