Shan Li, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Population Health
Office: HST 132/Iacocca A-105


Dr. Shan Li is an Assistant Professor in the College of Health at Lehigh University. He is also an affiliated faculty in the Department of Education and Human Services at Lehigh University. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from McGill University, and a B.S. in Educational Technology from Beijing Normal University.

Dr. Li is a learning scientist and educational technologist researching learning and teaching in both formal and informal settings related to the health professions. His overarching research goal is to understand and enhance health professions education (HPE) by: (1) designing intelligent learning and training systems for classroom and real-world applications, (2) examining students’ learning process in the dimensions of behavior, cognition, metacognition, emotion, and motivation, and (3) using the state-of-art computational techniques to reveal performance differences among learners. To accomplish this goal, he collects multimodal multichannel data about learners and learning contexts, for example, facial expressions, eye tracking, physiological sensors, think-aloud protocols, log files, and human-computer interactions. He employs advanced learning analytics and data mining techniques to reveal significant cognitive, metacognitive, affective, and motivational processes of student learning.


  • McGill University, Ph.D., Learning Sciences
  • Beijing Normal University, M.S., Educational Technology
  • Shandong Normal University, B.S., Educational Technology



Areas of Research and Publications

Health Professions Education, Advanced Learning Technologies, Self-regulated Learning, Learning Analytics, Artificial Intelligence in Education

For Dr. Shan Li’s publications, view them on Google Scholar >