Office Tel No. 02-3366-1256
Job Title Professor
Research Expertise Family Social Work, Poverty issues and Social Welfare Social Work Intervention Research
Teaching Field Family Social Work, Poverty issues and Social Welfare Social Work Intervention Research
Education Ph. D., Washington University at St. Louis

Starting in 1979, Dr. Li-Chen Cheng had worked as a family social worker at Taipei Family Helper Project of Chinese Children’s Fund whose main function was to help female headed families regaining their family functions. She received her doctoral degree on social work from Washington University at St. Louis between 1990 and 1995.
Between 1995 and 1998, she started her academic career at the Department of Social Work of the Soochow University. Since 1998, she moved to the Department of Social Work of the National Taiwan University and became a full professor in 2005. She has been teaching regularly family social work, poverty issues and social work intervention research. Her research area of interest has been focusing on developing anti-poverty strategies. Since 2000, she has been involved in developing and evaluating anti-poverty programs based on assets for many local governments in Taiwan. She became an expert on assets-based welfare theory in Taiwan and published several papers on the theory. Lately, she has also involved in the homelessness survey and service model development.
Beside academic work, she also involved in advocating work for social work practitioners. Between 2003 and 2014, she served as the secretary and president of Taiwanese Association of Social Workers. She achieved progressively in advocating to the government for more manpower and better working environment in social service delivery. She also participated actively to develop licensing system and professional training for social workers in Taiwan.
Year Paper Title
2017 Li-Chen, Cheng, How CPS workers make decision on risk assessment and case substantiation: Is it an objective or subjective reasoning?, Children in a World of Opportunities: Innovations in Research, Policy, and Practice: The 6th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicat, Canada
2014 李靜玲、鄭麗珍, 臺灣社會救助法歷次修法對於貧窮人口組成的影響, Global Social Sciences Conference 2014, Hong Kong
2014 陳玟如、鄭麗珍, 海洛英使用者就醫樣貌 – 我找誰治病?, Global Social Sciences Conference 2014, Hong Kong
2014 Li-Chen Cheng, How important to provide family support for the ex-offenders on their re-entry adjustment?, Global Social Sciences Conference 2014, Hong Kong
2014 Chun-Yi Chen, Li-Chen Cheng, Direct and Buffering Effects of Empowerment Among Cancer Survivors, Vulnerable family and Care-Challenges and opportunities in Cross Culture perspectives, Taiwan
2010 鄭麗珍, 探討老年經濟安全準備與理財知能之關連:理財教育介入方案, 預見下一個台灣社會, Taiwan
2009 Li-Chen Cheng, Global Recession and Assets Disparities between the Poor and the Rich, Asian Social Protection in Comparative Perspective, Singapore
2009 Li-Chen Cheng, Building Assets for Poor Young People: A Comparative Perspective., "All Change for Young People?" Media, Market, Mobility, Models of Practice., Ireland
2007 Li-Chen Cheng, How much is adequate for retirement? It is determined by Social Status, NSC-IIAS Conference: Public and private old-age security arrangements in Asia and Europe, Netherlands
2007 鄭麗珍, 社會工作人員的人身安全議題關注與因應提議, 2007高風險家庭處遇之社會工作者人身安全建構研討會, Taiwan
2006 鄭麗珍, 資產累積方案在兒童脫貧之運用, 「別讓貧窮拖垮他─兒童貧窮與脫貧方案國際交流研討會計畫書」實務研討會, Taiwan
2006 鄭麗珍, 面對少子化與高齡化社會的福利趨勢, 新竹市政府95年度辦理身心障礙者及老人福利研討會, Taiwan
2006 Li-Chen Cheng, Global recession and assets disparities between the poor and the rich in Taiwan: Building Assets for All, Growth and Inequality, held by the 33 International Congress of Schools of Social work, Chile
2006 鄭麗珍, 家庭機制的轉型與挑戰, 台北市政府社會局50週年回顧與展望研討會, Taiwan
2005 鄭麗珍, 「台北市家庭發展帳戶」方案發展與儲蓄成效, 2005春季國際論壇•21世紀社會政策新理念, China