Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2000
Aging and Life Course, Gender and Family, Race, Gender, and Nationality
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Heying Jenny Zhan joined Georgia State University faculty body in the fall of 2000 after receiving her Ph.D. at the University of Kansas. Her research and teaching have focused on three major fields: a) aging and social policies in global perspectives; b) gender and families in global perspectives; and c) issues of Asian American elders in the U.S. In 2008, she won a Fulbright Fellowship Award to conduct a semester-long research in China on issues of social policy and long term care. In 2009 and 2010 she is continuing this research with grants from NIA and Fogarty International Center, collaborating with Brown University faculty in the U.S. and Nanjing and Nankai Universities in China. She has published over 20 articles and book chapters in both Chinese and English on issues of aging and social policies, intergenerational relations among Chinese and Chinese Americans, and family and gender issues in China and among Asian Americans.