Dr. Jing Li received her PhD from College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University in 2018. Her research focuses on teaching, teacher education and narrative inquiry.
Research Interests and Experience
Her research areas include teacher personal-professional development in urban and rural schools; teacher knowledge community; teacher identity; teacher retention in high-needs areas; digital narrative inquiry.
2017 A Narrative Inquiry into Rural Teachers’ Emotions and Identities in China, College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Research Grant, Texas A&M University. Jing Li, PI.
2016 Parallel Stories: Teachers and Professional Developers in a Transformative Online Professional Learning Community of China, International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT). Xiaohong Yang, Jing Li, CO-PI.
2016 A Beginning EFL Teacher’s Professional Growth via Digital Storytelling in Rural China, College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Research Grant, Texas A&M University. Jing Li, PI.
Grant Evaluation Research Assistant (Grant Evaluation led by Dr. Cheryl Craig)
Li, J., Yang, X., & Craig, C. J. (2019). A narrative inquiry into the fostering of a teacher-principal’s best-loved self in an online teacher community in China. Journal of Education for Teaching, 45(3), 1-16.
Li, J., Logan, K. (2017). Stories of an English language arts teacher in a high-needs, secondary school: A narrative inquiry into her best-loved self. In V. Ross., E. Chan & D. Keyes (Eds.), Crossroads of the classroom: Narrative intersections of teacher knowledge and the subject matter. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
Li, J., Gale, T., Craig, C., Zhu, G., Norton, M., Evans, P., Stokes, D., & Verma, R. (under review). The value of STEM scholarship grants to undergraduate and graduate students intending to study the STEM disciplines and pursue STEM careers.
Li, J. Craig, C. (under review) A narrative inquiry into a rural teacher’s emotions and identity-in-the-making in China: from the lens of teacher knowledge community.
Li, J., Craig, C., A Narrative Inquiry into a teacher’s emotions and self in rural China from the lens of teacher community, paper presented at the IV International Forum on Teacher Education, Russia, 2018.
Li, J. A digital narrative inquiry into a beginning teacher’s “stories to live by” in rural China, paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, 2018.
Li, J., & Craig, C. “Parallel stories: Teachers and professional developers in a transformative online professional learning community,” paper presented at the 18th Biennial Conference of International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), Salamanca, Spain. 2017.
Li, J. “International teacher education: Perspectives from rural China,” presentation at the 18th Biennial Conference of International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), Salamanca, Spain. 2017.