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Teacher-Scholar Award

Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and special Education

Yong Zhao was credited for enhancing MSU's reputation as a national powerhouse in instructional and learning technologies. His leadership of two MSU centers has helped teacher education faculty and students use technology, and he has influenced the teaching capacity of the entire College of Education. A committed mentor to students, Zhao has helped prepare education researchers by jointly producing more than 20 publications with his graduate students. Over the years, he has secured more than $18 million in external grants. His projects include a Web-based program to accelerate students' literacy development and language learning; a technology-rich after-school program for middle school students; and a Web-based second-language learning environment for American and Chinese students.