Jiali Luo is an assistant director of institutional research in the Office of the Provost. He supports institutional planning efforts by exploring, analyzing, and interpreting institutional data from a wide research field. He also helps develop and maintain a multidimensional database system for institutional research and reporting.
Luo earned his B.A. in English Language and Literature from Southwest China Teachers University in Chongqing, his M.A. in English Language and Literature from Fudan University in Shanghai, and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before joining the Office of the Provost in June 2000, Luo worked as an instructor in English, first at Southwest China Teachers University for four years (1983-1987) and then at Fudan University from 1990 to 1996, where he became an associate professor of English. While at Fudan University Luo also served as director of English studies for non-English major graduate students in the College English Center at Fudan University and as secretary to China's Consultative Committee of College English Teaching.
Luo has co-authored books on college English teaching and testing and has received awards for his teaching and research. His current research interests include instructional theories, development of future faculty, and instructional effectiveness. His recent publications appear in such journals as Research in Higher Education and Innovative Higher Education.