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School of Law


Liyun Zhang

Title: Research Scientist
Department: Children's Law Center
School of Law
Phone: 803-777-1226

1300 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Liyun Zhang


Liyun Zhang is a Research Scientist at the Children’s Law Center, University of South Carolina School of Law. Her work involves enhancing training program effectiveness through periodic and longitudinal evaluations and curriculum development and adjustment for CLC training teams. Her work also contributes to informed decision making of policy makers and partner agencies through scientific research and data analysis. Her research skills include large scale data analysis, survey design and analysis, hierarchical linear modeling (HLM), structural equation modeling (SEM), and qualitative data analysis. Her research interests involve the application of advanced statistical methods to issues related to child well-being, education and psychology. She is the recipient of the Joan K. Gallini Outstanding Educational Psychology Doctoral Award in 2016 and the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award in 2017 from the Department of Educational Studies, University of South Carolina College of Education. She holds a doctoral degree in educational psychology and research.


  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology and Research, University of South Carolina
  • M.A., English Linguistics and Literature, Huaqiao University, China
  • B.A., English, Huaqiao University, China

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