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Visiting Scholars

Hongyi Zhan

Quick Facts
From: China
Supervisor and Department:
Jing Lin, CHSE
Visiting Until: September 2015

Hongyi Zhan is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Renmin University of China (RUC), since 2011. Hongyi teaches the Finance of Higher Education course for graduate and undergraduate and teaches the Principles of Economics course for graduate. His current research interests include Economics of Education, Finance of Higher Education, and Chinese Higher Education. He has authored 1 books, co-authored 6 books, published more than 20 journal articles, and took charge of 10 research projects.

Hongyi is being mentored by Dr. Jing Lin during his year-long stay at the University of Maryland. Hongyi is currently attending College of Education courses and plans to conduct a comparative study of higher education expansion of the United States and China.

Özge Metin Aslan

Quick Facts
From: Turkey
Supervisor and Department:
Kenneth H. Rubin, HDQM
Visiting Until: September 2015

Özge Metin Aslan is a research assistant in the Department of Elementary Education, Program of Early Childhood Education in Hacettepe University, Ankara since 2006. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2013. Özge teaches Play and Play Materials, Educational Philosophy and Play Development. She has published more than 10 papers and attended national and international conferences presenting several individual papers. Her current research interests include play behaviors, theory of mind, social withdrawal, preference for solitude and aggression behaviors in early childhood. She is also interested in early childhood curriculum. Özge is being mentored by Dr. Kenneth H. Rubin during her year-long stay at the University of Maryland.

Özge is currently attending College of Education courses and plans to engage in professional activities and research focusing on children’s social withdrawal and preference for solitude. Her research is approved by Hacettepe University Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit. It will have been researched with Dr. Kenneth H. Rubin during her visiting.

Fei Gao Fei Gao

Quick Facts
From: China
Supervisor and Department:
Linda Valli, TLPL
Visiting Until: February 2015

Fei Gao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Language at Jiangyin Polytechnic College in Jiangsu Province of China, since 2014. Fei teaches College English, International Trade, Business English, Foreign Trade Merchandiser Practice, and Foreign Trade Documents. Her current research interests include cross-cultural communications, teaching methodology, and international education.

Fei is being mentored by Dr. Linda Valli, during her year-long stay at the University of Maryland. Fei is currently attending College of Education courses and plans to engage in professional activities focusing on cross-cultural communications and international education programs, as well as assessment and evaluation, during her stay. Fei is accompanied by her 13-year old son who is attending middle school in Montgomery County during her stay in Maryland, U.S.

Youyi Tian Youyi Tian

Quick Facts
From: China
Supervisor and Department:
Jing Lin, CHSE
Visiting Until: March 2015

Youyi Tian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at Central China Normal University (CCNU), since 2009. Youyi teaches Introduction to Education, Foundations of Education, and Education Evaluation at undergraduate level, teaches Principles of Education, and Schools of Contemporary Educational Thought at postgraduate level. His current research interests include education reform and innovation, educational examination and evaluation, teacher education, theory and practice of creativity, growth and cultivation of creative talents, etc. He has authored 2 books, co-authored 3 books, published more than 60 journal articles, and took charge of 5 research projects.

Youyi is being mentored by Dr. Jing Lin, during his year-long stay at the University of Maryland. Youyi is currently attending College of Education courses and plans to engage in professional activities focusing on creative education and international education programs, as well as assessment and evaluation, during his stay.

Hui Zou

Quick Facts
From: China
Supervisor and Department:
Jing Lin, CHSE
Visiting Until: January 2015

Hui worked in the Ministry of Education of China since 2004. Her current research interests include cross-cultural communications, information communication technology, and international education.

Hui is being mentored by Dr. Jing Lin, during her year-long stay at the University of Maryland. Hui is currently attending College of Education courses and plans to engage in professional activities focusing on comparative education, international education programs, and assessment and evaluation. During her stay, Hui is accompanied by her 5-year old daughter Emily who is attending preschool in Maryland.