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Yi Leaf Zhang

[Yi Zhang]

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
Last Updated: July 28, 2021
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Biography

Biography

Dr. Yi Leaf Zhang graduated from Iowa State University with a Ph.D. in higher education. She is currently serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. Zhang has developed a strong interest in studying college access and success, especially in the community college context. Her research focuses on community colleges as a gateway to STEM education, transfer students’ educational pathways, and international education in four-year and two-year institutions. Zhang has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and her research was reported in media, such as National Public Radio, Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and IEEE Spectrum. Zhang is currently an editorial board member of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice (CCJRP) and an associate editor of the Journal of International Students (JIS).

Education

Education

    • 2011 PhD in Educational Leadership
      Iowa State University
    • 2005 MS in Communication Studies
      Fort Hays State University
    • 2004 BS in Business Management
      Fort Hays State University
    • 2003 BA in Business English
      Zhengzhou University

Memberships

    • 2009 to Present American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    • 2009 to Present Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
    • 2009 to Present Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)

Awards and Honors

    •  2020 Selected Recipient, Faculty Development Leave sponsored by UTA
    •  2019 Nominee, UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars sponsored by College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington
    •  2018 Selected Participant, IES Research Grant Workshop sponsored by American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    • Apr  2018 Outstanding Research Achievement or Creative Accomplishments Award sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    •  2017 NCES Data Institute Fellowship, Using Federal Datasets to Support Research on Postsecondary Education, NCES & AIR sponsored by NCES & AIR
    •  2017 Proposal Writing Incentive Award sponsored by College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington
    • May  2017 Early Career Research Award sponsored by College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Apr  2017 Barbara K. Townsend Emerging Scholar Award sponsored by The Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)
    •  2012 Selected Participant, Early Career Faculty Workshop sponsored by Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Council for the Advancement of Higher Education
    •  2011 Department Academic Scholarship sponsored by Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University
    •  2009 Selected Participant, Graduate Student Policy Seminar sponsored by Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
    •  2008 Ralph D. Turlington Scholarship and Fellowship Fund sponsored by The University of Florida
    •  2005 The Excellent International Student Award sponsored by Fort Hays State University
    •  2004 Presidential Scholarship sponsored by Fort Hays State University

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • Jan 2019 to Dec 2022 New Foundation High School Program in Texas: the Impact of Students’ Endorsement Completion on Postsecondary Preparation and Success sponsored by  -  $265531
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2019 to Sept 2020 Workers' Safety and Protection Strategies during Post Disaster Response and Cleanup Activities sponsored by  -  $74978
      (Funded)
    • July 2017 to July 2022 CAREER: Understanding Community College Transfer Students’ STEM Choice, Performance, Persistence, and STEM Baccalaureate Degree Attainment: A Typological Analysis sponsored by  -  $379114
      Yi Zhang (Funded)
    • June 2017 to Aug 2018 Why Transfer Students Fail to Graduate with a STEM Degree: A Latent Class Analysis of STEM Dropouts sponsored by  -  $9900
      Yi Zhang (Funded)
    • Sept 2020 to Sept 2021 Gender-Based Analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Hazards in Construction Engineering Workplaces sponsored by  -  $75000
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2016 to Aug 2020 Transfer Pathways to Baccalaureate Degree Attainment in STEM Fields of Study: A Longitudinal Transcript Analysis in a Texas Research University sponsored by  -  $68363
      Yi Zhang (Funded)
    • May 2014 to Mar 2015 Credit Recovery: Fostering Student Retention and Graduationin an Online Master's Degree Program sponsored by  -  $4000
      Yi Zhang (Funded)
    • Aug 2013 to Aug 2014 Cross-cultural Communication: Advising International Students in U.S. Community Colleges sponsored by  -  $3500
      Yi Zhang (Funded)

Publications


      2020
      • Book Chapter
        Changing theoretical perspectives on transnational mobility: A review of the literature
        [Raby, Rosalind, Zhang, YiLeaf]. Rethinking education across borders .

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

      2017
      • Book Chapter
        Developing community education: A new model of community colleges in mainland China
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. "In R. L. Raby & E. J. Valeau (Eds.), Handbook on comparative studies on community colleges and global counterparts. New York: Springer Publishing Company".

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

      2014
      • Book Chapter
        Applying to U.S. institutions: The Chinese student dilemma
        [Hagedorn, LS, Zhang, YiLeaf]. "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). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers".

      2012
      • Book Chapter
        Agents: The Chinese student dilemma. International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders
        [Hagedorn, LS, Zhang, YiLeaf]. "American Council on Education. Boston College, MA: Center for International Higher Education".
      • Book Chapter
        International students in U.S. community colleges: Status, opportunities, and future
        [Hagedorn, LS, Zhang, Yi]. "In J. S. Levin, & S. T. Kater (Eds). Understanding Community Colleges. (pp.53-68). New York: Routledge".

      2019
      • Book Review
        Book Review of Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation: Unleashing Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Communities and Students
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. Teachers College Record / Teachers College, Columbia University.
        https://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentId=23107

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

      2013
      • Book Review
        Book Review of The global nomad’s guide to university transition (2010).
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. Journal of International Students,. 3(2), 193-195.

      In Process
      • Journal Article
        Learning from COVID-19: Challenges and opporutniteis for international education in community colleges
        [Raby, RosalindL, Zhang, YiLeaf]. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Accepted.
      • Journal Article
        Uncertaintiy and change in American youth occupational expectations
        [Adamuti-Trache, Maria, Zhang, Leaf]. Journal of Career Development. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Relationships matter: The predictive effect of resident assistant mattering on their levels of experienced burnout
        [Stoner, JamesC, Zhang, YiLeaf]. The Journal of College and University Student Housing. Accepted.
      • Journal Article
        True or not true? Part-time faculty employment negatively impacts students’ academic achievement in community colleges
        [Yu, Hongwei, Bohlig, Mike, Zhang, YiLeaf]. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Submitted.

      2021
      • Journal Article
        STEM Persisters, Switchers, and Leavers: Factors Associated with 6-Year Degree Attainment for STEM Aspiring Community College Transfer Students
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. Community College Journal of Research and Practice.
      • Journal Article
        Exploring students' endorsement enrollment in Texas public high schools
        [Trache, Maria, Zhang, YiLeaf, Hagedorn, Linda S.]. Texas Education Review. 9(1), 23-48.

      2020
      • Journal Article
        Texas perspectives on college and career readiness: An examination of CTE-supported endorsements in public high schools
        [Trache, Maria, Zhang, YiLeaf, Barker, Staci]. Career and Technical Education Research Journal. 45(2), 59-78. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.5328/cter45.2.59

      2019
      • Journal Article
        From a community college attendant to a baccalaureate recipient in STEM fields of study: A planned behavior model for transfer students.
        [Zhang, Yi Leaf, Adamuti-Trache, Maria, Connolly, John]. Journal of Higher Education. 90(3), 373-401.

      2018
      • Journal Article
        What matters to students’ satisfaction: A comparative study between vertical and horizontal transfer students at 4-year universities.
        [Zhang, YiLeaf, Laanan, FrankieSantos, Adamuti-Trache, Maria]. Journal of Community College Research and Practice. 42(12), 878-892. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2017.1366374
      • Journal Article
        Using Bronfenbrenner’s ecological approach to understand academic advising with international community college students
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. Journal of International Students. 8(4), 1764-1782.

      2017
      • Journal Article
        Resident assistant mattering: Do placement and community size matter?
        [Stoner, JC, Zhang, YiLeaf]. The Journal of College and University Student Housing. 43(2), 28-43.
        https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1149333
      • Journal Article
        Understanding intercultural communication competence of academic advisors in the college of engineering
        [Zhang, YiLeaf, Dinh, TrangV]. The National Academic Association (NACADA) Journal. 37(2), 33-43.

      2016
      • Journal Article
        An overlooked population in community college: International students’ (in)validation experiences with Academic Advising
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. Community College Review. 44(2), 1-18. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0091552116633293
      • Journal Article
        Dedicated to their degrees: Adult transfer students in engineering baccalaureate programs.
        [Allen, Taryn, Zhang, YiLeaf]. Community College Review. 44(1), 70-86. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0091552115617018
      • Journal Article
        International students in transition: International community college transfer students in a Texas research university
        [Zhang, YILeaf]. New Directions for Institutional Research. 2016(170), 35-48. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ir.20183

      2015
      • Journal Article
        Challenges and support: Transfer experiences of community college engineering students.
        [Zhang, YiLeaf, Allen, Taryn]. The Journal of Applied Research in the Community College. 22(1), 43- 50.
      • Journal Article
        Intercultural communication competence: Advising international students in a Texas community college
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. The National Academic Association (NACADA) Journal. 35(2), 48-59. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12930/NACADA-15-007
      • Journal Article
        Pathways to engineering: The validation experiences of transfer students.
        [Zhang, YiLeaf, Allen, TarynO]. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. 39(4), 355-365. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2014.981892
      • Journal Article
        Reverse transfer: Experiences of international Chinese students in intensive English programs
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. 39(1), 1079-1083. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2014.985401

      2014
      • Journal Article
        Examining factors influencing attrition at a small, private, selective liberal arts college
        [Gansemer-Topf, A, Zhang, YiLeaf, Beatty, C, Paja, S, ]. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. 51(3), 270-285. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jsarp-2014-0028

      2013
      • Journal Article
        Post-transfer experiences: Adult undergraduate students at a research university
        [Zhang, YiLeaf, Lui, J, Hagedorn, LS]. Journal of Applied Research in the Community College. 21(1), 27-36.
      • Journal Article
        Power distance in online learning: experience of Chinese learners in U.S. higher education
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Education. 14(4), 238-254.

      2012
      • Journal Article
        Multilingual teaching in an American advertising course: Implementation and assessment
        [Newell, J, Li, NS, Zhang, YiLeaf]. Journal of Advertising Education. 16(2), 37-46.

      2011
      • Journal Article
        Education abroad in the U.S. community colleges
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. Community College Review. 39(2), 181-200.

      2010
      • Journal Article
        China’s progress toward gender equity: From bound feet to boundless possibilities.
        [Hagedorn, LS, Zhang, YiLeaf]. Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table, 2010(5).. 2010(5),
        https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ913061.pdf

      2020
      • Research Report
        Does education pathway matter?: An examination of factors impacting STEM aspirants’ degree attainment.
        [Zhang, Yi Leaf]. "The Greater Texas Foundation".

      2019
      • Research Report
        STEM choice, persistence, and attrition: A preliminary analysis of community college transfers and non-transfers at a four-year research university
        [Zhang, YiLeaf ]. "The Greater Texas Foundation".

      2018
      • Research Report
        Understanding community college transfers’ early academic momentum and its association with degree attainment in a Texas research university
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. "The Greater Texas Foundation".

      2017
      • Research Report
        Effectively maintained inequality: Understanding Texas high school students’ endorsement enrollments
        [Adamuti-Trache, Maria, Zhang, YiLeaf]. "The Texas OnCourse Research Network".
      • Research Report
        Pathways to academic and career success: Understanding Texas high school students’ choice of endorsements
        [Adamuti-Trache, M, Zhang, YiLeaf]. "The Texas OnCourse Research Network".
      • Research Report
        Policy brief
        [Adamuti-Trache, M, Zhang, YiLeaf]. "The Texas OnCourse Research Network".

      2015
      • Research Report
        Credit recovery: Fostering student retention and graduation in an online master’s degree program
        [Zhang, YiLeaf, Johnson, E]. "Academic Partnerships".

      2012
      • Research Report
        College student retention report
        [Gansemer-Topf, A, Zhang, YiLeaf, Paja, S]. "Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa".

      2011
      • Research Report
        Evaluation report: SIRIUS courses (Fall 2010)
        [Hagedorn, LS, Lui, J, Zhang, YiLeaf]. "Florida State College at Jacksonville".
      • Research Report
        Student performance in math and science courses
        [Gansemer-Topf, A, Zhang, YiLeaf, Paja, S]. "Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.".

      2010
      • Research Report
        Coming to the U.S.: College application experiences of the international Chinese undergraduates at Iowa State University
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. "An evaluation report submitted to the International Recruitment Center, Iowa State University".

      2009
      • Research Report
        An evaluation on Project Lead the Way summer training institute at Iowa State University
        [Zhang, Yi]. "An evaluation report submitted to College of Engineering, Iowa State University".
      • Research Report
        Chinese undergraduate students’ transition experiences at Iowa State University.
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. "An evaluation report submitted to International Students and Scholars Office, Iowa State University".
      • Research Report
        Project Lead the Way: Interim research report July 2009
        [Schenk, T, Retwisch, D, Laanan, FS, Starobin, SS, Zhang, YiLeaf, Chapman, M]. "Community College & Workforce Preparation, Iowa Department of Education".

      2008
      • Research Report
        Evaluation on community college summit initiative program (CCSIP)/community college initiative (CCI) programs
        [Kemis, M, Ryder, A, Zhang, YiLeaf]. "A series of reports submitted to CCSIP/CCI Program".
      • Research Report
        International student attrition in innovative Doctoral Pharmacy programs in the United States: An exploratory case study
        [Mendoza, P, Malcolm, Z, Zhang, YiLeaf, Useche, C]. "An evaluation report submitted to College of Pharmacy, University of Florida".

      2009
      • Newsletter
        From the Midwest to the Far East: My research in China
        [Zhang, YiLeaf]. "The PEN: Postsecondary Education Network. A Publication of Division J, American Educational Research Association (AERA)".

Presentations

    • October  2020
      Zhang, Yi, "Bridging the gap: Experiences of STEM students with pre- and post-transfer academic advising. ", NACADA, Virtual. (October , 2020).
    • August  2020
      Zhang, YiLeaf, "Mentoring students in research", UTA, Virtual. (August , 2020).
    • April  2020
      Raby, Rosalind, Zhang, YiLeaf, "Charting theoretical perspectives on inbound international students.", American Educational Research Association (AERA), , San Francisco, CA. (Conference Canceled). (April , 2020).
    • April  2020
      Zhang, YiLeaf, Trache, Maria, "College and career readiness: impact of STEM endorsement on Texas students' secondary and postsecondary success", American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA. (Conference Canceled). (April , 2020).
    • April  2020
      Zhang, YiLeaf, Trache, Maria, "Completion of endorsement in STEM and its impact on texas high students’ postsecondary enrollment and choice", Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), Tempe, AZ (Conference Canceled). (April , 2020).
    • April  2020
      Raleigh, Richard, Trache, Maria, Zhang, YiLeaf, "Factors associated with the educational attainment of aspiring engineers", American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA (Conference Canceled). (April , 2020).
    • February  2020
      Zhang, Yi, Tobolowsky, BarbaraF, Nandakumar, Vandana, "Pathway to a four-year STEM program: Community college students’ experiences in pre- and post-transfer academic advising", Atlanta, GA.. (February , 2020).
    • February  2020
      Trache, Maria, Zhang, YiLeaf, Barker, Staci, "Texas perspectives on college and career readiness: An examination of high school endorsements", Arlington, TX. (February , 2020).
    •  2019
      Adamuti-Trache, MLeaf, Zhang, Yi, "Change/Stability in the occupational expectations of American youth". ( , 2019).
    •  2019
      Zhang, YiLeaf, "Choice of STEM fields of study: understanding community college transfer students’ beliefs, intention, and behavior in a 4-year research university in Texas". ( , 2019).
    •  2018
      Adamuti-Trache, M, Zhang, YiLeaf, "Effectively maintained inequality: Understanding Texas high school students’ endorsement enrollments". ( , 2018).
    •  2018
      Zhang, Yi, "From community college to STEM degree attainment: A transcript analysis of transfer students’ early academic experience". ( , 2018).
    •  2018
      Harbour, C, Eddy, P, Amey, M, Bower, B, Lester, J, Kater, Sue, Zhang, YiLeaf, "Sexual harassment and the role of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges". ( , 2018).
    •  2018
      Adamuti-Trache, M, Zhang, Yi, "Texas foundation high school program: Matching 8th grade profiles and 9th grade endorsement enrollments". ( , 2018).
    •  2018
      Dinh, T, Zhang, Yi, "Transfer students’ success in STEM: The influence of high-impact practices on baccalaureate degree attainment". ( , 2018).
    •  2018
      Zhang, Yi, "Understanding community college transfers’ early academic experience and its association with degree attainment in STEM fields of study". ( , 2018).
    •  2017
      Dinh, TV, Zhang, Yi, , "Community college transfer students’success in STEM fields of study: Impact of engagement on baccalaureate degree attainment". ( , 2017).
    •  2017
      Zhang, Yi, "International community college student success: Factors influencing academic performance, persistence, and degree attainment". ( , 2017).
    •  2017
      Zhang, Yi, Thompson, M, "Role of student-faculty interactions in STEM success: Transfer students' experiences at both 2- and 4-year institutions". ( , 2017).
    •  2017
      Raby, RL, Kisker, C, D’Amico, M, Zhang, YiLeaf, Gross, J, "The expanding role of the community college: Using new lenses to analyze international applications". ( , 2017).
    •  2017
      Zhang, Yi, "Why Transfer Students Fail to Graduate with a STEM Degree: A Latent Class Analysis of STEM Dropouts". ( , 2017).
    •  2016
      Zhang, Yi, "Collegial Conversations: Fostering international student success at community college". ( , 2016).
    •  2016
      Zhang, Yi, Johnson, E, "Credit recovery: Improving student graduation and learning experiences in an online Master’s degree program". ( , 2016).
    •  2016
      Zhang, Yi, Dinh, TV, "Do community colleges promote or hinder STEM baccalaureate attainment: A review of the literature". ( , 2016).
    •  2016
      Zhang, Yi, Dinh, TV, "Does engagement matter to degree completion? The impact of engagement on community college transfer student success in STEM field of study". ( , 2016).
    •  2016
      Zhang, Yi, Adamuti-Trache, M, Connolly, J, , "From a community college attendant to a baccalaureate recipient in STEM fields of study: A planned behavior model for transfer students. ". ( , 2016).
    •  2016
      Zhang, Yi, Adamuti-Trache, M, Connolly, J, , "Ramping up for STEM success: Understanding community college transfer students’intention and degree attainment, ". ( , 2016).
    •  2016
      Zhang, Yi, Stoner, JC, "Resident assistants’sense of mattering: Do placement and population size matter?". ( , 2016).
    •  2015
      Zhang, Yi, "Appreciative advising: Advising international students in community colleges". ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Zhang, Yi, Hagedorn, LS, "Educating U.S. college students for global citizenship.". ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Zhang, Yi, Allen, TarynOzuna, "Engineering transfer students: Validation experiences in community colleges.". ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Zhang, Yi, Allen, TarynOzuna, "Engineering transfer students’experiences in community colleges.". ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Zhang, Yi, Allen, TarynOzuna, "Experiences of adult learners: Community college transfers in engineering baccalaureate programs". ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Zhang, Yi, Dinh, T, "Intercultural communication competence: Advising international engineering students at a research university". ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Zhang, Yi, Dinh, T, "Intercultural sensitivity: Advising international students at a research university. ". ( , 2015).
    •  2014
      Zhang, Yi, "Adjustment to the U.S. culture. “Bald Eagle & Panda” U.S.-China ". ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Zhang, Yi, "Advising first-year international students at a public research university". ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Zhang, Yi, "International Student Advising: Cross-cultural Experiences in U.S. Community Colleges". ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Zhang, Yi, "International Students in Transition: Voices of Chinese Doctoral Students in the U.S. ". ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Zhang, Yi, Fox, J, "Pathway to engineering baccalaureates: Experiences of transfer students at a research university". ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Zhang, Yi, Allen, TarynOzuna, "Pathways to engineering baccalaureate degrees in engineering". ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Zhang, Yi, "Power distance in online learning: Experience of Chinese learners in". ( , 2014).
    •  2013
      Zhang, Yi, Campbell, T, "). Cross-cultural communication: Advising international students in U.S. community colleges. ". ( , 2013).
    •  2012
      Zhang, Yi, Hagedorn, LS, Lui, J, "Adult transfer student experience at a large research university". ( , 2012).
    •  2012
      Zhang, Yi, Lui, J, "International students in the Chronicle of Higher Education. ". ( , 2012).
    •  2012
      Zhang, Yi, Sun, J, "Perceptions of success and its relations with cross-culture experience among Chinese international graduates". ( , 2012).
    •  2012
      Zhang, Yi, Hagedorn, LS, Sun, J, "Studying abroad: Understanding the choice process of the intent of female students in China". ( , 2012).
    •  2011
      Zhang, Yi, Cutright, M, Cissell, A, Kotamraju, P, , "Exploring international models of vocational and community colleges". ( , 2011).
    •  2011
      Zhang, Yi, Laanan, FS, , "Factors that influence STEM and non-STEM student satisfaction at a large research university". ( , 2011).
    •  2011
      Zhang, Yi, Hagedorn, LS, "Gender equity progress in China: Similarities and differences in three generations of women.". ( , 2011).
    •  2011
      Zhang, Yi, Starobin, SS, Laanan, FL, Schenk, T, Rethwisch, D, Chapman, M, "Opening doors for postsecondary education in STEM fields: Effectiveness of Project Lead the Way in student college persistence". ( , 2011).
    •  2011
      Zhang, Yi, Hagedorn, LS, "Promoting study abroad for all students: Participation of community college transfer students at a public research university". ( , 2011).
    •  2011
      Zhang, Yi, Laanan, FS, "Student engagement and satisfaction: Experience of STEM majors and community college transfers at a public 4-year institution". ( , 2011).
    •  2011
      Zhang, Yi, Jackson, D, Snook-Lautner, M, Roth, K, "Understanding the transfer student experience: Examining success stories, challenges, and adjustment processes". ( , 2011).
    •  2010
      Zhang, Yi, Laanan, FS, "A study of student engagement and satisfaction: An examination of vertical and horizontal transfers at a large research university". ( , 2010).
    •  2010
      Zhang, Yi, Xu, J, "Beyond language: Technology in testing and training international teaching assistants. ". ( , 2010).
    •  2010
      Zhang, Yi, Schenk, T, Laanan, FS, Starobin, S, Rethwisch, D, Chapman, M, "Causal impact of Iowa Project Lead the Way on achievement scores: Preliminary Results". ( , 2010).
    •  2010
      Zhang, Yi, Hagedorn, LS, "China’s progress toward gender equity: From bound feet to boundless possibilities. ". ( , 2010).
    •  2010
      Zhang, Yi, "Higher education in the U.S. and China: A Comparative Perspective". ( , 2010).
    •  2010
      Zhang, Yi, , Chapman, M, Rethwisch, D, Schenk, T, Laanan, FS, Starobin, S, , "Longitudinal evaluation of Project Lead the Way in Iowa: Using interdisciplinary collaboration as a method of quality". ( , 2010).
    •  2010
      Zhang, Yi, Laanan, FS, "STEM student engagement and satisfaction: A comparative study between community college transfers and native students at a four-year institution". ( , 2010).
    •  2010
      Zhang, Yi, "Studying in the U.S. higher education institutions". ( , 2010).
    •  2010
      Zhang, Yi, Hagedorn, LS, "What works in recruiting undergraduate students from mainland China". ( , 2010).
    •  2009
      Zhang, Yi, Laanan, FS, Schenk, T, Starobin, S, Rethwisch, D, Chapman, M, "A longitudinal evaluation of Project Lead the Way in the state of Iowa". ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Zhang, Yi, Laanan, FS, Starobin, S, Schenk, T, Rethwisch, D, Chapman, M, "Current status and practice of Project Lead the Way in Iowa: A longitudinal approach". ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Zhang, Yi, Laanan, FS, Starobin, S, "Current status and practice of Project Lead the Way in Iowa: A longitudinal approach". ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Zhang, Yi, Hagedorn, SH, "East meets Midwest: Recruiting Chinese undergraduates to Midwest universities". ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Zhang, Yi, Hagedorn, LS, "Education agents in recruitment of undergraduates in China". ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Zhang, Yi, "International students in transition: A dialogue of Chinese graduate". ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Zhang, Yi, "Studying in the United States". ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Zhang, Yi, "Transnational higher education: A perspective from experienced practitioners". ( , 2009).
    •  2009
      Zhang, Yi, Laanan, FS, Starobin, S, , "What do we know about the Project Lead the Way: A research evaluation in the State of Iowa". ( , 2009).
    •  2007
      Zhang, Yi, "An overview of Chinese higher education— from a student perspective". ( , 2007).
    •  2005
      Zhang, Yi, "An Overview of Higher Education in China". ( , 2005).

Courses

      • EDAD 6399-010 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • EDAD 7399-010 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • EDAD 6310-001 STATISTICAL METHODS
        (Course Id: 111034)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6310-001 STATISTICAL METHODS
        (Course Id: 111034)
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 5350-001 AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT
        (Course Id: 101397)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6399-010 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EDAD 6399-110 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EDAD 6699-010 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EDAD 6699-110 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EDAD 7399-010 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • EDAD 6304-001 K-16 QUANT RES DSGN & METHODS
        (Course Id: 111031)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6399-010 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EDAD 6699-010 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EDAD 6399-001 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • EDAD 6699-001 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • EDAD 6999-001 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111047)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • EDAD 7399-001 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • EDAD 5350-001 AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT
        (Course Id: 101397)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6399-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EDAD 6699-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EDAD 7399-011 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • EDAD 6399-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EDAD 6699-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EDAD 7399-111 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EDAD 5322-011 ED RES & EVAL
        (Course Id: 101392)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 5305-011 CURRICULUM DESIGN
        (Course Id: 101388)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • EDAD 6399-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EDAD 6699-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EDAD 6391-010 Independent Research
        (Course Id: 111773)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • EDAD 6399-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EDAD 6699-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EDAD 5322-011 ED RES & EVAL
        (Course Id: 101392)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2018
      • EDAD 6391-011 Independent Research
        (Course Id: 111773)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EDAD 6399-111 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • EDAD 6392-002 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Topic: Surveys in EducationalResearch | Course Id: 111044)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • EDAD 6310-001 STATISTICAL METHODS
        (Course Id: 111034)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • EDAD 5350-001 AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENT
        (Course Id: 101397)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EDAD 5305-011 CURRICULUM DESIGN
        (Course Id: 101388)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2018
      • EDAD 6699-111 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EDAD 6399-111 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDAD 5354-001 THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
        (Course Id: 111232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDAD 6391-011 Independent Research
        (Course Id: 111773)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • EDAD 6392-002 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Topic: Surveys in EducationalResearch | Course Id: 111044)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • EDAD 6310-001 STATISTICAL METHODS
        (Course Id: 111034)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2017
      • EDAD 5399-003 CAPSTONE PRACTICUM ED LDRSHP
        (Course Id: 101418)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDAD 6399-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDAD 7399-011 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDAD 5356-001 FOUNDATIONS HIGHER ED ADMN
        (Course Id: 111234)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDAD 6391-011 Independent Research
        (Course Id: 111773)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • EDAD 6399-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDAD 6699-111 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDAD 7399-111 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDAD 5322-001 ED RES & EVAL
        (Course Id: 101392)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDAD 5354-001 THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
        (Course Id: 111232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDAD 6399-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • EDAD 6699-111 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • EDAD 6310-001 STATISTICAL METHODS
        (Course Id: 111034)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • EDAD 6399-111 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDAD 6699-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDAD 6699-111 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDAD 6391-011 Independent Research
        (Course Id: 111773)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • EDAD 6399-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDAD 6399-111 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDAD 6699-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDAD 6699-111 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDADIR 5391-391 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101416)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2015
      • EDAD 5354-001 THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
        (Course Id: 111232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDAD 6390-011 SEL TOP K-16 ED LDRSHP RES
        (Course Id: 111043)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • EDAD 6310-001 STATISTICAL METHODS
        (Course Id: 111034)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • EDAD 6699-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111046)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDAD 5322-011 ED RES & EVAL
        (Course Id: 101392)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2015
      • EDAD 6392-011 SEL TOP K-16 ED POLICY RES
        (Course Id: 111044)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDAD 5354-001 THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
        (Course Id: 111232)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • EDAD 6399-011 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 111045)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDAD 6310-001 STATISTICAL METHODS
        (Course Id: 111034)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDAD 6390-011 SEL TOP K-16 ED LDRSHP RES
        (Course Id: 111043)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • EDAD 6390-009 SEL TOP K-16 ED LDRSHP RES
        (Course Id: 111043)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDAD 6310-001 STATISTICAL METHODS
        (Course Id: 111034)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • EDAD 5322-001 ED RES & EVAL
        (Course Id: 101392)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDAD 5354-001 THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
        (Course Id: 111232)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDAD 5322-001 ED RES & EVAL
        (Course Id: 101392)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDAD 5322-001 ED RES & EVAL
        (Course Id: 101392)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012

Service to the University

    • 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Tenure & Promotion Committee, ELPS, COEd, UTA
    • 2017 to  Present Evaluator/Reporter
      Unit Effectiveness Process (UEP), ELPS, COEd, UTA
    • 2019 to  2022 Committee Member
      Graduate Assembly, UTA
    • 2020 to  2021 Committee Member
      Tenure & Promotion Committee, COEd, UTA
    • 2019 to  2021 Committee Member
      Faculty Teaching Awards Committee, COEd, UTA
    • 2019 to  2021 Committee Member
      Research Committee, COEd, UTA
    • 2019 to  2019 Committee Member
      Assistant Professor Search Committee, ELPS, COEd, UTA
    • 2019 to  2019 Committee Member
      Faculty Development Taskforce, UTA
    • 2015 to  2019 Faculty Co-Advisor
      Research Day Committee, ELPS, COEd, UTA
    • 2015 to  2019 Committee Member
      Scholarship Committee, COEd, UTA
    • 2018 to  2018 Committee Member
      Assistant/Associate Professor Search Committee, COEd, UTA
    • 2018 to  2018 Committee Member
      Website Taskforce, COEd, UTA
    • 2017 to  2017 Committee Member
      Department Chair Search Committee, ELPS, COEd, UTA
    • 2016 to  2017 Committee Member
      Faculty Teaching Awards Committee, COEd, UTA
    • 2016 to  2016 Proposal reviewer
      Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES), UTA
    • 2015 to  2016 Committee Member
      Graduate Assembly, UTA
    • 2014 to  2015 Committee Member
      Awards Committee, COEd, UTA
    • 2014 to  2015 Committee Member
      Global Education Committee member, COEd, UTA
    • 2014 to  2015 College Representative
      Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting Committee, ELPS, COEd, UTA
    • 2013 to  2014 Committee Member
      Faculty Advisory, COEd, UTA
    • 2013 to  2014 Committee Member
      Strategic Plan Committee, ELPS, COEd, UTA
    • 2011 to  2012 Committee Member
      Curriculum Development Committee member, College of Human Sciences, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University
    • 2011 to  2012 Committee Member
      International Programs Committee, College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University
    • 2009 to  2012 Committee Member
      Social, Cultural, and Student Life Issues for Undergraduate International Students, International Students and Scholars Office, Iowa State University
    • 2006 to  2007 Committee Chair
      Committee of Faculty, English Department, College of Foreign Languages and Culture, Sias International University

Service to the Profession

    • 2019 to  Present
      Member
      IRB Board, Forth Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair
    • 2019 to  Present
      Associate Editor
      Journal of International Students
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      AERA Open
    • 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Asia Pacific Journal of Education
    • 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Journal of Higher Education
    • 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      Southwest Educational Research Association (SERA)
    • 2014 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Community College Journal of Research and Practice
    • 2012 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
    • 2012 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research
    • 2012 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      International Education Journal: Comparative Perspective
    • 2012 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      International Journal of Forecasting
    • 2012 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning
    • 2012 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Journal of Applied Research in the Community College
    • 2012 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Social Inclusion
    • 2010 to  Present
      Committee Member
      CSCC International Affairs Committee
    • 2009 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    • 2009 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Community College Review
    • 2009 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)
    • 2009 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      First-Year Experience Conference (FYE)
    • 2018 to  2021
      Board of Advisors
      NSF funded research project - Black Engineering Transfer Students (2018-2021) PI: Bruk T. Berhane
    • 2016 to  2021
      Evaluator
      NSF funded research project - PI: Yi Hong
    • 2019 to  2020
      Committee Chair
      2020 AERA Division J Poster Award Review Committee
    • 2019 to  2020
      Committee Member
      2020 CSCC Conference Planning Committee
    • 2016 to  2019
      Committee Member
      CSCC Dissertation of the Year Committee
    • 2018 to  2018
      Application Reviewer
      2018 NCES Data Institute
    • 2017 to  2018
      Committee Member
      2018 CSCC Conference Planning Committee
    • Past to  2017
      Reviewer, Book
      Empowering global citizenship: The transmigrant educational experience of Chinese immigrant youth in the United States
    • Past to  2016
      Reviewer, Book
      Qualitative research in education: Contextualizing the numbers for school leaders, practitioners, and policymakers