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Jenny Yau, Ed.D.

Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
Phone: (626) 815-5363
Fax: (626) 815-5416
Jenny Yau Ed. D., a developmental psychologist, having over 20 years of teaching experience in higher education in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Her expertise in working with P-12 children and educators in various cultural contexts provides a strong foundation for integrating theory and practice in her teaching. Her effective teaching and mentorship have been highly recognized. Her research interests include adolescent-parent conflicts, adolescents’ development of autonomy, children’s conceptualization of social rules and authority, and diverse learners in schools.


  • Ed.D. – Developmental Psychology, University of Rochester
  • M.S. – University of Rochester
  • M.A. – Educational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • B.A. – Psychology,University of Waterloo


School of Education

  • Department of Educational Leadership

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 711 – Exploration of Research in Education
  • EDUC 730 – Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 731 – Achievement Motivation
  • EDUC 734 – Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners
  • EDUC 742 – Qualitative Research Methods