Yi-Yi Chen
Job Title Assistant Professor
Name Yi-Yi Chen
Office Tel No. 02-3366-9565
Email yiyichen@ntu.edu.tw
Research Expertise Community Practice, Workforce Development, Implementation Science
Teaching Field Community Practice, Workforce Development, Implementation Science
Education Ph. D., University at Albany, SUNY
Chen Yi-Yi joined the Department of Social Work in 2014. Her research is centered on community organizations particularly regarding partnership and performance issues. Also interested is collaboration with human service practitioners and organizations regarding the development and evaluation of workforce and programs. She teaches Community Organization and Development, Social Work Theory, and other courses.
Chen completed her Ph.D. training at University at Albany. During the years studying in the United State, she was involved in research-supported practice development in New York State. As a project manager and research specialist, she participated in the evaluation of barriers to food stamps, analysis of factors affecting workforce retention in child welfare services, and development of a New York state-wide supervision model of public child welfare. Also, she volunteered in a partnership between three Schools of the University and two child welfare agencies providing residential treatment to adolescents.
Her career goal is to apply research methods as tools supporting social workers and social services agencies to articulate, implement, and evaluate their work. She has been bridging science and service through education and research. The titles of her recent publication are “Partnership and Performance of Community-Based Organizations: A Social Network Study of Taiwan” and “Existence, Relatedness, or Growth? Examining Turnover Intention of Public Child Welfare Caseworkers from a Human Needs Approach”.