Jia Zheng

Jia Zheng 

Clinical Assistant Professor of Student Personnel in Higher Education; Coordinator of the On-Campus ME.d Program in Student Personnel in Higher Education

Jia Zheng

Phone

(352)-273-4318

Email

Address

PO Box 117049 Gainesville, FL 32611

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About

Dr. Jia Zheng is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Student Personnel in Higher Education (SPHE) and the Coordinator for the On-Campus SPHE ME.d program. She teaches courses on diversity issues in higher education, practicum in student personnel, capstone in student personnel, and introduction to qualitative research in higher education. Dr. Zheng's teaching is informed by inclusive, culturally-relevant, and equity-oriented pedagogy, and as a teacher, she centers learners, orients towards equity and social justice, and bridges theory and practice for her students.

Affiliations

  • School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education

Research Interests

Higher Education, Immigration Issues and Identities, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, International Education, Qualitative Research, Race / Ethnicity Issues, Social Justice in Education

Education

  • Ph.D. – University of Maryland, Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy;
  • M.Ed. – University of Washington, Education Policy;
  • B.Ed. (Honors) – Education University of Hong Kong, English Language

Professional Appointments

  • On-Campus Student Personnel in Higher Education Program Coordinator, School of Human Development and Organizational Studies, College of Education, University of Florida, 2023-present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Student Personnel in Higher Education, School of Human Development and Organizational Studies, College of Education, University of Florida, 2023-present

Activities and Honors

  • College of Education Council of Racial Equity and Justice Committee Member, University of Maryland College Park, 2022-2023
  • Student Affairs Concentration Black Liberation in Higher Education Committee Member, University of Maryland College Park, 2022-2023
  • Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans Graduate Representative, American Educational Research Association, 2021-2023
  • International Association of Student Affairs and Services Regional Coordinator, 2019-present

Selected Grants

Mac and Lucile McEwen Research Fund

Role
  • PI
Funding Agency
  • University of Maryland
Project Period
  • 2022-2023

Support Program for Advancing Research and Collaboration Grant

Role
  • PI
Funding Agency
  • University of Maryland
Project Period
  • 2022-2023

Selected Publications

Books / Book Chapters
  • Wanjala, E., Zheng, J., & Rappeport, A. (in press). Going against the grains: Lessons from the University of Maryland College Park international graduate students, scholars, and allies. In Rose-Redwood, C., & Rose-Redwood, R. (Eds.), International student activism and the politics of higher education. Lexington Books.
Articles
  • Park, J. J., Zheng, J., Lue, K., Salazar, C., Liwanag, A. M., Parikh, R. M., & Anderson, J. L. (2022). Looking beyond college: STEM college seniors on entering the workforce and the impact of race and gender. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.
  • Salazar, C., Liwanag, A., Zheng, J., & Park, J. J. (2022). Marginality and mattering: Inequality in STEM majors’ relationships with higher education practitioners. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.
  • Park, J. J., Kim, Y., Lue, K., Zheng, J., Parikh, R., Salazar, C., & Liwanag, A. (2021). Who are you studying with? The role of diverse friendships in STEM and corresponding inequality. Research in Higher Education, 62, 1146-1167. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11162-021-09638-8
  • Park, J. J., Salazar, C., Parikh, R., Zheng, J., Liwanag, A., & Dunewood, L. (2021). Connections matter: Accessing information about education and careers in STEM. Journal of Women & Minorities in Science & Engineering, 27(6), 85-113. https://doi.org/10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2021033856
  • Zheng, J., Lue, K., Lo, P., & Park, J. J. (revise and resubmit). “If you avoid it, nothing will happen to you”: The racialized experiences of Asian American college students in STEM. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.
  • Qiu, T., Resman, J., & Zheng, J. (2023). Interrogating (proximity to) whiteness: Collective counter-storytelling of Asian(American) women’s racialized experiences. Qualitative Inquiry Journal.
Other
  • Zheng. J., & Townsend, J. (2021, May 15). Do the work: Strategies to retain Black, Indigenous, and People of Color women faculty. Inside Higher Ed. https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2021/05/14/strategies-retain-black- indigenous-and-people-color-women-faculty-opinion
  • Zheng, J. (2021, April 2). What does it mean to use “GaoKao” scores to admit Chinese international undergraduate students in U.S. universities? AERA Division J Official Blog.https://aeradivj.blogspot.com/2021/04/what-does-it-mean-to-use-gaokao- scores.html
Presentations
  • Yeo, H., Zheng, J., Yang, S., Matsumoto, S., Watson, A., & Motshubi, R. (2023). Diversity and inclusion of international students of color in higher ed research methods. Invited session at the Council on International Higher Education at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Yeo, H., Zheng, J., Yang, S., & Akinrinola, A. (2023). The reimagined truths about international students of Color’s racialized experiences in the United States. Symposium presented at the annual conference of American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Wanjala, E., Zheng, J., Rappepport, A. (2023). Going against the grains: Lessons from the University of Maryland College Park international graduate students, scholars, and allies. Individual formal paper presenting at the Comparative and International Education Society, Washington, D.C.
  • Lue, K., & Zheng, J. (2022). Diversity through our EYES: Asian international mathematics graduate teaching assistants’ perceptions of race and diversity. Research paper presented at the annual conference of Association for the Study of Higher Education, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Park J. J., Kim, B., Wong, N., Lo, P., Breen, S., Nguyen, M. H., Baker, D., Rosinger, K., Zheng, J. (2022). Inequality beyond standardized tests: Understanding how extracurricular activities vary across race, socioeconomic status, and high school type. Research paper presented at the annual conference of Association for the Study of Higher Education, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Zheng. J., Resman, J., & Qiu, T. (2022). Interrogating (proximity to) whiteness: Collective counter-storytelling of Asian(American) women’s racialized experiences. Research paper presented at the annual conference of American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Zheng. J., Lue, K., Lo, P., & Park, J. J. (2021). The racialized experiences of Asian American college students in STEM. Research paper presented at the annual conference of Association for the Study of Higher Education, Puerto Rico.
  • Harris, L., Zheng. J., & Goodman, M. (2021). Leadership and activism among international students in the United States: A review of the literature. Round-table paper presented at the annual conference of Association for the Study of Higher Education, Puerto Rico.
  • Park, J. J., Salazar, C., Anderson, J. L., Liwanag, A. M., Parikh, R. M., Lue, K. E., & Zheng, J. (2020, April). Looking beyond college: STEM college seniors on their post- graduation plans. Round-table paper accepted at the annual conference of American Educational Research Association and conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • Park, J. J., Parikh, R., Lue, K., Salazar, C., Liwanag, A., Kim, Y., & Zheng, J. (2019, November). Who are you studying with? Racial and Gender inequality in STEM study groups. Poster presented at the annual conference of Association for the Studies of Higher Education, Portland, OR.
  • Salazar, C., Liwanag, A., Zheng, J., & Park, J. J. (2020, November). Marginality and mattering in STEM: Examining the relationships students form with higher education administrators. Research paper presented at the annual conference of Association for the Study of Higher Education, virtual due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • Zheng, J. (2020, November). From deficit to complexity: Chinese international students’ racial experiences in U.S. higher education. Scholarly paper presented at the annual conference of Association for the Study of Higher Education 2020 Annual Conference, virtual due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • Zheng, J. (2019, March). Student leadership development program: The Duke Kunshan Experience. International symposium of the annual conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrations, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Zheng, J. & Wang, H. (2018, August). Student leadership development program: The Duke Kunshan experience. Paper presentation at the Asia Pacific Student Services Association 2018 Conference, Malaysia.