Dr. Huei-Wern Shen
University of North Texas
Social Work
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Education

MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010.
Major: Political Science
PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010.
Major: Social Work and Political Science
MSW, Göteborg University, 2002.
Major: International Social Work
MSW, Washington University in St. Louis, 2001.
Major: Social Work
BA, Fu-Jen Catholic University, 1997.
Major: Social Work

Professional Positions

Academic - Post-Secondary
Associate Professor, National Taiwan Normal University. (February 7, 2018July 31, 2020).
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis. (August 1, 2011December 31, 2017).
Postdoctoral Fellow, Hunter College, City University of New York. (August 1, 2010July 31, 2011).

Licensures and Certifications

Michigan Master’s Social Worker Macro License, State of Michigan, Board of Social Work, Department of Community Health. (20072010).

Professional Memberships

Society of Social Work and Research. (2007 – Present).

Gerontological Society of America. (2004 – Present).

Managing Editor of its official journal, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work. (2003 – Present).

Development Activities Attended

Workshop,"University of Missouri Faculty Scholars - Dedicated to Promoting the Success of New Faculty," University of Missouri System, SAINT LOUIS, Missouri, United States of America. (October 2013May 2014).

Workshop,"ICPSR Summer Workshop -- Hierarchical Linear Models I," University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States of America. (20082008).

Workshop,"ICPSR Summer Workshop -- Hierarchical Linear Models II: Special Topics," University of Michigan, United States of America. (20082008).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
SOWK 5313, Social Work Policy Practice, 3 courses.
SOWK 5323, Social Work Administration and Management, 4 courses.
SOWK 5403, Social Work Research Methods, 6 courses.
SOWK 5803, Social Work Foundation Field Seminar and Field Practicum I, 7 courses.

Teaching at Other Institutions

National Taiwan Normal University, 2018.

University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2011.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2006.

Directed Student Learning

Master's Thesis Committee Chair,"A study of the experience and decision-making process of the primary family caregivers of terminal patients in choosing hospice care," Social Work. (20182020).

Master's Thesis Committee Chair,"Do type of volunteering, social support, life-health information influence the attitudes toward death and dying among older adults?," Social Work. (20182020).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"A Preliminary Study on the Experiences of Stable Employment for the Elderly," Social Work. (20182019).

Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Member or Grader,"Family Interventions for Mild Cognitive Impairment," Psychology. (20152016).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Putnam, M., Shen, H. (2021). Gerontological Social Work and COVID-19: Calls for Change in Education, Practice, and Policy from International Voices..
Journal Article
Liu, H., Li, Y., Wang, Y., Morrow-Howell, N., Lou, V., Shen, H. (2021). Within-Couple Dissimilarities in Functional Impairment as Determinants of Spousal Care Arrangement among Older Married Couples.. Research in Nursing & Health. 44(2), 365-375.
Shen, H., Wang, Y., Wong, R., Amano, T. (2020). Resource and Network Predictors of Multiple Volunteering Cessations: Implications for Social Policy and Practice.. Clinical Social Work Journal. 48(2), 189-195.
Perone, A., Dunkle, R., Feld, S., Shen, H., Kim, M., Pace, G. (2019). Depressive symptoms after stopping spousal caregiving. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 62(6), 682-700.
Pickard, J., Johnson, S., Shen, H., Mason, E. (2019). Factors associated with the amount of time clergy counsel older adults. Review of Religious Research. 61, 221-234.
Gonzales, E., Shen, H., Perry, T., Wang, Y. (2019). Intersections of Home, Health, and Social Engagement in Old Age: Formal Volunteering as a Protective Factor to Health After Relocation. Research on Aging. 41(1), 31-53.
Perry, T., Shen, H., Gonzales, E. (2018). Further investigations of the social and material convoy: Exploring relationships between race, volunteering, and relocation. Social Work Research. 42(4), 290-301.
Shen, Y., Chen, Y., Shen, H., Morrow-Howell, N. (2018). Neighborhood and depressive symptoms: A comparison of rural and urban Chinese older adults. The Gerontologist. 58(1), 68-78.
Shen, H., Delston, J., Wang, Y. (2017). Does sense of benevolence influence volunteering and caregiving among older people?. Social Work Research. 41(3), 155-166.
Kim, M., Dunkle, R., Lehning, A., Shen, H., Feld, S., Perone, A. (2017). Gender difference in caregiver stressors on depressive symptoms among U.S. older husband and wives?. Journal of Women & Aging. 20(6), 494-504.
Shen, H. (2017). Resource and Strategic Mobilization Model of productive aging: Examining older Americans’ participation in various productive activities. Ageing International. 42(1), 23-43.
Shen, H., Khosla, N. (2016). Does volunteering experience influence advance care planning in old age?. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 59(5), 423-438.
Gonzales, E., Shen, H., Wang, Y., Sprague-Martinez, L., Norstrand, J. (2016). Race and place: Exploring the intersection of inequity and volunteerism among older Blacks and Whites. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 59(5), 381-400.
Shen, H., Perry, T. (2016). The interdependence between the social and material convoy: Links between volunteering, widowhood and housing transition. Social Work Research. 40(2), 71-82.
Gao, X., Sun, F., Ko, E., Kwak, J., Shen, H. (2015). Knowledge of advance directive and perceptions of end-of-life care in Chinese-American elders: The role of acculturation. Palliative & Supportive Care. 13(6), 1677-1684.
Shen, H., Feld, S., Dunkle, R., Schroepfer, T., Lehning, A. (2015). The prevalence of elderly couples in which both members have ADL limitations and factors associated with ADL help receipt. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 58(2), 171-189.
Dunkle, R., Feld, S., Lehning, A., Kim, H., Shen, H., Kim, M. (2014). Does becoming an ADL spousal caregiver increase the caregiver’s depressive Symptoms?. Research on Aging. 36(6), 655-682.
Shen, H., Perry, T. (2014). Giving back and staying put: Volunteering as a stabilizing force in relocation. Journal of Housing for the Elderly. 28(3), 310-328.
Shen, H., Pickard, J., Johnson, S. (2013). Self-esteem mediates the relationship between volunteering and depression for African American caregivers. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. 56(5), 438-451.
Feld, S., Dunkle, R., Schroepfer, T., Shen, H. (2010). Does gender moderate factors associated with the spouse's role in caregiver networks?. Research on Aging. 32(4), 499-526.
Feld, S., Dunkle, R., Schroepfer, T., Shen, H. (2006). Expansion of elderly couples' IADL caregiver networks beyond the marital dyad. International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 63(2), 95-113.
Newsletter
Porterfield, S., Shen, H. (2015). The health and pension costs of caregiving.

Presentations Given

Oral Presentation

Shen, H. (Author), S. (Author), Kim, B. (Author), Kwon, G. (Author), Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Does gender moderate the relationship between types of caregiving and levels of volunteering?, United States of America. (20182018).

Wang, Y. (Author), Gonzales, E. (Author), Shen, H. (Author), Perry, T. (Author), 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Does Volunteering Buffer Health During the Relocation Process? A Propensity Score Analysis, United States of America. (20172017).

Shen, H. (Author), 2016 Annual Conference of the Taiwan Association of Gerontology, Productive aging and end-of-life care: Does caregiving experience influence advance directive completion in old age?, Taiwan. (20162016).

Poster

Frey, J. J. (Author & Presenter), Shen, H. (Author & Presenter), Wang, Y. (Author & Presenter), GSA 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting, Formal and informal volunteering among older adults: Associations with health outcomes across sexual orientations, Gerontological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, United States of America. (2022).

Wang, Y. (Author & Presenter), Shen, H. (Author), Wong, R. (Author), Amano, T. (Author), Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Volunteer Cessation among Older Americans: Factors Associated with Number of Volunteering Stops, Online, United States of America. (20212021).

Shen, H. (Author & Presenter), Perry, T. E. (Author), Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Informal volunteering helps older adults stay put too! The interplay among gender, informal volunteering and relocation., online, United States of America. (20202020).

Shen, H. (Author), Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Does Caregiving Matter? The Relationships between Caregiving Experience and Advance Care Planning in Old Age, Austin, TX, United States of America. (20192019).

Wang, Y. (Author), Shen, H. (Author), Wong, R. (Author), Amano, T. (Author), Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Correlates and Health Outcomes of Long-Term Volunteering: Evidence from 16 Years of the Health and Retirement Study., United States of America. (20182018).

Perone, A. (Author), Dunkle, R. (Author), Feld, S. (Author), Shen, H. (Author), Kim, M. (Author), Pace, G. (Author), Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Depressive Symptoms After Stopping Spousal Caregiving, United States of America. (20182018).

Amano, T. (Author), Shen, H. (Author), Sun, F. (Author), Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, The Influence of Grandparenting on Cognitive Function and the Mediating Role of Health Factors, United States of America. (20182018).

Shen, H. (Author & Presenter), Wang, Y. (Author), Wong, R. (Author), Amano, T. (Author), Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Volunteer Cessation among Older Americans: Factors Associated with Number of Volunteering Stops, United States of America. (20182018).

Hurwicz, M. (Author), Wang, Y. (Author), Shen, H. (Author), 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Are Age and Depressive Symptoms Related? Cross-Sectional Data From the 2010 HRS on the 8-item CES-D, United States of America. (20172017).

Kim, M. (Author), Dunkle, R. (Author), Shen, H. (Author), Feld, S. (Author), Perone, A. (Author), 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Caregiver Stressors and Depressive Symptoms Among Older Husbands and Wives in the United States, United States of America. (20172017).

Chen, Y. (Author), Shen, H. (Author), 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Economic Resources and Volunteering in Later Life: Does Race Matter?, United States of America. (20172017).

Wang, Y. (Author), Chen, Y. (Author), Shen, H. (Author), Morrow-Howell, N. (Author), 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Neighborhood and depressive symptoms: A comparison of rural and urban Chinese older adults, United States of America. (20172017).

Hurwicz, M. (Author), Wang, Y. (Author), Shen, H. (Author), Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Are Older Adults More Depressed? Cross-Sectional Data on CES-D Scale Factors from the 2010 HRS, United States of America. (20162016).

Shen, H. (Author), Chen, Y. (Author), Wagner, K. (Author), Guo, B. (Author), Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Economic Resources and Volunteering among Older Adults: Differential Effects of Income and Assets, United States of America. (20162016).

Wang, Y. (Author), Shen, H. (Author), Hurwicz, M. (Author), Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Race/ Ethnicity Differences in Two Shortened Versions of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale: Evidence from the 2010 Health and Retirement Study., United States of America. (20162016).

Perone, A. (Author), S. (Author), Dunkle, R. (Author), Shen, H. (Author), Kim, M. (Author), Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, The Effects of Race on the Depressive Symptoms of Spouses who Stop Spousal Caregiving, United States of America. (20162016).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Shen, H., "Ministry of Science and Technology competitively selected travel grant," State, $3000 Funded. (20192019).
Shen, H., "The National Taiwan Normal University competitively selected travel grant," State, $1600 Funded. (20182019).
Shen, H., "Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Delegation competitively selected for faculty to the 2016 Taiwan Association of Gerontology Annual Conference," International, $5000 Funded. (20162016).
Shen, H., "The College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant," Sponsored by University of Missouri - St. Louis, State, $2000 Funded. (20152016).
Shen, H., "Junior Faculty Competitively Selected Travel Grants," Sponsored by University of Missouri-St. Louis, State, $6000 Funded. (20112016).
Shen, H., "National Institute on Health (NIH) and National Institute on Aging (NIA) funded Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) competitively selected summer training program for faculty," National, $4000 Funded. (20152015).
Shen, H., "Faculty exchange with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Beijing, China competitively selected and funded by CASS and UMSL Center for International Studies," International, $12000 Funded. (July 2015August 2015).
Shen, H., "National Institute on Aging (NIA) funded Institute on Research in Aging and Social Work competitively selected year-long advanced training program for faculty.," National, $10000 Funded. (20122013).
Grant - Research
Shen, H., "Competitively selected for the Recruitment of Outstanding Scholars Award," National, $36000 Funded. (20182020).
Shen, H., "Benevolence and Older People’s Involvement in Volunteering and Caregiving," Sponsored by University of Missouri, State, $18700 Funded. (September 2013August 2014).
Grant - Service
Shen, H., "Rooting Social Work Practicum in the Community.," State, $6000 Funded. (20192019).
Grant - Teaching
Shen, H., "Teaching support for the Introduction to Intercultural Competency.," State, $3500 Funded. (20182019).

Awards and Honors

Fellow, Gerontological Society of America, Gerontological Society of America. (2022 – Present).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, HPS College Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee. (August 2021 – Present).

Committee Member, Hooding Ceremony Planning Committee, TWU-UNT Joint Master of Social Work program. (2021 – Present).

Committee Member, Personnel Affairs Committee (PAC), Department of Social Work. (2021 – Present).

Committee Member, Student Admission Committee, TWU-UNT Joint Master of Social Work program. (2021 – Present).

Faculty Mentor, Student Association Master's in Social Work. (2021 – Present).

Committee Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Social Work. (20222022).

Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Social Work. (20202021).

Committee Member, Promotion and Tenure committee, Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology (ASLP). (August 2020August 2021).

Committee Member, Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Rehabilitation & Health Services. (August 2020August 2021).

Member, Faculty Representative of Graduate Institute of Social Work at College of International and Social Studies. (20192020).

Committee Member, MSW Admission Committee. (20192020).

Committee Chair, Practicum Committee for Master’s of Social Work Students. (20182020).

Committee Member, International Relationship and Research Development Committee. (20182019).

Committee Member, Teacher Education Committee. (20182019).

Committee Member, Information Technology Committee for the Faculty Senate. (20162017).

Committee Chair, Student Awards Committee. (20142017).

Committee Member, MSW Admission Committee. (20132017).

Committee Member, MA in Gerontology Admission Committee. (20122015).

Committee Member, MA-Gerontology Curriculum Committee. (20122015).

Other, Undergraduate Research Fair. (20122012).

Committee Member, Joint Doctoral Program Supervising Committee. (20062008).

Professional Service

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, Social Work Grand Challenge Dissertation Grants. (2022 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Aging & Mental Health. (2019 – Present).

Other, Journal of Gerontological Social Work. (2019 – Present).

Reviewer, Grant Proposal, Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan. (2019 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, National Taiwan University Social Work Review [Mandarin]. (2019 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Taiwanese Social Work [Mandarin]. (2019 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Ageing & Society. (2017 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Gerontological Social Work. (2016 – Present).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, World Congress of International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Meeting. (2016 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2015 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Applied Gerontology. (2014 – Present).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, Society of Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference. (2013 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Children and Youth Services Review. (2012 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Gerontology. (2009 – Present).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. (2008 – Present).

External T&P Letter Writer, [Name Blind] University. (20212021).

Committee Member, Information Technology Committee, Gerontological Society of America. (20162019).

Committee Member, GSA Culture of Giving Task Force. (20162018).

Member, WHOSAGE. (20152018).

Other, 2016 Annual Conference of the Taiwan Association of Gerontology. (20162016).

Committee Member, Gerontological Society of America Planned Giving Working Group. (20152016).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Accident Analysis & Prevention. (20112011).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. (20102010).

Public Service

Board Member, Midwest Chinese American Science & Technology Association. (20142018).

Consulting

Academic, School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States of America. (January 1, 2018July 31, 2020).