Visiting Scholars bring their distinct perspectives and expertise to the College of Education

Curriculum & Instruction
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Li Li - East China Normal University

Li Li is a PhD Candidate from East China Normal University, studying Early Childhood cognitive development and education. She has participated in the "Mathematics Monitoring Indicators System for Children Aged 5-6"  for over one year in China, where she is responsible for the development of the cognitive diagnostic tool of early childhood mathematic problem solving. 
Research Fields: Early Childhood mathematics learning and teaching, Early Childhood mathematics assessment and intervention, Children's cognitive development, Teacher training and professional development

Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
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Min Chen - Southwest University, China

Min Chen is a lecturer of College of Computer and Information Science, Southwest University in China. This year she has been awarded a scholarship under the State Scholarship Fund to pursue study in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as a visiting scholar.
Research Fields: Digital Learning Resources, Micro-Learning

Baiqiang Jiang
Baiqiang Jiang - Beijing Normal University, China

Baiqiang Jiang is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Institute of Education History and Culture at Beijing Normal University, China. He is currently serving as a visiting scholar at the Education Policy Organization & Leadership (EPOL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His faculty is Professor Yoon Pak, and his current research project is “A Study on American-educated Chinese students and the development of Chinese Education Discipline in the early 20th century.
Research Fields: History of American-educated Chinese students, History of US-China cultural and educational exchanges and History of Higher Education.

Rui Liu
Liu Rui - Jinggangshan University, China

Rui Liu is an English teacher at Jinggangshan University where she teaches courses in language teaching and assessment to college English majors. As a teacher, she motivates students to engage in the classroom activities for developing their language ability. Over the past decade of technology boom in schools, she focuses on how technology can engage and excite student inside and outside the classroom.
Research Fields: Multiliteracies and Multimodality in College English Classrooms

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Haiying Wang - Tianjin Academy of Educational Sciences, China

Haiying Wang is an Associate Professor at Tianjin Academy of Educational Sciences in China. She completed her Master's in General Pedagogy at Southwest University, as well as her PhD in Higher Education.
Research Fields: University charter, University governance, and MOOCs in Higher Education. 

Shaofan Wang - North China Electric Power University, China

Shaofan Wang is a Lecturer at North China Electric Power University. She received her Master's degree in English Education from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2011. She has been teaching college English at North China Electric Power University since 2003.
Research Fields: English Education, Curriculum & Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, Cross-cultural Communication

Qinhong Wei
Qinhong Wei - Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

Research Fields: Linguistics 

Zhikang Xiao
Zhikang Xiao - Beijing Normal University, China

Zhikang Xiao is a PhD Candidate at Beijing Normal University. He received his Master's degree in Administration from Minzu University of China in 2013.  
Research Fields: Human Resource Development and Leadership

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Naichen Zhao - University of Denver 

Naichen Zhao is a first-year PhD student at the Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver. Naichen spent one year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as a visiting scholar, and taught English-related classes for four years in the School of Binhai Foreign Affairs at Tianjin Foreign Studies University in China. She is a freelance translator and interpreter, and received her Master's degree in Chinese-English Interpreting and Translation from the University of Nottingham. 
Research Fields: Role and influence of E-Learning, Teaching & Education Systems

Liu Zhe - North University of China

Liu Zhe received her Master's in Foreign Language and Applied LInguistics from Taiyuan University of Technology, PR.C. For the past 16 years, she has been engaged with pedagogical research and innovations involving technology, both in College English classrooms and TCSOL classrooms. Currently, Zhe works in the Department of Foreign Languages in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at North University of China.
Research Fields: Multimodality and Multiliteracy in College English classrooms

Educational Psychology

Special Education
RahKyung Kim - Gwangju National University of Education, South Korea 

Research Fields: Development of service-learning program in higher education to promote inclusive education

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