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Walden News // May 28, 2013

Dr. Yong Zhao, Noted Author and Scholar, to Speak at Walden University Academic Residency

Address to students on June 1 in Phoenix will focus on globalization and technology in education

Minneapolis—May 28, 2013—Dr. Yong Zhao, internationally known scholar, author and speaker whose works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education, will address more than 600 doctoral students at Walden University’s academic residency on Saturday, June 1, at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Dr. Yong Zhao

Dr. Zhao has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning and founded research and development institutions to explore innovative education models. He has written and published more than 100 articles and 20 books, including Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. He was a recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association and was named one of Tech & Learning’s most influential in EdTech.

Dr. Zhao is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education. He currently serves as the presidential chair and associate dean for global education in the University of Oregon College of Education, where he is also Weinman Professor of Technology and a professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership.

Academic residencies at Walden, an accredited online university, support students’ academic and professional goals by connecting them with individual faculty mentors, student support staff and hundreds of peers. During academic residencies, students from select doctoral and master’s degree programs have the opportunity to conceptualize and develop research that contributes to positive social change.

Walden’s plenary sessions are an integral part of the residencies and are led by speakers from around the world who share an array of experiences and viewpoints with the hope of inspiring debate and lively conversation. These sessions are intended to provide Walden students and faculty and staff members with the opportunity to hear perspectives on a variety of topics that are meaningful and relevant to their lives as scholars and practitioners.

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For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 46,500 students from all 50 states and more than 145 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 70 campus-based and online universities in 29 countries.

Walden offers more than 75 degree programs with more than 345 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,