Professor Tian received her bachelor’s degree in social work and master’s degree in education from two Chinese universities. She came to the United States in 2009 to pursue her Ph.D. in social work, and earned her Ph.D. and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Utah.
Prior to coming to Carthage, Prof. Tian worked with immigrant and refugee populations as well as people with substance abuse issues. She also has experience as a school worker in China. Her research interests include developmental issues of emerging adults, psychosocial challenges of childhood cancer survivors, and immigrant and refugee youths.
Professor Tian’s research interests include developmental issues of emerging adults, psychosocial challenges of childhood cancer survivors, and immigrant and refugee youths. She holds a Master of Social Work and Ph.D. from the University of Utah.
Assistant Professor of Social Work
- Ph.D. — University of Utah
- M.S.W. — University of Utah
- M.E., curriculum and teaching theory of social work — Capital Normal University, Beijing
- B.A., social work — Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China
- SWK 2300 Contemporary Social Work Practice
- SWK 3000 Social Work Research
Prof. Tian’s research interests include developmental issues of emerging adults, psychosocial challenges of childhood cancer survivors, and immigrant and refugee youths.
Wu, YP, Yi, J, McClellan, J, Kim, J, Tian, T, Grahmann, B, Kirchhoff, AC, Holton, A, Wright, J. Barriers and facilitators of healthy diet and exercise among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: Implications for behavioral interventions. (accepted for publication). Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.
Yi, J., Kim, M. A., & Tian, T. (2014). Long-term and physical late effects of cancer: Adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer in South Korea. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18(2), 145-150. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2013.11.006.
Castillo, J., Tian, T., Becerra, D., & Kr, A. (2014). The perception of poverty and social welfare policies among undergraduate and graduate social work students in India. Indian Journal of Social Work, 75(2), 209-231.
Tian, T. (2008). Rural migrant children’s impressions of Beijing and their implications of children’s urban life: Based on 16 cases of rural migrant children. Chinese Journal of Social Work, 2.
Tian, T. (2008). Analysis about rural migrant workers’ adaptation into urban community: Based on the survey about the community of Shijing region in Beijing. Chinese Journal of Social Work, 4.
Manuscripts under review:
Tian, T., & Yi, J. Examining Chinese international students’ challenges in career and romantic relationship through the lens of Bourdieu’s Capital Theory. Journal of Youth Studies.
Kim, M. A., Yi, J., & Tian, T. Coping strategy and health-related quality of life among Korean adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology.
Smits-Seemann, R. R., Yi, J., Tian, T., Warner, E. L., Kirchhoff, A. C. Childhood cancer survivors, their parents, and independence: A qualitative inquiry. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology.