School of Education
March 1, 2010
Experience Includes Accounting, Broadcast Communications, and Scholarly Research and Teaching in China, England, India, and U.S.
Professor Xiaohong Wang is a faculty member at the Zhengzhou Training Institute of the People’s Bank of China (PBC ZTI), which is the institute directly under the head office of PBC, the central bank of the People’s Republic of China. Professor Wang is also the Director of the Programme of China National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science – Research on E-learning Development Strategies for the State Departments and Big Enterprises – which began in 2007 and now is ongoing. She received her MSc in Networked Learning at Lancaster University in England. Currently, awarded a scholarship under the China State Scholarship Fund, Professor Wang is a visiting scholar in the Department of Education at UC Irvine, conducting research on the Development of Technology-enhanced Professional Learning Theories and Strategies，and the Creation of Online Professional Learning environments, under the supervision of Professor Mark Warschauer.
Professor Wang’s research interests focus on the integration of the development of interactive and collaborative e-learning theories and strategies, the design and management of technology-enhanced professional learning environments (oriented to the needs of government and industries), cognitive theories, learning evaluation and policies, and the teaching of financial English.
She has had more than 20 years working experience as an accountant in Bank of China, a radio producer and host at Henan Communication Broadcast Station China, a visiting scholar at Economics Center of Nehru University India, a visiting scholar at Economics Department of Management School of Lancaster University UK, and a lecturer, associate professor, and professor at PBC ZTI.
Professor Wang explains:
My interests outside work are quite varied – from reading, writing, fine art to walking, traveling, astrology and Chinese art of change – but I am always keeping a lid on things, so I can devote more time to my research, teaching, and training design and management. I particularly adore the Maldives with its fantastic underwater coral gardens and California sunshine with its heavenly blue sky. I also enjoy and appreciate the academic atmosphere at UCI.