Xia Teng is an associate at CSHE. Dr. Teng served as senior associate for CSHE’s Berkeley Institutes on Higher Education (BIHE), which is designed for higher education leaders around the world to broaden their understanding of university governance and functions, American higher education, and the University of California in particular. Since 2012, the customized programs attracted around 180 university presidents, vice presidents, and senior administrators from about 135 institutes from Asia.
Prior to joining CSHE, Teng was a manager in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). Her responsibilities included supporting university technology transfer and coordinating reviews of multidisciplinary and organized research centers at the University, among them the Governor Gray Davis Institutes for Science and Innovation, four public-private partnerships focused on research essential to the future of the California economy. Teng also held a position in the International Strategy Development unit, which was responsible for the design and facilitation of the coordinated and comprehensive international strategy for the UC system.
Teng was a director at an e-learning start-up about 20 years ago, and became a founding member of the Chinese national eLearning technology standardization committee. She conducted research in the areas of digital learning and SMETE education, as visiting scholars at Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley. Later, she worked for UC Online.
She received her undergraduate degree in Applied Physics from University of Science and Technology Beijing, and her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. She began her career conducting research at a multidisciplinary research center at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and has more than 20 years cross-disciplinary working experience in academia and industry.