Joyce Feng is Minister without Portfolio of Executive Yuan in charge of social welfare related policies starting Aug. 2013. Before this assignment, she has been the Professor of Social Work at National Taiwan University. She earned a PhD degree of Social Work in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988. She was one of the major actionists in establishing the Taiwan NPO Self-Regulation Alliance in 2005, elected as a President in 2012.
Her research interests and professional specialty in social work are Child Welfare and NPO developments. In the area of child welfare, she has published three books, over hundred papers in academic journals and conference proceedings on related titles.
She also has conducted extensive research on Taiwan’s nonprofit sector, published book chapters, papers, and initiated the NPO self-regulation movement in Taiwan via an action research project. Apart from her academic research on the NPO and Third Sector, she has also directly participated in many nonprofit organizations. She established and had served as Executive Director of the Child Welfare League Foundation for 10 years, and is currently its President. She is also on the board of the United Way Taiwan, the R.O.C. Red Cross, and joined the board of international NPOs, such as Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium, United Way World Wide, and Consortium of Institutes for Family-services in Asia, among others.
She has also served the academic societies as board member, editor of Journals, and been invited as a social welfare consultant, human rights committee member, and gender equality committee member to the Central and Municipal governments in Taiwan. She was the National Policy Consultant to the President of the Republic of China during 2010-2012.