Grace Hui-Chen Huang, Dr.
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Teacher Education
 Office: JH 329
 Phone: 216-523-7118
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 329, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Early Childhood Family Education, University of Minnesota, 1999
M.A., Ealry Childhood Education, University of Minnesota, 1993
Brief Bio:
Current Position:
Grace Huang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, Program Director of the Action Research Program, and Co-Director of the Center for Refugee and Immigrant Success (CRIS) at Cleveland State University.  She teaches courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, including family-school relations, foundations of early childhood education, curriculum development, and child development.  

Professional Community Service and Leadership:
Huang plays leadership roles in collaboration with the professional communities at local, regional, and national levels.  She currently serves as the Secretary/ Treasurer of the Action Research SIG of the AERA.  She is the Association Council and co-chairs the Teacher Education Division (Division K) of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association.  Additionally, she is an editorial board member for the journal Education.  Huang served on the national conference planning committee, National Family and Community Engagement Conference.  She serves as an active manuscript/proposal reviewer for several journals and conferences.  At the local level, Huang organizes Bi-Annual Early Childhood Community Stakeholders¿ meetings.  She leads the effort of engaging top leaders of Ohio early childhood organizations in discussions related to critical issues and policy.
Honors and Awards:
2013 Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award, Chinese American Faculty and Staff Association (CAFSA)
2016-2017 Faculty Merit Recognition Award

2018-2019 Faculty Merit Recognition Award

2019-2020 Faculty Merit Recognition Award
Research Interests:
P-12 collaborative action research professional development, Parenting, family-school relations, extensive work on refugee, Asian American, and Head Start families.  
Recent researches focus on refugee families and collaborative action research
Professional Affiliations:
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Mid-Western Educational Research Association
National Family and Community Engagement Conference (NFCEC)
National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
International Network of Scholars (INET)
University Service:
CSU2.0: PRC committee representative

Academic Misconduct Review committee

University Space Advisory Committee¿

Co-Director, Center for Refugee and Immigrant Success (CRIS), Cleveland State University
Peer Review Committee
Internal grant proposal reviewer, Office of Research [FSI, FRD, USRA grant proposals]
Doctoral candidate search committee interviews
Chinese Club (CSU student organization)
Coordinator, North East Ohio ECE Stakeholder's meeting
Chair, Assistant professor of practice in early childhood education position
Search committee member, Literacy Education tenure track assistant professor position
Co-Chair, Early childhood education visiting assistant professor position
Search committee member, Teacher Education Department chair
University Faculty Affairs Committee member, Faculty Senate, CSU
Equal Opportunity Hearing Panel member, Faculty Senate, CSU (President appointed)
University Task Force committee member, k-12 CSU Campus International School, CSU
Honorary council member, Chinese American Faculty and Staff Association, CSU
President, Chinese American Faculty and Staff Association, CSU
Vice President, Chinese American Faculty and Staff Association, CSU
Social Director, Chinese American Faculty and Staff Association, CSU
University Child Development Center Advisory Committee member, CSU
University Representative, Greater Expectations Institute: Campus leadership for student engagement, inclusion, and achievement, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Snowbird, Utah.
University Provost Task Force on Excellence and Engagement committee member
Task Force representative, Strategic Planning University Review (SPUR), ¿Our Path to Excellence¿, 4th Annual Strategic Planning University Review (SPUR TU)
Professional Service:
Secretary, Action Research SIG, American Educational Research Association
Association Council (AC), Mid-Western Educational Research Association
Co-Chair, Mid-Western Educational Research Association Division K Teacher Education
Editorial Board member, Education Journal
National conference planning committee member, 2018 National Family and Community Engagement Conference
Conference Proposal Reviewer
Manuscript Reviewer (journals/ publishers)
Program Director, CSU Action Research Program
Coordinator, North East Ohio ECE Stakeholder's Semi-Annual meeting

Advisory committee of Chinese Immersion School development project, Cleveland Municipal School District, OH. (2007)
Who¿s Who in Education Higher Education (WWEHE), 2007
Community Service:
Task Force member, International Cleveland Communities Advancement Task Force, Cleveland Institute of Art Museum
Communication Director, Chinese Academy of Cleveland, Shaker Heights, OH.
Coordinator, Cleveland Chinese Cultural Summer Camp, Shaker Heights, OH (2007)
Research Grants:
Practitioner-driven action research. Martha Holden Jennings Foundation (2014-present)
Psychological flexibility and adaptive job and family behaviors of resettled Syrian and Ukrainian refugees in USA.  Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Foundation (2021-present)
Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA), CSU, OH   (2014-present)
Mini-grant: Practitioner action research, Center for Urban Education (CUE), CSU (2017-present)
Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI), CSU (2017-18)
Confucius Institute, Office of Chinese Language International Council, China (2012-13)
Early Reading First, U.S. Department of Education, $3M (2004-2006)