Dr. Xiaodong Zhang has over two decades of experience in methodological research, program evaluation, and technical assistance. His methodological expertise includes experimental and quasi-experimental designs; advanced statistical modeling; psychometric techniques; meta-analysis; and qualitative approaches such as interviews, observations, and case studies.
Dr. Zhang’s research has focused on K-20 education, specifically in the areas of reading, mathematics and science learning, teacher preparation and compensation, assessment and accountability, as well as large-scale system educational reforms. He also advises and works on projects related to justice issues such as school safety and victim assistance. Dr. Zhang has been a project director and task leader for a variety of projects funded by federal, state and local governments, as well as private foundation and commercial sector.
Prior to joining ICF, Dr. Zhang served as Managing Director at IMPAQ International and Senior Study Director at Westat. Dr. Zhang is a Fulbright Scholar with a PhD in Public Administration and a master’s degree in Public Policy.