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Heng-Chieh (Jamie) Wu

Co-principal Investigator, 21st CCLC State Evaluation
Principal Investigator, Development of Youth-adult Partnership Rubric
Academic Specialist, Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative

E-Mail: wuhengch@msu.edu

Department Web page: http://cerc.msu.edu

Dr. Heng-Chieh (Jamie) Wu, Ph.D., is a research associate in the Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative at Michigan State University. She currently serves as a co-principal investigator for the state-wide evaluation of Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool programs, with primary responsibilities in producing publications, grant writing and team management. Her previous projects include the development of the Youth-Adult Partnership Rubric, funded by the Edmund A. Stanley Jr. research grant through National Institute on Out-of-School Time; evaluation of Youth-Driven Space subcontracted by The Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor's Teen Center; and program evaluation for MSU International Engagement in Mexico Study Abroad Program. Her research interests focus on recreation impacts on positive youth development, youth civic engagement, service learning in cross-cultural contexts, and youth program quality and assessment.

Research interests include:

  • Youth leadership and civic engagement
  • 21st Century skills and social emotional learning (SEL)
  • Program quality and evaluation
  • Parks and recreation management

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Recent Publications

Wu, H. J., Kornbluh, M., Weiss, J., & Rody, L. (2016). Measuring and understanding authentic youth engagement. Afterschool Matters, 23(Spring), 8–17.

Wu, H-C., Van Egeren, L. A., & Weikart Center TACSS Team. (2016). Frequently asked questions about the Leading Indicators Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.


Recent Reports

Wu, H. J., & Van Egeren, L. A. (2016). Social-emotional learning in Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool programs linked to improved school behavior. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

Wu, H. J., Van Egeren, L. A., Bates, L. V. & The MSU Evaluation Team (2016). Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation 2014-2015 Annual Report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University. 

Wu, H. C., Van Egeren, L. A., & Bates, L. V. (2015, June). Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers: 2013-14 annual report. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University.

Wu, H. J., Weiss, J., Kornbluh, M., & Roddy, L. (2014). Youth-adult partnership rubric: A tool for professional development and program evaluation in youth settings. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University. Retrieved from http://cerc.msu.edu/yaprubric

Wu, H-C., Van Egeren, L. A., Bates, L., & MSU Evaluation Team (2014, June). Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers: 2012-13 annual report. Michigan Department of Education.

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Recent Presentations

  • (October 2016)

    Social-emotional learning in afterschool programs linked to improved school behaviors

    Wu, H.-C. & Van Egeren , L. A.

    Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Recreation and Park Association Conference

    St. Louis, Missouri

  • (April 2016)

    Multilevel latent class analysis (MLCA) as an alternative classification method for program evaluation

    Chang, C., Maier, K. S., Houang, R. T., Van Egeren, L., & Wu, H. -C.

    Paper presented at the Annual Conference of American Educational Research Association

    Washington, D.C.

  • (September 2015)

    Recreation participation in afterschool programs related to better school performance

    Wu, H.-C., & Van Egeren, L. A.

    Paper presented at the National Recreation and Park Association Congress

    Las Vegas, Nevada

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