Yaping Gao


With a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction and a concentration on instructional design and educational technology, Dr Gao has over 25 years experience in higher education both in China and USA as faculty, instructional designer, LMS manager, and online education administrator. Dr Gao believes quality course and program design supported by research facilitates effective instruction, promotes student engagement and active learning, and lays the foundation for student success and supports institutional accreditation and advancement.

In her current position as Vice President, Member Services and Global Partnerships at Quality Matters, Dr. Gao oversees QM’s Member Services, and lead external collaborations and international partnerships.