Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University in Australia. He previously served as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he was also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has published over 100 articles and 30 books


Ph.D., Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Joseph R. Pearson Hall
University of Kansas
1122 W. Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Outstanding Public Educator 2017 Horace Mann League
Horace Mann League
2017 - Present


Zhao, Y. (in press). What Works Hurts: Side Effects of Education, New York: Teachers College Press.

Zhao, Y. (2018). Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Zhao, Y. & Gearin, B. (2017). Paradigm Shift: Fostering an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Schools. RICERCAZIONE, 8(2).

Zhao, Y. & Wang, Y. (2017). Guarding the Past or Inventing the Future: Education Reforms in East Asia. In Y.

Zhao & B. Gearin (Eds.), Imagining the Future of Global Education: Dreams and Nightmares (pp. 143-159). New York: Routeledge.

Zhao, Y. & Gearin, B. (2017). Imagining the Future of Global Education: Dreams and Nightmares, New York: Routeledge.

Zhao, Y. (2017). Torture is not Good Education The Washington Post.

Zhao, Y. (2017). The West and Asian education: a fatal attraction. The New Internationalist,(NI505).

Zhao, Y. (2017). Foreword. In H. A Spires (Ed.), Digital Transformation and Innovation in Chinese Education (pp. xvi-xviii). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.



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