Wu, Jamie Heng-Chieh Ph.D.


Jamie Heng-Chieh Wu, Ph.D.

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Research Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Recreation and Youth Development. Michigan State University. USA
  • M.S. Leisure Studies. National Taiwan Normal University. Taiwan
  • B.S. Sociology. National Chengchi University. Taiwan

Areas of Interest

  • Positive youth development
  • Out-of-school time programs
  • Preschool education
  • Program evaluation
  • Data visualization. 

Jamie Heng-Chieh Wu, PhD, is the associate director for Community Evaluation Programs at the Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, University Outreach and Engagement, and assistant research professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University. Wu conducts program evaluations involving children and youth participating in academic and recreational activities outside of K–12 classrooms. She is the principal investigator for the longstanding evaluation of Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers out-of-school time programs and Michigan’s Great Start Readiness Program, the state-funded preschools currently serving a third of Michigan’s 4-year-old children. Her research also focuses on youth-driven initiatives that emphasize youth leadership, youth voice and youth-adult partnership. She likes to use data to influence policy decision-making and is a member of key coalitions and collaboratives focusing on strengthening Michigan out-of-school time and preschool networks. In 2018, Wu was recognized by the National Afterschool Association as one of the most influential people in afterschool research and evaluation.