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Lili Guan

Lili Guan

Elayna Seago
Lili Guan, Ph.D Student in Family Studies

Department of  Human Development and Family Science
liliguan@vt.edu

Lili Guan is pursuing a second doctorate in Human Development with a concentration in Family Studies at Virginia Tech. Her research interests lie at the intersection of family science and higher education. She integrates family, educational, psychosocial, and critical theories into the study of family roles and family functioning of underserved college students and how such an inquiry can help promote their learning experience and wellbeing. For example, she examines how family roles of first-generation college students influence their learning experience. She holds a Master in Learning, Developmental, and Family Sciences from the University of Colorado Denver and a PhD in Political Science Education from the Dalian University of Technology and taught at a local administrative college in China for five years.

 

 

  • Family Roles (e.g., the obligations that individual family members take to maintain family functioning)
  • Psychosocial Well-Being of Underserved College Students (e.g., First-Generation)
  • Intersectionality within Culturally Diverse Families
  • Qualitative Research Methods (e.g., Grounded Theory)
  • Intervention Programs to Promote Educational Equity

 

  • MA University of Colorado Denver, 2020
  • Ph.D. Dalian University of Technology, 2012
  • MA Dalian University of Technology, 2007
  • BA Shenyang Normal University, 2005

 

  • Graduate and Professional Student Senate Travel Award, Virginia Tech, Fall 2022
  •  Ph.D. Student Scholarship, School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado, Denver, Fall 2020 
  •  MA Student Scholarship, School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado, Denver, Fall 2018