Xueli Wang is a professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin– Madison. She studies college students’ learning, experiences, pathways, and success, with a particular focus on community colleges and STEM education. Her longitudinal, mixed methods research has addressed inequities in access to transfer, particularly in STEM fields, as well as how faculty development translates into teaching practices that subsequently shape students’ experiences and outcomes. Dr. Wang has received multiple awards for her research and teaching. She was selected as a Young Academic Fellow in 2012 by the Institute of Higher Education Policy and the Lumina Foundation. She is a two-time recipient of the Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award by the Association for Institutional Research. In 2015, she was honored with the Barbara K. Townsend Emerging Scholar Award by the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. In her department at UW–Madison, she has been honored with the Teacher of the Year award six times since 2012.