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Assistant Professor of Social Work & Gerontology
208 Bellerive Hall (South Campus)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11-1 or by appointment.
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010; MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2005; International MSW, Göteborg University, Göteborg Sweden, 2002; MSW, Washington University in St. Louis, 2001; BA, Fu-Jen Catholic University, 1997.
Courses: SW5450 Social Work Research Methods And Analysis II; GERON6444/PPADM6444/POLSCI6444/SOC6444 Seminar In Public Policy And Aging; GERON5361 Advanced Social Gerontology
Research Interests: Productive aging; Caregiving among older couples; Policy analysis and implementation
Dr. Huei-Wern Shen joined the faculty of the School of Social Work in the Fall of 2011. She received her PhD in Social Work and Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at CUNY School of Public Health, Hunter College. She also received a MSW degree from Washington University in St. Louis, an International Masters of Social Work degree from Göteborg University in Sweden, and a MS degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research interests include productive aging and civic engagement, caregiving for older couples, policy analysis and implementation, and comparative social welfare policies. Dr. Shen has a joint appointment in Social Work Program and Gerontology Program within the School of Social Work. Her teaching focuses on research methods, aging policy, and social gerontology.