Dr. Heng-Chieh (Jamie) Wu, Ph.D., is a research associate in the Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative at Michigan State University. She currently serves as a co-principal investigator for the state-wide evaluation of Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool programs, with primary responsibilities in producing publications, grant writing and team management. Her previous projects include the development of the Youth-Adult Partnership Rubric, funded by the Edmund A. Stanley Jr. research grant through National Institute on Out-of-School Time; evaluation of Youth-Driven Space subcontracted by The Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor's Teen Center; and program evaluation for MSU International Engagement in Mexico Study Abroad Program. Her research interests focus on recreation impacts on positive youth development, youth civic engagement, service learning in cross-cultural contexts, and youth program quality and assessment.
Research interests include:
- Youth leadership and civic engagement
- 21st Century skills and social emotional learning (SEL)
- Program quality and evaluation
- Parks and recreation management