Lin   Jiang

Assistant Professor  

Office: ESWOT 1.210
Phone: (956) 665-4008
Email: lin.jiang@utrgv.edu

Lin Jiang

A native of China, Lin Jiang got her Ph.D. degree from the University of Denver.Her research interest focuses on gerontology and technology.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • gerontology
  • Education

    • PhD, Social Work, University of Denver, 2016
    • Masters of Social Science, Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008
    • Bachelor of Law, Social Work, Fudan University, 2006
  • Currently Teaching

    SOCW 6311 90L - SOCW as a Profession:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    SOCW 3314 91L - Soc Welfar Policy & Programs:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Lin Jiang. Multicultural and international approaches in social work practice: An intercultural perspective. Journal of Social Work, 18, no. 4 July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018.

  • Lin Jiang. Review of the Book Social development in social work. Journal of Social Work , 18, no. 1 January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018: 109-111.

  • Lin Jiang. Multicultural and international approaches in social work practice. Journal of Social Work , April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017.

  • Lin Jiang. Review of the book Analyzing community work: Theory and practice. Journal of Social Work, 17, no. 2 March 2017: 246-247.

  • Lin Jiang. Review of the book Applying research evidence in social work practice. Journal of Social Work, 17, no. 1 January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017: 118-119.

  • Lin Jiang. Skills for using theory in social work. Journal of Social Work , June 2016.

  • Lin Jiang. Review of the book Social work in East Asia. Journal of Social Work, 16, no. 3 May 2016: 382-383.

  • Lin Jiang. "The age of technology and online dating. ," Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work March/April Newsletter, March 2016.

  • Lin Jiang. Review of the book Social workers affecting social policy: An international perspective on policy practice. Journal of Social Work , 16, no. 2 March 2016: 250-251.

  • Lin Jiang. Review of the book Asset assessment and community social work. Journal of Social Work , 15, no. 3 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2015: 338–340.



Selected Presentations


  • Lin Jiang, Fei Sun, Wei Zhang, Bei Wu, and Xinqi Dong. "Somatization of Depressive Symptoms Among Chinese American Elders: The Influence of Acculturation," Council on Social Work Education 64th Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education, Orlando, Florida (November 2018)

  • Lin Jiang, Fei Sun, Wei Zhang, Bei Wu, and Xinqi Dong. "Somatization and Health Service Use among Chinese American Elders: The Influence of Acculturation," The Gerontological Society of America's 70th Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts (November 2018)

  • Lin Jiang. "Social Isolation among Older Adults and Technology Utilization," International Conference on Social Policy and Social Work Development, Tianjin University of Technology School of Social Development, Tianjin (June 2018)

  • Lin Jiang. "Culture competence and diversity related to social work education in the U.S," The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (May 2018)

  • Lin Jiang, Candace Brown, and Marilyn Gugliucci. "The Mentoring Switch: Two Way Mentorship Program 2nd Round. ," 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA. (July 2017)

  • Lin Jiang. "A comparison of online dating preferences among Chinese American and Japanese American older adults," 69th Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Gerontological Society of America (GSA), New Orleans, LA (November 2016)

  • Lin Jiang, Candace Brown, and Marilyn Gugliucci. "Review and reflections of two way mentoring switch project. ," 69th Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Gerontological Society of America (GSA), New Orleans, LA. (November 2016)

  • Lin Jiang. "Online dating preferences differences among Chinese American and Japanese American older adults. ," 20th Annual Conference Anniversary Celebration of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), Washington, DC.  (January 2016)

  • Lin Jiang, Candace Brown, and Marilyn Gugliucci. "The mentoring switch: Two-way mentorship program," 68th Gerontological Society of American (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting, Gerontological Society of American (GSA), Orlando, FL (November 2015)

  • Lin Jiang and Ian Burke. "Analyzing the severity of food deserts in Denver using GIS. ," 56th Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association , Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Albuquerque, NM (April 2014)

Current Courses

SOCW 6311 90L - SOCW as a Profession:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
SOCW 3314 91L - Soc Welfar Policy & Programs:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

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