Meng-Hao Li is a graduate student in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago and holds a M.I. in social informatics at the Yuan Ze University and a B.S. in psychology and business administration at the Chung Yuan Christian University. Li is interested in digital inequality, e-government, innovation theory, science policy and social network analysis. Li’s research focus aims to understand how technologies are invented and diffused, and how they impact all aspects of the citizen life.

Li is recently working on “Smart Communities Evaluation” project (PI: Dr. Karen Mossberger) and has a forthcoming article in the American Review of Public Administration, entitled “Adoption of Electronic Technologies in Local U.S.Governments: Distinguishing between E-services and Communication Technologies” (co-authored with Dr. Mary Feeney). The article employs innovation theory and public organization theory to explain that factors influence adoption of e-services and communication technologies in local governments. Li’s article, entitled “Social Resources, Media Multiplexity and Civic Engagement,” wins a student paper competition award in 2012 TPRC: 40th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy. The article integrates social network theory with media multiplexity theory to examine determinants of civic activity.

a) Interests

Digital Inequality, E-government, Innovation Theory, Science & Technology Policy and Social Network Analysis

b) Education

2010/01-Present

Graduate Program in Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

2000/09-2003/07

M.I., Graduate School of Social Informatics, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

1996/09-2000/07

B.S., Department of Psychology Major, Department of Business Administration Minor, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan

c) Fellowship and Scholarship

2012, Winner of Student Competition Paper Award, 2012 TPRC: 40th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy

2011, ICPSR Summer Program Scholarship, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago

2003, Academic Excellence Award, Yuan Ze University

d) Quantitative Training

Statistic Techniques:

Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Social Network Analysis and Structure Equation Modeling.

Statistic Software:

E-Net (social network analysis), HLM (hierarchical linear modeling), LISREL (structure equation modeling), P-Net (social network analysis), SIENA (social network analysis), Stata, STRUCTURE (social network analysis), UCINET (social network analysis).

e) Academic Works

Master Thesis: Redefine Digital Divide and Its Measurement (Adviser, Dr. Shu-Fen Tseng)

Committee Members:

Dr. Chi-Kuang Chen, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Yuan Ze University

Dr. Shu-Fen Tseng, Graduate School of Social Informatics, Yuan Ze University

Dr. Chi-In Wu, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica (Chair)

Refereed Journal Articles

1.          (In press) Meng-Hao Li and Mary K. Feeney, “Adoption of Electronic Technologies in Local U.S. Governments: Distinguishing between E-services and Communication Technologies,” American Review of Public Administration.

2.          2005 Meng-Hao Li and Shu-Fen Tseng, “Redefining the Digital Divide and Its Measurement,” Journal of Cyber Culture and Information Society, 9:89-124. (Chinese)

3.          2002 Meng-Hao Li, “The Balance of Online-Self and Offline-Self,” Journal of Cyber Culture and Information Society, 2:117-138. (Chinese)

4.          2001 Kuang-Ying Huang, Yu-Qing You, and Meng-Hao Li, “Labor Market in the Move: The Underemployment of Information Society in Taiwan,” Journal of Cyber Culture and Information Society, 1:229-255. (Chinese)

Conference Presentations

5.          2012 Meng-Hao Li “Social Resources, Media Multiplexity and Civic Engagement,” 2012 TPRC: 40th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, Arlington September 21-23, 2012 (Winner of Student Competition Paper Award)

6.          2012 Meng-Hao Li, Wan-Ling Huang, and Eric Welch “The Effects of Structural Holes on Patent Production of US Academic Scientists and Engineers” Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, April 12-15, 2012

7.          2012 Shu-Fen Tseng, Meng-Hao Li and Wei-Chu Cheng “The Effects of ICT Usages on Interpersonal Networks and Community Engagement” International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, Los Angeles, January 16-18, 2012

8.          2011 Jennifer Benoit-Bryan, Meng-Hao Li and Timothy Johnson “The Effects of Neighbourhood Level Characteristics on the Reliability and Validity of Self-Reports of Health Data” 36th Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, November 18-19, 2011

9.          2011 Meng-Hao Li, and Mary K. Feeney “Innovations in Civic Participation Technologies in Local US Governments” 33rd Annual APPAM Fall Research Conference, Washington, September, 3-5, 2011

10.      2011 Meg Haller, Meng-Hao Li, and Karen Mossberger “Does E-government Use Contribute Citizen Engagement with Government and Community” The 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, Washington, 1-4 September.

11.      2011 Meg Haller, Meng-Hao Li, and Karen Mossberger “Does E-government Use Contribute Citizen Engagement with Government and Community” The 20th Year Anniversary and 11th Biannual Public Management Research Association Conference, Syracuse, New York, 2-4 June.

12.      2010 Meng-Hao Li and Shu-Fen Tseng “Social Affordance of ICTs on Social Capital” Tokyo 2010: 35th 4S Annual Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, 25-29 August.

13.      2009 Meng-Hao Li and Shu-Fen Tseng “Tripartite Determinants of Internet: Personal Experience, Social Contagion, and Internet Affordances” Internet Research 10.0: Internet: Critical, Milwaukee, U.S., 8-10 October.

14.      2008 Shu-Fen Tseng and Meng-Hao Li “Does Sense of Community Still Matter in Web 2.0 Netware?” Internet Research 9.0: Rethinking Community, Rethinking Place, Copenhagen, Demark, 15-18 October.

15.      2008 Meng-Hao Li and Shu-Fen Tseng “Internet as an Experience or Social Technology” The 103th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, U.S., 1-4 August.

16.      2007 Shu-Fen Tseng and Meng-Hao Li “A Sense of Community or Networked Individualism? The 3rd Social Informatics Research Symposium, Milwaukee, U.S., 19 October.

17.      2006 Meng-Hao Li and Shu-Fen Tseng “Who Benefits from IT? The Matthew Effect Revisited” Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergences, Brisbane, Australia, 27-30 September.

18.      2006 Meng-Hao Li, Shi-I Huang, and Shu-Fen Tseng, “E-impact: The Have and Have-Nots”, The 101th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montréal, Canada, 11-14 August.

19.      2006 Shi-I Huang, Meng-Hao Li and Shu-Fen Tseng “The Determinants of Work Well-being among Service Workers: IT Skill, Social Capital or Both?” The 101th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montréal, Canada, 11-14 August

20.      2004 Meng-Hao Li “Redefining the Digital Divide and Its Measurement” (in Chinese) The Workshop of Information Theory and Research, Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan, 6 December.

21.      2003 Meng-Hao Li, Chin-Yao Lin, and Wei-Chu Chen “A New Approach of Digital Divide: an Empirical Study in Taiwan” The 98th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, U.S., 16-19 August.

22.      2003 Chin-Yao Lin and Meng-Hao Li “The Effect of Social Capital on Turnover Intention in a High-tech Firm” (in Chinese) Conference on Internet and Society 2003, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 28 February-1 March.

23.      2002 Shu-Fen Tseng and Meng-Hao Li “The Social Implication and Consequences on Digital Divide” (in Chinese) Conference on Internet and Society 2002, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 31 May-1 June.

24.      2002 Meng-Hao Li “The Identity Movement in Information Society” (in Chinese) Conference on Internet and Society 2002, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 31 May-1 June.

25.      2002 Meng-Hao Li “The Mobilization of Board Managers’ Identities in BBS” (in Chinese) 4th Chinese Psychologist Academic Conference and 6th Chinese Psychologist and Behavioral Science Academic Conference, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 9-12 November.

26.      2001 Chin-Yao Lin and Meng-Hao Li “The Effect of Internet Cognition on Internet Behaviors” (in Chinese) 200e Internet effect academic conference, National Central University, Taiwan, 7 December.

27.      2001 Meng-Hao Li “The Study of Board Manager Participation in BBS” (in Chinese) Conference on Internet and Society 2001, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 29-30 September.