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Professor Ting Wang is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra (UC). Prior to joining UC in 2000, she was a lecturer in English as a Second Language at Beijing International Studies University for over ten years. She has a PhD degree specializing in Educational Leadership and a Master Degree of Educational Leadership from the University of Canberra. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature from Shanghai International Studies University, China.

Professor Wang has occupied a range of leadership roles in the Faculty, with years of significant experience in leading transnational education programs and postgraduate courses in education and educational leadership. Her sustained contributions to student learning, educational innovation and research excellence have been recognised through major institutional, national and international awards, including the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, a Hangzhou Municipality Distinguished Qianjiang Scholar Award, and a High End Foreign Expert Award from the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, China.

Professor Wang is internationally recognized for her research in educational leadership development in cross cultural settings, professional learning communities and teacher professional development, international and transnational education. She is a founding member of the Global PLC Network which researches PLC (Professional Learning Community) policies and practices in schools across six educational systems. She is now affiliated with Beijing Normal University and Hangzhou Normal University as a Distinguished Adjunct Professor. She was a member of the Board of the Australian Capital Territory Teacher Quality Institute (2018-2021).

Research Interests

  •  Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
  •  Comparative and Cross-cultural Education
  •  Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  •  Gender and Educational Leadership



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