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MANUSCRIPTS IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

Koo, K., Yao, C.W., & Gong, H.J. (2021). It is not my fault: Exploring experience and perceptions of racism among international students during COVID-19. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Vital, L.M., & Yao, C.W. (2021). De/constructing the academic hood: Reflexive considerations for doctoral researcher socialization for international research. Journal of International Students, 11(S1), 68-85.

Briscoe, K.,Yao, C.W., Oates, E., Rutt, J., & Buell, K. J. (2021). First-year international students of Color’s perceptions of social networks. Journal of International Students.

Buell, K.J., Briscoe, K.L., & Yao, C.W. (2021). “It just doesn’t taste the same”: International students’ perceptions of on-campus food and dining. Journal of College and University Student Housing.

Yao, C.W., Collins, C., & Bush, T., Briscoe, K.L., & Dang, N.L.T. (2021). English as a “double barrier”: English medium instruction and student learning at Vietnamese transnational universities. Higher Education Research and Development.

Yao, C.W., Bush, T., Collins, C., Tuliao, M., Briscoe, K.L., & Dang, N.L.T. (2021). Exploring STEM undergraduate self-regulated learning at a Vietnamese transnational university. Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education.

Person, K.J. & Yao, C.W. (2021). Navigating the academic labyrinth: The influence of leadership and professional development for women engineering department chairs. Journal of Faculty Development.

Yao, C.W., Briscoe, K.L., & Rutt, J. (2020). In the aftermath of a racialized incident: Exploring the experiences of international students of Color with campus racial climate. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 14(3), 386-397

Yao, C.W., Rutt, J.N., Briscoe, K.L., Kirshenbaum, A., Knight, M.W., & Buell, K.J. (2019). Navigating the first year: Transition and adjustment experiences of international students of Color at a predominantly white institution. Journal of College Orientation, Transition, and Retention, 26(2), 1-25.

Yao, C.W., Garcia, C.E., and Collins, C. (2019). English as lingua franca: Exploring the challenges and opportunities of English proficiency on Vietnamese graduate student learning. Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education, 4, 209-229.

Yao, C.W., & Boss, G.J. (2019). “A hard space to manage”: The experiences of Women of Color faculty teaching online. Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education.

Yao, C.W., & Viggiano, T. (2019). Interest Convergence and the Commodification of International Students and Scholars in the United States. Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity, 5(1), 81-109.

Shelton, L.J., & Yao, C.W. (2019). Early career professionals’ perceptions of higher education/student affairs graduate programs: Preparation to work with international students. Journal of College Student Development, 60(2), 156-172.

Yao, C.W., & Tuliao, M. (2019). Exploring Vietnamese graduate students’ soft skill development for employability. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning.

Garcia, C.E., & Yao, C.W. (2019). The role of an online first-year seminar in higher education doctoral students’ scholarly development. The Internet and Higher Education, 42(2019), 44-52.

Yao, C.W., George Mwangi, C.A., & Malaney Brown, V.K. (2019). Exploring the intersections of transnationalism and Critical Race Theory. Race, Ethnicity, and Education.

Yao, C.W. (2018). “They don’t care about you”: Chinese international students’ experiences with neo-racism and othering on a U.S. campus. Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 30(1), 87-101.

Yao, C.W., & Vital, L.M. (2018). Perspectives from doctoral students on researcher reflexivity in international contexts. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 13, 193-210.

Yao, C.W., & Collins, C. (2018). Student-centered learning at a Vietnamese transnational university: Perspectives from Vietnamese graduate students. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 43(7), 959-974.

Yao, C.W., & Garcia, C.E. (2018). International students in their own country: Motivation of Vietnamese graduate students to attend a collaborative transnational university. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 4(2), 22-38.

Buell, K.J., Love, V.L., & Yao, C.W. (2017). Living-learning programs through the years: Reflection on partnerships between students, faculty, and student affairs. Journal of College and University Student Housing.

Yao, C.W. (2016). “Better English is the better mind”: Influence of language skills on sense of belonging in Chinese international students. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 43(1), 74-88.

Yao, C.W. & Vital, L.M. (2016). “Higher education wasn’t even invented in the U.S.”: Perceptions of U.S. doctoral students on transnational research preparation. Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education, 1, 197-214.

Yao, C.W. (2016). Unfulfilled expectations: Influence of Chinese international students’ roommate relationships on sense of belonging. Journal of International Students, 6(3), 762-778.

Yao, C.W. (2015). Sense of belonging in international students: Making the case against integration to U.S. institutions of higher education. Comparative and International Higher Education, 7(1), 6-10.

Yao, C.W. & Wawrzynski, M.R. (2013). Influence of Academically-Based Living-Learning Communities on Men’s Awareness and Appreciation for Diversity. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 39 (2), 32-47.

Jessup-Anger, J.E., Wawrzynski, M.R., & Yao, C.W. (2011). Enhancing Undergraduate Education: Examining Faculty Experiences during their First Year in a Residential College and Exploring the Implications for Student Affairs Professionals. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 38 (1), 56-69.

EDITED VOLUMES

Yao, C.W., & George Mwangi, C.A. (Eds.) (2017). Special Issue on the Role of Student Affairs in International Student Transition and Success. Journal of International Students.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Yao, C.W. (2021). Global positional competition and interest convergence: Student mobility as a commodity for U.S. academic imperialism. In J.J. Lee’s (Ed.), Critical International Higher Education and Power: How US Internationalization is Not Neutral. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

*Book awarded 2021 ASHE Council on International Higher Education Award for Significant Research on International Higher Education, November 2021

George Mwangi, C.M., & Yao, C.W. (2020). U.S. higher education internationalization through an equity driven lens: An analysis of concepts, history, and research. In M. B. Paulsen & L. W. Perna (Eds) Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research (Vol. 35). New York: Springer.

Yao, C., George Mwangi, C. A., & Malaney Brown, V. (2020). Exploring the intersections of transnationalism and critical race theory: A critical race analysis of international student experiences in the United States [Invited Reprint]. In L. M. Berger (Ed.) Social justice and international education: Research, practice, and perspectives (pp. 245-266). NAFSA. [reprint of published article]

Yao, C.W. (2018). Section introduction for “Critical Theories and Data Analysis in Institutions and Policies.” In R. Winkle-Wagner, A. Gaskew, & J. Lee-Johnson (Eds.) Critical Theories and Data Analysis in Institutions and Policies.

Vital, L.M., & Yao, C.W. (2018). Future directions for internationalization in higher education: Considerations for doctoral student research training. In D. Proctor and L. Rumbley (Eds.) The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education: Next Generation Insights in Research, Policy, and Practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Jackson, D., Miller, W., Hyatt, J., & Yao. C.W. (2013). Staff recruitment and retention. In N. Dunkel and J. Baumann (Eds.) Campus Housing Management: Staffing and Leadership, Vol. 6 (Chapter 4). Columbus, OH: ACUHO-I press.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Yao, C.W. (2021, July 1). Who do we want to be as a global knowledge community? International Educator. https://www.nafsa.org/ie-magazine/2021/7/1/who-do-we-want-be-global-knowledge-community

Yao, C.W. (2021) Considers for inclusive support of international students. Edge for Scholars. https://edgeforscholars.org/considerations-for-inclusive-support-of-international-students/

Yao, C.W., & Shelton, L.J. (2021, January 14). Good-bye 2020 and thanks for the memories: Lessons learned by two HESA faculty program coordinators. ACPA Developments, 18(1). http://developments.myacpa.org/good-bye-2020-and-thanks-for-the-memories-lessons-learned-by-two-hesa-faculty-program-coordinators-christina-w-yao-and-leslie-jo-lj-shelton/

Patel, R., & Yao, C.W. (2020). Intersections of international and first-generation status: A case for collaborative institutional efforts. The Global Impact Exchange, Winter 2020,16-21.

Yao, C.W., and George Mwangi, C.A. (2017). Invited Editorial: Role of Student Affairs in International Student Transition and Success. Journal of International Students, 7(4), i-iii.

Yao, C.W., Wilson, B., Garcia, C.E., DeFrain, E., & Cano, A.  (2017, May 22). Helping graduate students join an online learning community. Educause Review.

MEDIA MENTIONS

Adhikari, T. (2020, November 9). Is work a choice: For some international students, it’s a given. Principia Pilot. https://principiapilot.org/is-work-a-choice-for-some-international-students-its-a-given/

Bowman, K.S. (2020, August 4). Strategies for countering unconscious bias in the classroom. NAFSA International Educator. Retrieved from https://www.nafsa.org/ie-magazine/2020/8/4/strategies-countering-unconscious-bias-classroom

Redden, E. (2019, February 5). Not an isolated incident. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/02/05/weighing-duke-case-experts-discuss-discrimination-against-international-students-and

D’Orio, W. (2017, June 7). Trial and error: Teaching learners to be online students. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2017/06/07/trial-and-error-teaching-online-students-be-online-students

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Yao, C.W., Dou, J., Hall, K., Gause, S., Kim, S., Castiello, S., & Stein, S. (2022, April) Future Directions for Equity-Driven International Student Research in Post/Crisis Times. Symposium session presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

George Mwangi, C.A., Yao, C.W., Morrison, J., Whatley, M., Viggiano, T., Blanco, G. (2021, April). Approaches to Equity-driven Internationalization Scholarship in Higher Education. Symposium session presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference.

George Mwangi, C.A., Martin, J., Moore, C.M., Stein, S., & Yao, C.W. (2019, November). It’s Always Been Here: Race, Racism, and Coloniality Within U.S. Higher Education Internationalization. Symposium session presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Portland, OR..

Yao, C.W., Shelton, L.J., Briscoe, K.L., & Thompson, C.J. (2019, November). Beyond U.S. Borders: Exploring Higher Education and Student Affairs Professional Preparation for International Contexts. Paper session presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Yao, C.W., Oates, E.Q., Briscoe, K.L, Buell, K.J., & Rutt, J.N. (2019, November). Re/negotiating Race and Racialization for International Students of Color in the U.S. Paper session presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Vital, L.M., Sinclair, J., & Yao, C.W. (2019, April). Beyond study abroad: Developing global citizenship in graduate education through internationalization at home. Paper session presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference, San Francisco, CA

Yao, C.W., Collins, C., & Bush, T. (2019, April). English as a “double barrier”: English Medium Instruction and Student Learning at Vietnamese Transnational Universities. Paper session presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Yao, C.W., & Viggiano, T. (2019, April). Interest Convergence and the Commodification of International Students and Scholars in the US. Symposium session presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Yao, C.W., Briscoe, K.L., & Rutt, J. (2018, November). In the Aftermath of a Racialized Incident: Exploring the Experiences of International Students of Color with Campus Racial Climate. Pater session presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

Yao, C.W., Bush, T., & Collins, C. (2018, November). “We Had a Double Barrier”: Exploring STEM Undergraduate Learning at a Vietnamese Transnational University. Poster session presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

Kim, D., & Yao, C.W. (2018, June). Mobility Patterns of Korean and Vietnamese PhD Students in the United States. Paper session presented at the Korea and Vietnam in the Modern and Contemporary Ages: Comparisons and New Connections Conference, Seoul, South Korea.

Yao, C.W., & Sinclair, J. (2018, March). Re-shaping the Doctoral Curriculum: The Imperative for the Internationalization of Doctoral Education. Paper session presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.

Yao, C.W., Garcia, C.E., and Collins, C. (2017, April). English as Lingua Franca: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of English Proficiency on Vietnamese Graduate Student Learning. Paper session presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Yao, C.W. (2016, October). Push and Pull Factors in Student Choice: Motivation for Attending a Vietnamese Collaborative Transnational University. Paper session presented at the 8th Engaging with Vietnam Conference, Honolulu, HI.

SELECTED INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Yao, C.W. & George Mwangi, C.A. (2021, September). Race, Nativity, and Identity: Engaging an Equity-Driven Approach to International Research. Invited speakers to Center for Global Higher Education’s Racism and Coloniality in Global Higher Education webinar series.

Pillay, T., Soudien, C., Tamtik, M., Trilokekar, R., Viczko, M., & Yao, C.W. (2021, May). Confronting Privilege in Internationalization of Higher Education during COVID-19:  What have we learned?. Invited panelist to the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education and Comparative and International Education Society of Canada/Société Canadienne d’Education Comparée et International Conference.

Popa, A., DeYounge, N., George Mwangi, C.A., & Yao, C.W. (2021, March). Status, Race, and Identity: Engaging International Students in Dialogue About Race and U.S. Culture. NAFSA Region XI 2021 Virtual Spring Immigration Workshop.

Yao, C.W. (2020, June). Current Issues and Future Opportunities in the Internationalization of Higher Education: Setting the Agenda for Critical Internationalization Studies. Invited participant to a Spencer Foundation Conference Grant recipient at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA. [virtual meeting because of COVID-19]

Yao, C.W. (2020, April). Higher Education International Landscape. Invited panelist to the Higher Ed Community Forum in response to COVID-19. Virtual presentation.

Yao, C.W. (2020, February). Preparing the Next Gen of Student Affairs/Campus Housing Leaders. Invited panelist to the ACUHO-I State of the Profession, New Orleans, LA.

Yao, C.W. (2019, April). English Mediated Instruction in Vietnam: Higher Education and Social Transformations. Invited presenter to the Provost’s Global Forum, “Why School? International Perspectives on Education and Social Transformation,” at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Yao, C.W. (2018, November). A Critical Discussion Regarding International Higher Education Research. Invited panelist to a Presidential Session at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

Yao, C.W., Buell, K.J., & Briscoe, K. (2018, October). Supporting the Transition to College for International Students of Color. Invited webinar for the Association for College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I).

Yao, C.W. (2018, May). Exploring Student Learning at Transnational Universities in Vietnam. Invited presentation at Beihang University, Beijing, China.

Kim, D., & Yao, C.W. (2017, November). Historical Trends Analysis of Ph.D.s from American Higher Education: International Ph.D.s from South Korea and Vietnam over 60 Years Between 1953 to 2013. Invited paper presentation at the Korea-Vietnam Higher Education in Comparative Perspective Workshop at University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

Yao, C.W. (2016, September). Helping International Students Understand U.S. College Culture and Navigate Support Systems. Invited speaker for webinar sponsored by the Journal of International Students.

Yao, C.W. (2015, February). Living, Learning, and Belonging: Chinese Students’ Residential Experiences at a U.S. Institution of Higher Education. Presented to the College of Education at the Office of International Studies in Education Spring Speaker Event, “Eastern Dragon in the Western Ocean,” at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.