Yong Zhao
Presidential Chair and Associate Dean for Global and Online Education


  • Technology and learning

Yong Zhao currently serves as the presidential chair and associate dean for global and online education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also a professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books, including “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World,” published in 2014; “World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students,” published in 2012; and “Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization,” published in 2009. Until December 2010, 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, executive director of the Confucius Institute, as well as the U.S.-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence.