Dr. Tsangyao (T.Y.) Chen attended Taipei Teachers College and worked as a schoolteacher in Taiwan before
pursuing a Master of Education degree at Ohio University in Athens, After receiving his master’s degree,
Dr. Chen went back to Asia to work for non-governmental organizations in Cambodia and Taiwan in the
areas of humanitarian relief and environmental protection before going back to Athens, OH to complete
his doctorate in Instructional Technology.
During the course of the doctoral program, Dr. Chen worked as a Technology Specialist and then Assistant
Director for Information Systems at the college and university levels. After completing the doctorate,
Dr. Chen went back to Taiwan to work as an e-learning consultant in a government-sponsored project at
the Institute of Information Industry working on policy research and industry consulting.
Afterwards, Dr. Chen joined Chung Yuan University as an Assistant Professor for Management Information
Systems. While engaging in teaching and research in information systems, Dr. Chen managed international
programs for the university and the Ministry of Education and initiated programs such as the annual
Taiwan Higher Education (THE) Expo in the Southeast Asian region and the bilateral Higher Education
Forum (HEF) between Taiwan and Vietnam.
In 2016, Dr. Chen came to Florida State University 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. Dr. Chen currently serves
as a researcher in the School of Information of Florida State University and contributing to the
University's Health Data Science Initiative.