Feb. 14-15: Online Days
Feb. 18-22: On-site Days in Washington DC

Meeting Associates

Meeting Associates

Meeting Associates are a group of passionate and energetic academics who volunteer to assist the organizing work for CIES 2023, especially after the period of submissions. They devote their valuable time and efforts to providing additional support for the success of CIES 2023!

Please write to us (cies2023@cies.us) with a Subject line Meeting Associates if you can contribute to CIES 2023 voluntarily.

Ting Huang

Dr. Ting Huang is a tenure-track assistant professor working at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at College of William and Mary, where she directs the professional studies program. With a commitment to video learning, language education, Chinese community, and teacher education, she currently focuses on situated and multimodal learning, social justice work in teacher education, agency of video learning, resilience of Chinese students, and sociocultural theory. She uses quantitative, interpretative, and critical perspectives to investigate how youth and adults engage in digital ways, and how learning and teaching are impacted by intersectionality and factors such as gender, race, class, and ethnicity. Prior to her position at W & M, she worked over a decade as an associate professor of instruction (clinical), a lecturer, and a student affairs professional on different campuses. At CIES, she works for Global Migration SIG in the roles of Secretary-Treasurer.

Minh Q. Huynh

Minh Q. Huynh is a research fellow in the project Community Research Ecology at the University of Michigan, where he studies knowledge infrastructure and the development of research commons. He also worked as a consultant for the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), where he helped design and develop training programs and materials. Minh received a PhD in Educational Foundations and Policy from the University of Michigan with a dissertation studying the conceptualization of education equity and the discourse and practice around equity in an international organization. Minh’s research interests center on education governance in the global and international contexts, as well as the thematic issues involving global education governance. He is particularly interested in the ideas of educational equity, quality, reform, and improvement. His work in this area focuses on international organizations and their roles in the global governance of education.

Jasmine L. Blanks Jones

Jasmine L. Blanks Jones is a dynamic theatre nonprofit leader, award-winning educator, and holds a dual PhD in Education and Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research on theatrical performance as a civic engagement praxis illuminates global race-based inequities in education and health, lifting the potential of knowledge co-creation through the arts and digital cultural production. As founder of Burning Barriers Building Bridges Youth Theatre (B4YT), she has more than twenty years of experience in youth development in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. She holds a MPP from the University of Minnesota and BS in Music Education from Florida A&M University. She is a postdoctoral fellow with the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship at Johns Hopkins University.

Maria Ishaq Khan

Maria Ishaq Khan is a Research Coordinator, NYKids at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is finishing up her PhD program at Albany with research focuses on education policy in the areas of improvement science, student success, higher education leadership and international education development. Maria has been an active member of CIES since 2011, was a member of the core conference planning team for the 2013 Annual Meeting and 2018 Regional Conference, has served in various roles in various committees over the years, including co-chairing New Scholars Committee for three years (2015-2018).  

Thúy Tranviet

Thúy Tranviet is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University. Her broad academic interests are within the framework of international education, literary studies and international development with specialized knowledge in global service learning. She has presented at several CIES meetings and was on the Core Planning Committee for CIES 2015 where she served as the main Session Coordinator.

Jia White

Dr. Jia White is a lecturer and course coordinator for Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Curtin University School of Education in Australia, mainly teaching in the area of educational psychology, inclusive education, and culture and curriculum. She has been working in teacher education for over 20 years at universities both in Australia and China.  Her teaching and research interests include teacher professional development, curriculum development, leadership and school improvement, diversity and inclusive education. With her first PhD in Curriculum Leadership (ECNU, 2009), Jia is currently working on her second PhD focusing on developing and evaluating strength-based practice guidelines for high school students on the autism spectrum, a project funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC).

Ran Zhang

Dr. Ran Zhang is an associate professor of educational law and research methodology at Peking University, China. She was initially trained as a lawyer in China but joined the Peking University Graduate School of Education after getting a double major Ph.D in Educational Policy Studies and Educational Psychology. Her research interests include gender equity, child protection, comparative education, and qualitative methods. She is an editorial board member of International Journal of Educational Research and Education and Urban Society. She was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard University during the 2018-2019 academic year.