Dr. Kuo, Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of Applied Psychology, is an educational psychologist who earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Iowa. He served as Senior Research Associate of Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University before joining UIC in 2012. Dr. Kuo received significant awards and honors to recognize his research and teaching accomplishments, including UIC President's Award for Teaching and Service in 2016, Guangdong High-Level Talent in 2017 and Guangdong Superior Talent Card in 2019. In addition, he has dedicated himself to the services in various academic communities. He is serving as Managing Editor of Innovative Teaching and Learning and Editorial Board Member of Gifted Education International, while he served as President of Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association between 2016 and 2018. Dr. Kuo’s research interests include social and emotional learning, large-scale assessment in education, development of innovative assessments, and college teaching and learning. As of date, he has authored more than 40 publications and 70 conference presentations. Prior to being devoted in academia, he was a middle school teacher in Taiwan.