FangHsun Wei, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

FangHsun Wei, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Office: Old Main 338, Kutztown University
Phone: 610-683-4935
Fax: 610-683-4383

University of Texas – Arlington, Ph.D.; Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, MSW, BS

Dr. Wei is from Taiwan and can speak Taiwanese, Chinese, and English. She has taught undergraduate and graduate social work courses at University of Texas at Arlington. Her most recent scholarship is focused on health, especially on reproductive health in developing countries. She worked in the areas of mental health, health, and school for several years. Dr. Wei has presented papers in international and national conferences. She has several publications in peer-reviewed journals. She also served as a reviewer in peer-reviewed journals.

Recent Scholarship, Publication and Presentations:

Wei, F. H. & Pillai, V. K. (Jan., 2015). Empower Indian Women’s Reproductive Health. The 2015 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), New Orleans, Louisiana, January 14-18, 2015.

Wei, F. H., Pillai, V. K., & Maleku, A. (2014). Sanitation in India: Role of Women’s education, Health Science Journal: International Journal of Nursing Research and Review8 (1), 90-101.

Wei, F. H. & Pillai, V. K. (Oct., 2014). Use an Empowerment Model on Indian Women’s Reproductive Health. Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 60th Annual Program Meeting, Tampa, Florida, October 23-26, 2014. 

Wei, F. H., Chen, W. T., & Pillai, V. K. (June, 2014). The Medical Dispute Mediation Mechanism in the Public Sector - A Study Based on the Kaohsiung City Department of Health. The 5th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS), Osaka, Japan, June 12-15, 2014.

Pillai, V. K., Maleku, A., & Wei, F.H. (2013). Maternal Mortality and female literacy rates in developing countries during 1970-2000: A latent growth curve analysis. International Journal of Population Research, vol. 2013, Article ID 163292, 11 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/163292

Pillai, V. K., Wei, F.H., & Maleku, A. (2013). International Non-Governmental Organizations in Latin America and Social Capital: An Empirical Case Study. Sage Open, 3 (4), DOI: 10.1177/2158244013516153.

Wei, F. H. & Pillai, V. K. (2013). Environmental quality and reproductive health in developing countries, International Journal of Sustainable Society, 5 (2), 146-159. This article was publicized through a science blog by Freelance science writer David Biadley, URL:

Pillai, V. K. & Wei, F.H. (2012). Reproductive rights, gender equality and reproductive health in developing countries, Social Work Footprints, 11 (9), 39-42.

Wei, F. H. & Pillai, V. K. (Oct 6, 2012). Reproductive Health In India: An Empowerment Model. 41st Annual Meeting of Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS). Hosted by Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. October 5 & 6, 2012.

Yu, M. M, & Wei, F. H. (Oct 9, 2010). Cultural Competent and Ethical Social Work Interventions with Older Adults. 2010 NASW/Texas Annual State Conference, Houston, Social Workers Inspire Community Action, October 8-10, 2010.

Wei, F. H. (Sep. 25, 2010). Improving reproductive health in developing countries: A cross-national study with a focus on South Asia. 39th Annual Meeting of Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS). Hosted by Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX. September 24 & 25, 2010.