Official Title: Assistant Professor | Head of the Department of Social Work and Programme Coordinator for the Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Education


Short Bio

Professor Ning Tang joined USJ in January 2017 after she received her Ph.D in social work from the University of Alabama, USA. She holds a MSW degree from the University of Alabama and a BSW degree from Beijing Institute of Technology, China. She also studied Business Administration as a minor in her undergraduate. When she was pursuing her education in the USA, she had worked as a full-time crisis specialist in Phoenix, Arizona. She also had experiences working with children with developmental disabilities. She became a Licensed Master of Social Work in 2016. Dr. Tang has rich experiences in research as well as practice. Her passion has always been the professionalization of social work in mainland China. She is also interested in program evaluation and service delivery system. 


Tang, N., Leung, C., Gao, X. (2020). Social Work Roles and Functions in the Covid-19 Pandemic in Chin (ongoing). Sponsored by Education and Youth Affairs Bureau of Macau. 

Jackson, S., Nelson-Gardel, D. & Tang, N. (2020). International Collaboration for Mutual Benefit: A Southwest China and Southeast United States Partnership (Under Review).

Tang, N., Zhu, R.Y., Deng, S.Y., Wu, Y.E., Su, Z.R., Zhang, J.E., Fan, X.Y. (2020). Disastershock: How to cope with the emotional stress of a major disaster (Mandarin Translation). Available at

Tang, N. (2019). The Social Work Development in Macau: Challenges and Opportunities. Sponsored by and Submitted to Macau Foundation.

Ma, I.M & Tang, N (2019). The current situation of employment for people with physical disabilities in Macau --- A qualitative study. RI Asia and Pacific Regional Conference, June, Macau, China.

Tang, N. (2018). The professionalism of Social Workers in China [in Chinese]. Philanthropy and Society, (5), 64-72.

Tang, N. & Agcaoili, S. (2018). Comparing the Attitude toward Humanitarian Welfare Values between Zhuhai and Macao Social Work Students. Sponsored by and Submitted to Macau Foundation.  

Tang. N. (2017). Attitudinal Professionalism among Licensed Social Workers in China. Asia-Pacific Joint Regional Social Work Conference, Shenzhen, China.

Tang, N. & Sun, F. (2017). Shequ construction and service development in urban China:
An examination of the Shenzhen model. Community Development Journal, 52(1), 10-20.

Tang, N. & Bai, J. (2015). The motivation and acculturative stress among Chinese MSW
students in the United States. CSWE 2015 Annual Program Meeting (APM), Denver, Colorado.

Tang, N. (2015). A case analysis of social work management in mainland China. Network
for Social Work Management 26th Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

Hopson, L.M.; Wodarski; & Tang, N. (2015). The effectiveness of electronic approaches
to substance abuse prevention for adolescents. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work,
12(3), 310-322.

Cheng, T., & Tang, N. (2015). SNAP out of it: A study of low-income families’ underutilization
of food stamps. Journal of Poverty. Advance online publication.

Hopson, L. M., Lee, E., & Tang, N. (2014). A multi-level analysis of school racial composition
and ecological correlates of academic success. Children and Youth Services Review,
44, 126-134.

Tang, N. (transl.) (2013). Mission, opportunity, and the role of social work: International
and historical perspectives (by Sheying Chen). Guangzhou Public Administration Review,

Tang, N., & Cheng, T. (December, 2013). Citizens’ participation in public service delivery
in Urban China. 2013 the 2nd Hong Kong International Conference on Education,
Psychology and Society, Hong Kong.

Hopson, L.M., Lee, E., & Tang, N. (January, 2013). A multilevel analysis of associations
between school racial composition, school climate, and academic performance. 2013 Annual
Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), San Diego, CA.

Tang, N. (October, 2012). The motivations of Chinese students attending MSW programs
in the U.S. 41st Annual Alabama/Mississippi Social Work Education Conference,
Huntsville, AL.


Year 1 Master
Year 1 Bachelor
3 credits
Year 2 Bachelor
3 credits
3 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
4 credits
3 credits
3 credits
3 credits
Year 4 Bachelor
2 credits
2 credits
8 credits