Katrina Liu

Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
Expertise: Teacher education, Diversity and equity, Teacher-student diversity gap, K-12 discipline gap, Community of practice, Digital equity


Katrina Liu is an associate professor within UNLV's College of Education. Her research focuses on theory, practice, and innovation in preparing quality teachers to teach in diverse classrooms. She also has deep expertise in obtaining and managing high-dollar external grants.

Liu — who has collaborated on research with multiple schools within the Clark County School District — is most recently studying critical reflection for transformative learning in teacher education, preparing and supporting teachers and teacher educators of color, and preparing globally minded teachers. Her interdisciplinary work has appeared in journals such as Review of Research in EducationEducational Review, Journal of Teacher Education and Technology, and Reflective Practice. 


  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Beijing Normal University

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