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Jiangang Xia

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Western Michigan University, 2014
M.A., Education, East China Normal University, 2007
B.S., Mathematics, East China Normal University, 1997

Dr. Jiangang Xia teaches graduate-level courses in the areas of leadership theory, quantitative research methods, data-informed school improvement, and dissertation research. His research interests focus on PK-12 school leadership/organization theories in general and school decision-making power relationships, leadership distribution, and leadership processes in particular. His major research approach is quantitative in which he applies advanced statistical modeling methods (multilevel model, structural equation model, and multilevel structural equation model) to large scale inter/national survey data (SASS/NTPS, PISA, TALIS).

Through collaboration, Dr. Xia has published articles in International Journal of Leadership in Education; Leadership and Policy in Schools; Journal of Educational Research; Education and Urban Society; Chinese Education and Society; Educational Management Administration and Leadership; and International Journal of Educational Research. He recently had a manuscript accepted by Educational Administration Quarterly. After work, his interests include playing with his children, coaching soccer, skating, gardening, watching the movies, and travel

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership Theory
  • Policy Analysis
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Large Scale Data Analysis

  • EDAD 830: Administrative Theory in Educational Organizations
  • EDAD 902: Data for Decision Making
  • EDAD 988 Dissertation Proposal Development
  • EDAD 995: Using Secondary Data for Dissertation Research
  • EDAD 982: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
  • EDAD 981 Intermediate Quantitative Research Methods

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2018, University Council of Educational Administration INSPIRE Fellow
2020-Present, Associate Professor, Educational Administration, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2014-2020, Assistant Professor, Educational Administration, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2013-2014, Evaluation Specialist, Department of Evaluation and Accountability, Dallas ISD2007-2013, Doctoral Research Associate, Western Michigan University1997-2004, High School Math Teacher, Guangzhou, China
American Educational Research Association (AERA)University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)