Yiping Wan, Ph.D.
Professor, Educational Leadership
Room 116 (School of Education Hallway)
Virtual by appointment only
Dr. Yiping Wan became professor and coordinator of the doctoral program in education leadership in 2009. Over the past 20 years, he has worked with over 200 doctoral students and has finished chairing and co-chairing 8 doctoral dissertations in addition to serving on many doctoral dissertation committees. Dr. Wan has a student-centered, faculty-focused, and community-minded teaching philosophy. His teaching philosophy is deeply rooted in servant-oriented philosophy, a long-standing Oriental philosophy that Confucius created over 2,550 years ago. Dr. Wan has held several faculty and administrative positions at various institutions of higher education in both the U.S. and China, including two college deanships for over eight years in the U.S. He has presented academic papers at many national and international conferences, and published over 20 articles/monographs and over a dozen books and book chapters in both Chinese and English. Dr. Wan was a distinguished visiting professor at Johnson & Wales University and a distinguished international educator in China and Taiwan. He has won several awards on teaching, research, and services. He trained not only educational leaders, but also business and civic leaders, including M.P.A., MBA and EMBA students. He also assisted in the establishment of the first graduate program in education in Belize.