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About Rui Kang

I am a Professor of Secondary Education (6-12) of the College of Education at Georgia College & State University (GCSU). I hold a Ph.D. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University and an M.Ed. degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Georgia. My scholarship focuses on mathematics teaching and learning, STEM education, and teacher preparation and professional development. My recent publications appear in journals such as Mathematics Teacher, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, Teacher Education & Practice, International Journal of Education & the Arts, The Journal of Social Studies Research, and School Science and Mathematics. I served as a member of GCSU's Institutional Review Board (IRB) for nine years (2007-2015). Since 2015, I have also served as the Associate Director of GCSU's Center for Economic Education. In addition, I have been a member of the editorial board of the journal, Learning for Democracy, since 2007. I was the Program Chair of the Democratic Citizenship in Education Special Interest Group of the American Education Research Association (AERA) from 2016 to 2018. I have taught high school mathematics and hold a clear renewable teaching certificate in mathematics (T7, Grades 6-12) in the state of Georgia. Recently I received my certificate in Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies in July 2018 and my certificate in Education Law and Policy in December 2019, both from the University of Georgia. I am currently serving as a Co-PI of an National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM grant. On March 10, 2021, I became a doctoral candidate the second time in my life for my Ph.D. program in mathematics education at the University of Georgia. 

Positions

Present Program Coordinator, Georgia College & State University Teacher Education
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2021 - 2026 Increasing Graduation Rates of Undergraduate Chemistry and Physics Majors by Connecting College to Careers
NSF
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Colleague(s): Chavonda Mills, Hasitha Mahabaduge, Peter J. Rosado Flores
$650,000
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
$1,000
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
$6,000
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
$7,000
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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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Courses

  • 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)

Education

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2011 M.Ed., University of Georgia ‐ Department of Mathematics & Science Education
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2007 PhD, Texas A&M University ‐ College of Education
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2003 M.S., Texas A&M University ‐ Department of Finance
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2001 M.S., Texas A&M Unversity ‐ College of Education
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1994 B.A., Beijing Language and Culture University ‐ College of Chinese Studies
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Recent Works (5)

Research Works (26)