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Yi-Hwa Liou is a Professor in the Department of Educational Management at the National Taipei University of Education. Her research primarily centered around leadership and development, organizational change and learning, educational reform, and professional and networked learning communities, with a methodological emphasis on social network analysis and mixed methodologies. She has been actively collaborating with international research teams and scholars, contributing to various (inter)national research projects and publications focused on the evolution of intra- and inter-organizational networks and systemic change within educational frameworks.

Yi-Hwa’s research has earned her accolades, including the 2021 Emerald Young Researcher Award, the 2019 AERA Division A Emerging Scholar Award, and the 2018 Ta-You Wu Memorial Award from the National Science and Technology Council in Taiwan. After obtaining her M.S. and Ph.D. in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, San Diego. She is also a research fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change and holds positions on editorial and advisory boards for esteemed (international) education entities such as AERA Division A,, WISE-Qatar Foundation, Journal of Professional Capital and Community, Journal of School Leadership, International Journal of Educational Management, International Journal of Educational Research, and Bloomsbury Book Series on Educational Leadership.

She is committed to establishing and sustaining reciprocal research-practice partnerships, particularly informed by network science, to support organizations in strategic planning and development.

In her role as a project consultant, Liou provides support for the methodological decisions and execution related to Study A’s social network research following the growth of professional networks across the districts and national partners throughout the pipeline development process. She also contributes to the development of network evidence-informed outputs associated with the research.