Fuhua Zhai

Fuhua Zhai, Faculty Profile

Professor and Thea Bowman Endowed Chair in Social Research
Co-Director, Fordham University Strategic Research Consortium on Global Studies
Phone: 212-636-3966
Email: [email protected]
Office: Lincoln Center 704B

  • PhD, Columbia University

    Master of Philosophy, Columbia University

    Master of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

    BA, China Youth University for Political Sciences

  • Early childhood education and developmental outcomes

    Impacts of early interventions and school environment

    Child maltreatment and child welfare

    Cultural values, child rearing practices, and child wellbeing

    Cross-national studies on child and family policies

    Experimental and statistical research methods

  • Dr. Fuhua Zhai received his Ph.D. and Master of Philosophy from Columbia University School of Social Work, Master of Social Work (MSW) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work, and bachelor’s degree in social work from China Youth University for Political Sciences. He previously worked as an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and as a post-doctoral research scholar at both New York University and Columbia University. His research interests include early childhood education and interventions, parenting and parental education, cultural values and childrearing practices, child maltreatment and child welfare, and cross-national child and family policies and programs. His work has been supported by multiple research grants and published in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of developmental psychology, economics, social policy, education, demography, and social work. He has taught courses in the areas of research methods, foundation and advanced statistics, human behavior and the social environment, and experimental and quasi-experimental designs.