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  • Wei Yan

    Wei Yan

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Education

    BioWei Yan is a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University from 2021-2023. She received her Ph.D. from Tsinghua University and got the award of “The Best Graduate Student in Beijing”. She is the author of How to Live a Flourishing Life and How to Raise a Positive Child—both books are considered as a pioneering step in bringing positive psychology to the Chinese public.

    Now she is a postdoctoral research fellow at Graduate School of Education, affiliated with Geoffrey Cohen who is a professor at GSE and Psychology Department. Her research focuses on the application of positive education, aiming to benefit not only students in the cities, but also students in the rural regions and vulnerable groups. She uses mixed methods, big data, machine learning and physiological experiments to investigate the formations of positive traits and virtues, including vitality, wellbeing, leadership, values, meaning and purposes.

    Currently, Dr. Yan is working on a large project involving over hundreds of cities in China aiming to apply positive psychology to K-12 Students and Teachers. Through this project, she hopes to use empirical studies to investigate the mental status of both students and teachers, and to improve their levels of vitality, mental wellbeing, and life satisfaction.

  • Jerry Yang

    Jerry Yang

    Ph.D. Student in Electrical Engineering, admitted Autumn 2020
    Master of Arts Student in Education, admitted Winter 2022

    BioJerry A. Yang is a PhD student in electrical engineering at Stanford University. He received his BS in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently works on strain engineering in two-dimensional materials in Prof. Eric Pop's lab. In addition, he works on exploring the role of internships in first-generation and low-income engineering students' professional identity development in Prof. Sheri Sheppard's Designing Education Lab. He is a member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as a student member of the American Society of Engineering Education.

    Jerry's research interests span both engineering, education, and the intersection of engineering and education. In the engineering field, his research interests include novel two-dimensional materials for next-generation computing, quantum computing, and flexible/wearable devices. In the education field, he is interested in diversity, equity, and inclusion in engineering education, in particular the intersection of sociology, feminist theory, and queer theory and their applications to engineering education research methods and practice.

  • Jason Yeatman

    Jason Yeatman

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics), of Education and of Psychology

    BioDr. Jason Yeatman is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Stanford University. Dr. Yeatman completed his PhD in Psychology at Stanford where he studied the neurobiology of literacy and developed new brain imaging methods for studying the relationship between brain plasticity and learning. After finishing his PhD, he took a faculty position at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences before returning to Stanford.

    As the director of the Brain Development and Education Lab, the overarching goal of his research is to understand the mechanisms that underlie the process of learning to read, how these mechanisms differ in children with dyslexia, and to design literacy intervention programs that are effective across the wide spectrum of learning differences. His lab employs a collection of structural and functional neuroimaging measurements to study how a child’s experience with reading instruction shapes the development of brain circuits that are specialized for this unique cognitive function.

  • Lisa Yiu

    Lisa Yiu

    Visiting Scholar, GSE Dean's Office
    Affiliate, Ramirez Program

    BioLisa Yiu seeks to advance educational equity through investigating diversity and inclusion issues for immigrant-origin youth in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Specifically, she investigates how policy, school organizational and classroom contexts, as well as interactions between these contexts, can develop learning environments that value diversity by equalizing learning opportunities to all students. Her work, which has been recognized by the Taiwanese Ministry of Education, is motivated and critically enriched by her experiences as an inner-city teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District and English-as-a-Second-Language teacher in China. She was recently awarded the George Bereday Annual Best Article Award by the Comparative International Education Society. Publications include Comparative Education Review, Harvard Educational Review, and The China Quarterly.