Shenyang Guo, PhD, speaks at his installation Nov. 25 as the Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research at Washington University in St. Louis. Guo is the McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s ambassador to Fudan University in Shanghai, and he also serves as assistant vice chancellor for international affairs-Greater China.
He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Fudan and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Michigan.
Guo joined the Brown School this year from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, where he had been the Wallace H. Kuralt, Sr. Distinguished Professor. He is the author of numerous research articles on child welfare, child mental health services, welfare and health care and an expert in applying advanced statistical models to solving social welfare problems. For the past 10 years, Guo has taught summer courses in statistical methods at various universities in China, including Fudan University, Peking University, Renmin University of China and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.