Faculty Profile

Huei-Wern Shen

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Social Work
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

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

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

SOWK 5803.992, Social Work Foundation Field Seminar and Field Practicum I, Spring 2021 SPOT
SOWK 5313.991, Social Work Policy Practice, Spring 2021 SPOT
SOWK 5403.001, Social Work Research Methods, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
SOWK 5403.891, Social Work Research Methods, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
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.

Awarded Grants

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).
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    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
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    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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