Guili Zhang, PhD
Guili Zhang, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research at East Carolina University. She has been an international and national leader on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for over 20 years and made positive impacts at the international, national, state, regional and institutional levels. Dr. Zhang published a national best seller on providing equitable and quality education to underprivileged children by conjoining the strengths of different education systems. Within ECU, Dr. Zhang serves as Chair of ECU API Caucus and President of the Chinese Association of ECU Faculty, Staff and Friends. Dr. Zhang also teaches a diversity course and is currently a Director of the Evaluation Core for FIRST, an NIH diversity grant aiming at transforming institutional culture by building a diverse and self-reinforcing community of biomedical scientists committed to diversity and inclusive excellence. Dr. Zhang is a recipient of awards including the Benjamin J. Dasher Best Paper Award from the Frontiers in Education conference, the Best Paper Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teacher Education from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion at the international, national, state, regional, and institutional levels; educate about and promote global diversity and inclusion; solving achievement gaps in education; raise awareness of the impact of racism; providing quality education to marginalized children