Yong Zhao

Yong Zhaoe
Foundations Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas

Research Interest

Yong Zhao is a Foundations 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. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education.

Recent Positions and honors

2001-2016 Presidential Chair, University of Oregon

1996-2000 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University


PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996


Zhao, Y. (2015). A World at Risk: An Imperative for a Paradigm Shift to Cultivate 21st Century Learners. Society. 52(1).  DOI 10.1007/s12115-015-9872-8.

Zhao, Y. (2016). Counting what Counts: Education Outcomes that Matter. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Zhao, Y., Zhang, GM, Lei, J., & Wei, Q (2015). Never Send a Man to Do a Machine’s Job: Redefining the Relationships between Technology and Teachers. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Zhao, Y. (2014). Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Word’s Best and Worst Education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. (with translation in Arabic).

Zhao, Y. (2012). World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. (with translation in Chinese and Dutch).

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