C.V. is available for download at http://washington.academia.edu/YenChuWeng/CurriculumVitae


Lecturer, Program on the Environment, University of Washington, 2015 –


  • Center for Environmental Politics
  • School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
  • Taiwan Studies Program, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Coach, Evidence-Based Teaching Program, Center for Teaching and Learning, 2018 – 2020

Program Director, Program on the Environment – Taiwan: Exploring Environmental and Social Resilience, Study Abroad Program, 2019 –

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Program on the Environment, University of Washington, 2013 – 2015


Ph.D. in Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
Dissertation: The Dynamics of Public Participation in Ecological Restoration: Professional Practitioners, Volunteers, and Institutional Differences

M.S. in Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005
Thesis: Spatiotemporal Changes of Landscape Pattern in Response to the Process of Urbanization: A Case Study of the Madison Area, Wisconsin, USA

B.S. in Geography, National Taiwan University, 2003


Instructor, Program on the Environment, University of Washington

  • Environment 100 – Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Environment 301 – Research Methods in Environmental Studies
  • Environment 310 – Data Analysis in Environmental Studies
  • Environment 401 – Analysis of Environmental Cases
  • Environment 495C – Environmental Issues in East Asia

Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Geography 120 – Global Physical Environments
  • Geography 339 – Environmental Conservation
  • Geography 370 – Introduction to Cartography
  • Geography 377 – Introduction to GIS


Please see the PUBLICATIONS page.


Social Perspectives in Environmental Studies; Environmental Conservation; Contemporary Environmental Issues; Science, Society, and the Environment; The Urban Environment; Introduction to Ecological Restoration; Applied GIS and Natural Resources; Participatory Research for Community-based Natural Resource Management


Different interpretations of “nature” in the context of environmental conservation; Public and scientific understandings of environmental problems; Expert-lay dynamics in community-based natural resource management; Social aspects of ecological restoration; Application of GIS in natural resource management


  • QUBES- Project EDDIE Faculty Mentoring Network: Teaching Quantitative Reasoning and Scientific Concepts with Data (2020)
  • QUBES-SESYNC Faculty Mentoring Network: Investigating Socio-Environmental Issues with Data (2018)
  • Evidence-Based Teaching Program, University of Washington (2016-17)
  • Teaching about Socio-Environmental Synthesis: Moving Towards Best Practices, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), June 21-24, 2016, Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), July 15-18, 2014, Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Ecological Restoration as Social Reconstruction, New England Workshop on Science and Social Change (NewSSC), April 19-23, 2006, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
  • Political Ecology of Knowledge, Science and Technology: An Interdisciplinary Workshop, March 6-7, 2006, Madison, Wisconsin.


  • Taiwan Studies Course Development Grant (2018, 2019)
  • Global Innovation Fund, University of Washington (2018, 2020, 2021)
  • Technology Teaching Fellow, University of Washington (2016)
  • Open Education Resources Librarian-Faculty Collaboration Mini-Grant, Washington State Community and Technical College Libraries (2016-17)
  • Winner of Commendation for Exemplary S-E Synthesis Case Study. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center Case Study Collection (2014)
  • Study Abroad Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (2009-2011)
  • Whitbeck Graduate Dissertator Award, UW-Madison, 2009
  • Clarence W. Olmstead Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant, UW-Madison (2009)
  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award (DDRI # 0802627), 2008
  • Vilas Travel Grant, UW-Madison Graduate School, 2008, 2009
  • Trewartha Conference Travel Award, UW-Madison, 2008, 2009
  • The Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies Graduate Student Research Travel Grant, UW-Madison, 2008, 2009
  • Outstanding Professional Paper in Geography, UW-Madison (2008)
  • Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student at the Geography Department Symposium, UW-Madison (2005)
  • College of Science Dean’s Award, National Taiwan University (2002)


  • eLearning Design and Development Certificate, Renton Technical College (2017)
  • Accessibility 101: The Basics of Inclusive Design, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (2017)
  • An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching, BUx – CIRTL (Center for Integrated Research Teaching and Learning) (2016)
  • Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching, BUx – CIRTL (Center for Integrated Research Teaching and Learning) (2016)
  • Independent Improving Your Online Course (IYOC), Quality Matters (2016)
  • Desktop GIS, Continuing and Professional Education, Pace University (2016)
  • Introduction to the Canvas Learning Management System for Faculty, Washington Online (2015)
  • How to Use Open Educational Resources (OER), Washington Online (2015)
  • Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators, Desire2Learn and Portland Community College (2014)


Professional Affiliations

Academic Service

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal for Case Studies in the Environment
  • Scholarship Committee, College of the Environment, University of Washington
  • Advisory Board, Program on the Environment, University of Washington
  • Department of Geography Speakers Committee Graduate Student Representative, UW-Madison
  • Coordinator for the Annual Geography Student Symposium, UW-Madison
  • Program Committee Member of the Annual North American Taiwan Studies Conference

Journal Reviewer

  • Applied Geography
  • Ecological Restoration
  • International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science
  • Journal for Case Studies in the Environment
  • Journal of Geography and Regional Planning
  • Land
  • Land Degradation & Development
  • Landscape Research
  • Remote Sensing
  • Society and Natural Resources
  • Sustainability