Faculty & Student

Faculty

We currently have thirteen full-time faculty members, including five full professors ; two associate professors and six assistant professor . We also have three administrative staff. Please refer to the following charts for our full-time faculty members’ teaching and research interests.

Wen-Kao Hsiao

Position: Professor & Chairperson

Education: Ph.D.in Social Policy and Social Work (National Chi Nan University)

Research Interests:

Social services for the elderly
Community work
Social policy and legislation

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

Social Problem and Social Work
Organizational Behavior
Social Work Theory

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36509
wkhsiao@thu.edu.tw

Chu-Li Julie Liu

Position: Professor

Education: Ph.D in Social Work Wilfrid Laurier University

Research Interests:

Women’s issues
Gender role
Traumatic experiences
Feminist perspective
Anti-oppressive perspective
Qualitative research
Social work direct service
Cross-cultural issues

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

Working with Individuals
Working with Groups
Direct Social Service—Feminist Perspective
Qualitative research methods

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36505
chuli@thu.edu.tw

Duu-Chiang Wang

Position: Professor

Education: Ph.D. in Social Welfare (National Chung-Cheng University)

Research Interests:

Poverty, Social Assistance, & Social Work
Theory & Practice of Social Work
Social Policy & Administration
Gerontological Social Work
Culture, Values & Ethics in Social Work

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

Introduction to Social Work
Social Work Value and Ethics
Social Policy Analysis, Social Policy & Social Legislation
Social Work Theory
Field Place Instruction

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36513
dcwang@thu.edu.tw

Chao-Hsien Leu

Position: Professor

Education: Ph.D.in social welfare(National Chung Cheng University)

Research Interests:

Disadvantage and social inequality
Child and family welfare
Social welfare policy
Poverty research
Nonprofit and social enterprise management

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

Social disadvantages and inequalities
Children and Family Welfare
Social Welfare Policy
Nonprofit Business Managemen

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36512
chleu@thu.edu.tw

Yi-Shih Cheng

Position: Professor

Education: Ph.D.in Social Policy and Social Work (National Chi Nan University)

Research Interests:

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)

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

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

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36508
yishih@thu.edu.tw

Shen-Kuei Huang

Position: Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D.in Guidance& Counseling (National Changhua University of Education)

Research Interests:

Social work education
Family assessment
Child protective
Group Social Work
Narrative research

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

Psychology
Social Psychology
Social Group Work
Family System and Social Work
Family Assessment and Diagnosis

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36507
shenkuei@thu.edu.tw

Hsiang-I Teng

Position: Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D. in Humanities and Social Sciences (National Dong Hwa University)

Research Interests:

Ethnic Studies
Globalization, Mobility and Diaspora Studies
Refugee and Migrant Studies
Cross-Cultural Social Work
Community Development

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

Project Planning and Proposal Writing
Social Work Field Work (1) A
Qualitative Research Methods- Interviewing, Ethnography and Analysis

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36511
hiteng@thu.edu.tw

Chin-Wan Wang

Position: Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. in Department of Social Work (National Taiwan University)

Research Interests:

Child protection and out of home care system
Adoption preparation and services
Violence against women studies
Parental stress in families of children with disabilities
Family empowerment and support
Early intervention services

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

Social Psychology
Women and Social Work

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36522
chinwanwang@thu.edu.tw

Chia-Yi Chuang

Position: Assistant Professor

Education: PhD. in Regional Society System ( Saga University, Japan)

Research Interests:

Regional Society and Regional Social Welfare
Community Organizations and Community Development
Social Participation of the Elderly
Comparative Studies on Society/Community between Taiwan and Japan

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

Social Issues and Social Work
Organizational Behavior
Social Assistance and Social Work

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36515
cychuang@thu.edu.tw

Li-Hung Shih

Position: Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. in Department of Social Work (Tunghai University)

Research Interests:

Social work for the elderly
Issues related to dementia and its family caregivers
Direct service
Project design and planning

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

Ethics in Social Work
Social Group Work
Family Dynamic

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36506
sattle1607@thu.edu.tw

Ping-Hsien Lin

Position: Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. in Department of Social Work(Tunghai University)

Research Interests:

International Social Work Practice & Theory
Humanitarian Aids and Developmental Intervention
Socio-spatial approach
Community Development

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

Introduction to Social Work
Social Policy Analysis, Social Policy & Social Legislation
Social Work Research Methods

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36517
max1028@thu.edu.tw

Yi-Ling Yeh

Position: Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. in Department of Social Work (National Taiwan University)

Research Interests:

Hospice & Palliative Care Social Work
Advance Care Planning/Death Literacy
Social Work in Integrated Health Care.
Policy Analysis -Patient Right to Autonomy Act
Social Case work and interpersonal practice.

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

Social Group Work.
Quantitative Research Method.
Psychology

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36516
elingyeh@thu.edu.tw

Yun Ling Li

Position: Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. in Sociology (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Research Interests:

Gender and Work
Gender and Immigration
Social Inequality
Work and Life Balance
Qualitative Research Methods

Courses offered in the past 3 years:

Introduction to Sociology
Social Psychology
Social Work in Family Context
Multicultural and Social Work
Introduction to Social Work
NPO Management
Social Marketing and Public Relations

Contact:

+886-4-23590121 ext. 36518
yunlingli@thu.edu.tw

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Student

Today, our department boasts 560 students in total, with 472 students in the undergraduate program, 63 students in the master’s program, and 25 students in the doctorate program. Up until October 2022, there have been 4,394 graduating students from our undergraduate program in the past 45 years,528 students from our master’s program in the past 41 years, and 87 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.

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