Jiali Luo is an assistant director of institutional research in the Office of the Provost at Duke University. He supports institutional planning efforts by exploring, analyzing, and interpreting institutional data from a wide research field. His core responsibilities include administering major institutional surveys of students, alumni, parents, and faculty; conducting comparative and integrated analysis of comprehensive data to uncover trends and identify predictors; providing consolidated reports on key findings in support of campus strategic reviews and initiatives; and developing and maintaining a multidimensional survey database system for institutional research and reporting.
Jiali earned his BA and MA in English Language and Literature from Southwest China Teachers University and Fudan University, respectively, and his PhD in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to joining the Office of the Provost and embarking on his institutional research career at Duke in June 2000, Jiali was an Assistant Professor of English at Southwest from 1983 to 1987 and at Fudan from 1990 to 1996, where he became an Associate Professor of English in May 1996. While teaching at Fudan, Jiali also served as Director of English Studies for Non-English Major Graduate Students at Fudan’s College English Center and as Secretary to China's Consultative Committee of College English Teaching. Jiali has co-authored books on college English teaching and testing and received awards for both his teaching and research on several occasions. His current research interests include instructional theories, future faculty development, institutional effectiveness, student engagement, and college outcomes. His recent publications appear in Research in Higher Education, Innovative Higher Education, IR Applications, Journal of College Student Development, Journal of International Students, and Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students.