Post Doctoral Fellow
The University of Hong Kong
Faculty of Education
My research background and interests are grounded in an Interactional Ethnographic approach to the study of how, in and through, interactions in situated contexts, participants (e.g. instructors, students, and facilitators) individually and collectively develop oral, written, and visual texts as they negotiate what counts as disciplinary knowledge. My research interests also include the ways in which technology supports and/or constrains innovative opportunities for learning in inquiry-based programs. A particular research interest of mine is to examine how local theories, cultural practices, and processes as well as situated meanings are interactionally accomplished through the daily discursive and social interactions among participants. Given my experience in an overtime ethnographic research project, I have also become interested in exploring the reflexive processes necessary to construct local data sets for analysis from the archived records that address unanticipated questions arising within an ongoing ethnographic project. This part of my research seeks to understand how researcher(s)' construct a logic-in-use guiding the construction of an archive as well as the analyses and interpretations of archived written and video records of life in particular learning spaces or programs.
Faculty of Education
School-Based Administration Support
Dissertation Title: A Reflexive Approach in Coming to Know: Uncovering the Logic-of-Inquiry in Ethnographic Research
Thesis: "What Counts as Mathematics?" A Curriculum Analysis of the Common Core Standards in Mathematics from K-8th Grade
Thesis: "Dialoging Through Student-to-Student Journals": Developing Writing Practices
Emphasis: Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD)
Articles and Encyclopedia Entries
Green, J., Chian, M. & Stewart, E., (in press). Courtney Borden Cazden, Game Changer. Edited by Paul A. Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Melissa A. Hardy and Malcolm Williams. The Sage Encyclopedia of Research Methods.
Green, J. & Chian, M. (2018) "Triangulation". The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation.In B. Frey (Ed). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing.
Green, J.; Chian, M.; Stewart, E; Couch, S. (2018) What is an ethnographic archive and archive of? A telling case of challenges in exploring developing interdisciplinary programs in higher education. Special Journal Issue: ACTA Paedagogica Vilnensia. (38)2017. Vilniaus Universiteto Edukologijos Katedara (of Educology Vilnius University. Vilnius, Lithuania.
Green, J.; Joo, J.; Dai, Y.; Hirsch, T.; Chian, M.; David B.P. (2016). Challenges in understanding different epistemologies for studying learning: A telling case of constructing a new research agenda. International Journal of Education Research. Volume 84, pp 119-126.
Green, J.; Chian, M.; Stewart, E.; Stewart, A.; Yun, D. (2015) Final Research/Evaluation Report: Pilot Instructional Project of The Long-Term and Futures Project at California State University, East Bay (2012-2014). http://www.longtermandfuturesthinking.org
Green, J.; Chian, M.; Stewart, E.; Stewart, A.; Yun, D. (2015) Executive Summary: Final Research/Evaluation Report: Pilot Instructional Project of The Long-Term and Futures Project at California State University, East Bay (2012-2014). http://www.longtermandfuturesthinking.org
Chian M.M. Tracing the development of an integrated curriculum design in higher education:a reflexive analysis of a research study, Time, Temporality & Slowness: Future Directions for Design Research Workshop. Design and Diversity:Designing Interactive System 2018. (Jun 2018) ,
Chian, M. & Brooks, L. A Single Case Study: Making the Invisible Visible in Designing, Developing, and Implementing Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Higher Education. Poster Presentation: Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE) Las Vegas, NV (February 2018)
Chian, M.; Stewart, A. & Stewart, E. Single Case Study of Interview-Conversations: Analyzing Archived Records to Gain an Emic Perspective. Poster Presentation: Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC) Las Vegas, NV. (February 2018)
Chian, M. & Couch, S. Designing and Researching Innovative Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Undergraduate Education Initiative: Embedded and External Ethnographers’ Reflexive Approach. Structured Poster Session: American Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX (April 2017)
Chian, M. Making Visible the Challenges of Researching an Ongoing Project: Seeking Insider’s Perspective. Pre-Conference Workshop:Exploring an Ethnographic Perspective as a Logic-of-Inquiry. National Council of Teacher of English Assembly for Research 2017:Midwinter Conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (February 2017)
Chian, M. "What Counts as Mastery of an Integrated Curriculum in Higher Education: Contrastive Analysis of Students' Differential Performance." Language and Social Processes Mentoring Workshop and Roundtable Conversation: Creating Dialogue Across "Generations" of Scholars. American Education Research Assembly, Washington, D.C. (April 2016)
Chian, M.; Stewart, E; Stewart, A.; Green. J. "Conducting Interview-Conversations with Computer Mediated Communication in Virtual Space: Gaining Emic Perspectives. Round table Session entitled: VISUALizing Qualitative Methods. American Education Research Association. Washington, D.C. (April, 2016).
Arya, D.; Balos, N., Chian, M. Green, J. "The Transdisciplinary Nature of Educational Ethnography". Alternative Session-National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research 2016: Midwinter Conference. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. (February, 2016)
Green, J. & Chian, M. An Interactional Ethnographic Perspective: Making Visible the Developing Process of Design, Instruction, and Student Learning. Presentation: Teaching for Long Term and Futures Thinking (LTFT): LTFT in Education and Context Conference. San Francisco, California. (http://www.longtermandfuturesthinking.org/wpcontent/uploads/2015/08/Green_ChianInteractional-Ethnography-LTFT-2.pptx) (July, 2015)
Chian. M. What Counts as Mastery: Contrastive Analysis of Students' Differential Performance in an Emerging Area of Study in Higher Education. Working Discussion Session: 10th Annual Discourse Analysis in Educational Research Conference at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. (May, 2015).
Chian, M. with Hellman, F.; Brooks, L.; Couch, S.; Yeager, B, & Saveri, A. Challenges in Seeking the Emic Perspective: Processes and Principles of Designing for the Unknown in Higher Education. Structured Poster Session: American Education Research Association. Chicago. Illinois. (April 2015).
Green, J. with Chian, M. ; Yun D.; Joo, J.; Stewart, E. What is Happening Here? Ethnographic Eyes on Analyzing Video. Interactive Sessions with Undergraduate Scholars: American Education Research Association, Chicago. Illinois. (April, 2015).
Chian, M. Math in Practice: Developing Disciplinary Literacies by Talking and Thinking Like Mathematicians in a 5th Grade Bilingual Classroom. Working Discussion Group: 9th Annual Discourse Analysis in Education Research Conference, Ohio State University. (May 2014).
Philip and Helen Green Research Fellowship
Nominated for National Sallie Mae First Year Teacher Award in United States
American Education Research Assembly (AERA)
Ocenia Ethnography and Education Network (OEEN)
Chapter Reviewer for Interactional Research into Problem-Based Learning. Purdue University Press (2018)
Manuscript Reviewer for Special Journal Issue: Rethinking Ethnography. ACTA Paedagogica Vilnensia. Volume 38, 2017. Vilniaus universiteto Edukologijos katedra (Department of Educology Vilnius University) Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewer for American Education Research Association, Division G, Paper Submissions (2014)
Reviewer for National Council Teacher of English Assembly for Research, Paper Submissions (2015)
National Council Teacher of English Assembly for Research, Historian (2015-2016)
Graduate Student Liaison for American Educational Research Association, Division G (Social Context) (2014-2016)
Fellow of the Center for Education Research on Literacy and Language and Inquiry in Networking Communities (2012-2015)
President of Futures Teachers of America-California State University, Dominguez Hills Chapter (1996-1997)
Member of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC) Writing Range Finder
Committee for California Department of Education in Sacramento (February 2017)
Member of the English Learner Leadership Network (2015-2018)
Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Support Provider (2003-2005)
Member of Common Core State Standards Writing Team for 6th Grade- ELA (2012-2015)
Curriculum Adoption Committee (1999-2000; 2008-2010)
California English Language Development Test (CELDT) Coordinator (2015-2018)
Language Assessment Team (LAT) Chairperson (2015-2018)
Mentor Teacher (1999-2018)
Gifted and Talented Education Coordinator (2016)
Department Chairperson (2002-2004)
Supervising Teacher for University Student Teachers (2003-2005)
School Leadership Team Member (2001-2004)
Committee Member of Fundraising Event of Clean Organization (2016)
Community Based English Tutoring Parents and Adults -Teacher (2005-2006)
Hueneme Elementary School District Annual Memorial Golf Tournament Coordinator (2000-2016)
Calvary Ventura Children's Sunday School Supervisor and Teacher (2006-2018)