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Dr. Yi Leaf Zhang

Name

[Zhang, Dr. Yi Leaf]
  • Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Associate Professor-Higher Education/Community College

Biography

Dr. Yi Leaf Zhang is an Assistant Professor of higher education/community college in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education, the University of Texas at Arlington. Previously, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at Iowa State University. Dr. Zhangs research focuses on college access, student mobility, and student success, especially in a community college context. She has published articles in journals such as Community College Review, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, and Journal of Applied Research in the Community College. Dr. Zhang is currently serving on the editorial board of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice. She is a member of Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), American Educational Research Association (AERA), Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), and National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). She also actively serves as a CSCC International Education Committee member. 

Professional Preparation

    • 2011 Ph.D. in Educational LeadershipIowa State University
    • 2005 M.S. in Communication StudiesFort Hays State University
    • 2004 B.G.S. in Business AdministrationFort Hays State University

Appointments

    • Aug 2012 to Present Assistant Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2011 to July 2012 Post Doctoral Fellow
      Iowa State University

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Jan 2009 to Present ASHE  AERA  CSCC
    • May 2013 to May 2015 NACADA

Awards and Honors

    • Jun  2017 Selected participant, NCES Data Institute: Using Federal Datasets to Support Research on Postsecondary Education sponsored by NCES & AIR
    • May  2017 Early Career Research Award sponsored by College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
    • Apr  2017 Barbara K. Townsend Emerging Scholar Award sponsored by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)
    • Apr  2017 Outstanding Research Award, Nominee of the College of Education sponsored by University of Texas at ArlingtonUTA
    • Apr  2016 CSCC Research Award sponsored by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges
    • Nov  2012 Selected participant, Early Career Faculty Workshop sponsored by American Educational Research Association (ASHE)/Council for the Advancement of Higher Education
    • Jan  2011 Department Academic Scholarship sponsored by Iowa State University
    • Nov  2009 ASHE-Graduate Student Policy Seminar selected participant, sponsored by ASHE
    • Mar  2008 Ralph D. Turlington Scholarship and Fellowship Fund sponsored by University of Florida

News Articles

Research and Expertise

  • College access, student mobility, and student success

    I have developed a strong interest from my personal and professional experiences in studying college access, student mobility, and student success, especially in a community college context. I am also interested in research of internationalization of higher education and international students’ educational experiences. I use both quantitative and qualitative research methods and focus on, but not limited to, the following topics:

    - Transfer students’ experiences in both two- and four-year settings and different subpopulations of the transfer students

    - Community colleges as pathways to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education

    - Understanding community colleges from an international perspective, such as international students choice of community colleges and their experiences on community college campuses, international student advisement, education abroad opportunities for community college students, and models of community colleges in other nations.

Publications

      Book Chapter 2018
      • Zhang, Y. L., & Hagedorn, L. S. (2018). International student enrollment in U. S. community colleges: Joint endeavors by individuals and institutions. In J. S. Levin, & S. T. Kater (Eds). Understanding Community Colleges (2nd ed.) (pp. 89-108). New York, NY: Routledge.

        {Book Chapter }
      2018
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2018). Developing community education: A new model of community colleges in mainland China. In R. L. Raby & E. J. Valeau (Eds.), Handbook on comparative studies on community colleges and global counterparts. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2018
      • Zhang, Y. L., Adamuti-Trache, M., & Connolly, J. (online first, 11/30/2018). From a community college attendant to a baccalaureate recipient in STEM fields of study: A planned behavior model for transfer students. Journal of Higher Education.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2018
      • Zhang, Y. L., Laanan, F. S., & Adamuti-Trache, M. (2018). What matters to students’ satisfaction: A comparative study between vertical and horizontal transfer students at 4-year universities. Journal of Community College Research and Practice 42(12),878-892. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080 /10668926.2017.1366374

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2018
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2018). Using Bronfenbrenner’s ecological approach to understand academic advising with international community college students. Journal of International Students, 8(4),1764-1782

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2018
      • Allen, T. O., Zhang, Y. L., & Romo, E. (online first, 09/05/2018). “I don’t have your nine numbers, so I have to work a little bit harder”: Portraits of undocumented Latino students who enrolled in an HBCU. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 1-19, https://doi.org/10.1177/1538192718797926

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2017
      • Stoner, J. C., & Zhang, Y. L. (2017). Resident assistant mattering: Do placement and community size matter? The Journal of College and University Student Housing, 43(2), 28-43. 

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2017
      • Zhang, Y. L., & * Dinh, T. (2017). Understanding intercultural communication competence of academic advisors in the college of engineering. The National Academic Association (NACADA) Journal, 37(2), 33-43.​

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2017
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2017). Models of community colleges in mainland China. New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017, 41-49

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2017
      • Zhang, Y. L., Laanan, F. S., & Adamuti-Trache, M. (online first, 09/19/17). What matters to students’ satisfaction: A comparative study between vertical and horizontal transfer students at 4-year universities. Journal of Community College Research and Practice,1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2017.1366374

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2016
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2016). International students in transition: International community college transfer students in a Texas research university. New Directions for Institutional Research, 2016(170), 35-48. doi:10.1002/ir.20183​

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2016
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2016). An overlooked population in community college: International students’ (in)validation experiences with Academic Advising. Community College Review, 44(2), 1-18.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2016
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2016). International students in transition: Voices of Chinese doctoral students in a U.S. research university. Journal of International Students, 6(1), 175-194.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2016
      • Allen, T. O., & Zhang, Y. L., (2016). Dedicated to their Degrees: Adult Transfer Students in Engineering Baccalaureate Programs. Community College Review, 44(1), 70-86.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2016
      • Sun, J., Hagedorn, L., Zhang, Y. L. (2016). Homesickness at college: Its impact on academic performance and retention. Journal of College Student Development, 57(8), 943-957. 

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Book Chapter 2016
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2016). Appreciative advising with international students in American community colleges.In R. L. Raby & E. J. Valeau (Eds.), International education at community colleges: Themes, practices, and case studies (pp. 93-109). 

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Book Review 2015
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2015). Book review of Understanding the working college student: New research and its implications for policy and practice (2010). Journal of College Student Retention: Research, theory & practice, 16(4), 612-615.

        {Review essay }

      Journal Article 2015
      • Zhang, Y. L., & Allen, T. O. (2015). Pathways to engineering: The validation experiences of transfer students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 39(4), 355-265.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2015
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2015). Reverse transfer: Experiences of international Chinese students in intensive English programs. Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2015
      • Zhang, Y. L., & Allen, T. O. (2015). Improving engineering transfer from community colleges to a four-year research university. The Journal of Applied Research in the Community College.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2015
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2015). Intercultural Communication Competence: Advising International Students in a Texas Community College. The NACADA Journal, 35(2), 48-59.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Book Chapter 2014
      • Hagedorn, L. S., & Zhang, Y. L. (2014). Applying to U.S. institutions: The Chinese student dilemma. In L. E. Rumbley, R. M. Helms, P. M. Peterson, & P. G. Altbach (eds). Global Opportunities and Challenges for Higher Education Leaders: Briefs on Key Themes. (pp 111-114).

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2014
      • Gansemer-Topf, A., Zhang, Y. L., Beatty, C, & Paja, S. (2014). Examining factors that influence retention and graduation at a small, private, selective liberal arts college. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 51(3), 270-285.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2014
      • Zhang, Y. L., & Hagedorn, L. S. (2014). Critical factors of marketing community college in China: A perspective from education agents. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 38(8), 721-732.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Book Review 2013
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2013). Book review. Quick, Tina L., 2010. The global nomad’s guide to university transition Great Britain: Summertime Publishing. Journal of International Students, 3(2), 193-195

        {Exhibition Catalog }

      Journal Article 2013
      • Zhang, Y. L., Sun, J. & Hagedorn, L. (2013) Studying Overseas: Factors Impacting Intention of Female Students in China. Journal of International Students, 3(2), 140-154.

        {Journal Article }
      2013
      • Zhang, Y. L., Lui, J., & Hagedorn, L. S. (2013). Post transfer experiences: Adult undergraduate students at a research university. Journal of Applied Research in the Community College.

        {Journal Article }
      2013
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2013). Power distance in online learning: experience of Chinese learners in U.S. higher education. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Education, 14(4).

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2012
      • Hagedorn, L. S., & Zhang, Y. L. (2012). International students at community colleges. Book Chapter, Understanding Community Colleges. New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis
        {Book Chapter }
      2012
      • Hagedorn, L. S., & Zhang, Y. L. (2012). Agents: The Chinese student dilemma. International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders.

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2012
      • Newell, J., Li, N. S., Zhang, Y. L. (2012). Multilingual course support in a large lecture. The Journal of Advertising Education, 16(2), 37-46. 

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2011
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2011). Education abroad in the U.S. community colleges. Community College Review, 39(2), 181-200.
        {Journal Article }
      2011
      • Zhang, Y. L., & Hagedorn, L. S. (2011, Summer). College application with or without assistance of an education agent: Experience of international Chinese undergraduates in the U.S. Journal of College Admission, 212, 6-16.
        {Journal Article }
      2011
      • Hagedorn, L. S., & Zhang, Y. L. (2011). The use of agents in recruiting Chinese undergraduates. Journal of Studies in International Education, 15(2), 186-202.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2010
      • Hagedorn, L. S., & Zhang, Y. L. (2010). China’s progress toward gender equity: From bound feet to boundless possibilities. Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table, 2010(5).

        {Journal Article }

      Monograph 2009
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2009). Fly Butterfly. Stories of Inspiration: NASPA, 2.
        {Monograph }

      Newsletter Article 2009
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2009, Fall). From the Midwest to the Far East: My research in China. The PEN: Postsecondary Education Network. A Publication of Division J, American Educational Research Association (AERA).
        {Newsletter Article }

      Technical Report 2009
      • Schenk, T., Retwisch, D., Laanan, F. S., Starobin, S. S., Zhang, Y. L., & Chapman, M. (2009). Project Lead the Way: Interim research report July 2009. Community College & Workforce Preparation, Iowa Department of Education.
        {Technical Report }

      Book 2008
      • Vander Haeghen, P., & Zhang, Y. L. (2008). The homeschool curriculum guide to the Internet (2nd edition). Cocoa, FL: Professional Focus, Inc.
        {Book }

      Journal Article Published
      • Zhang, Y. L. (2016). International students in transition: Voices of Chinese doctoral students in a U.S. research university. Journal of International Students, 6(1), 175-194

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Book Chapter Published
      • Zhang, Y. L. (online first, 11/08/2017). Developing community education: A new model of community colleges in mainland China. In R. L. Raby & E. J. Valeau (Eds.), Handbook on comparative studies on community colleges and global counterparts. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

        {Peer Reviewed }

Presentations

    • November  2017
      Why Transfer Students Fail to Graduate with a STEM Degree: A Latent Class Analysis of STEM Dropouts.
      The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
    • April  2017
      The expanding role of the community college: Using new lenses to analyze international applications
      Council for the study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Fort Worth, TX.
    • April  2017
      Community college transfer students’ success in stem fields of study: Impact of engagement on baccalaureate degree attainment
      Council for the study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Fort Worth, TX
    • April  2017
      Role of student-faculty interactions in stem success: Transfer students' experiences at both 2- and 4-year institutions
      Council for the study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Fort Worth, TX
    • April  2017
      International Community College Student Success: Factors Influencing Academic Performance, Persistence, and Degree Attainment.
      American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.
    • November  2016
      Ramping up for STEM success: Understanding community college transfer students’ intention and degree attainment

      The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Columbus, OH. 

    • October  2016
      Collegial Conversations: Fostering international student success at community college.

      NAFSA, http://www.nafsa.org/Professional_Resources/Learning_and_ Training/Collegial_Conversations/

    • August  2016
      Does engagement matter to degree completion? The impact of engagement on community college transfer student success in STEM field of study

      The 7th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium, Austin, TX. 

    • April  2016
      Credit recovery: Improving student graduation and learning experiences in an online Master’s degree program

      American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.

    • April  2016
      Resident assistants’ sense of mattering: Do placement and population size matter?

      American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.

    • April  2016
      Do community colleges promote or hinder STEM baccalaureate attainment: A review of the literature

      Council for the study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Plano, TX.

    • April  2016
      From a community college attendant to a baccalaureate recipient in STEM fields of study: A planned behavior model for transfer students

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Plano, TX

    • November  2015
      Intercultural communication competence: Advising international engineering students at a research university.

      The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Denver, CO.

    • November  2015
      “I don’t have your nine numbers, so I have to work a little bit harder”: Portraits of undocumented Latino students who enrolled in an HBCU.

      The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Denver, CO.

    • April  2015
      Advising international students in community colleges

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Fort Worth, TX. 

    • April  2015
      Experiences of adult learners: Community college transfers in engineering baccalaureate programs.

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Fort Worth, TX.

    • April  2015
      Engineering transfer students: Validation experiences in community colleges

      American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

    • April  2015
      Intercultural sensitivity: Advising international students at a research university

      The American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

    • April  2015
      Engineering transfer students’ experiences in community colleges.

      Qualitative Brown Bags, University of Texas at Arlington.

    • November  2014
      Pathways to engineering baccalaureate degrees in engineering.

      Research seminar, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Texas at Arlington.

    • May  2014
      Adjustment to the U.S. culture.

      “Bald Eagle & Panda” U.S.-China Culture Exchange Virtual Conference. 

    • April  2014
      Pathway to engineering baccalaureates: Experiences of transfer students at a research university

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Washington, D.C.

    • April  2014
      Power distance in online learning: experience of Chinese learners in U.S. higher education.

      The American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA. 

    • April  2014
      International Students in Transition: Voices of Chinese Doctoral Students in the U.S.

      The American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

    • April  2014
      International Student Advising: Cross-cultural Experiences in U.S. Community Colleges.

      The American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

    • February  2014
      Advising first-year international students at a public research university.

      The 33rd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Diego, CA. 

    • April  2013
      Cross-cultural communication: Advising international students in U.S. community colleges

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), San Francisco, CA.

    • October  2012
      International students in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

      The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Las Vegas, CA.

    • October  2012
      Perceptions of success and its relations with cross-culture experience among Chinese international graduates.

      The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Las Vegas, CA.

    • April  2012
      Adult transfer student experience at a large research university.

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Orlando, FL.

    • April  2012
      Studying abroad: Understanding the choice process of the intent of female students in China.

      The American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    • November  2011
      Factors that influence STEM and non-STEM student satisfaction at a large research university.

      The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Charlotte, NC.

    • April  2011
      Exploring international models of vocational and community colleges.

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), New Orleans, LA.

    • April  2011
      Promoting study abroad for all students: Participation of community college transfer students at a public research university.

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), New Orleans, LA.

    • April  2011
      Opening doors for postsecondary education in STEM fields: Effectiveness of Project Lead the Way in student college persistence.

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), New Orleans, LA.

    • April  2011
      Student engagement and satisfaction: Experience of STEM majors and community college transfers at a public 4-year institution.

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), New Orleans, LA.

    • April  2011
      Gender equity progress in China: Similarities and differences in three generations of women.

      American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.

    • March  2011
      Understanding the transfer student experience: Examining success stories, challenges, and adjustment processes.

      The inaugural 2011 Student Success Summit, Iowa State University. Ames, IA

    • November  2010
      Longitudinal evaluation of Project Lead the Way in Iowa: Using interdisciplinary collaboration as a method of quality.

      American Evaluation Association (AEA), San Antonio, TX. 

    • November  2010
      A study of student engagement and satisfaction: An examination of vertical and horizontal transfers at a large research university.

      The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Indianapolis, IN.

    • October  2010
      Studying in the U.S. higher education institutions.

      Presentation to the students of Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan, China. 

    • October  2010
      Higher education in the U.S. and China: A Comparative Perspective.

      Presentation to students of Sias International University, Xinzheng, Henan, China. 

    • September  2010
      STEM student engagement and satisfaction: A comparative study between community college transfers and native students at a four-year institution.

      The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS), Ashville, NC. 

    • July  2010
      China’s progress toward gender equity: From bound feet to boundless possibilities.

      Paper presented at Oxford Round Table on Women and Social Justice. Oxford, England

    • June  2010
      Beyond language: Technology in testing and training international teaching assistants.

      The NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Kansas City, MO.

    • May  2010
      What works in recruiting undergraduate students from mainland China.

      The American Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, CO.

    • May  2010
      Causal impact of Iowa Project Lead the Way on achievement scores: Preliminary Results.

      The American Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, CO.

    • April  2010
      Education agents in China and American community colleges: Forging connections in a new cultural movement.

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Seattle, WA. 

    • April  2010
      Vertical and horizontal transfers at a large research university: A comparative study of student engagement and satisfaction.

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Seattle, WA.

    • April  2010
      Reverse transfer: Experiences of international Chinese students in intensive English programs.

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Seattle, WA.

    • December  2009
      East meets Midwest: Recruiting Chinese undergraduates to Midwest universities.

      Iowa Educational Research and Evaluation Association (IEREA), Ames, IA.

    • December  2009
      What do we know about the Project Lead the Way: A research evaluation in the State of Iowa.

      Iowa Educational Research and Evaluation Association (IEREA), Ames, IA.

    • November  2009
      A longitudinal evaluation of Project Lead the Way in the state of Iowa.

      The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Vancouver, Canada. 

    • November  2009
      Education agents in recruitment of undergraduates in China.

      The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Vancouver, Canada.

    • November  2009
      Current status and practice of Project Lead the Way in Iowa: A longitudinal approach.

      Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education (IACTE), Ames, IA.

    • October  2009
      Current status and practice of Project Lead the Way in Iowa: A longitudinal approach.

      The Association for Institutional Research in the Upper Midwest (AIRUM), Bloomington, MN.

    • July  2009
      Studying in the United States.

      Corner Stone School, Zhong An School, No. 2 Foreign Language High School, Aihua School, and No. 101 High School. Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China.

    • June  2009
      International students in transition: A dialogue of Chinese graduate students in the U.S.

      Midwest Qualitative Research Conference (MQRC), St. Paul, MN.

    • May  2009
      Transnational higher education: A perspective from experienced practitioners.

      The NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Los Angeles, CA.

    • February  2008
      An Overview of Higher Education in China.

      Brown Bag Lunch with Dean Dr. Emihovich and faculty members from College of Education, University of Florida. Gainsville, FL. 

    • November  2007
      An overview of Chinese higher education—from a student perspective.

      The International Education Week, University of Florida. Gainsville, FL.

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Aug 2017 to July 2022 Understanding community college transfer students’ STEM choice, performance, persistence, and STEM baccalaureate degree attainment: A typological analysis. sponsored by  - $452257
    • June 2017 to Aug 2018 Exploring patterns of students’ choices: A correspondence analysis of Texas high school students’ enrollment in endorsement programs sponsored by  - $5000
    • Apr 2017 to Aug 2018 Why Transfer Students Fail to Graduate with a STEM Degree: A Latent Class Analysis of STEM Dropouts sponsored by  - $9900
    • Aug 2016 to July 2019 Transfer pathways to baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM fields of study: A longitudinal transcript analysis in a Texas research university sponsored by  - $80903
    • Nov 2016 to May 2017 Pathways to academic and career success: Understanding Texas high school students’ choice of endorsements sponsored by  - $20000
    • May 2014 to Mar 2015 Credit Recovery: Fostering Student Retention and Graduation in an Online Master’s Degree Program sponsored by  - $4000
    • Aug 2013 to Aug 2014 Cross-cultural communication: Advising international students in U.S. community colleges. sponsored by  - $3500
    • Jan 2009 to Jan 2010 The use of agents in recruiting Chinese undergraduates sponsored by  - $6416

Courses

      • EDAD 5305-011 CURRICULUM DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION

        An examination of theory and research in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Emphasis on current trends in the content areas.

        Through this course, you will explore the roles and responsibilities of campus leaders who assist in the development and supervision of curriculum and instruction. Specifically, you will examine district, campus, and classroom perspectives regarding curriculum design and evaluation, investigate supervision and implementation of curriculum in the classroom through research-based approaches, and predict your own roles and responsibilities as they pertain to curriculum development and supervision.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5322-011 Educational Research and Evaluation

        The course intends to provide an overview of basic concepts and procedures necessary for designing, and conducting research in the educational context. Topics include familiarization with research procedures, designs, and methodology. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 6310-001 STATISTICAL METHODS

        The course examines introductory statistical methods and their implications for educational research and evaluation.  Appropriate computer applications will be integrated into the course.

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 6392-002 SELECTED TOPICS K-16 EDUCATION POLICY RESEARCH-Surveys in Educational Research

        The course focuses on understanding how to design and administer a survey in either K-12, higher education, or other educational settings. Students are expected to develop survey instrumentation used in educational survey research, to engage in the design of a survey research study, and to critique educational survey studies and findings. 

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5350-001 American College Student

        The purpose of the course is to explore and understand the nature, culture, and development of college students in the U.S. colleges and universities. The course focuses on examining a range of development theories that offer insight into the processes of student learning, growth, and development during the college years.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5305-011 CURRICULUM DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION

        An examination of theory and research in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Emphasis on current trends in the content areas.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5354-001 THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

        This course provides an overview of how various types of two-year postsecondary institutions, primarily comprehensive community colleges, have evolved and how they function. Course themes address policies, trends, issues, and innovations influencing the evolution of community colleges from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Beginning with a brief history of community colleges in the U.S., the course offers content dealing with foundations, governance and administration, curriculum, leadership, faculty, and students. The course also offers a critical examination of community colleges, considering their strengths and weaknesses within the broader context of higher education and the educational continuum.

        Ultimately, the course prepares students who aspire to be professors, researchers, policy analysts, and/or administrators of community colleges or other institutions of higher education. Additionally, to understand, assess, and contribute to the betterment of community college education, both today and in the future.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 6310-001 STATISTICAL METHODS

        The course examines introductory statistical methods and their implications for educational research and evaluation.  Appropriate computer applications will be integrated into the course.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 6392-002 SELECTED TOPICS K-16 EDUCATION POLICY RESEARCH

        The course focuses on understanding how to design and administer a survey in either K-12, higher education, or other educational settings. Students are expected to develop survey instrumentation used in educational survey research, to engage in design of a survey research study, and to critique educational survey studies and findings. 

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5356-001 HISTORY, PRINCIPLES, AND PHILOSOPHY OF HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION

        This course provides an overview of a history of the U.S. higher education, through examining its origin, development, and distinctive features of the system. Course themes address the traditional and contemporary roles of post-secondary institutions, and how political, economic, and social forces have shaped and defined current institutional practices and policies.  

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5399-003 Capstone Internship

        The course focus will be on collaborative inquiry and action research in the individual classroom, team, school, and/or professional learning community. Each student will identify, research, design and initiate addressing a real problem at their work site. Students will leave this course and graduate from the program with a research presentation as part of their informal professional portfolio. Successful completion of the Capstone Internship will fulfill the comprehensive examination requirements for the graduate degree. Requirements of EDAD 5399 will include, but not be limited to, those collaboratively established by University faculty and school administrative personnel.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5354-001 THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

        This course provides an overview of how various types of two-year postsecondary institutions, primarily comprehensive community colleges, have evolved and how they function. Course themes address policies, trends, issues, and innovations influencing the evolution of community colleges from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Beginning with a brief history of community colleges in the U.S., the course offers content dealing with foundations, governance and administration, curriculum, leadership, faculty, and students. The course also offers a critical examination of community colleges, considering their strengths and weaknesses within the broader context of higher education and the educational continuum.

        Ultimately, the course prepares students who aspire to be professors, researchers, policy analysts, and/or administrators of community colleges or other institutions of higher education. Additionally, to understand, assess, and contribute to the betterment of community college education, both today and in the future.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5322-001 Educational Research and Evaluation

        The course is an overview of basic concepts and procedures necessary for designing, and conducting quantitative and qualitative studies.  Topics include: familiarization with research design, research methodology, program evaluation, data collection, and data analysis.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 6310-001 STATISTICAL METHODS

        The course examines introductory statistical methods and their implications for educational research and evaluation.  Appropriate computer applications will be integrated into the course.

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5354-001 THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

        This course provides an overview of how various types of two-year postsecondary institutions, primarily comprehensive community colleges, have evolved and how they function. Course themes address policies, trends, issues, and innovations influencing the evolution of community colleges from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Beginning with a brief history of community colleges in the U.S., the course offers content dealing with foundations, governance and administration, curriculum, leadership, faculty, and students. The course also offers a critical examination of community colleges, considering their strengths and weaknesses within the broader context of higher education and the educational continuum.

        Ultimately, the course prepares students who aspire to be professors, researchers, policy analysts, and/or administrators of community colleges or other institutions of higher education. Additionally, to understand, assess, and contribute to the betterment of community college education, both today and in the future.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5391-391 Independent Research

        This independent research course is a self-paced course that target learning in areas of greatest weakness, allowing students to complete courses, recover credits, and progress to graduation.

        Fall - 5 Weeks I - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 6310-001 STATISTICAL METHODS

        The course examines introductory statistical methods and their implications for educational research and evaluation.  Appropriate computer applications will be integrated into the course.

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5354-001 THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

        This course provides an overview of how various types of two-year postsecondary institutions, primarily comprehensive community colleges, have evolved and how they function. Course themes address policies, trends, issues, and innovations influencing the evolution of community colleges from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Beginning with a brief history of community colleges in the U.S., the course offers content dealing with foundations, governance and administration, curriculum, leadership, faculty, and students. The course also offers a critical examination of community colleges, considering their strengths and weaknesses within the broader context of higher education and the educational continuum.

        Ultimately, the course prepares students who aspire to be professors, researchers, policy analysts, and/or administrators of community colleges or other institutions of higher education, to understand, assess, and contribute to the betterment of community college education, both today and in the future.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5322-011 Educational Research and Evaluation

        The course is an overview of basic concepts and procedures necessary for designing, and conducting quantitative and qualitative studies.  Topics include: familiarization with research design, research methodology, program evaluation, data collection, and data analysis.

        Spring - 5 Weeks II - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 6310-001 Statistical Methods

        The course examines introductory statistical methods and their implications for educational research and evaluation.  Appropriate computer applications will be integrated into the course.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 6310-001 Statistical Methods

        The course examines introductory statistical methods and their implications for educational research and evaluation.  Appropriate computer applications will be integrated into the course.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5322-001 Educational Evaluation and Research

        The course is an overview of basic concepts and procedures necessary for designing, and conducting quantitative and qualitative studies.  Topics include: familiarization with research design, research methodology, program evaluation, data collection, and data analysis.

        Fall - 11 Weeks - 2013Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5354-001 the American Community College

        This course provides an overview of how various types of two-year postsecondary institutions, primarily comprehensive community colleges, have evolved and how they function. Course themes address policies, trends, issues, and innovations influencing the evolution of community colleges from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Beginning with a brief history of community colleges in the U.S., the course offers content dealing with foundations, governance and administration, curriculum, leadership, faculty, and students. The course also offers a critical examination of community colleges, considering their strengths and weaknesses within the broader context of higher education and the educational continuum.

        Ultimately, the course prepares students who aspire to be professors, researchers, policy analysts, and/or administrators of community colleges or other institutions of higher education. Additionally, to understand, assess, and contribute to the betterment of community college education, both today and in the future.

        Fall - 11 Weeks - 2013Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDAD 5322-001 Educational Research and Evaluation
        No Description Provided.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDAD 5322-001 Educational Research and Evaluation

        The course intends to provide an overview of basic concepts and procedures necessary for designing, and conducting research in the educational context. Topics include familiarization with research procedures, designs, and methodology. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012Contact info & Office Hours

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Jan 2014 to  Present Editorial Board Member

      Community College Journal of Research and Practice

    • Jan 2011 to  Present Journal Reviewer

      Asia Pacific Journal of Education; Community College Journal of Research and Practice; Community College Review; International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives; International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning; Journal of International Students

    • Sept 2013 to  Sept 2015 Board Memember

      Advisory Board, the American Cultural Center at Henan Normal University.

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2010 to  Present Conference Reviewer

      The American Educational Research Association (AERA)

      The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)

      The National Conference of the First-Year Experience

    • Jan 2010 to  Present International Affairs Committee Member

      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC). 

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2014 to  May 2015 COEd College Representative

      Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting Committee, University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Volunteered
    • Aug 2014 to  Present Globalization Education Committee Member

      COEd, UTA

    • Aug 2014 to  May 2015 Awards Committee Member

      COEd, UTA

    • Aug 2013 to  May 2014 Faculty Advisory Committee Member

      COEd, UTA

    • Aug 2015 to  Present Research Day Planning Committee Faculty Advisor

      ELPS, COEd, UTA

    • Aug 2013 to  May 2014 Strategic Plan Committee Memeber

      ELPS, COEd, UTA

    • Aug 2015 to  Present Graduate Assembly, Graduate Students Committee Member

      UTA

  • Elected
    • Aug 2015 to  Present Student Scholarship Committee Member

      COEd, UTA