Dr. Lan “Misty” Song

Dr. Lan "Misty" Song


Office: Old Main 435
Phone: 806-651-2431

Professional Profile

Dr. Lan (Misty) Song earned three college degrees in China across fine art design and civil engineering fields. She had a nearly 16-year career in civil engineering, specializing in expressway protective structures and alignment design. She was awarded with the prestigious Danida Fellowship of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark in 2009 and achieved senior-engineer rank in 2010. After moving to the U.S. in 2011, she earned a BA in liberal studies at Thomas Edison State University, then both an M.Ed. in higher education with a focus on enrollment management, and an Ed.D. in organizational leadership with a focus on higher education from Abilene Christian University.

Teaching and Related Service

As an educational practitioner, Dr. Song worked in both student and academic affairs at four-year and two-year institutions. She also served as an adjunct math faculty at a community college for years. As a civil engineer, she participated in and conducted feasibility studies, site surveying, preliminary and detailed design, domestic/international engineering project management, and grant applications. Misty currently teaches master's level research and doctoral-level qualitative research coursework.

Dr. Song participates in national and international organizations related to assessment and research design.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Song’s research areas include the affective learning domain, teaching effectiveness, and organizational development of education institutions in rural areas. She formative assessment within mixed-method projects to guide practice

(in conjunction with the Asia Development Bank) for rural development in China. Dr. Song’s doctoral dissertation focused on the legitimization of affective domain learning, using mixed methods analysis.