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Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the School of Education at the University of Kansas.
He was most recently the presidential chair and professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership at the University of Oregon and formerly a University Distinguished Professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University.
Zhao is the founding director of the U.S.–China Center for Research on Educational Excellence and the Center for Teaching and Technology as well as the executive director of the Confucius Institute.
He has received numerous honors and awards, including the National Leadership Award from the Institute for Educational Leadership in 2010, and has repeatedly been named among the top 10 most influential education scholars by the RHSU blog on Education Week.
Born and raised in China, Zhao taught English before coming to the United States in the early 1990s. He earned a master’s degree in education and a doctorate in educational psychology, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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