Wei-Ta Fang 方偉達

Reviewer (President of SWS Asia Chapter ; President of Taiwan Wetland Society)

評審委員(SWS 亞洲分會主席、台灣濕地學會理事長)



Wei-Ta Fang was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on February 14, 1966. He received a BA degree in Land Economics and Administration from National Taipei University (Taipei, Taiwan) in 1989. He received his first master's degree in Environmental Planning (MEP) from Arizona State University, USA in 1994, and a second master's degree in Landscape Architecture in Design Studies (MDes.S.) from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, USA in 2001. He obtained a Ph.D. from the Department of Ecosystem Science & Management, Texas A&M University, USA in 2005. He served as a specialist in the Taipei Land Management Bureau in 1991 and, 1992 and as a senior specialist in charge of environmental education and environmental impact assessments (EIAs) at Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Headquarters from 1994 to 2006. Dr. Fang was also the Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) for the National Environmental Literacy Survey in Taiwan between 2012 and 2020. He is currently serving as the Vice Dean of the College of Science (2023~2025), Distinguished Professor (2019~), and the Director (2019~2025) of the Graduate Institute of Sustainability Management and Environmental Education, National Taiwan Normal University, and is the President of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) Asia Chapter, and Taiwan Wetland Society (TWS). Dr. Fang served as one of the government officials, scientists in both natural and social sciences, university professors, fine-art painters, editors for three journals, writers for twenty Chinese books and four English books, and five non-governmental organization leaders, and served also as one of the training runners of marathons trained by Angel Wings House’s nutrition and diet programs. His interest is quite broad, determined to participate in the United Nations environmental affairs by strengthening environmental security and, laying the ground based on the foundation of human peace forever to achieve enduring social, economic, and environmental sustainability. He lives in Taipei City with his wife, Chia-Ying Ho, and two sons, Cheng-Jun (June) and Cheng-Shun (Sam).



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