Xi Wang has served as IISE’s Visiting Scholars program coordinator for the last four years. She is also a Ph.D. student in the Social and Comparative Analysis in Education program at the University of Pittsburgh. Xi is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship at Imperial College London, where she works with her faculty counterpart on research exploring ICL students’ learning experiences in using technology.
Before joining IISE, Xi worked at the International Relations Department at the American Education Foundation, where she was responsible for international students and teachers exchange programs between U.S. and China’s high schools. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Curriculum Studies.
Xi's research interests include Comparative International and Development Education (CIDE), technology enhanced learning and teaching, MOOCs, teacher professional development, and educational reform. Her dissertation topic is the use of MOOCs in teachers’ professional development, through which she aims to explore teachers’ characteristics and reasons to pursue professional development through MOOCs and learn about their effectiveness in meeting professional development goals.