Shiue Cherng-Jiann, born in 1921, received a bachelor degree in forest management at Fukien College of Agriculture in 1944, and a master degree and a doctorate degree in forestry at the University of Minnesota respectively in 1955 and 1957.
Before coming to the United States, Shiue served for eight years as research forester on the staff of the Taiwan Forest Research Institute. At the University of Minnesota, he taught statistical methods and microtechnique, and conducted research in forest inventory.
He was a contributor to “Forest Science”, “Journal of Forestry”, and other professional and scientific periodicals. Shiue is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Mid-western America.