Researchers

The KIT project has a multi-disciplinary base. Researchers who participate in this study come from a wide range of disciplines, including developmental psychology, family studies, early childhood education, clinical medicine, early intervention, survey research, test construction, measurement, etc. The research team members of Phase I , Phase II, and Phase III are as follows:

Phase III

Principal Investigator
Name Affiliation Job Title Research Expertise
Chien-Ju Chang Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Professor Language acquisition, literacy development in young children, child development

Co-Principal Investigator
Name Affiliation Job Title Research Expertise
Ching-Ling Cheng Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, NTNU Professor Developmental psychology, social development, emotional development, social cognition, adolescent psychology
Chia-Ling Chen Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Graduate Institute of Early Intervention, Chang Gung Physician and Director
Professor and Chair
Pediatric rehabilitation, early intervention, innovative therapies, evidence-based medicine, translational medicine, motor control
Po-Hsi Chen Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, NTNU Professor Testing and assessment, statistics in psychology & education, computerized adaptive tests
Shu-Hui Hsieh Center for Survey Research, RCHSS, Academia Sinica Associate Research Fellow Missing data analysis, survey design and data analysis, statistical computation
Po-Wen Chi Department Of Computer Science And Information Engineering, NTNU Associate Professor System security, computer networking, system integration
Shu-Ching Chou Graduate School of Curriculum and Instructional Communications Technology, NTUE Professor Curriculum theories, curriculum design, professional development of teachers, curriculum policy research, aesthetic inquiry for curriculum

Collaborative Investigator
Name Affiliation Job Title Research Expertise
Jun-Ren Li Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, NTNU Associate Professor Cognitive neurology, reading disorders, reading development
Shin-min Wang Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Associate Professor and Chair Cognitive development (working memory, executive function), literacy development
Huei-Mei Liu Department of Special Education, NTNU Professor and Chair Communicative disorders, language development, hearing impairment
Miao-Ju Tu Department of Child and Family Studies, Fu Jen Catholic University Associate Professor Curriculum design for early childhood education and care, teaching materials and methods in preschool, children’s social and emotional development, child care service
Chih-Wen Wu Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Assistant Professor Chinese indigenous psychology, family psychology, personality psychology
Ren-Huei Fu Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children‘s Hospital, Linkou Newborn Center, Chang Gung Children‘s Hospital, Linkou Physician, Chief of the Newborn Center, Assistant Professor General pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, general diseases of preterm infants, oxygen free radical injury, neonatal pulmonary diseases, preventive health care for neonatal and children, intensive care for preterm infants
Ta-Chien Chan Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica Research Fellow Health Informatics, epidemiology, Spatio-temporal analysis
Nei-Yuh Huang Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Professor (Part-time) Home economics education, family education, parent education, children’s literature
Li-Tuan Chou Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Associate Professor (Part-time) Family research, family life education, family theories
Hsi-Ping Nieh Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Assistant Professor Adolescent development, family studies, health behaviors, Interpersonal communication, health communication, health promotion

International Consultanct
Name Affiliation Job Title Research Expertise
Aubrey Wang Department of Educational Leadership, Saint Joseph's University Faculty Program Director, Organizational Development & Leadership Professor, Educational Leadership Chair, Institutional Review Board Teaching and learning, child development, quantitative & qualitative research, longitudinal data analysis, mathematical sciences, school readiness


Phase II

Principal Investigator
Name Affiliation Job Title Research Expertise
Chien-Ju Chang Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Professor Language acquisition, literacy development in young children, child development

Co-Principal Investigator
Name Affiliation Job Title Research Expertise
Ching-Ling Cheng Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, NTNU Professor Developmental psychology, social development, emotional development, social cognition, adolescent psychology
Chia-Ling Chen Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Graduate Institute of Early Intervention, Chang Gung University Physician and Director
Professor and Chair
Pediatric rehabilitation, early intervention, innovative therapies, evidence-based medicine, translational medicine, motor control
Li-Tuan Chou Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Associate Professor and Chair Family research, family life education, family theories
Po-Wen Chi Department Of Computer Science And Information Engineering, NTNU Assistant Professor System security, computer networking, system integration
Po-Hsi Chen Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, NTNU Professor Testing and assessment, statistics in psychology & education, computerized adaptive tests
Shu-Hui Hsieh Center for Survey Research, RCHSS, Academia Sinica Assistant Research Fellow Missing data analysis, survey design and data analysis, statistical computation

Collaborative Investigator
Name Affiliation Job Title Research Expertise
Jun-Ren Li Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, NTNU Associate Professor Cognitive neurology, reading disorders, reading development
Shin-min Wang Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Associate Professor Cognitive development (working memory, executive function), literacy development
Huei-Mei Liu Department of Special Education, NTNU Professor Communicative disorders, language development, hearing impairment
Miao-Ju Tu Department of Child and Family Studies, Fu Jen Catholic University Associate Professor Curriculum design for early childhood education and care, teaching materials and methods in preschool, children’s social and emotional development, child care service
Nei-Yuh Huang Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Professor Home economics education, family education, parent education, children’s literature
Fong-Ruey Liaw Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU(Part-time) Associate Professor Early childhood education (or ECE) assessment, ECE education administration & policy, ECE research methods, ECE curriculum
Su-Chen Chang College of Teacher Education, NTNU Associate Professor Teacher education, special education, teacher’s professional development, curriculum and teaching
Ren-Huei Fu Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children‘s Hospital, Linkou Newborn Center, Chang Gung Children‘s Hospital, Linkou Physician, Chief of the Newborn Center, Assistant Professor General pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, general diseases of preterm infants, oxygen free radical injury, neonatal pulmonary diseases, preventive health care for neonatal and children, intensive care for preterm infants
Ching-Ching Cheng Department of Early Childhood Education, National Chiayi University Associate Professor & Chair Curriculum in early childhood education, early childhood education assessment, curriculum design
Wen-Hui Lu Center for Teacher Education, Providence University Graduate Institute of Education, Providence University Professor Educational psychology, developmental psychology, educational statistics, math learning, educational testing and assessment
Yu-Ching Yeh Department of Early Childhood Education, National Chiayi University Professor Multicultural education in early childhood and families, families with foreign spouses, social development and counseling in early childhood
Chih-Ting Hsu Department of Education, National University of Tainan Associate Professor & President of National University of Tainan Affiliated Elementary School Moral education, foundation theory of education, discourse analysis of educational policy
Shih-Jay Tzeng Department of Special Education, National Taitung University Professor & Dean Abnormal psychology, emotional disorders, reading disorders
Tsung-Ning Huang Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, MacKay Children's Hospital Physician General pediatrics, clinical advice on vaccination, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, allergies, asthma
Shou-Chi Huang Department of Child and Family Studies, Fu Jen Catholic University Assistant Professor Early childhood and family studies

Collaborative Investigator (On-site)
Name Affiliation Job Title Site
Chiao-Ling Chen Department of Early Childhood Educare, Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health Associate Professor Keelung
Yilan
Yi-Yun Wang College of General Studies, Yuan Ze University Assistant Professor Taoyuan
Hsinchu
Miaoli
Yu-Ju Chou Department of Early Childhood Education, National Tsing Hua University Associate Professor
Ming-Fang Hsieh Department of Early Childhood Education, National Tsing Hua University Associate Professor
Szu‐Yin Chu Department of Special Education, National Tsing Hua University Associate Professor
Ming-Jiun Sung Department of Early Childhood Development and Education, Chaoyang University of Technology Assistant Professor Taichung
Changhua
Nantou
Chin-Kuo Wang Department of Education, National Taichung University of Education Professor
Yi-Kai Lin‬‬‬‬‬‬ Center of Teacher Education, Chaoyang University of Technology Assistant Professor
Hsiang-Ju Ho Department of Early Childhood Education, National Chiayi University Assistant Professor Chiayi
Tainan
Jon-Fan Hu Department of Psychology, National Cheng Kung University Assistant Professor
Chiu-Hua Huang Department of Early Childhood Education, Tainan University of Technology Assistant Professor
Shu-Hui Lee Department of Child Care and Family Studies, Shu-Te University Assistant Professor & Chair Kaohsiung
Pingtung
Shu-Ching Wang Department of Child Care, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology Associate Professor
Huei-Chuan Su Department of Early Childhood Education, National Taitung University Lecturer Taitung
Hualian


Phase I

Principal Investigator
Name Affiliation Job Title Research Expertise
Chien-Ju Chang Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Professor Language acquisition, literacy development in young children, child development

Co-Principal Investigator
Name Affiliation Job Title Research Expertise
Ching-Ling Cheng Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, NTNU Associate Professor Developmental psychology, social development, emotional development, social cognition, adolescent psychology
Chia-Ling Chen Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Graduate Institute of Early Intervention, Chang Gung Physician and Director
Professor and Chair
Pediatric rehabilitation, early intervention, innovative therapies, evidence-based medicine, translational medicine, motor control
Li-Tuan Chou Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Associate Professor and Chair Family research, family life education, family theories
Fong-Ruey Liaw Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Associate Professor Early childhood education (or ECE) assessment, ECE education administration & policy, ECE research methods, ECE curriculum
Ching-Ching Cheng Center for Teacher Education, Providence University Associate Professor Curriculum in early childhood education, early childhood education assessment, curriculum design
Yu-Ching Yeh Department of Early Childhood Education, National Chiayi University Associate Professor & Chair Multicultural education in early childhood and families, families with foreign spouses, social development and counseling in early childhood
Szu‐Yin Chu Department of Early Childhood Education, National Taitung University Assistant Professor Early childhood special education in curriculum and instruction, parent-professional partnership and family support, transition and school readiness, culturally responsive teaching and teacher efficacy
Li-Yun Wang Department of Education, NTNU Center for Educational Research and Evaluation, NTNU Professor and Director Analysis of education policy and administration, educational sociology, higher
Po-Hsi Chen Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, NTNU Associate Professor Testing and assessment, statistics in psychology & education, computerized adaptive tests
Shu-Hui Hsieh Center for Survey Research, RCHSS, Academia Sinica Assistant Research Fellow Missing data analysis, survey design and data analysis, statistical computation

Collaborative Investigator
Name Affiliation Job Title Research Expertise
Jun-Ren Li Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, NTNU Research Center for Testing and Assessment, National Academy for Educational Research Associate Professor
Associate Research Fellow & Interim Director
Cognitive neurology, reading disorders, reading development
Huei-Mei Liu Department of Special Education, NTNU Associate Professor Communicative disorders, language development, hearing impairment
Miao-Ju Tu Department of Child and Family Studies, Fu Jen Catholic University The Kindergarten of Fu Jen Catholic University Associate Professor
Director
Curriculum design for early childhood education and care, teaching materials and methods in preschool, children’s social and emotional development, child care service
Nei-Yuh Huang Department of Human Development and Family Studies, NTNU Family Research and Development Center, NTNU Professor
Director
Home economics education, family education, parent education, children’s literature
Pei-Hsuan Lin Graduate School of Curriculum and Instructional Communications Technology, National Taipei University of Education Professor Curriculum evaluation, research methodology in teaching, teaching theories
Shu-Fei Tsai Department of Infant and Child Care, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences Assistant Professor Positive behavior support, social skill training, language intervention in early childhood, functional analysis
Ren-Huei Fu Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children‘s Hospital, Linkou Newborn Center, Chang Gung Children‘s Hospital, Linkou Physician, Chief of the Newborn Center, Assitant Professor General pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, general diseases of preterm infants, oxygen free radical injury, neonatal pulmonary diseases, preventive health care for neonatal and children, intensive care for preterm infants
Tsung-Ning Huang Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, MacKay Children's Hospital Physician General pediatrics, clinical advice on vaccination, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, allergies, asthma

Collaborative Investigator
Name Affiliation Job Title Site
Chiao-Ling Chen Department of Early Childhood Educare, Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health Associate Professor Keelung
Yilan
Yi-Yun Wang College of General Studies, Yuan Ze University Assistant Professor Taoyuan
Hsin-I Pao Teacher Education Center, Minghsin University of Science and Technology Associate Professor and Director Taoyuan
Hsinchu
Miaoli
Yu-Ju Chou Department of Early Childhood Education, National Tsing Hua University Associate Professor
Ming-Fang Hsieh Department of Early Childhood Education, National Tsing Hua University Associate Professor & Chair
Wen-Hui Lu Center for Teacher Education, Providence University Graduate Institute of Education, Providence University Professor Taichung
Chin-Kuo Wang Department of Education, National Taichung University of Education Professor
Ming-Jiun Sung Department of Early Childhood Development and Education, Chaoyang University of Technology Assistant Professor
Chiu-Hua Huang Department of Early Childhood Education, Tainan University of Technology Assistant Professor Yunlin
Changhua
Yi-Kai Lin‬‬‬‬‬‬ Center of Teacher Education, Chaoyang University of Technology Assistant Professor Changhua
Nantou
Hsiang-Ju Ho Department of Early Childhood Education, National Chiayi University Assistant Professor Chiayi
Jon-Fan Hu Department of Psychology, National Cheng Kung University Assistant Professor Tainan
Shu-Hui Lee Department of Child Care and Family Studies, Shu-Te University Assistant Professor & Chair Kaohsiung
Shu-Ching Wang Department of Child Care, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology Associate Professor Pingtung
Ming-Ying Shih Department of Early Childhood Education, National Dong Hwa University Associate Professor and Chair Hualian
Huei-Chuan Su Department of Early Childhood Education, National Taitung University Lecturer Taitung
Hsiao-Yun Chang Department of Infant and Child Care, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences Associate Professor Taitung
Penghu