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Ling L. Liang
Associate Professor

Contact Information
Office: Olney Hall, Room 268
Phone: 215.951.1174
E-mail: liang@lasalle.edu

Profile
I joined La Salle in 2001 and have been teaching courses related to cognitive development and science and mathematics education at undergraduate/graduate levels. Prior to this, I served as a visiting assistant professor and the director of the Science Teaching Center at Widener University in Pennsylvania. I also taught physics in a high school for five years and received the first-class teaching award there. I am always interested in explorations of effective science learning, instruction, and assessment, and the integration of research findings into my own teaching practice.

In addition to my work within the La Salle community, I have served on committees in national and international science education organizations. As an appointed guest research professor at the Nanjing Normal University in China, I have also established on-going collaborations with Chinese science educators. My recent publications can be found in science education research journals such as Science Education, the International Journal of Science Education, the Journal of Science Education and Technology, and the Journal of Elementary Science Education.

Areas of Expertise

  • Standards-Based and Inquiry-Centered Science Learning, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Science Teaching Self-Efficacy

Education

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education, Indiana University at Bloomington, IN, USA
  • M. S., Science Education (Physics), Indiana University at Bloomington, IN, USA
  • B.S., Physics, Nanjing Normal University, Jiangsu, China

Teaching

  • Cognitive Development of the Child and Adolescent in the Educational Context, ED 501
  • Explorations in Science and Mathematics I, IMS 162
  • Explorations in Science and Mathematics II, IMS 262

Research

Publications

Liang, L. L., Ebenezer, J., & Yost, D. S. (2010). Characteristics of Pre-Service Teachers' Online Discourse: The Study of Local Streams. Journal of Science Education and Technology. 19(1), 69-79.

Liang, L. L., Ebenezer, J., & Yost, D. S. (2010). Characteristics of Pre-Service Teachers' Online Discourse: The Study of Local Streams. Journal of Science Education and Technology. 19(1), 69-79.

Liang, L. L, Chen, S., Chen, X., Kaya, O. N., Adams, A. D., Macklin, M., & Ebenezer, J. (2009). Preservice teachers’ views about nature of scientific knowledge development: An international collaborative study. InternationalJournal of Science and Mathematics Education, 7, 987-1012.

Books

Chen, H., & Liang, L. L . (2003). Science education in the elementary school. Higher Education Press, China. [Chinese]

Recent Research Presentations (Last five year as of Jan. 2012)

Liang, L. L., Liu, X., & Park, M. (2012). Chemistry concept inventory: Is it appropriate for summative assessment? Paper presentation at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching annual international conference, Indianapolis , IN.

Neumann, I., Fulmer, G., Liang, L. L., Newmann, K. (2012). Investigating Development on a Force and Motion Learning Progression. Paper presentation at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching annual international conference, Indianapolis , IN.

Richardson, R. G., Liang, L. L., & Wake, D. (2012). Integration of environmental education into a preservice teacher training program: A case study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Science Teacher Education, Clearwater Beach, FL.


Greer Richardson

Greer Richardson, Ph.D.
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La Salle University
Graduate Programs in Education
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Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
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