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 institutional advancement.

In her current position as Senior Academic Director of Member Services and Partnerships at Quality Matters, Dr. Gao leads and oversees QM’s Member Services, external collaborations and international partnerships.