Prof. Dr. Huey-Jen Jenny Su

Dr. Huey-Jen Su is currently a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Health of the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Dr. Su has engaged most of her research efforts on the topic of air pollution related health effects, with particular emphasis on the rising global concerns on airborne microbial hazards. She was an expert committee member for preparing the report of “WHO Guidance for Biological Agents in the Indoor Environment”.

Dr. Su has served as an associate editor of the journal Indoor Air since 2007 and was inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences in 2008, the first Asian female scientist to be so honored.

Having served as the Vice President for International Affairs of National Cheng Kung University from 2007 to 2011, Dr. Su began to direct her efforts and interests to the subject matter of higher education development and advancement. During the term, she was also appointed as the Executive Secretary for SATU (Southeast and South Asian and Taiwan Universities) Presidents’ Forum, which provides a venue for academics to share their valuable experiences to improve higher education and international cooperation in the region. Starting February 1, 2011, Dr. Su was appointed the Executive Vice President of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) with primary responsibility of overseeing the strategic development of student affairs, international affairs, university advancement project and coordinating the collaborative projects among universities of TCUS (Taiwan Comprehensive University System). As of February 2015, Dr. Su took the mantle of NCKU President as the first female President of its 85-year-long history. In July 2015, Dr. Su was elected as a chairperson of Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan and in 2017, she is the chairperson of the Association of National Universities of Taiwan.

She received master of science and doctor of science degrees in environmental health from the Harvard School of Public Health. In October 2017, she was honored by her alma mater with the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s 2017 Leadership Award in Public Health Practice with which she was recognized for her leadership at the university and in her long work in improving indoor air quality.