Senfeng Liang​​​​

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Math Education, University of Maryland


Selected Publications

Liang, S. (2016). Teaching the concept of limit by using conceptual conflict strategy and Desmos graphing calculator. International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES), 2(1), 35-48.

Liang, S. (2015). What strategies do Chinese immigrant parents use to send their children to high performing public school districts? School Community Journal, 25(2), 135-152.

Bergey, B. W., Ketelhut, D., Liang, S., Natarajan, U., & Karakus, M. (March 2015). Scientific inquiry self-efficacy and video game self-efficacy as predictors and outcomes of middle school boys' and girls' performance in a science assessment in a virtual environment. Journal of Science Education and Technology.

Jiao, H., Lissitz, B., Macready, G., Wang, S., & Liang, S. (2011). Exploring using the Mixture Rasch Model for standard setting. Psychological Testing and Assessment Modeling. 53, 499-522.

Liang, S., Li, X., Knapp, A., & Sun, L. (under revision). Parental involvement and students' mathematics achievement in the United States: An analysis of Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS: 2002) data.

Knapp, A., Landers, R., Jefferson, V., Liang, S. (under revision). We All as a Family Are Graduating Tonight: A Case for Mathematical Knowledge for Parental Involvement.

Conference Presentations and Preceedings

Liang, S. (2011). A Comparative Study of White and Asian American Students' Orientations Toward Schooling: A Focus on 12th Graders' Mathematics Achievement. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. (April 8 –April 12, 2011).

Quintos, B. & Liang, S. (2011). Community and Identity: A Tool for the Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers of African American and Latino Children. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. (April 8 –April 12, 2011).

Edwards, A., Farlow, K., & Liang, S. (2009). Aspects of proving in group problem-solving in an undergraduate calculus classroom context. Paper presented at the 12th Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Raleigh, NC, (February 26-March 1, 2009).

Edwards, A. R., Farlow, K. & Liang, S. (2009). Properties of representational activity in calculus students' construction of proof . In Swars, S. L., Stinson, D. W., & Lemons-Smith, S. (Eds.) (2009). Proceedings of the 31st annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University.


Professi onal Affiliations

American Educational Research Association, 2008 – present
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, 2014 – present
Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association, 2015 – present
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2007 – present
Wisconsin Mathematics Council, 2015 – present