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About Rui Kang

Dr. Kang is Professor of Secondary Education (6-12) at Georgia College & State University (GCSU). She holds two Ph.D. degrees, in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University (TAMU, 2007) and in Mathematics Education from the University of Georgia (UGA, 2022). Her scholarship focuses on mathematics teaching and learning, STEM education, and teacher preparation and professional development. Her 20+ publications appear in journals such as Mathematics Teacher, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, International Journal of Education & the Arts, The Journal of Social Studies Research, and School Science and Mathematics. She served as a member of GCSU's Institutional Review Board (IRB) for nine years (2007-2015). Since 2015, She has also served as the Associate Director of GCSU's Center for Economic Education. .Dr. Kang was the Program Chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) Democratic Citizenship in Education of the American Education Research Association (AERA, 2016-2018). She has taught high school mathematics and holds a clear renewable teaching certificate in mathematics (T7, Grades 6-12) in the state of Georgia. Recently she received two certificates, in Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies (2018) and in Education Law and Policy (2019), both from UGA. She is currently serving as a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) of several national and state grants, including a National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM grant, a Georgia Foundation for Public Education (GFPE) Partnership, and a Partnership for Inclusive Innovation (PIN), Georgia Smart Communities Challenge 2023.


Present Program Coordinator, Georgia College & State University Teacher Education

Curriculum Vitae


2021 - 2026 Increasing Graduation Rates of Undergraduate Chemistry and Physics Majors by Connecting College to Careers
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Chavonda Mills, Hasitha Mahabaduge, Peter J. Rosado Flores
2014 - 2015 Globalization, Cultures, & Education
Georgia College
Georgia College & State University Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Course Design Grant
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Yeprem Mehranian
2014 - 2015 STEM Learning Community (STEM-PLC) for building a Model of Culturally Responsive STEM Education in Rural Middle Georgia
Georgia College
STEM-mini Grant Program
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Catrina Lisse, Sandra Webb
2013 - 2014 STEM Learning Community (STEM-PLC) for building a Model of Culturally Responsive STEM Education in Rural Middle Georgia
Georgia College
STEM-mini Grant Program
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Catrina Lisse
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - 2018 Program Chair, Democratic Citizenship in Education Special Interest Group (SIG),, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
2007 Editorial Review Board Member, Learning for Democracy (Journal)
2005 - 2007 Appointed Student Reviewer, American Educational Research Journal
Member, American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Member, Georgia Council on Economic Education (GCEE)
Member, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
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  • EDCI 7742– Intellectual Inquiry-Educational Change
  • EDCI 7743 – Critical Inquiry for Professional Practice
  • EDCI 7745– Architects of Authentic Learning (Capstone)
  • EDEX 6194 – Supporting School Improvement (partially online)
  • EDEX 6975 – Implementing School Improvement research (partially online)
  • EDEX 7220 – Synthesis of Research Literature in Special Education (partially online)
  • EDEX 7420 – Leadership/Collaborative Learning (partially online)
  • EDFS 5001 – Field Placement (online)
  • EDFS 5203 – Learner Development (online)
  • EDFS 5209 – Learner Differences (online)
  • EDFS 5205 – Planning for Instruction (online)
  • EDFS 5215 – Assessment in Content Areas (online)
  • EDFS 6466 – Student Teaching (Face-to-face and online)
  • EDFS 6149 – Issues in Secondary Education (online)
  • EDFS 6224 – Introduction to School Improvement
  • EDFS 6225 – Identifying Problems-Social Cultural Issue
  • EDFS 6226 – Models of Inquiry
  • EDFS 6231 – Research for School Improvement (face-to-face and online)
  • EDFS 6502 – Secondary Math Pedagogy
  • EDFS 6598 – Math Pedagogy
  • EDFS 7134 – Applied Research I
  • EDFS 7135 – Applied Research I
  • EDMG 5960 –Internship
  • EDMG 6950 – Middle School STEM Content for Teachers (online)
  • EDMG 6950 – Middle School STEM Content for Teachers (online)
  • EDUC 2110 – Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
  • EDUC 2120 – Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives in Educational Contexts
  • EDUC 2130 – Exploring Teaching and Learning
  • GC2Y 2000 – Globalization, Cultures, & Education
  • KINC 5211 – Classroom Research
  • EDCI 8001 – Research Methods (doctoral level)


August 2016 - May 2022 PhD, The University of Georgia ‐ Department of Mathematics and Science Education
2011 M.Ed., University of Georgia ‐ Department of Mathematics & Science Education
2007 PhD, Texas A&M University ‐ College of Education
2003 M.S., Texas A&M University ‐ Department of Finance
2001 M.S., Texas A&M Unversity ‐ College of Education
1994 B.A., Beijing Language and Culture University ‐ College of Chinese Studies

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