Jian Wang is an Associate Professor of teacher education who joined the UNLV faculty in 1998. His research interests include teacher education reform, teacher learning and mentoring, comparative studies of curriculum and practice of teaching and learning to teach. Dr. Wang has published journal articles and book chapters on the topics of teacher mentoring, teaching and teacher change, influences of curriculum and instructional contexts on learning to teach, educational policy, and social foundations in education in the contexts of US, England, and China. He was a middle and high school teacher, educational policy analyst, and researcher for curriculum analysis in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study, and cross-national mentoring project, Learning from Mentors, at the National Center for Research on Teacher Learning.
Emily Lin is an Assistant Professor of teacher education. Her research interests include teacher education reform, teaching practices and comparative science and mathematics education. She has been the evaluator on numerous of programs and projects which include a National Science Foundation grant that aims to develop a calculus-based undergraduate physics curriculum with health science applications and a Dwight D. Eisenhower Higher Education Professional Development Grant that focuses on the improvement of science instruction in urban schools. She has conducted a number of national and international presentations that emphasize science and general teaching methodology reform among pre-service and in-service teachers.