Haigen Huang

Haigen Huang

Statistician and Data Analyst

Office: 408 McGuffey Hall

Degrees: Ph.D. — Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Missouri - Columbia
M.Ed. — International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University
B.A. — Advertising and Mass Media Communication, Nanchang University

Curriculum Vitae

Haigen’s Bio

Haigen joined the Discovery Center (formerly Ohio’s E & A Center) in June 2015 as a Statistician and Data Analyst. Haigen brought to the Center more than 7 years of experience in educational research. His interest in educational equity issues, with a focus on social class and gender, motivated him to obtain his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU). He was an affiliated researcher (2 years) with the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, as well as a graduate research assistant and a postdoctoral fellow at MU. Haigen has experience leading projects that investigated ways to narrow the socioeconomic-status-based achievement gap, explored pathways connecting school leadership and student learning, and narrated four generations of rural Chinese women’s educational experiences. He has had extensive training in both quantitative (HLM, SEM, and econometrics) and qualitative methods (phenomenology and case study). Haigen has successfully published in several journals, including Gender and Education, Journal of Educational Research, Compare, Education Policy Analysis Archives, and American Journal of Education.

Haigen’s Professional Success Formula

40% Effort (is the foundation to achieve any goal); 20% Integrity (establishes trust and reliability); 15% Effective Communication (helps generate new ideas and opportunities); 15% Collaboration (puts strengths together); and 10% Quality Control (ensures high quality work).

Haigen’s Work Commitments

Advocacy for underrepresented populations to have access to equal learning opportunities; Collaboration that embraces different voices and ideas; and Strategic Innovation that challenges boundaries for knowledge sharing and emancipation.