Professor WANG obtained a PhD degree from University of California at Berkeley (UCB) in 1994. He was installed in the 2014 Class of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellows. The AERA Fellows Program honors education researchers who have substantial research accomplishments, conveys the association’s commitment to excellence in research and emphasizes the importance of sustaining excellent research in the field.
He received President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research from HKIEd in 2012, and Research Excellence Awards from National Science Council and National Chung Cheng University, and the Mu-Dou Award¡]¤ìÅM¼ú¡^for his contribution to education. He is a Fulbright grantee in 2005 and visiting professor of University of California at Berkeley in 2005 and 2007.
Professor Wang is an associate editor of Applied Psychological Meaurement, and editoral board member of several journals, inclduing Asia Pacific Journal of Educational Development, Bulletin of Educational Psychology, Chinese Journal of Psychology, Contemporary Educational Research, Educational and Psychological Measurement (2006-2010), International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, Journal of Computerized Adaptive Testing, Journal of Educational Measurement, Journal of Educational Research and Development, and Taiwan Journal of Sports Scholarly Research.
Professor WANG has published more than 170 refereed journal articles and several books and book chapters. He has been an anonymous reviewer for many journals, as well as an external proposal reviewer for National Science Foundation (USA), National Science Council (Taiwan), National Institute of Education (Singapore), and University Grants Committee (Hong Kong).
Since joining HKIEd in 2008, he has received 5 GRF grants (principal investigator; PI), 1 PPRF grant (PI), 1 GRF project (co-investigator; Co-I) and 1 project from the Economic & Social Research Council / Research Grants Council Joint Research Scheme (Co-I).