Di Xu

Di XuDi Xu is an assistant professor at the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine, and a research affiliate at the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has a PhD in economics and education with expertise in higher education.

Her research uses experimental and quasi-experimental designs to test teaching practices, course delivery format, and educational interventions and policies aimed at improving college students’ educational outcomes, with a particular focus on students from low-income and underrepresented groups. Dr. Xu has participated in several large-scale, multi-site studies using college administrative data and is currently co-leading two five-year National Science Foundation–funded projects at UC Irvine to investigate virtual learning environments and the effects of targeted scholarships and strategies to improve persistence and success of students in physics.


Breakout 3A: Helping Community College Students Invest in a Bachelor’s Degree
Friday, April 7, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM