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Xiufeng Liu

Professor of Learning and Instruction
University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education


STEM education, including student achievement, assessment and evaluation, and STEM teaching in colleges and universities; science and the public

Xiufeng Liu is an expert on science education.

He is known widely for his scholarship on measuring and evaluating student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). He served as the inaugural director for UB’s Center for Educational Innovation, with a mission to improve university teaching, learning and assessment.

Liu is also interested in increasing scientific literacy among members of the public. He inspired the creation of a program at UB — called Science and the Public — that prepares museum curators, zoo directors, pharmacists and other informal science educators to teach science to a general audience, including by engaging in activities and debates related to science. The program recognizes that STEM education is not something that happens only in school or in science labs, but also in the community.


Xiufeng Liu, PhD
Professor of Learning and Instruction
University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education