1136 Lane Hall
204 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: 734–764–9537
Fax: 734–764–9533


Research Staff


Hu Xiaohong

Cosponsored Affiliate

Dr. HU is a professor at school of Marxism of Northeast Normal University, China. Her research focuses on women studies and gender equality education. She pays close attention to the relationship between gender and civic education. She is the author of Gender Education: the New View of Civic Education (2010) and Tendency of Freedom-Harmonious Gender Relationship (2005). Her current research focus on feminist pedagogy in civic education and explores effective methods to improve civic education courses.


Kathryn "Kitty" Lundquist

Research Technician Intermediate

1239 Lane Hall

Ms. Lundquist has years of experience assisting in school-based adolescent research projects.  She works with the research team, school district administrations, IT personnel, and survey companies for the projects’ many operational aspects.  She also managed a pilot language study working with senior adults.

Ms. Lundquist earned her associate's degree in business administration from Butler County Community College (1986).


Ma Shu

Cosponsored Affiliate

Dr. MA is an associate professor at East China University of Law and Political Science. Her research focuses on the Law and gender in China. The book she is working on is about the Transition of Divorce Law of China and Gender Politics (from 1950 to 2001). She is also interested in the development of feminist NGOs in China and has built contacts with many NGOs.

Janie Slayden

Senior Research Area Specialist

1237 Lane Hall

Ms. Slayden is a research project manager with a broad range of experience in large, complex local and national studies. Her personal research interests correspond to the projects she has managed, namely substance use/abuse, general mental health, disaster mental health, and community health and social welfare. She has managed research studies in Detroit neighborhoods, hospitals, prisons, college campuses, residential treatment centers, and, currently, West Africa. She is former research associate director of the National Center for Disaster Mental Health Research.

Ms. Slayden earned her MA in clinical and educational psychology from Wayne State University (1984).


Philip Veliz

Research Fellow

1244 Lane Hall

Dr. Veliz is a sociologist, associated with a National Institute on Drug Abuse grant, "From Bench to Bedside: An Interdisciplinary Substance Abuse Training Program." He works with Prof. Carol J. Boyd and Prof. Sean Esteban McCabe. Dr. Veliz's personal research interests include the sociology of sport, substance use,and the impact of sport within public education. His most recent research focuses on the provision of sports among girls and boys in public high schools. Moreover, he is currently engaged in several projects that examine how involvement in sport either encourages or deters substance use among adolescents.

Dr. Veliz earned his PhD in sociology from the University at Buffalo, SUNY (2012).

His CV is available here.
Qionghua Wan

Wan Qionghua

Cosponsored Affiliate

Dr. WAN is a professor at Center South University. Her research focuses on history of women in Modern China. She is the author of Modern Ideas of Women's Education and the Construction of Women's Identities — Zhounan Women's School (1905-1938). She is currently working on a project entitled "Discursive Construction of Women's Liberation by Hunan Dagong Press (1917-1927)."