Chuang Wang

Chuang Wang

Educational Leadership
Mebane Hall 281

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Chuang Wang is Professor of Educational Research at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has received three National Science Foundation (NSF) grants and served as an independent evaluator for four other federally funded research grants from U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Wang also received seven state/regional grants in North Carolina and South Carolina. As a research methodologist, he supports students in research design and data analyses. He has published 7 books, 17 book chapters, 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 7 conference proceedings. Of these 101 publications, 55 were related to factors such as student, teacher, principal, superintendent, and community characteristics. Dr. Wang also has 8 invited presentations and lectures and more than 60 paper presentations at national and international academic conferences. Dr. Wang received the 2008 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Distinguished Paper Award, 2009 Excellence in Research Award from the College of Education, 2010 Distinguished Research Award from the U.S. Academy of Educational Leadership, and the 2012 College of Education Excellence in Teaching Award. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the New Waves – Educational Research and Development Journal. He also served as the President of the Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association (2008-2010). Currently, he is the Editor of Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research.

Research Interests:

Self-efficacy beliefs and self-regulated learning behaviors of students, teaching and learning English as a second language, program evaluation, and validation of educational assessments.


Evaluation of the Assessment Practices to Support Mathematics Learning and Understanding for Students (APLUS). APLUS is to help elementary school teachers (K-2) guide their instructional practices in mathematics with formative assessments.

Evaluation of the Collaborative Research: Integrated Learning Environment for Cyber Security of Smart Grid. This interdisciplinary project is to design a smart grid simulation environment dedicated to security education programs that cover both cyber and physical systems.