Charles Lu received his Ph.D. from the Higher Education Administration program at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include diversity and inclusion in higher education, the gender gap in communities of color, and the effect of study abroad experiences on undergraduate students.
Prior to his arrival at UT, Charles was a Fulbright Fellow in Taiwan. As a fellow, he created a standardized curriculum for English as a Foreign Language, taught over 700 third through sixth grade students, and conducted cross-cultural research for the Kaohsiung Commissioner of Education. Charles also recently completed the Education Pioneers fellowship in Los Angeles, where he served as project consultant for Jordan High School’s new co-located education complex. As a consultant, he conducted school-site data analysis, wrote a white paper on lessons learned from the first year co-location model, and created a collaborative plan for the school’s second year of operation. Over the years, Charles has served as a school director, academic coach, and was also the recipient of the 2009 Toyota International Teacher of the Year.
Charles received his M.A. in Secondary Education from Loyola Marymount University and his B.S. in Psychology with Special Honors from The University of Texas at Austin.