|Deputy Mayor of Taipei|
15 August 2011 –25 December 2014
|Appointed by||Hau Lung-pin (mayor)|
|Born||1954 (age 68–69)|
|Citizenship||Republic of China|
|Alma mater||National Taiwan University,University of Michigan|
Timothy Ting or Ting Ting-yu (Chinese :丁庭宇; pinyin :Dīng Tíngyǔ;born 1954) is a Taiwanese politician and sociologist.
Ting graduated from National Taiwan University (NTU) with a bachelor's degree in sociology before going on to the University of Michigan for his doctorate. He has a son and a daughter,whom he sent to Lincoln,Nebraska for their education in the 1990s.
Ting served as an assistant professor of sociology at Kansas State University before returning to Taiwan,where he successively took up associate professorships at National Chengchi University and his alma mater NTU. In 1997 he left his post at NTU to work in the opinion polling industry.He eventually began working for Gallup Taiwan,a research organisation. In a 2006 letter to the Taipei Times ,a spokesperson for the U.S.-based Gallup denied any association with Ting or his company.
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