Our Faculty

Sheying Chen


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Public Administration

  • @New York City
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Dr. Sheying Chen is Professor of Public Administration/Social Policy and former Assoc. Provost for Academic Affairs at Pace University.


Certificate , Harvard University , Boston , 2008
Education Management & Leadership

PhD , University of California , Los Angeles , 1996
Public Policy & Social Research

MSW , University of California , Los Angeles , 1996
Social Welfare

MA , Sun Yat-sen University , Guangzhou, China , 1988

College Diploma , Changsha Metallurgical College (Central-South University) , China , 1980
Engineering Technology

Awards and Honors

  • The Royal Society of Arts (RSA), 2017-, October 31, 2017 - Fellowship
  • Turnitin, August 31, 2017 - Global Innovation Awards 2017 Nominee
  • Chinese Humanities and Social Sciences Evaluation Research Center CAU, August 17, 2017 - Most Influential Scholar in Chinese Social Sciences
  • Center on Sino-American Relations, Tsinghua University, May 4, 2017 - Senior Research Fellowship
  • Cross-Strait Tsinghua Research Institute, December 7, 2016 - Senior Visiting Scholarship
  • Center for Social Work Study, Tsinghua University, September 2, 2016 - Senior Advisor
  • The journal of Illness, Crisis and Loss, September 1, 2016 - Best Reviewer Award
  • Guangdong Research Center for Social Work and Social Development, January 2016 - Expert
  • China State Bureau of Foreign Experts , September 1, 2015 - High-End Expert
  • China National Social Work Training Base at Guangdong University of Technology, June 2015 - Guest Professor
  • Guangdong University of Technology, June 2015 - Nominee for Distinguished Visiting Professor
  • Guangdong Association for Social Work Education and Practice, May 28, 2015 - Honorary Advisor
  • Hunan University, March 5, 2014 - Guest Professor
  • International Association of Chinese Social Workers (IACSW), December 15, 2012 - Founding Advisor
  • Pace University, April 1, 2012 - Your Excellence Shows Award
  • Guangzhou University, November 15, 2011 - Guest Professor
  • Chinese-American Association of Experts and Scholars in West Pacific Region, September 1, 2011 - Honorary President
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University, July 29, 2011 - Guest Professor
  • Indiana University, April 1, 2010 - Award of Excellence
  • CASE, April 1, 2010 - Nominee for Best Practice Award
  • Hunan and Changde Associations for International Exchange, April 1, 2010 - Overseas Honorary Academic Member
  • University of Guam, March 1, 2010 - Administrator of the Year Nominee
  • University of Hong Kong , September 1, 2009 - Distinguished Alumnus Nominee
  • Central-South University Policy Research Center, September 1, 2009 - Honorary Advisor
  • Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society , September 1, 2009 - Honorary Member
  • National Dean's List , September 1, 2009 - Recognition Award
  • Indiana University, April 1, 2009 - Award of Excellence
  • Central-South University, December 10, 2008 - Guest Professor
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), December 1, 2004 - Guam ACEI/FEGA Award
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS), July 1, 2002 - Visiting Scholarship
  • Shanghai Normal University, July 1, 2000 - Guest Professor
  • The Banner: CSI's Official College Newspaper, May 1, 2000 - Top Ten List of Coolest Faculty and Staff
  • City University of New York, April 1, 2000 - Performance Excellence Award
  • City University of New York/CSI, April 1, 2000 - Student Service Award
  • City University of New York/CSI, May 1, 1998 - Feliks Gross Endowment Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement
  • INS, September 1, 1997 - Outstanding Professor Permanent Residency
  • Guangdong Association of Social Sciences , April 1, 1989 - Research Excellence Award


Chen, S. Social organizations and community services: Rebuilding a grassroots governance system in urban China.

Chen, S. & Sevigny, R. (2018, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Clinical sociology theory and methods: Social rehabilitation of mental illness and implications for aging research. Nanjing Social Sciences (CSSCI). (Issue 1) , pages 52-61.

Chen, S. Comparative Social Work Study.

Chen, S. “Chinese Social Work 2.0” in historical and comparative perspectives. Social Construction.

Chen, S. & Cai, X. General public policy, socialism, and social problems: Social equity, public economics, and social science research in the post-economic state era. Society & Public Welfare.

Chen, S. & Li, Z. Research on urban economic transformation: “State of the art” and future direction. Reformation and Strategy.

Chen, S. Comparative Study on Population Aging and Community Building.

Chen, S. & Li, Z. Evolution of Chinese general public policy (GPP). Social Science Journal.

Chen, S. & Chen, J. Advancing social work theory and practice in response to global aging: A literature review and critique. Social Science Journal.

Chen, S. Social work in China: Challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. Concepción Nieto-Morales (Eds.), TRABAJO SOCIAL EN EL SIGLO XXI: Desafíos para la formación académica y profesional. España: Dykinson.

Chen, S. & Chen, X. Smart home-based care. Social Science Journal.

Powell, J. & Chen, S. (2017, November 13). Foucault and technologies of health. Trends in Medicine (TiM). http://www.oatext.com/foucault-and-technologies-of-health.php

Powell, J. & Chen, S. (2017, November 10). The problem of biology and anti-aging: A critical commentary. Trends in Medicine and Therapeutics (TMT). http://www.oatext.com/the-problem-of-biology-and-anti-aging-a-critical-commentary.php

Chen, S. & Zhang, W. The role of NGOs in community building: Taiwan experience. Social Science Journal.

Chen, S. Enhance cross-Strait exchange, promote industrial upgrading. Wang, Youzhu (Eds.), Fusion: C3 Model of Industrial Change and Upgrade --- Experience of Taiwan Zhongwei System and Its Application in Mainland China. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press.

Chen, S. & Cai, X. NGO and social development: Social organization, community building, and grassroots social governance in the post-economic state era. Social Work & Administration.

Chen, S. (2017, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 12). An international and historical view of Chinese social work. Chinese Social Workers.

Chen, S. Recent advances in Chinese gerontology and geriatric care. Journal of Medical & Clinical Reviews.

Chen, S. Social policy and aging in community. Jing, T., Kuhnle, S., Pan, Y., & Chen, S. (Eds.), Aging Welfare and Social Policy. Springer.

Li, Z. & Chen, S. The choice of GPP in the post-economic state era. Social Science Journal.

Powell, J. & Chen, S. (2017, August 4). The power of aging in China: Implications of the end of “one child” policy. The Online Journal of the China Policy Institute.

Chen, S. & Cai, X. (2017, August 1). Social equity and economic study. Theory and Reform. (Issue 5) , pages 181-188.

He, L., Yang, L. & Chen, S. (2017, August 1). A study of the factors affecting views of elderly support responsibility based on logistic regression of CSSOD2010 Data. Journal of Yunnan Agricultural University (Social Sciences).

Li, Z. & Chen, S. (2017, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 4). Economics and urban traffic control. Urban China Post.

Chen, S. & Powell, J. (2017, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 1). Preface. Rural Welfare in China. Springer.

Chen, S. (2017, June 6). Review of research and views on important issues. Guangzhou Public Administration Review.

Chen, S. (2017, May 1). Research Issues and Perspectives for Advancing Chinese Social Work. Guangzhou Social Work Review. Vol 5

Chen, S. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Community study, community care for the elderly, and social policy. Population and Society. Vol 33 (Issue 2)

Pan, Y., Sui, Y. & Chen, S. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Designing a framework of comprehensive social service systems for aging in community. Population and Society.

Chen, S. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 15). Aging in Chinese Community. (Issue 2)

Jing, T., Kuhnle, S., Pan, Y. & Chen, S. Aging Welfare and Social Policy. Springer.

Chen, S. (2017, March 1). Economic reform and social change in China: Past, present, and future of the economic state. Dillon, Michael (Eds.), Key Papers on the Chinese Economic History since 1949. Leiden, The Netherlands: BRILL.

Chen, S. (2017, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 15). Population Aging and Social Policy. (Issue (forthcoming))

Chen, S. (2017, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 15). Population aging and social policy: Chinese "Jia" in elder care research. Population and Society. (Issue (forthcoming))

Chen, S. Aging Policy Research. (in preparation). Huazhong University of Sci. and Tech. Press (in preparation).

Chen, S. (2016, December 15). Social work and community governance. Tsinghua Sociology (reprint by Chinese Social Workers, 2017.10.11).

He, L. & Chen, S. A study of family support for rural elderly in northern China: The role of life cycle and gender. Gender and Society.

Chen, S. A study of prevention and treatment of substance abuse in U.S. and China. Social Work and Administration.

Chen, S. & Powell, J. L. (2016, September 5). International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice. http://www.springer.com/series/7?detailsPage=titles

Powell, J. L. & Chen, S. (2016, September 4). International Perspectives on Aging. http://www.springer.com/series/8818?detailsPage=titles

Chen, S. (2016, September 3). Chinese Studies.

Powell, J. L. & Chen, S. (2016, September 3). The Third Sector and the Global Economic Recession. Vol 36 (Issue 7/8) , pages 435-566. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/ijssp/36/7%2F8

Chen, S. (2016, September 2). Preface: Chinese social work in historical perspective. Liu, Jinglin (Eds.), Ten Years of Social Work Development: Guangdong Experience. Beijing: Chinese Society Press.

Wang, X. & Chen, S. (2016, September 1). Community elite: Conception, classification, and path to grow. Journal of Foshan University (Social Science). (Issue 4) , pages 9.

Chen, S. (2016, September 1). First view: Aging and housing challenges in China. http://www.gzcankao.com/news/wx/detail?newsid=15627&time=1471674190616&from=groupmessage&isappinstalled=0

Chen, S. (2016, September 1). Metropolitan governance research. Chen, Jianlin & Yang, Zuding (Eds.), Metropolitan Governance: The Practice of Liwan. Beijing: China Social Sciences Press.

Chen, S. (2016, August 30). Preface: Urbanization and metropolitan governance research. Tan Chen (Eds.), Metropolitan Governance Book Series. Beijing: China Social Sciences Press.

Powell, J. & Chen, S. (2016, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Guest editorial. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. Vol 36 (Issue 8) , pages 1-2.

Chen, S. (2016, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1). The study of metropolitan governance in 21st century China. Population and Society. Vol 32 (Issue 2) , pages 13-22.

He, L., Chen, S. & Meng, Z. (2016, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1). Policy effectiveness and elderly satisfaction of home care service: A study in Tianjin. Population and Society. Vol 32 (Issue 2) , pages 39-47.

Chen, S. & Powell, J. L. (2016, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Introduction: Global economy and inequality. Berdayes, Vicente & Murphy, John W. (Eds.), Neoliberalism, Economic Radicalism, and the Normalization of Violence. New York, NY: Springer.

Sévigny, R. & Chen, S. A case study of personal experience of schizophrenia patients. Robert Sévigny (Eds.), Mental Health Research: A Reader. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: University of Montreal.

Sévigny, R. & Chen, S. Explanatory models of illness and clinical sociology. Mental Health Research in China: A Reader. Montreal, Canada: University of Montreal.

Li, J. & Chen, S. (2015, December 17). A new model of Social Support in Bereavement (SSB): An empirical investigation with a Chinese sample. Death Studies. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07481187.2015.1127296

Chen, S. (2015, December 15). Substance abuse prevention and treatment.

Chen, S. (2015, September 2). General public policy shift and Chinese social work (Preface). GDASWEP (Eds.), Collection of Award-Winning Innovative Social Work Project Designs. Guangzhou, Guangdong, China: Guangdong Association for Social Work Education and Practice.

Chen, S. (2015, September 1). Public policy and aging in community: Issues and perspectives on social welfare of the post-economic state. , pages 263-292.

Chen, S. (2015, February). Social policy and aging in community: International and historical perspectives. Reformation and Strategy. Vol 31 (Issue 2) , pages 157-167.

Chen, S. (2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Social Support, Stress, and Disease. Vol 23 (Issue 1)

Ran, M. & Chen, S. (2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 1). Factors related to suicidal ideation among college students in Guam. Illness, Crisis and Loss. Vol 23 (Issue 1) , pages pp. 21-32.

Chen, S. (2015, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 1). Illness, crisis, and loss: The role of stress and social support. Illness, Crisis and Loss. Vol 23 (Issue 1) , pages 1-3.

Chen, S. (2014, December 31). Social problems of the post-economic state. Wu, Wenqiang (Eds.), Human Development Economics Research. Guilin, China: Guangxi People's Press. Vol IV

Chen, S. & Powell, J. (2014, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Market economy, inequality, social justice, and governance. Wenqiang Wu (Eds.), Human Development Economics Research (III). Naning, Guangxi, China: Guangxi People's Press.

Chen, S. & Hao, Z. (2014, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2). Gender, ethnicity, labor, and the environment as social issues and public policy challenges. Social Issues in China. New York, NY: Springer.

Powell, J. L. & Chen, S. (2014, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1). Social Theory and Aging in a Globalized World. Vol 39 (Issue 2) , pages pp. 139-269. http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/CJS/issue/view/1412

Sévigny, R. & Chen, S. (2014, September 7). Clinical sociology and a heuristic analytical grid: Implications for psychiatric rehabilitation research. Canadian Journal of Sociology. Vol 1 (Issue 39) , pages 181-210.

Chen, S. (2013, December). Aging and public policy in China. Wenqiang Wu (Eds.), Human Development Economics Research (II). Naning, Guangxi, China: Guangxi People's Press.

Chen, S. & Chen, X. (2013, December). Improving research methodology: Modified validity (MV), unidimensionalization, and multiple measurement.


Chen, S. (2018, December). 4th Pearl River Symposium on Social Work in China. Social Transformation, Poverty Alleviation, and Social Work/Equity. GDUT, University of Houston, etc., Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2018, August). 11th National Symposium on Human Development Economics. Social Policy and People-Centered Economic Development. Tsinghua University etc., Beijing

Chen, S. (2018, August). 7th International Symposium on School Social Work. Chinese Social Work 2.0 and the Development of School Social Work. Tsinghua University & Chinese Council on SWK Education Committee on School Social Work, Beijing

Chen, S. (2018, May). National XiangJiang Symposium on Chinese Social Organizations. NGOs and Social Governance. Central-South University, GDUT, University of Houston, etc., Changsha

Chen, S. (2018, April 27). Cross-Strait Forum on Social Welfare. New thinking on developing social welfare in Chinese societies. Chinese Culture and Social Welfare Fund, Taipei

Chen, S. (2018, January 12). Seminar on Social Organization Development. International and Historical Perspectives on Social Organization Development. Changde Base for Cultivating NPOs, Changde

Chen, S. (2017, December 23). Annual Conference of GDASWEP. Innovation in Social Governance and Social Work. Guangdong Association for Social Work Education and Practice, Shenzhen

Chen, S. (2017, December 19). New Era of Chinese Social Work Symposium. Creating Chinese Social Work 2.0. Tsinghua Cross-Strait Research Institute & Xiamen Women's (LiangMa) College, Xiamen

Chen, S. (2017, August 26). National Symposium on Political Economy with Socialist China Characteristics. Social Equity, Public Economics, and Social Sciences Research in the New Era. Remin University of China School of Economics, Beijing

Chen, S. (2017, August 7). Trade Union Inovation Seminar & Workshop. Renovation of Trade Union Organizations in the New Era. Huadu Gonghui, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2017, July 15). Workshop on Developing Institutional Care for the Elderly. International and Historical Perspectives on Institutional Care. Gansu No.3 Hospital & Nursing Home, Shuichuan

Chen, S. (2017, July 13). Fudan Summer Leadership Program on Social Work and Policy: NGOs and Social Development. GPP, NGO and Social Development: Social Organization, Community Building in the Post-Economic State Era. Fudan University, Shanghai

Chen, S. (2017, July 12). Sino-American Symposium on Innovative Social Work Development. Creating Chinese Social Work 2.0, Guiding the Historical Trend toward Social Governance. Guangdong Association for Social Work Education and Practice, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2017, June 14). Sino-Canadian Symposium on Aging-Friendly Cities. Social Policy and Aging in Community: Historical Perspectives on Building Aging Friendly Cities in China. Guangdong College of Public Administration, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2017, June 12). Workshop on International Perspectives on Social Science Education. Internationalization of Higher Education and Tsinghua Social Work's Response. Tsinghua Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen

Chen, S. (2017, June 7). Workshop on Social Governance and Community Building. Social Governance and Community Building in the Post-Economic State Era. Beijing

Chen, S. (2017, May). International Workshop on Social Work Practice. A Sino-American Perspective on Social Work and Welfare. PEARL & GDASWEP/Tsinghua, New York/Beijing/Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2017, May 20). Symposium on “Technology Governance in the Changing Times” and the 5th Youth Forum on Public Administration. Presider's Introduction and Discussion. Guangzhou Univerity, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2016, December 30). The 15th Lecture on Frontiers of Public Administration. Social Governance and Community Building in the Post-Economic State Era: 30 Years of Rebuilding Chinese Social Work and General Public Policy Change. Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2016, December 23). Invited Lecture in Public Administration. Clinical Sociology, Community Rehabilitation and Public Policy. Tianjin University, Tianjin

Chen, S. (2016, December 19). International Symposium on Big Data and Human Resources in the Asian Pacific, December 19-22, 2016, Xiamen. Human Resources Management and Issues of Using Big Data in the U.S.. Cross-Strait Tshinghua Research Institute, Xiamen

Chen, S. (2016, December 17). International Conference on Globalization, Aging, and Social Work. A Clinical Sociology Model of Social Rehabilitation of Schizophrenia: Implications for Aging Research. Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2016, December 11). Workshop on Social Security. A comparative study of social security. Guangzhou Huadu Social Security Administration, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2016, December 10). Tsinghua National Summit on Social Governance and Community Building. Social Work and Community Governance. Tsinghua University, Beijing

Chen, S. (2016, December 7). Workshop on Social Work Research. Methods for social work research. Tsinghua University, Beijing

Chen, S. (2016, October). International Symposium on Social Welfare. Post-economic state vs. post-welfare state. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing

Chen, S. (2016, October 11). Sino- U.S. Social Entrepreneurship Roundtable. Sino-American Collaboration. Pace MPA, New York

Chen, S. (2016, May 31). Workshop on Urban Community Research. Community research methods. Guangzhou University, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2016, May 25). Workshop on Social Science Research Methods. Key issues in social science research. Guangzhou University, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2016, May 21). Forum on Drug Abuse Social Work. Drug abuse and social Work practice: An international perspective. Guangdong Association for Social Work Education and Practice & GDUT, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2016, May 17). Workshop on Metropolitan Governance Research. Metropolitan governance research in perspective. Guangzhou University, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2016, January 5). Workshop on Social and Educational Research Methods. Advances in social and educational research. Yuhua Center for Educational Research, Changsha

Chen, S. (2015, December 17). Workshop on Policy Research. Social & Economic Policy of the Post-Economic State. Foshan University, China

Chen, S. (2015, December 16). Seminar on Social Policy Research. Social Policy in the Post-Economic State Era. Hunan University of Commerce, Changsha

Chen, S. (2015, December 15). Seminar on Research Methods for Public Administrators. Advanced Topics in Social Science Research Methods. Guangzhou University, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2015, December 12). China Social Work Pearl River Symposium. Substance Abuse in the United States: Lessons for Prevention and Treatment. Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2015, November). International Conference on NGO Research. Developing NGOs with Innovation. Hunan University, Changsha

Chen, S. (2015, November 26). 3rd Annual World Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology. International Perspectives on Gerontological Research. BIT Congress Inc. & Taiwan Institute for Social Work and Social Development, Kaohsiung

Chen, S. (2015, November 23). Global Mental Health Symposium. Contextualizing Psychiatric Social Work in China: Historical and Comparative Perspectives. NYU, New York

Chen, S. (2015, November 8). 7th China Conference on Human Development Economics. System Design and Legislation for Balancing Economic Development and Human Needs. Zhongnan University of Economics and Law & Guangxi HDE Research Center, Wuhan

Chen, S. (2015, October 12). International Workshop on Public Administration. Public Administration in the U.S. and Its Relevance in International Learning. Triway International Group & Qinghai Provincial Government, New York

Chen, S. (2015, August 31). Seminar on Social Security Research. Sino-American Comparison of Social Welfare and Reform. HuaDu Labor and Social Security Administration, Guangzhou

Chen, S. (2015, August 27). Seminar on Community Work and Welfare. Sino-American Comparative Study of Community Work and Welfare. Guangdong Association for Social Work Education and Practice, Jiangmen

Chen, S. (2015, July 11). Forum on Social Work and Social Governance Innovation (Excellent Forum Award). Community Governance and Social Work: A Case Study in Comparative Perspective. Chinese Sociological Associati


International Development, Social Policy, Health, Aging, Community Care, Socioeconomics, China & US; Organization and Management, Public Administration, Leadership Development, Professional Education, Diversity; Comparative Research Methodology, Qualitative-Quantitative Reasoning, Unidimensionalized Scaling.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Chen, S. & Liu, J. (2017). Models of Community Rehabilitation for Drug Abusers.
Civil Affairs Fund , Other , $55,000.00 . Funded,

Chen, S. & Chen, T. (2015, July 1). International Study of Public Administration.
Guangzhou University , Other , $50,000.00 . Funded,

Chen, S. (2006, October 1). 21st Century Scholars Programs.
Indiana State , State , $2,352,573.00 . Funded,Two program sites in Southern Indiana

Chen, S. (2009, October 1). Faculty Leadership Development Grant.
Indiana University , Other , $122,000.00 . Funded,President's University Diversity Initiative

Chen, S. (2010, March 1). International Workshop on Diversity Leadership in the Academy .
Indiana University , Other , $2,500.00 . Funded,International Workshop Grant

Chen, S. (2009, March 15). Veteran Students Success.
Military Family Research Institute , Other , $15,000.00 . Funded,Supporting Academic Persistence and Success of Veteran Students

Chen, S. (2009, February 1). 21st Century Scholars Award.
Community Foundation of Southern Indiana , Private , $5,000.00 . Funded,Scholars Character Camp

Chen, S. (2007, September 1). Increasing Disadvantaged Students Enrollment and Engagement.
SCCF , Private , $10,210.00 . Funded,Pipeline Programs

Chen, S. (2007, September 10). Mental Health Research.
Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada , Other , $7,000.00 . Funded,Research funding from PI at University of Montreal

Chen, S. (2006, March 1). Resources for Education and Learning.
DOE , Federal , $400,000.00 . Funded,PREL subcontract

Chen, S. (1998, May 10). Public Policy & Development Strategy: An International Comparative Study.
SADP , Private , $139,000.00 . Funded,Theoretical model building and empirical study of the economic state in transition

Chen, S. (2000, February 1). Remediation and Academic Progress Study.
PSC-CUNY , Other , $3,128.00 . Funded,A Longitudinal Study of Remediation Outcomes (Grant #62621)

Chen, S. (1998, February 1). Open Admissions: A Case Study of Remedial Education.
PSC-CUNY , Other , $3,000.00 . Funded,Research grant #669282


  • Wallethub [Internet], December 6 2017
    Ask the Experts, Wallethub (https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-best-elder-abuse-protection/28754/#sheying-chen)
  • Chinese Social Workers [Magazine], October 12 2017
    Mission, opportunity, and role of social work: International and historical views (http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/iwgROeiUCoYeINCazIRDcg)


  • TAP Committee [Committee Member]
  • Faculty Awards Nomination [Other]
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Outstanding Service awarded to nominee.
  • Student Recommendation [Student Placement]
  • NASPAA Accreditation [Committee Member]
    Desc: Self-Evaluation of the MPA Program in Preparation for possible NASPAA Accreditation
  • Learning Outcomes Assessment [Faculty Advisor]
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Reviewed the "state of art" of assessment in the MPA Dept. and provided a general framework for planning consistent assessment efforts to effect continuous improvement. Consistently accumulating student self-assessment of learning outcomes since joining the MPA program.
  • International Outreach [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: Collaborated with Pace dept. chairs and faculty on international outreach, partnership building, scholarly exchange, and student recruitment. Supported international academic articulation efforts. Hosted international visiting scholars and delegates. Worked hard to promote Pace's international reputation (especially in appealing to Chinese student applicants).
  • NYC Campus MPA program planning & preparation [Committee Member]
    Desc: Assisted the former chairperson in planning, preparing, and implementing MPA offering on NYC campus.
  • Student Recruitment [Committee Member]
    Desc: Supported and provided input to such innovative ideas as 3+2 seamless articulation.
  • CSI College Association [Committee Member]
    Desc: Board of Directors


  • Curriculum Renovation and Course Improvement [Committee Member]
  • Student Recruitment and Advisement [Faculty Advisor]
  • International Education Week [Guest Speaker]
  • Best Practices in Online Education Conference [Session Chair]
    Desc: Roundtable on Faculty Development
  • Book Talk: Diversity Management [Guest Speaker]
  • Grants Workshop [Guest Speaker]
    Desc: Co-Organizer
  • Academic Excellence & Leadership Development/The Scholars [Task Force Chair]
    Desc: Founding/Executive Editor
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Academic Affairs e-Publication
  • Conferences on High Impact and Best Practices in Higher Education [Committee Member]
    Desc: Co-Sponsor
  • Faculty Institute Workshops [Workshop Organizer]
  • Institute for Academic & Professional Leadership [Proposer]
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Chen, S. (2010). Institute for Academic & Professional Leadership: Building a Leadership Development Network in Higher Education. Pace University.
  • University Reputation and Ranking [Special Institutional Assignment]
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Chen, S. (2011). Rising through Ranking and Keeping Pace in Class: An Action Plan and an Implementation Template. Pace University.
  • Faculty Orientation [Faculty Mentor]
  • Hybrid and Online Learning [Committee Chair]
    Desc: Hybrid and Online Course Policy and Guidelines development. Creation of faculty training programs for web-based course development.
  • Alternative Delivery [Task Force Chair]
    Desc: Research and recommendation
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Alternative Delivery Planning and Implementation: Agenda Items Curriculum Development and Alternative Delivery Policy
  • Middle States Accreditation [Special Institutional Assignment]
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Chen, S. (2010). Review and Critique of Middle States Monitoring Report. Pace University.
  • Non-Tenure Track Full-Time Faculty Appointment [Special Institutional Assignment]
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Chen, S. (2010). A Comparison of Non-Tenure Track Full-Time Faculty Appointment Terms and Policies. Pace University.
  • Minority Student Success [Task Force Chair]
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Chen, S. (2010). One Student at a Time: Best Practices in Success of Underrepresented Students.
  • Diversity Leadership in the Academy [Institutional e-Publication]
  • Student Research Conference [Faculty Advisor]
  • Addison Locke Roache Memorial Lectureship Fund [Committee Member]
    Desc: IU Review Panel
  • Teaching and Learning Awards [Committee Chair]
    Desc: IUS Review Panel
  • IU Southeast Diversity Town Hall Meetings [Committee Chair]
    Desc: Sponsor & keynote
  • Student Research Awards [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: Judge, Student Research Conference
  • Student Essay Contests [Committee Member]
    Desc: IUS Review Panel
  • College Association Board of Directors [Faculty Advisor]
  • Research Award Program [Grant Proposal Reviewer, Internal]
    Desc: PSC-CUNY (sociology and psychology panels)


  • Nanjing Jianye Policy Research Center Think Tank [Faculty Advisor]
  • Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences [Academic Editor]
  • Institute for Social Work and Social Development Expert Think Tank [Faculty Advisor]
  • Guangdong Association for Social Work Education and Practice [Faculty Advisor]
  • International Engineering and Technology Policy Institute [Member]
    Desc: (invited)
  • Pacific Education, Advocacy, Research and Learning Institute [Board Member]
  • University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong Government [Grant Proposal Reviewer, External]
    Desc: Standing Review Board of Humanities and Social Sciences Panel
  • International Association of Chinese Social Workers [Faculty Advisor]
  • Higher Learning Commission [Task Force Member]
    Desc: Certified Evaluator-Consultant.
  • Hunan and Changde Associations for International Exchange [Board Member]
  • Organizing Committee for Epidemiology Conference (Epidemiology 2018) [Committee Member]
  • Program Committee for the 26th International Conference on Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience [Committee Member]
  • Program Committee for the 6th World Congress on Public Health, Epidemiology & Nutrition [Committee Member]
  • Technical Program Committee for the 4th Int'l Healthy and Active Aging Conference [Committee Member]
  • Program Committee for the 2nd World Congress on Medical Sociology & Community Health [Committee Member]
  • Program Committee for the 7th International Conference on Geriatrics, Gerontology & Palliative Nursing [Committee Member]
  • Program Committee for International Conference on Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies [Committee Member]
  • Program Committee, 3rd International Congress on Economics, Social Sciences and Information Management (ICESSIM 2017) [Committee Member]
  • Technical Program Committee, 5th International Congress on Interdisciplinary Business and Social Sciences (ICIBSOS 2016) [Committee Member]
  • Organizing Committee, International Conference on Globalization, Aging, and Social Work [Faculty Advisor]
  • Organizing Committee, World Congress on Health and Medical Sociology [Committee Member]
  • Sino-U.S. Social Entrepreneurship Roundtable [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: Speech: The significance of Sino-American exchange in studying public administration and nonprofit organization
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Leping Social Entrepreneurship Foundation & Pace University partnership
  • Organizing Committee for the World Congress on Nursing & Healthcare [Committee Member]
    Desc: (Invited)
  • International Healthy and Active Aging Conference (HAAC) [Committee Member]
  • Chinese-American Association of Experts and Scholars in Western Pacific [Officer, President/Elect/Past]
  • Central-South Policy Research Center [Board Member]
  • Ministry of Civil Affairs Administration Training Base/Guangdong University of Technology [Guest Speaker]
  • International Symposium on Ageing Welfare and Social Policy [Session Chair]
  • International Conferences on SocioCultural Relationship and Education Pedagogy Learning Sciences [Committee Member]
  • International Forum on Education and Aging [Faculty Advisor]
  • Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society [Faculty Advisor]
  • International Healthy and Active Aging Conference (HAAC) [Committee Member]
  • International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science [Committee Member]
  • International Social Work Conference on Children and Youth [Committee Member]
  • U.S. Professors of the Year [Faculty Advisor]
  • Four Panels at Left Forum [Workshop Organizer]
    Desc: Co-Organizer.
  • CASE [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: U.S. Professors of the Year Program
  • Best and High Impact Practices in Higher Education/Teaching and Learning [Committee Member]
  • Center for Cultural Resources [Committee Chair]
    Desc: Board Director and Chair of Outreach & Governance Taskforces
  • Indiana Academic Advising Conference [Co-Sponsor]
  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education [Task Force Member]
    Desc: Proposal Reviewer for National Conference
  • Indiana College Success Coalition Area Conference [Co-Sponsor]
    Desc: 21st Century Scholars Program
  • Pacific Islands Bilingual Conference [Committee Member]
    Desc: Sponsor
  • Guam Chinese Association [Board Member]
  • Guam Association for International Cultural Exchange [Board Member]
    Desc: Co-founder
  • NASW Guam Chapter Annual Conference [Committee Member]
    Desc: Sponsor
  • International Conference on Comparative Education [Committee Member]
    Desc: Sponsor
  • Government of Guam [Task Force Member]
    Desc: Judge, Best Department of GovGuam
  • International Forum on Accounting and Business Education [Committee Member]
    Desc: Sponsor
  • Educational Testing Service (ETS) [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: External Auditor
  • Eastern Sociological Soc
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