Dr. ZHU Xudong has accepted appointment to the position of Dean of Faculty of Education (FOE), Beijing Normal University. Dr. ZHU will begin his new role on May 16, 2016 for a term of five years. A professor and Ph.D. supervisor, Dean ZHU Xudong brings an abundance of campus leadership experience to this position, as well as extensive administrative experience in his previous role as the vice dean of FOE.
Dean ZHU obtained his Ph.D. in Education from Beijing Normal University in 1995. He is the General Secretary of Teacher Education Committee of Experts of Ministry of Education (MOE), the Director of the Center for Teacher Education Research (CTER), the Vice-general Secretary and Executive Director of the National Teacher Education Society. He is one of the Social Sciences Hundred Engineering People in the new century in Beijing, among the first batch of propaganda cultural system ‘a group of four’ Talents in Beijing, and a senior visiting scholar of Fulbright Program at University of Maryland. He is also among the first batch of experts of ‘The National Training Plan of Primary and Secondary School Teachers’ (NTP) of the Ministry of Education and the Director Expert of Beijing School-Based Research in the Eleven-five and Twelve-five period.
Dean ZHU Xudong is interested in Comparative Education, Teacher Education, Foreign Education History and so on. He has published more than eighty papers, ten books, and edited four series. He has received a number of awards, including: Beijing Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Guidance Teacher in 2010, the Ministry of Education Program for New Century Excellent Talents in 2010, National Hundred Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award Nomination Guidance Teacher in 2011, etc.