Dr. Cheung is currently an associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy and the director of the Center for University and School Partnership at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the department, Dr. Cheung was an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University. His research areas include international education, bilingual education, comprehensive school reform, educational technology, hierarchical linear modeling, and meta-analysis. He has been involved in many large-scale randomized experiments and studies on these topics and is the author or co-author of numerous journal articles, book chapters and technical reports.
His articles have appeared in top-tier academic journals such as Review of Educational Research (RER), Educational Research Review (ERR), American Educational Research Journal (AERJ), Reading Research Quarterly (RRQ), and Journal of Educational Psychology (JEP). He was a recipient of the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award for the best article in an AERA journal in 2008. In 2013, he received the Research Excellence Award at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Cheung has conducted research in various countries, including UK, USA, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland, and Mexico. He taught quantitative methods, advanced statistics, meta-analysis, research methodology, educational policy and practice in Hong Kong, and structure and process of schooling.