Li Xiang, Ph.D.
Dr. Xiang joined the faculty in 2018 as an assistant professor in science education. She obtained her B.S. in Botany from Nanjing University, China and taught high school biology for five years. Dr. Xiang received her M.A. in Education and Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of California, Davis. During graduate studies, she worked as a graduate assistant on the NSF-funded research project Innovations in Science Instruction through Modeling (ISIM), led by Dr. Cynthia Passmore.
Prior to joining the STEM Education Department at UK, Dr. Xiang worked as an assistant professor at Weber State University for two years. Her current research interests include using agent-based computer models to improve learning of science at K-12 level, developing phenomenon-based science curriculum, and providing support for novice teachers in science.
Research interests: STEM Education, Technology-Supported Science Education, Model-Based Teaching and Learning