10/26/2023 – 11:31am | By: Dena Temple
Dr. Shuyan Wang, Professor of Instructional Technology and Design at The University
of Southern Mississippi’s School of Leadership, recently delivered the keynote speech
at a luncheon at the SICET Conference in Orlando celebrating the conference’s 20th
SICET, the Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology, is a non-political,
non-profit academic organization affiliated with AECT, the Association for Education
Communications & Technology. The organization’s goal is to encourage academic cooperation
and support among Chinese scholars and experts in the field of educational technology.
The mission of SICET is to establish and strengthen international academic connections
in educational technology for teaching and learning, and to promote the application
of educational technology throughout the world.
Dr. Wang was SICET’s president from 2007 to 2010. Her speech at the luncheon offered
a comprehensive review of SICET’s journey, emphasizing its accomplishments in research
and international collaborations.
“I am proud to be a part of SICET and was humbled to be asked to speak at their 20th
anniversary luncheon,” said Dr. Wang. “Cooperation among international scholars in
the field of educational technology furthers the innovation, both in China and around
Also honored at the conference was USM alumnus Hengtao Tang, who graduated in 2012
with a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology and Design and went on to earn his
dual doctoral degree at Penn State University. Dr. Tang was awarded the prestigious
Special Service Award by the AECT board, underscoring his remarkable dedication to
the field of educational technology.
Dr. Wang has been teaching Instructional Technology and Design at Southern Miss since
2004. Instructional technology is an interdisciplinary field that offers students
technology-based skills for improving workplace settings and developing instructional
materials and programs.
Dr. Heather Annulis, Director of the School of Leadership, congratulated Dr. Wang
on her accomplishments with SICET.
“Dr. Wang continues to represent the School of Leadership with distinguished service
and research through her activities with SICET. Her commitment to the organization’s
mission elevates USM student experiences with Instructional Technology and Design.”
The School of Leadership is housed within the College of Business and Economic Development
at The University of Southern Mississippi and operates on the Coastal USM campus in
Long Beach, Mississippi. Its undergraduate degree programs include Accounting, Applied
Technology, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering Technology, Industrial
Engineering Technology (Logistics), Management, and Marketing. Graduate programs include
Human Capital Development, Human Capital Development (Instructional Technology and
Design), Instructional Technology and Design, and Logistics, Trade and Transportation.
Learn more about the degree programs at the School of Leadership or contact for more information.