Yee Han Chu is a part-time instructor at the University of North Dakota (UND) Special Education Program specializing in Gifted Education. She teaches courses in gifted education that satisfy the ND ESPB Gifted and Talented endorsement requirements and has mentored students seeking professional development in gifted education. She graduated with a BA in Psychology and BS in Genetics from the University of California, Davis, in 1991, a MSSW, concentrating in Advanced Clinical Social Work, from Columbia University School of Social Work in 1995 and a PhD from the UND-Department of Teaching and Learning with emphasis on higher education in 2014. Dr. Chu has taught at UND, Lake Region State College, Park University, and the University of Portland. She has published in the NAGC Conceptual Foundation Newsletter, Journal of Social Work Education, Journal of Teaching in Social Work, School Social Work Journal, GSTF International Journal of Law and Social Sciences, and the Journal of Natural Inquiry and Reflective Practice in Teaching and Learning in the areas of gifted education and teaching with technology. Dr. Chu has presented at national and international conferences about the educational, social justice, and more recently sensory processing needs of high ability students.
Dr. Chu has worked in California, Nevada, and Oregon. Her practice experience includes substance abuse treatment, in-patient psychiatric work with adults, out-patient mental health work with children and adults, and forensic child abuse evaluations. She was a licensed clinical social worker in Oregon and Nevada and is a licensed certified social worker in North Dakota.