EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Political Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, June 2014.

Major Field: Comparative Politics ; Minor Field: International Relations & Research Methods

 

Dissertation:

Political Participation and Democratic Citizenship in New Democracies—Asia in Comparative Perspective

Dissertation Committee: Harold D. Clarke (chair), Marianne Stewart, Euel Elliott, Linda Keith

 

M.A., in Political Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, May 2011.

 

M.A., summa cum laude in International Relations, Tam Kang University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2004.

Thesis:

Non-Traditional Security Issues in Asia – A comprehensive security perspective of Singapore’s foreign policy

 

B.A., in Business Administration, Tam Kang University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2001.

 

Graduate Certificate –

Economic and Demographic Data Analysis, 2013

University of Texas at Dallas

*15 Credit Hours in Econometrics and Data Analysis

 

Time Series Analysis, Summer, 2010

University of Essex, Essex, UK -

*Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Comparative Politics; Chinese Politics; East Asia and Southeast Asia Politics; International Security Issues; International Political Economy (IPE); Electoral Behavior; Media and Politics; Survey Research Methods.



PUBLICATION

Lu-Chung Dennis Weng (with Karl Ho, Harold D. Clarke, and Li-Khan Chen), 2013. “Valence politics and electoral choice in a new democracy: The case of Taiwan,”  Electoral Studies, Volume 32, Issue 3, September 2013, Pages 476-481

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION 

20. Dennis L.C. Weng. 2014. “Making Political Choice in Asian New Democracies: The case of Taiwan’s Presidential Elections.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Seattle, April, 2014.

 

19. Dennis L.C. Weng, Karl Ho, Harold Clarke, and Alexander Tan. 2014. “Economic Integration and Political Disintegration: Observing Attitudinal Change on National Security in Taiwan, 2003-2012.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, April, 2014.

 

18. Karl Ho, Dennis L.C. Weng, Harold Clarke, and Yuying Chen. 2014. “Democratization and Political Socialization in Taiwan: An Age, Cohort and Period Analysis on Political Values” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, April, 2014.

 

17. Harold Clarke, Marianne Stewart, Dennis L.C. Weng, and Karl Ho. 2014. “Mixed Logit Models of Heterogeneous Leader Effects on Electoral Choice: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, April, 2014.

 

16. Dennis L.C. Weng. 2013. “Political participation in Asian new democracies – A Structure Equation Modeling Approach” Accepted for Presentation at the International Conference on Asia-Pacific Studies, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November, 2013.

 

15. Dennis L.C. Weng. 2013. “ Political Participation in Asia- The Case of Democratic Taiwan.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the American Association of Chinese Studies (AACS), New Jersey, October, 2013. 

 

14. Dennis L.C. Weng. 2013. “Making Political Choice in New Democracies: Rival model testing in Taiwan's 2004 to 2012 Presidential Elections.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Chicago, August, 2013.



13. Dennis L.C. Weng, and Karl Ho. 2013. “Incumbency advantage, Dominant Party and Democratization of Taiwan.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, April, 2013.



12. Dennis L.C. Weng, 2013. “Does electoral system matter on incumbency advantage? A Multi-level Analysis on the case of Taiwan.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, April, 2013.



11. Dennis L.C. Weng, 2013. “Does electoral system reform increase incumbency advantage? The consequences of Taiwan’s 2008 electoral reform.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA), Orlando, Jan, 2013.

10. Dennis L.C. Weng, Harold D. Clarke, and Karl Ho. 2012. “A Structural Equation Model of Political Participation in Taiwan.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Election and Democracy Studies (TEDS) held at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., Nov, 2012.



9. Harold D. Clarke, Karl Ho, Li-Khan Chen, and Dennis L.C. Weng, 2012. “Valence Issues and Performance Politics: What matters most to Taiwanese voters? ” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Election and Democracy Studies (TEDS) held at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., Nov, 2012.



8. Dennis L.C Weng and Yi-Bin Chang, 2012. “Does electoral system matter on incumbency advantage? The case of Taiwan’s legislative elections reform.” Accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), New Orleans, April, 2012. (meeting cancelled due to Hurricane Issac)



7. Dennis L.C Weng and Karl Ho, 2012. “Incumbency advantage, Dominant Party and Democratization of Taiwan,” Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), New Orleans, April, 2012. (meeting cancelled due to Hurricane Issac )



6. Dennis L.C Weng, 2012. “Why incumbency advantage no longer advantage incumbent? The case of Taiwan’s councilor election,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association (SWPSA), San Diego, April, 2012.



5. Karl Ho, Harold D. Clarke, Li-Khan Chen, and Dennis L.C. Weng, 2011. “Valence Theory and Performance politics in Taiwan Elections,” presented at the Texas A&M University Network of Regional European Scholars Conference "Valence Politics and the Continuing Economic Crisis in Comparative Perspective," College Station, TX, March, 2012



4. Karl Ho, Harold D. Clarke, Li-Khan Chen, and Dennis L.C. Weng, 2011. “Valence Theory and Issue Voting in Taiwan Municipal Elections,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Election and Democracy Studies (TEDS) held at the Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, Dec, 2011.



3. Dennis L.C. Weng, and Karl Ho, 2010. “The Bankers Awaiting Bailout: Reassessing models of Presidential Approval in the case of Democratic Taiwan, 2000-2009,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Washington D.C., September, 2010.



2. Dennis L.C. Weng, 2010. “Applying US model to Taiwan: A Comparative study of presidential responsiveness to public opinions in new and developed democracies,” Presented at the Annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association (SWPSA), Houston, April, 2010.



1. Dennis L.C. Weng, 2004. “Southeast Asia Security Community Review: A Comprehensive Security Perspective,” Presented at Annual Conference on Southeast Asia Studies in Taiwan, Taipei, April, 2004 (in Chinese).



WORKING PAPERS



Dennis L.C. Weng, 2012. “Reassessing models of Presidential Approval in Taiwan, 2000-2010,” under review by an academic journal.

 

 

Dennis L.C. Weng and Jia, Ying, 2013. “Why does decentralization matter? An analysis of China’s decentralization policy” Prepare for academic conference.  

 

 

Dennis L.C Weng and Xiang Cai, 2013. “Housing Affordability in China.” Prepare for academic journal. 



ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES



UK –


Teaching Assistant, Summer 2013
Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis
3B - Time Series Analysis (Professor Harold D. Clarke)



US -
 

Political Science Program, University of Texas at Dallas
Instructor, Spring 2013
PSCI 4396 Contemporary Political Issues in Asia


Instructor, Fall 2012
PSCI 4V97 Independent Study in American Politics and Government
Student Website: http://cpmjindepstudyfall12.webs.com/

Instructor, Summer 2012 (Overall Student Evaluation 4.8/5.0)

PSCI 4321 Media and Politics


Co-Instructor (with Prof. Harold Clarke), Spring 2012, Spring 2013
PSCI 3350 Comparative Politics

Other Experiences
Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas
Teaching & Research Assistant, 2009- Present
 

Editorial Assistant, 2010/07 – Present

The International Journal of Electoral Studies (Editor, Ashbel Smith Professor Harold D. Clarke)
 

Research Assistant, 2010/01 – 2010/06

Data Analysis (Professor Linda Keith and Professor Brandon Kinne)

 

Teaching Assistant, 2009/09 – 2010/01
Latin America Politics (Professor Jennifer Holmes, Fall 2009)

 METHDOLOGICAL SKILLS

Modeling techniques:

Discrete choice models, Multivariate regression models, Time series analysis, Multilevel models (HLM), Structure Equation Models
Statistical Programming – SPSS, R, STATA, EVIEWS, MPLUS, LISREL , SAS



LANGUAGES

Chinese: Native
English: Fluent







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