Social Work Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


Yong Li, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.A.

Portrait of Yong LiAssistant Professor of Social Work

Dr. Li received his M.S.W. and Ph.D. from SUNY Albany, School of Social Welfare. He teaches courses in group practice, research methods and introduction to social welfare and social work. He had participated in federal and state funded child welfare research projects and conducted research on program development and evaluation. He also worked on research projects on mental health of immigrants in the U.S. His research interests include mental health, child welfare and international social welfare.He has some experience working with school-aged children and the homeless. Prior to coming to the U.S., Dr. Li spent 4 years as a policy analyst at the Office of Policies and Regulations, at Hangzhou Municipal Bureau of Education in China.


  • Ph.D., School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York, 2013
  • M.S.W., School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York, 2009
  • M.A., Zhejiang University, China, with a major in Political Science, 2002
  • B.A., Shandong Normal University, China, with a major in Teaching in Social Studies, 1999

Teaching Areas

  • Social Work Practice with Groups
  • Introduction to Social Welfare/Social Work
  • Research Methods in Social Work
  • Field Practicum

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Social Work and Research
  • Counsel on Social Work Education
  • American Public Health Association

Selected Publications

Li, Y. (2013). Intergenerational conflict, attitudinal familism, and depressive symptoms among Asian and Hispanic adolescents in immigrant families: A latent variable interaction analysis. Journal of Social Service Research.Advanced online publication.doi: 10.1080/01488376.2013.845128

Contact Yong Li

Office: Ward 112A
Phone: (518) 564-2163