Dr. Chia-Ju Liu is currently the president of the Open University Kaohsiung Taiwan (since 2016/8/1). Dr. Liu served as the Dean of the College of Science at National Kaohsiung Normal University (2013-2016). Her research areas include Science Education, Environmental Education, Cognitive Science in Science Learning, and Scientific Thinking and Processes. In the past five years (2012-2016), she has published 43 journal papers and 4 book chapters.
Dr. Liu is on the evaluation committee of the Department of International Cooperation and Science Education at the Ministry of Science and Technology, is editor of several international journals (SSCI, SCI), and has been the Keynote Speaker at several international conferences. Besides, Dr. Liu is one of the directors of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), a member of the committee of environment education, and also a member of the committee of education of the Kaohsiung city government.
She has been awarded the Ministry of Science and Technology Special Outstanding Talent Award, the Ministry of Education Special Outstanding Talent Award, National Kaohsiung Normal University’s Research Distinguished Award, National Kaohsiung Normal University’s Excellent Teaching Evaluation Award, and Pingtung County’s Education Contribution Award.