Huiyuan Ye is a doctoral candidate of Higher Education Management in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 2012, he has served as the Senior Program Coordinator of the Institute for International Studies in Education at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include higher education institutional transformation, liberal arts higher education institutions, disruptive innovation, faculty professional development, and indigenous education. His dissertation, titled “Analyzing Disruptive Innovation in Contemporary U.S. Liberal Arts Higher Education Institutions”, explores conceptual awareness and institutional models of disruptive innovation in over 200 U.S. liberal arts higher education institutions.
As the Senior Program Coordinator, Huiyuan Ye oversees the Institute’s day-to-day operations, including managing staff, project associates, and interns. He works closely with the directors in designing and implementing educational programs and research initiatives. He coordinated the 9th International Workshop on Higher Education Reform held at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 and managed the PROCAGE Strategic Management Training Program for years. He also presented extensively in international conferences, including the latest 2016 WCCES World Congress in Beijing, and coordinated the Institute’s key research projects, including “Faculty Professional Development Centers in World-Class Universities”, “Pioneer Study of World Comparative and International Education Societies”, and “Global Trends in Higher Education Financing”.
Huiyuan Ye holds a master’s degree in English Language and Literature from Shanghai International Studies University, China.