Dr. Lihua Huang

Associate Professor

Office Address:  
351C DEV

Phone Number:  
(616)331-6623

Email Address:  
huangl@gvsu.edu

Office Hours:
Monday: 12-3pm
Tuesday: 11am-2pm

Teaching Areas:
SW 300: Pluralism in American Society 
SW 318: Generalist Practice II 
SW 340: Human Behavior Social Environment I 
SW 341: Human Behavior Social Environment II 
SW 380: Social Work Practice with Elders 
Designed and developed the course
SW 430: Social Work Research 
SW 439: The Family and Social Work Practice
SW 490/492: Social Work Field Education I and II 
SW 491/493: Social Work Field Seminar I and II 
SW 499: Independent Study 
SW 620: Human Behavior and Social Environment (hybrid and online delivered versions
SW 690: Social Research I 
SW 691: Social Research II 
SW 694/695: Master’s Thesis  

Experience:
Dr. Huang has more than 22 years of experience in the social work education, specializing in gerontology, international social work, and immigrant services. Prior to joining the School of Social Work, Grand Valley State University, Dr. Huang was associate professor at the Department of Social Work, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. She worked with Chinese migrant schools in Shanghai and refugee minors in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Huang has authored books and journal articles, based on research participants in China, Ghana, and the United States. Dr. Huang is committed to social justice and human rights in her teaching and services.

Education:
PhD, 2011,School of Social Work, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA                                      
MSW, 2001,School of Social Work, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA                              
MA, 1988, Department of Chinese Linguistics and Literature, University of Nanjing, Nanjing, China                     
BA, 1985, Department of Chinese Linguistics and Literature, University of Nanjing, Nanjing, China                     

Lihua Huang