CSD Faculty Director; National Taiwan University
Global Asset Building: Innovations in Policies and Services
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Li-Chen Cheng is a CSD faculty director from National Taiwan University. She is a leader in asset-building programs—Family Development Accounts and Youth Development Accounts—for poor families and youth in Taiwan. In addition to her academic contributions, Cheng has been actively involved in advocating for better working conditions and promoting professional status for social workers in Taiwan. Between 2003 and 2008, she served as secretary general of the Taiwan Association for Social Workers and was elected as the president of the association in 2008. Cheng first began working with CSD during her PhD program (1990 to 1995) at Washington University in St. Louis.