• Ph.D. 2020 – University of South Carolina, Educational Psychology and Research
  • M.A. 2005 – Shanxi University, Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching
  • B.A. 1998 – Shanxi Normal University, English Language and Literature

Areas of Expertise

  • Program Evaluation
  • Educational Assessment
  • Mixed Methods
  • SPSS


Xumei Fan earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research from the University of South Carolina (USC). Prior to joining the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill, Xumei spent the past eight years working for the Research, Evaluation, and Measurement (REM) Center at USC. Xumei’s research interests include educational research, assessment, and evaluation practices; mixed-methods study; teacher education; and early childhood education. She believes in the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, and most of her publications and conference presentations are based on collaborations with scholars in different disciplinary areas. She also has experience teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses including classroom assessment methods, introduction to research in education, and design and analysis of educational surveys.