Yongmei Li

Yongmei Li

Director of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness

Yongmei Li


Email: yongmei.li@converse.edu

Office: Carmichael 305L

Phone: 864.596.9752


BA, Ocean University of China

MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MEd, Texas Tech University

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


In her current role, Dr. Li leads and supports all institutional research, assessment and effectiveness activities at Converse. Dr. Li has conducted a number of workshops and presentations on assessment at the national, regional, state, and local levels, including the annual conferences organized by the Association for Institutional Research and the Southern Association on Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. She also serves as a SACSCOC institutional effectiveness peer evaluator.

Dr. Li has served in a variety of higher education positions prior to coming to Converse. As a staff member, she has several years of combined experience in institutional research and strategic planning and assessment for academic programs and student affairs. As well, Dr. Li has previously served as a faculty member for a number of years. Her research interests focus on English language learners, especially their language and literacy development, relationships with teachers, school engagement, and academic achievement. Dr. Li has published several peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter as well as presented at professional conferences. She taught courses in literacy education and first year experience. In addition to teaching at the college level, Dr. Li has also taught English to various grades in K-12 and to working professionals.

Dr. Li graduated with distinction in English from the Ocean University of China. She earned her MEd in language and literacy education from Texas Tech University.  She received her MA in educational psychology, measurement, and evaluation and her PhD in literacy education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, during her studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, she also received a graduate certificate in survey methodology and a formal concentration in quantitative psychology, and she completed coursework for NC reading specialist licensure.