Ph.D. Students

Yuzhu Xia
  • Title
    • Doctoral Candidate
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Education Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • McHenry Library, 0283
  • Mail Stop Education Department

Summary of Expertise

Quantitative Research Methods:

  • SPSS
  • R
  • Python
  • Machine learning

Research Interests

  • Quantitative research methods
  • Dual language education
  • Teacher education
  • Professional development.

Biography, Education and Training


  • B.A. Chinese Language and Literature, Hunan University, China.
  • M.S. in Education. TESOL, University of Pennsylvania.
  • M.A. in Education. University of California, Santa Cruz.

Research Experience:

  • Graduate Student Researcher: MALLI, Teacher Workforce Study, SSERCEPC
  • Kindergarten Teacher, Chinese Immersion Program


Selected Publications

Paper in progress:

  1. Xia, Y., Patthoff, A., Bravo, M., & Téllez, K. (2020). Testing the efficacy of lesson study and video clubs with dual language teachers. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  2. Castillo, J., Xia, Y., Corredor, L. M., & Quezada, B. S. (2020). "Somos problem solvers": Pedagogical translanguaging in TWI mathematics. Manuscript in preparation. 


  • Predicting students' English performance with traditional statistical modeling and machine learning: An analysis of the China Education Panel Survey (CEPS)

Selected Presentations

  1. Xia, Y., Patthoff, A., Bravo, M., & Téllez, K. (Forthcoming, 2021, April). Lesson study with video: A professional development model for mathematics, language, literacy integration. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. 
  2. Castillo, J., Xia, Y., Corredor, L. M., & Quezada, B. S. (2019 February). Mathematical content and language learning through translanguaging in two-way immersion programs [Conference session]. National Association of Bilingual Educationo (NABE), Las Vegas, NV.