Profile: Daniel D. Liou
Daniel D. Liou is an associate professor of educational leadership at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. His research agenda focuses on three interrelated themes examining the sociology of expectations in fostering conditions of equity and justice in the educational pipeline: (1) curriculum and instruction, (2) school and community leadership, and (3) higher education. Liou was raised in a low-income, immigrant, and single parent household. He was the first in his family to graduate from high school and college, resulting in his important intersectional perspective as a first-generation faculty and frequent invited speaker on issues related to equity and asset models of education. Prior to joining the faculty at Arizona State University in 2013, Liou spent two years as an assistant professor at Iowa State University preparing aspiring school principals for equity, immigration, and demographic transformation.
Liou is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, technical reports, and other publicly accessible scholarship. He serves as an associate editor for Education Policy Analysis Archives, and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Multicultural Affairs, The International Journal of Critical Media Literacy, and The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education. Liou is an appointed co-chair of the Equity, Inclusion, & Actions Committee at the American Educational Research Association. The Arizona Department of Education appointed Liou to serve as a member on the Culturally Inclusive Practices Advisory Council (2015-Present) and the Office of Indian Education Task Force (2019-Present).
Since beginning his career in 1993, Liou has received numerous national and local awards in recognition of the impact of his scholarship and practice in education. To begin with, in 1996 Liou was recognized by the city mayor Shirley Dean and the Berkeley Unified School District for his advocacy work with immigrant students and families. Berkeley High School in 1997 presented him with the Excellence Service Award for building an effective family-school engagement program with the bilingual communities. In both 1997 and 1999, he received the Most Inspirational Award from the University of California at Berkeley for creating a K-12 outreach program known for pairing undergraduate mentors with first-generation, immigrant and refugee students to support their college-going expectations. Further, in 2015 he received the Social Justice Teaching Award in Educational Leadership from the American Educational Research Association. Recently, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College recognized him as the 2017 Outstanding Promising Research Scholar.