Daniel Dinn-You Liou

Assistant Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3151

Biography

Dr. Daniel D. Liou is an assistant professor at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. His research examines the sociology of educators’ expectations in fostering conditions to support equity and school reform at different stages in the pre-kindergarten to university (PK-20) educational pipeline. Dr. Liou's research is organized by the following themes to examine the sociology of expectations: 1) students’ experiences with teachers' academic expectations, 2) teachers’ perceptions of their expectancy practices in the classroom, 3) expectancy studies of school-based leadership and families, and 4) expectancy studies of higher education and the P-20 educational pipeline.

Dr. Liou primarily teaches in the educational leadership program. He is the recent recipient of the Social Justice Teaching Award in Educational Administration from AERA (LSJ SIG), and the Outstanding Promising Research Award from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. 

Dr. Liou has authored more than thirty peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other publicly accessible scholarship. His research has appeared in academic journals such as Equity and Excellence in Education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Journal of Teacher Education, Race Ethnicity and Education, Teachers College Record, and Urban Education, among others. Dr. Liou is an appointed editorial board member of Journal of Multicultural Affairs, and is a reviewer for the American Educational Research Journal, American Journal of Education, Educational Administration Quarterly, Educational Policy, Educational Researcher, Teachers College Record, and Urban Education, among others.

As a former Upward Bound student and McNair Postbaccalaureate (TRIO) mentor, Dr. Liou has more than twenty-five years of experience supporting equity initiatives and community-based research projects in Arizona, California, Iowa, Massachusetts, and Nevada. Dr. Liou is an appointed member of the Equity, Inclusion, and Action Committee (Division A) and the Leadership for Social Justice Awards Committee (LSJ SIG) at the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He is also the appointed plenary representative for ASU at the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). 

Education

  • Ph.D. Unversity of California-Los Angeles 
  • Visiting Scholar, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • M.Ed. Harvard University
  • B.A. University of California-Berkeley (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 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 548Sch, Family/Comm Connections
TEL 713Advanced Qualitative Methods
EPA 792Research
DCI 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
TEL 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 691Seminar
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
EPA 792Research
DCI 792Research
TEL 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 780Practicum
TEL 791Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 505American Education System
TEL 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 791Seminar
TEL 792Research
EPA 792Research
DCI 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 505American Education System
DCI 790Reading and Conference
TEL 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 501Intro to Resrch & Eval in Educ
TEL 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 505American Education System
TEL 792Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 505American Education System
TEL 792Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EDA 505American Education System