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 P. Daniel  Chen
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P. Daniel Chen
Assistant Professor-Counseling and Higher Education
 
Contact address   1155 Union Circle #310829, Denton, TX 76203-5017     Office LocationMail Box: 310829, Mean Green Village - Building B, Room No.: 121 
Email  Daniel.Chen@unt.edu    Contact Number 9403698062    Fax No: 9403697177   
Keywords Pu-Shih Chen, Pu-Shih Daniel Chen, Daniel Chen   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership- Permanent   
toggle toggle Professional Preparation
 DegreeMajor/Thesis/DissertationInstitutionYear
 Postdoctoral FellowshipCenter for Postsecondary Research - National Survey of Student EngagementIndiana University Bloomington2006
 Doctor of PhilosophyHigher EducationFlorida State University2005
 Master of ScienceCounselingUniversity of North Texas2001
 Bachelor of ScienceBiomedical EngineeringChung-Yuan Christian University1995
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2011EDHE5210001Student Demographics  
Fall 2011EDHE6530040Research on Higher Education  
Fall 2011EDHE6530048Research on Higher Education  
Fall 2010EDHE5210040Student Demographics36 
Fall 2010EDHE5210048Student Demographics24 
Fall 2010EDHE6530001Research on Higher Education39 
Spring 2010EDHE6850001Secondary Data Analysis in Higher Education18 
Fall 2009EDHE5210001Student Demographics42 
Fall 2009EDHE6530001Research on Higher Education39 
toggle toggle Research and Expertise
Research and Expertise
 
As a higher education scholar and educator, I believe that empirical research is the foundation of sound practice. I also believe while applying theories is important, educators must pay attention to individual differences. I apply these two principles both in my research and teaching.

Prior to became a faculty member at the UNT, I had worked in various industrial and educational setting. I have served in the Chinese Army and I have been holding positions as biomedical engineer, webmaster, violence prevention and intervention counselor, policy analyst, and research scientist both in the U.S. and Taiwan. For three years from 2005 to 2008 I worked for the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) at the Indiana University Bloomington, where I conducted higher education research and psychometric studies using NSSE data. Prior to that I did policy analysis as the Assistant to the Policy and Training Director at the Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance.

My goal as a higher education educator is to teach and inspire students to maximize their potential and to contribute their knowledge and experiences in their field of practice. In my own career I have had the good fortunate to be mentored by some of the best higher education scholars of this generation. I would like to pass down what I have learned from them and to mentor future higher education leaders.

My research interests focus around the issue of student success and student development. Topics of interest include college student’s moral and spiritual development, civic engagement, ethical issues in higher education, the influence of technology on student learning and development, assessing student learning outcomes, effective teaching and learning strategy in the online learning environment, and diversity and equity issues in higher education.

toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2013-presentHigher Education Program Coordinator and Assistant ProfessorCounseling and Higher EducationCollege of EducationUniversity of North Texas
2008-2013Assistant ProfessorCounseling and Higher EducationCollege of EducationUniversity of North Texas
2006-2008Assistant Research ScientistCenter for Postsecondary Research Indiana University Bloomington
2005-2006Postdoctoral Research FellowCenter for Postsecondary Research Indiana University Bloomington
2003-2005Assistant to the Policy & Training Director Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)Florida Department of Education
2003-2003Research Assistant  Florida Distance Learning Consortium & Virtual Campus
2003-2003Research Associate Center for Civic Education and ServiceFlorida State University
2001-2003Research Associate & Webmaster Center for the Study of Values in College Student DevelopmentFlorida State University
2000-2001Violence Intervention & Prevention Counselor Intern  Denton County Friends of the Family
1999-2001Program Assistant International Welcome CenterUniversity of North Texas
1997-1998Biomedical Engineer  Nun-Shih Medical Corp.
1995-1997Private First Class  Chinese Army
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2013-2014404020
2012-2013404020
2011-2012404020
2010-2011404020
2009-2010404020
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   1  2 3 4 
  YearPublication  Type
2013
Accepted/In-press
Bridging student engagement and satisfaction: A comparison between Historical Black Colleges and Universities and predominantly White institutions
Chen, P. D., Ingram, T. N., & Davis, L.
Journal of Negro Education
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2012
Published
Multilevel modeling: Applications to research on the assessment of student learning, engagement, and developmental outcomes
Chen, P. D., & Cragg, K.
New Directions for Institutional Research, 154, 95-109
Journal Articles
2011
Published
Finding quality responses: The problem of low-quality survey responses and its impact on accountability measures
Chen, P. D.
Research in Higher Education, 52(7)
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2010
Published
Engaging online learners: The impact of web-based learning technology on college student engagement
Chen, P. D., Lambert, A. D., & Guidry, K. R.
Computers & Education, 54, 1222-1232
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2009
Published
Analyzing and interpreting NSSE data
Chen, P. D., Gonyea, R. M., Sarraf, S. A., BrckaLorenz, A., Korkmaz, A., Lambert, A. D., Shoup, R., & Williams, J. M.
New Directions for Institutional Research, 141, 35-54
Journal Articles
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2012-presentJournal of College Student DevelopmentEditorial Board Member 
2012-presentAmerican Educational Research JournalInvited Reviewer 
2012-presentJournal of Negro EducationInvited Reviewer 
2012-presentTeacher's College RecordInvited Reviewer 
2010-presentJournal of College and CharacterAssociate Editor 
2009-presentAsia Pacific Education ReviewInvited Reviewer 
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   1  2 3 4 5 6 7 
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
 2013 May, P., & Chen, P. D. (2013, February 19). Listening to the freshman voice: First-year self-efficacy and college expectations based on high school systems. Presentation given at the North Texas Regional P-16 Council, Dallas, TX.
 2013 Chen, P. D. (2013, April 28). Bridging student engagement and satisfaction: A comparison between Historical Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly White Institutions. Paper presented at the 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference, San Francisco, CA.
 2012 Sanchez, N., & Chen, P. D. (2012, November 16). First-generation consejeros: The influence of siblings on Latino student’s college choice and enrollment. Paper presented at the 2012 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) annual conference, Las Vegas, NV.
 2010 Chen, P. D. (2010, May 28). The improvement of quality and accountability of student affairs. Roundtable discussion presented at the 2010 International Conference on Higher Education and Student Affairs, Taipei, Taiwan.
 2010 Chen, P. D. (2010, May 29). Ideal and reality: Lessons learned from the U.S. student affairs history and current research. Paper presented at the 2010 International Conference on Higher Education and Student Affairs, Taipei, Taiwan.
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2011-2011A Typological Approach to Understanding and Promoting Spiritual Development in Higher EducationUniversity of North Texas Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009-2009A comparative study of student success among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (stem) transfers from community colleges in five statesUniversity of North Texas Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2008-2009Building Higher Education Research Infrastructure and Research Lab: A Proposal for UNT Research Infrastructure GrantUniversity of North Texas Infrastructure Grant25,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2006-2007Indiana University School of Law – BloomingtonOther$7,000.00LSSSE trends report for Indiana University at Bloomington (2003 to 2006)
2005-2006American Council for Learned SocietiesOther$5,000.00Teacher-scholars and student engagement: Some insights from FSSE and NSSE
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2013Association for the Study of Higher EducationAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2012American College Personnel Association General Conference Research PaperNational Conference Proposal Reviewer
2012American Educational Research Association Division J, Section 1: College Student Learning & DevelopmentAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2012Association for the Study of Higher EducationAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2011American Educational Research Association Division J, Section 2: College Student Access, Success, & OutcomesAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2011American Educational Research Association Spirituality & Education SIGAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2011Association for the Study of Higher EducationAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2011American College Personnel Association General Conference Research PaperNational Conference Proposal Reviewer
2011American College Personnel Association Commission for Student Development in Two-Year CollegesNational Conference Proposal Reviewer
2011American Educational Research Association Division J, Section 1: College Student Learning & DevelopmentAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2010Association for the Study of Higher EducationAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2010American College Personnel AssociationNational Conference Proposal Reviewer
2010American Educational Research Association Spirituality & Education SIGAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2010American Educational Research Association Division J, Section 2: College Student Access, Success, & OutcomesAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2010American Educational Research Association Division J, Section 1: College Student Learning & DevelopmentAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2009American Educational Research Association Division J, Section 2: College Student Access, Success, & OutcomesAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2009American Educational Research Association Spirituality & Education SIGAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2009American Educational Research Association Division J, Section 1: College Student Learning & DevelopmentAnnual Conference Proposal Reviewer
2008American College Personnel AssociationNational Conference Program Reviewer
2007American College Personnel AssociationCommission on Assessment for Student Development Award Committee
toggle toggle Teaching
Biostatistics for Medical Educators
 

College Student Demographics
 

Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
 

Proseminar in Higher Education
 

Research on Higher Education
 

Secondary Data Analysis in Education
 

Students in Higher Education
 

toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2009-2012Sarah CollinsPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingBridging the Gap Between Access and Success: A Study of the Impact of an Access and Success Program on Academic Outcomes of Low-Income College Freshmen
2009-2012Patricia SimpsonPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingPersonalities and Pipelines: Exploring the Role of Personality in Student Self-Selection into Stem Majors
2009-2012Paul MayPh.D.Graduate Mentoring/AdvisingListening to the Freshmen Voice: First-Year Self-Efficacy and College Expectations Based on High School Types
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2013-presentHigher Education Program Faculty Search CommitteeMember 
2013-presentHigher Education Program Qualifying Exam Review CommitteeMember 
2013-presentHigher Education Program Executive Ed.D. Planning CommitteeMember 
2013-presentHigher Education Program Admissions CommitteeChair 
2012-presentFaculty Senate University Elections CommitteeMember 
2012-presentDepartment of Counseling and Higher Education Curriculum CommitteeMember 
2012-presentHigher Education Program Doctoral Qualifying Exam CommitteeCoordinator 
2011-presentCollege of Education Academic Affairs CommitteeMember 
2011-presentWill and Jean Nicklas Scholarship CommitteeMember 
2011-presentHigher Education Program Appeal CommitteeMember 
2009-presentCollege of Education Scholarship Award CommitteeMember 
2013-2013Faculty Search CommitteeMember 
2012-2013Higher Education Program Admissions CommitteeMember 
2011-2013Higher Education Program Faculty MeetingRecording Secretary 
2011-2012International Graduate Student Survey CommitteeMember 
2011-2012Priest Center Scholarship CommitteeMember 
2011-2012Higher Education Program Enrollment Management CommitteeMember 
2011-2012Higher Education Program Faculty Search CommitteeMember 
2011-2012Higher Education Program Program Review CommitteeChair 
2009-2012Department of Counseling and Higher Education Personal Affairs Committee (PAC)Member 
2009-2012Faculty Senate International Education CommitteeMember 
2008-2012Higher Education Program ad hoc Committee for Doctoral Degree Qualify ExamMember 
2008-2012Higher Education Program ad hoc Committee for Doctoral Degree AdmissionMember 
2009-2011Higher Education Program Curriculum CommitteeMember 
2009-2011ad hoc Committee of Institutional Research Certificate programMember 
2009-2011Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Analysis (CIRA) Advising BoardBoard member 
2008-2011University Committee on Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness (SETE)Member 
2008-2011Higher Education Program ad hoc Committee for UNT-DTS Program CollaborationChair 
2008-2011Higher Education Program Committee on Reviewing Doctoral Degree Admission RequirementsMember 
2008-2009University of North Texas P-16 InitiativesMember 
2008-2009ad hoc Committee of Planning and Assessment for Student Development in the Division of Student DevelopmentMember 
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2005-PresentAssociation for the Study of Higher Education [ASHE]  
2002-PresentAmerican Educational Research Association [AERA]  
2001-PresentAmerican College Personnel Association [ACPA]  
2006-2012Oversea Chinese Association for Institutional Research [OCAIR]  
2006-2012Association for Institutional Research [AIR]  
2001-2009NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education  
2005-2008Indiana Association for Institutional Research [IAIR]  
2005-2007Southern Association for Institutional Research [SAIR]  
2003-2007Association for Christians in Student Development [ACSD]  
1998-2001American Counseling Association [ACA]  
1998-2001American Psychological Association [APA]  
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2012Junior Faculty Research Excellence AwardUniversity of North Texas College of Education
2010National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Summer Data Policy FellowshipAssociation for Institutional Research
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2009North Texas Community College ConsortiumInstitutional Research Committee 
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