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Meet the Director

Qi Shi
Qi Shi, Ph.D. Director of Center for Equity, Leadership, and Social Justice in Education, Associate Professor

Dr. Qi Shi, who came to Loyola in 2013 as an assistant professor, earned her B.A. in English from Beijing International Studies University, M.S. in School Counseling from Drake University, and her Ph.D., in Counselor Education from The George Washington University.

Her research interests include the role of school counselors in personal, social, and academic development of underrepresented student populations in K-12 schools, broadening the participation for immigrant youth and English Language Learners in science, technology, engineering, and math majors and careers, and school counseling profession’s development in international contexts.

During her time at Loyola, Dr. Shi has worked on developing partnerships with local community agencies to provide Loyola school counseling students with early exposure/experiential learning opportunities to work with immigrant youth and English Learners in Baltimore.

Dr. Shi is currently working on a project funded by the National Science Foundation to examine Latina English Learners’ interest development, access and persistence in STEM. She has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters over the past 12 years.

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