Since receiving his Ph.D. at The Pennsylvania State University, he has been leading a series of
research and development projects for case-based e-learning and real-world problem solving in higher
education. Through his multi-disciplinary collaborations with leading scholars in the areas of human
medicine, veterinary medicine, engineering, agricultural science, and teacher education, he
investigates effective ways of promoting and evaluating the development of learners' real-world
problem solving abilities.