Biography

I currently serve as Dean of the School of Humanities & Social Science and Presidential Chair Professor in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen). Before I  joined CUHK-Shenzhen, was was Chair Professor of Educational Psychology, and Dean of Faculty of Education, University of Macau, China, and served as the interim Vice Rector (Academic Affairs) of University of Macau. Prior to my appointments in the University of Macau, I was endowed chair professor (Curry Memorial Professor), full professor, and associate professor in the University of Virginia (Curry School of Education), USA, and was associate/assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, Utah State University, USA. I obtained my Ph.D. (1993) in educational psychology from Texas A&M University (USA), my M.A. (1989) in TESL from the Brigham Young University (USA), and my B.A. (1982) in English language instruction from the Kunming Institute of Technology (China). My research and teaching interests are in research methodology in education and psychology, applied quantitative methods, educational and psychological measurement, meta-analysis, structural equation modeling and applications, and inter-disciplinary research. I served as the editor (2004-2010) and associate editor (2000-2004) of the journal of Educational and Psychological Measurement. I am an AERA Fellow (2012; American Educational Research Association). I have been involved in numerous large-scale research projects funded by U.S. federal agencies (e.g., NSF, IES, NIH) and other funding sources, and in research projects funded by Macau government and University of Macau. I have published around 180 journal research articles and book chapters in internationally competitive outlets in education and psychology, with the overwhelming majority in SSCI/SCI indexed competitive journals. My research has been widely cited by researchers/scholars internationally (e.g., Google Scholar citations ~ 16,000; h index = 51).


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