Meet the President

President

Michael J. K. Chen, Ed.D.
President
Shih Chien University
email: president@mail.usc.edu.tw

Education
7/1991 Ed.D., Nova University, Florida, U.S.A.
5/1977 Diploma in American Studies, Smith College, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
6/1974 M.A. in American Studies, Tamkang College, Taiwan, R.O.C.
6/1971 B.A. in Foreign Languages & Literature, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

 

Current Positions
Professor & President, Shih Chien University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Member of the Board, Taiwan Assessment and Evaluation Association, R.O.C.
Evaluation Specialist, Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan, R.O.C.
Chairman, Board of Directors, Taiwan Catholic Mission Foundation, R.O.C.
Director of the Board, Supervisory Committee Managing Retirement, Compensation, Resignation and Severance Matters for Private School Teachers and Staff, Taiwan, R.O.C.

 

Professional Experience
8/2002~7/2011 Professor & President, Ling Tung University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
7/1999~7/2002 Professor & President, Providence University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
7/1996~7/1998 President, The Youth Volunteer Services Association of the Republic of China
1995~1998 Secretary-General, The Community Development Association of the Republic of China
1995~1998 Advisory Committee Member, National Youth Commission, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
7/1993~6/1999 Professor, Vice President, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Dean of Research & Development, Shih Chien University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
10/1989~7/1992 Ups Realty Corp. & Rosemead Financial Inc., Rosemead, California, U.S.A.
9/1988~8/1990 Adjunct Professor, MBA Degree Program, Northrop University, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
7/1987~6/1993 Founder, Principal, and Managing Director, Catholic Ming-Yuan Chinese School, Monterey Park, California, U.S.A.
2/1985~7/1987 Professor, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Vice Dean of Continuing Education, Shih Chien College, Taiwan, R.O.C.
2/1982~1/1985 General Manager, Wholepack Corp., Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
8/1981~5/1982 Visiting Professor, Pasadena City College, California, U.S.A.
9/1978~7/1981 Associate Professor, Director of Evening School, and Director of Language Center, Shih Chien College, Taiwan, R.O.C.
8/1973~6/1976 Teaching Assistant & Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Area Studies, Tamkang College, Taiwan, R.O.C.

 

Professional Credentials
4/1998 ISO 9000 Technical Expert Certificate in Education Area issued by SGS TWN LTD.
9/1985 Professorship Credential issued by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, R.O.C.
7/1981 California Community College Instructor Credential issued by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, U.S.A.

 

Honors and Awards
11/2012 Outstanding Alumnus Award, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
2/2007 Associate Academician, Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Vatican
9/2005 Outstanding Teacher Award, The Association of Private Education, Taiwan, R.O.C.
10/2003 Papal Knight of St. Sylvester designated by His Holiness, Pope John Paul through the Most Rev. Joseph Ti Kang, Archbishop of Taipei
4/2002 Professor Emeritus, Universidad Catolica de Honduras “Nuestra Senora Reina de La Paz”, Honduras
11/1997 Social Education Medal, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, R.O.C.
1/1997 Youth Services Medal, National Youth Commission, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, R.O.C.
6/1993 Honorary Goodwill Ambassador designated by March Fong Eu, Secretary of State of California, U.S.A.

 

Research Interests

.Higher education administration
.Higher education evaluation
.Community education
.Educational and religious philosophy
.Business and tourism English
.Taiwan-US relations