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Yue Li

Experience and Interests


  • Assistant Professor, Educational Sustainability, UW-Stevens Point (2022-present)
  • Research Associate, Natural Resources and the Environment, Cornell University


  • Environmental Education 30 leaders under 30 years old, NAAEE and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2016

Presentations and Publications




  • Member, College of Professional Studies Diversity Taskforce (2022-present)

Professional Memberships

  • Member/Conference Abstract Reviewer, North American Association for Environmental Education
  • Manuscript reviewer, Environmental Education Research, Journal of Environmental Education, Professional
  • Development in Education, The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
  • Advisory Board Member, China National Nature Education Network (2018-2021)

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Adams, M., Bell, L. A., Goodman, D. J., Shlasko, D., Briggs, R. R., & Pacheco, R. (Eds.). (2022). Teaching for diversity and social justice. Taylor & Francis Group.

Best advice you ever received?

Get a Ph.D.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?


Favorite Quote?

Every individual matters, every individual has a role to play, every individual makes a difference. – Jane Goodall

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

I am proud of being part of a community where my colleagues support each other and my students are passionate about education.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I enjoy meeting students with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Learn and collaborate across disciplines.

Yue Li
Assistant Professor - Educational Sustainability
College of Professional Studies Diversity Taskforce

447 College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Environmental Education
Cornell University, 2017

M.S. in Natural Resources
Beijing Normal University, 2011

B.S. in Soil and Water Conservation
Beijing Forestry University


EDUC 707 - Educational Research
EDSU 721/921 - Building Equitable Education Systems: Understanding Race, Ethnicity, Power, and Privilege
EDSU 908 - Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education for Sustainability