We often like to point out that IU Online offers IU courses, an IU diploma, and the same faculty who teach on-campus classes. These faculty members care intensely about your experience as an online student and work hard to make sure you're getting an authentic IU education. Get to know some of your instructors here. We'll be adding more bios over time and invite you to revisit this page often!
Meet Your Faculty
Associate Professor of Economics and Finance Litao "Lee" Zhong earned his PhD in economics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, MBA from Baldwin-Wallace University, and bachelor's degree from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China. Zhong has more than 14 years of online teaching experience, and has received several campus teaching grants and awards. His research interests are in the fields of international economics, regional economic development, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.