Peng Peng

Peng Peng

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Peng Peng

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Education, Vanderbilt University, 2014
M.S., Education and Developmental Psychology, Beijing Normal University, 2009
B.S., Psychology, Beijing Normal University, 2006
B.A., English Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University, 2006

Peng Peng joined the Department of Special Education and Communications Disorders in August 2016 as an assistant professor.

His research focuses on cognitive mechanisms underlying different types of learning disabilities. Peng Peng has a particular interest in determining how to embed working memory, executive functions and attention training into academic instructions for children with severe learning disabilities who do not respond to evidence-based academic instruction.

Prior to arriving at Nebraska, Peng Peng spent two years as an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Disability Studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He earned his doctorate from Vanderbilt University in 2014 after finishing a master's and two bachelor's degrees at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China.

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2014, The Robert Gaylord-Ross Award for Excellence in Scholarly Writing, Department of Special Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University2012, Biennial Meeting Young Scholar, International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development2006, Outstanding Baccalaureate Thesis, Beijing Normal University
2016-present, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln2014-16, Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education and Disability Studies, George Washington University2014-15, Research Consultant, Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University2009-14, Research Assistant, Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University
Society for the Scientific Study of ReadingCouncil for Exceptional ChildrenInternational Society for the Study of Behavioral DevelopmentAmerican Educational Research Association