Daniel Dinn-You Liou

Associate Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3151

Biography

Daniel D. Liou is an associate professor of educational leadership and innovation at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. His research examines three interrelated themes regarding how the sociology of expectations fosters conditions of equity and justice in the educational pipeline: (1) curriculum and instruction, (2) school and community leadership and transformation, and (3) higher education. Dr. Liou was raised in a low-income, immigrant, and single parent household. He was the first in his family to graduate from high school and college, resulting in his intersectional perspective as a first-generation faculty and frequent invited speaker on asset-driven approaches to transformative education. Prior to joining the faculty at Arizona State University in 2013, Dr. Liou spent two years as an assistant professor at Iowa State University preparing aspiring school principals for equity, immigration, and demographic change.

Dr. Liou is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, technical reports, and other publicly accessible scholarship. His most recent work has been published in Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Latinos and Education, and Race Ethnicity and Education. Dr. Liou serves as an associate editor for Education Policy Analysis Archives, and is on the editorial board for the following academic journals: the Journal of Multicultural Affairs, the International Journal of Critical Media Literacy, the Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education Journal, and International Journal of Modern Education Studies. 

To bring research into practice, from 2015-2020, Dr. Liou served as a member of the Equitable and Inclusive Practices Advisory Council at the Arizona Department of Education as an appointee of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dr. Liou is currently the chair of the Equity, Inclusion, & Action Committee at Division A of the American Educational Research Association. He is also an elected school board member at the Los Angeles College Prep Academy. 

Since beginning his professional career in 1993, Dr. Liou has received numerous national and local awards in recognition of the impact of his scholarship and practice in education. To begin with, in 1996 Dr. Liou was recognized by city mayor and the Berkeley Unified School District for his advocacy work with immigrant students and families. Berkeley High School in 1997 presented him with the Excellence Service Award for building an effective family-school engagement program with the bilingual communities. In both 1997 and 1999, he received the Most Inspirational Award from the University of California at Berkeley for creating a K-12 outreach program known for pairing undergraduate mentors with first-generation, immigrant and refugee students to support their college-going expectations. Further, in 2015 he received the Social Justice Teaching Award in Educational Leadership from the American Educational Research Association. In 2017, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College recognized Dr. Liou as the Outstanding Promising Research Scholar. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Unversity of California-Los Angeles, U.S.
  • Visiting Scholar, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • M.Ed. Harvard University, U.S.
  • B.A. University of California-Berkeley, U.S. (High Honors)

 

 

 

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Research Interests

Principal Investigator, Arizona Successful Schools Project. This longitudinal mixed-methods study examines the relationships between Arizona's open enrollment policy, teachers' expectations of students, and demographic change in a large comprehensive high school in Arizona. I work with Dr. Erin Rotheram-Fuller and a team of graduate students to analyze survey, interview, and ethnographic data from students, teachers, counselors, and school leaders to understand how these statewide, local, and classroom dynamics shape educational excellence across diverse student populations at the intersections of race, social class, gender, and place of residence. 

 

Principal Investigator, Youth Voices in School Reform. This longitudinal ethnographic case study examines teachers' expectations of low-income students of color in a comprehensive high school in California. From the perspectives of the students, this study examines the school's history of racial desegregation and the ongoing efforts to create conditions of high academic expectations through small schools reform, choice, and college-readiness. I analyze student and teacher interviews and classroom observation data to understand how these reform efforts shape students' self-concept, classroom environments, teachers' belief, school discipline, and school-wide success.

 

Co-Principal Investigator, Counterspaces of Color. This longitudinal case study examines low-income and students' of color perceptions of their teachers' expectations for college readiness in a non-profit organization focusing on youth and leadership development in Nevada. I work with Dr. Carrie Sampson and the director of the program to analyze student interviews to understand their perceptions of schooling, the expectations of their teachers in the organization and their high school, and self-expectations for leadership and college readiness. 

 

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
TEL 707 Reading the Research
EPA 792 Research
DCI 792 Research
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
TEL 711 Strategies for Inquiry
TEL 713 Advanced Qualitative Methods
EPA 792 Research
DCI 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
EDA 548 Sch, Family/Comm Connections
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
EDA 548 Sch, Family/Comm Connections
TEL 713 Advanced Qualitative Methods
EPA 792 Research
DCI 792 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
TEL 780 Practicum
TEL 791 Seminar
TEL 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
EPA 691 Seminar
TEL 780 Practicum
TEL 791 Seminar
EPA 792 Research
DCI 792 Research
TEL 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
TEL 780 Practicum
TEL 791 Seminar
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
EDA 505 American Education System
TEL 792 Research
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
TEL 791 Seminar
TEL 792 Research
EPA 792 Research
DCI 792 Research
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
EDA 505 American Education System
DCI 790 Reading and Conference
TEL 799 Dissertation