Lu, Mei-Yan

Professor, Educational Leadership




Preferred: (408) 924-3645

Dr. Lu is invited back as a keynote speaker in the 10th Annual Conference for the Online Learning and Technology Assocation in Hong Kong in June 2011.



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum & Instruction, Arizona State University, United States, 1988
  • MA, Computer Assisted Instruction, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, United States, 1983


In Auguest 2009, Dr. Mei-Yan Lu joined the Educational Leadership Department as Professor at San Jose State University. Prior to joining to Educational Leadership Department, Dr. Lu served as full Professor and Acting Chair of the Instructional Technology Department at SJSU. She served as Associate Dean at SJSU College of Education in the early 2000.

In addition to teaching in the College of Education, she also taught for the Nurse Educator graduate program for SJSU School of Nursing, College of Science, and coordinated/taught a cross-listed COMM/EDUC/ENG/HA/SCIENCE 157SL(Service Learning) Community Action and Service class. In the late 90’s, Dr. Lu was a Senior Fellow in the School of Communication Studies at Nangyang Technological University in Singapore. Dr. Lu has taught in public schools as well as universities and has consulted for government agencies, educational institutions, and businesses in the United States and overseas.

Dr. Lu is an internationally recognized author and keynote speaker. Her area of research and specializations include hybrid/blended learning, faculty/staff development, teacher training/support, program evaluation, service learning, design/develop elearning for diverse audience, and women administrators/leaders. She has more than a hundred publications and presentations in journals, books, and conferences. She has been invited to give keynote speeches, seminars, and workshops at major conferences, universities, and companies in the United States, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, and Germany.

Dr. Lu has received numerous honors and recognitions such as the Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Fellow by the Association of State Colleges and Universities and the ACE/Sloan Post-Tenure Professional Renewal Faculty Fellow. She was nominated for the SJSU University Outstanding Professor Recognition Award and the Asian Community Star Award (by Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)). She was invited by Yuan T. Lee, then President of Academia Sinica (Taiwan) and Nobel Laureate to give workshops to the Taiwan Education Reform Committee. She was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, Silpakorn University and Chulalongkorn University (both in Thailand). She is the Past President for the International Division of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT). She has served as chairs and members in many University committees at SJSU. Dr. Lu is tri-lingual, fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and English.