Dr. Tsangyao Chen attended National Taipei Teachers College in Taipei, Taiwan and pursued a Master of
Education degree at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. After receiving his master’s degree, Dr. Chen went
to Phenom Penn, Cambodia and worked as an Educational Specialist for Taipei Overseas Peace Service in
the areas of training and capacity building. Dr. Chen implemented the Train-The-Trainer model for the
training of more than one hundred teachers and founded the monthly newsletter Educational Reform before
going back to Athens, Ohio to complete his doctorate in Instructional Technology.
During the course of his doctoral program, Dr. Chen took the positions of Technology Specialist and
Assistant Director for Information Systems at Ohio University. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Chen
worked as a consultant at the Institute of Information Industry in Taiwan doing policy research,
learning technology development, and industry consulting. Dr. Chen participated in the planning of
digital infrastructure at various level and contributed to the creation of e-learning standards and
frameworks in Taiwan.
Dr. Chen later joined Chung Yuan University as Assistant Professor for Management Information
Systems. During the tenure, Dr. Chen was voted as Best Advisor twice and developed his research streams
in the domains of online learning and ontological engineering. In addition to engaging in teaching and
research, Dr. Chen managed international programs for the university and the Ministry of Education. Dr.
Chen helped initiate international programs such as the annual Taiwan Higher Education (THE) Fair and
the bilateral Higher Education Forum (HEF) in the ASEAN countries.
In 2016, Dr. Chen came to Florida State University (FSU) on a research leave and stayed for his second
doctorate in Information Science with a focus on how cognitive and social biases affect online health
decision-making and the design of theory-based HCI components for debiasing. At FSU, Dr. Chen has
taught courses such as Information Systems and Services, Database Management, and Business
Intelligence. Dr. Chen currently serves as a researcher in the School of Information at Florida State
University and contributing to the University's Health Data Science Initiative in the area of research
data repository systems.