Foundation Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas

Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. He previously served as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he was also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. Prior to Oregon, Yong Zhao was University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where he also served as the founding director of the Center for Teaching and Technology and director of the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence.


  • –present
    Foundation Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas


  • 1996 
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Educational Psychology