Jenny Yau, EdD

Professor Emerita, Department of Educational Leadership

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Jenny Yau, EdD, is a professor emerita of APU’s Department of Educational Leadership and a developmental psychologist with more than 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.


  • EdD, Developmental Psychology, University of Rochester
  • MS, University of Rochester
  • MA, Educational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • BA, Psychology,University of Waterloo

Academic Area

  • School of Education