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Li-Yin Liu

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Political Science

Contact

Email: Li-Yin Liu
Phone: 937-229-3626

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2017
  • MPA, Tunghai University, 2009
  • B.A., Tunghai University, 2007

Profile

Li-Yin Liu received her B.A. in Public Management and Policy and MPA from Tunghai University in Taiwan. She then received her Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University, where her first field was Public Administration with specialization in public policy and nonprofit management.

Liu’s research interests are centered around science-intensive public policies, including environmental sustainability and COVID-19 policies. Her current research focuses on environmental nonprofit organizations’ influence in policy-making and citizen engagement in environmental policy implementation. In light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, she also participates in several collaborative research teams, examining the institutional determinants of COVID-19 policy configurations and the Taiwanese government's comprehensive response to COVID-19.

Liu’s teaching interests are in advanced/introductory public administration theory, public policy, nonprofit management, research methods, program evaluation and environmental governance and policy.

Prior to joining the University of Dayton, Liu was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University, and she worked for the Legislative Yuan (Congress) and non-governmental organizations in Taiwan before moving to the United States.

Courses Taught

  • Public Policy (Graduate Seminar)
  • Nonprofit and Community Leadership (Graduate Seminar)
  • Public Administration (Graduate Seminar)
  • Program Evaluation (Graduate Seminar)
  • Political Analysis (Political Science Research Methods)
  • Introduction to Public Administration

Research Interests

  • Public health policy
  • COVID-19 politics
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental nonprofit organizations
  • Citizen engagement in policy implementation

Refereed Journal Publications

Chang, C.-C., Yen, W.-T., & Liu, L.-Y. Fighting the pandemic with “shields”: Successful COVID-19 securitization and mask policy in Taiwan. Journal of Asian and African Studies, forthcoming.

Schatteman, A. & Liu, L.-Y. Measuring what matters: Comparing costs and performance of municipal libraries and library districts. Public Library Quarterly, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1080/01616846.2022.2110631

Yen, W.-T., Liu, L.-Y., Won, E., & Testriano. The imperative of state capacity in public health crisis: Asia's early COVID-19 policy responses. Governance, 2022. 35(3), 777-798.

Liu, L-Y., Wu, W.-N. & McEntire, D.A. Six Cs of pandemic emergency management: A case study of Taiwan’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2021. First View: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102516

Yen, W.-T. & Liu, L.-Y., Crafting compliance regime under COVID-19: Using Taiwan's quarantine policy as a case study. Global Policy, 2021. First View: https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12967

Liu, L-Y. & Morris, R. The messenger matters: Environmental nonprofit organizations’ public faces, information recipients’ worldviews, and the credibility of ENPOs’ disclosed policy information. Journal of Public Policy, 2022. 41(1), 165-184.

Swedlow, B., Ripberger, J. T., Liu, L.-Y.,  Silva, C. L., Jenkins-Smith, H., & Johnson, B. B. Assessing the validity of different approaches to operationalizing cultural theory in survey research. Social Science Quarterly, 2020. 101(6), 2332-2383.

Liu, L-Y., Devine, C. J., Gauder, H. The gender citation gap in undergraduate student research: Evidence from the political science classroom. PS: Political Science & Politics 53(4), 1-5. 2020.

Liu, L.-Y. Does culture travel? Cultural influences on environmentalism in Taiwan in comparison to the United States. Journal of Environmental Education, 51(3), 214-231. 2020.

Schatteman, A. & Liu, L.-Y. The means and the end: Teaching digital literacy to nonprofit students. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 10(1), 102-113. 2020.

Wu, W.-N., Liu, L.-Y., & Brough, C. No time for composting: Subjective time pressure as a barrier to citizen engagement in curbside composting. Waste Management, 91, 99-107. 2019.

Schatteman, A. & Liu, L.-Y. Relationship between capacity and use of performance information in nonprofit arts organizations. American Journal of Art Management, 7(1), 1-34. 2019.

Liu, L.-Y. How radical is too radical? Public perception of Taiwanese environmental nonprofit organizations’ Activism. Social Science Quarterly, 99(4), 1426-1445. 2018.

Liu, L.-Y. Irrational decision making: Cultural influence on environmental nonprofit organizations' advocacy strategies. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 23(4), e1627. 2018.

Refereed Book Chapter

Yen, W.-T. & Liu, L-Y. When democracy meets the COVID-19 pandemic: The Taiwan experience. In Hsieh, J. F.-S. & Cox, R. H., Democratic governance in Taiwan. London, UK: Routledge (Comparative Asian Politics). Forthcoming.

Schatteman, A. and Liu, L.-Y. Teaching nonprofit finance. In H. Carpenter and K. Bezboruah (Eds), Teaching nonprofit management. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. 2020.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Schatteman, A. and Liu, L.-Y. "The relationship between capacity and performance information use in nonprofit organizations.” Academy of Management Proceedings. 2018.
https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.10026abstract.

Op-Eds and Popular Science Articles

Yen, W.-T. & Liu, L.-Y. Taiwan is moving away from ‘zero-covid.’ That’s harder than it seems. Washington Post, June 2, 2022.

Liu, L.-Y. & Yen, W.-T. Invisible COVID-19 heroes: District clerks. Who Governs Taiwan. March 6, 2022. (in Mandarin)

Liu, L.-Y. & Yen, W.-T. COVID politics, 2022.

Invited Talks and Presentations

The pandemic responses across the globe: decision-making system and the role of science advice. Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Online, June 23, 2022.

Too much of a good thing: Securitization and Taiwan’s reponses to COVID-19. National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, May 27, 2022.

Cultual theory and urban sustainability policy. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, May 24, 2022.

The study of Taiwan politics overseas: The new frontier. Center for Taiwan Studies, University of Texas, Austin. Online, April 22, 2022.

Public communication and engagement in science: lessons learned from COVID-19. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Global Science Forum, Online, April 22, 2022.

Cultural theory in the study of public administration: an overview and its potiential in Taiwan. Keynote Speech, Online, Taiwan Association for Schools of Public Administration and Affairs (TASPAA) annual conference – TIGCR & TGBS VII session., Nov. 5, 2021.

Selected Presentations, Conference Presentations:

Brough C. B., Liu, L.-Y., Band Yeh, Y.-Y. Judicial Reasoning, Individual Cultural Types, and Support for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates. Paper Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association 79th Annual Conference, Chicago, 2022.

Taiwan Government Bureaucrats Survey (TGBS) Panel, 2021 Taiwan Association for Schools of Public Administration and Affairs (TASPAA), Keynote speaker.

Chang, C.-C., Yen, W.-T. & Liu, L.-Y. Deciphering Resilience in Fighting COVID-19: An Analysis of Taiwan’s Governance. Paper Presented at American Political Science Association 117th Annual Conference (APSA), Seattle. 2021.

Yen, W.-T., Liu, L.-Y., Won, E., & Testriono. State Capacity and Policy Tools in Crisis Response: Asia’s COVID-19 Experience. Paper Presented at American Political Science Association 117th Annual Conference (APSA), Seattle. 2021.

Liu, L-Y. and Morris, R. "Leadership Under Scrutiny: How Environmental Nonprofit Leaders’ Backgrounds Affect the Credibility of their Organizations." Paper Presented at ARNOVA Asia Conference, Taichung, Taiwan. 2019.

Liu, L-Y. and Wu, W.-N. "Cost is a Burden: Examining the Implementation of Cost-Incurring and No-Cost Water-Saving Behaviors in Light of Experiences with Events of Water Scarcity." Paper Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association 77 th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. 2019.

Schatteman, A. and Liu, L-Y. "The Relationship Between Capacity and Performance Information Use In Nonprofit Organizations." Paper Presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. 2018.

Liu, L-Y. and Swedlow, B. "What Explains Public Perceptions: A Study of Individuals’ Cultural Biases and Their Perception of Environmental Activism." Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association 75 th Annual Conference (MPSA), Chicago, IL. 2017.

Liu, L-Y. and Swedlow, B. "Cultural Influences on Taiwanese Environmentalists’ Strategies." Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies, Malibu, CA. 2016.

Swedlow, B., Ripberger, J. T., Liu, L.-Y., Silva, C. L., and Jenkins-Smith, H. "Culture War? A Theory and Evidence of Cultural Conflict, Coalition, and Change in the United States." Paper presented at the 2016 American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Philadelphia, PA. 2016.

Liu, L-Y. and Swedlow, B. "Cultural Influences on Taiwanese Perceptions of Environmental Activism." Poster presented at the 2016 American Political Science Association Conference (APSA), Philadelphia, PA. 2016.

Swedlow, B., Ripberger, J. T., Liu, L.-Y., Silva, C. L., and Jenkins-Smith, H. "Assessing the Validity of Different Approaches to Operationalizing Cultural Theory in Survey Research." Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association 74 th Annual Conference (MPSA), Chicago, IL. 2016.

Liu, L-Y. "Reconsidering the Role of Scientific Evidence in Environmental Policies." Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association 73rd Annual Conference (MPSA), Chicago, IL. 2015.

Liu, L-Y. "Individuals’ Cultural Biases and Their Reactions to Cross-Strait Issues: A Case Study of the Sunflower Movement in Taiwan." Paper presented at the The Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies, Washington, DC. 2014.