As one of the first graduate sociology students in reformist China, Sheying Chen is no stranger to innovation. With formal training in both engineering technology and policy research, Dr. Chen brings years of teaching, research, and management experience from around the globe, as well as a fresh perspective on social change. The former Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor at Indiana University Southeast, Dean and Professor at the University of Guam, and Professor and Chair at the City University of New York was drawn to Pace’s opportunities for growth.
“A university is a community of scholars, and I’m excited about the opportunity to help build such a great community at Pace,” says Associate Provost Chen. “Developing faculty leadership in achieving the University’s strategic goals is my commitment. I look forward to working with my colleagues on fully realizing their potential at Pace.”
Dr. Chen’s scholarly interests mainly cover the following areas:
- Social Policy, Aging, Health, Community Care, Socioeconomics; International/Asian/China Studies
- Liberal and Professional Education, Academic Administration; Organization and Management, Diversity and Leadership Development
- Research Methodology, Qualitative-Quantitative Reasoning, and Unidimensionalized Scaling