Xin Wang, Ph.D., joined RMC Research as a Research Associate in 2012. She currently serves as co-principal investigator for two NSF funded projects: a DRK-12 project: Student-Adaptive Pedagogy for Elementary Teachers: Promoting Multiplicative and Fractional Reasoning to Improve Students’ Preparedness for Middle School Mathematics (AdPed) and innovative computer simulation environment to facilitate learning of biology using dynamical systems approaches (UNL IUSE). This project aims at transforming the way biology students learn about complex living systems by developing, implementing, and evaluating computational modeling as a unique and user-friendly pedagogical aid. Dr. Wang is leading the formative and summative evaluation efforts by developing instruments for data collection; validating the instruments/measures; collecting and analyzing data from participant interviews and/or focus groups, surveys, project documents, and classroom observations; and working with the project team to use results for improvement of the project.
Dr. Wang received her BA from Ocean University of China, Foreign Languages College, her MA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Division of English as an International Language, Teaching English as a Second Language, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in Educational Psychology.