Douglas K. Chung
This graduate Social Work scholarship was established by Douglas K. Chung to promote social work services in the Asian countries and communities. Douglas K. Chung, MSW, MA, Ph.D., has been a professor in the School of Social Work in the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University since 1989. He is a commissioner on the United States Council of Social Work (CSWE) since 2001. Trained as a researcher in mental health, community organization, and family therapy, he has extensive practice and teaching experience and has publications in cross-cultural social work education and practice. He is engaged in building culturally sensitive models for personal and social transformation through the integration of Qigong Technologies and human services. He was one of the editors and authors of Social Work with Asian Americans, and Qigong Therapies: A Self Care Approach. He is currently writing Meridian Therapies, and Chinese Social Work in the 21st Century. The Asian Center was established in 1995 as a qualified, non-profit organization to meet the particular needs of the culturally sensitive Asian/Pacific Islander community. As a social work scholar, Dr. Chung responded to a racial slur aired on a local radio station in West Michigan against the Asian community in 1994 and organized a group of Asian American leaders to establish The Asian Center of which Douglas K. Chung is now President.