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Our Director

Xiufeng Liu, PhD
Director, Center for Educational Innovation
Professor, Department of Learning and Instruction

Xiufeng Liu joined the UB Department of Learning and Instruction in 2002. Prior to coming to the university, he served as a high school science teacher and research associate in China, and as a tenured faculty member at St. Francis Xavier University and University of Prince Edward Island in Canada.

In addition to serving as associate dean in UB's Graduate School of Education, he was interim chair of the Department of Learning and Instruction, and a board member of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), a worldwide organization that promotes teaching and learning science through research.

He is known widely for his scholarship in the areas of measurement and evaluation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, student science-concept development and opportunities to learn in science.

Liu's research has been supported by a number of government and corporate institutions, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Spencer Foundation. He has close to 100 publications, including 10 authored/co-authored and edited/co-edited books.