Zeng Lin was born in Wuhan, China in1953. As a full professor, he is jointly appointed by Wuhan University in China and Illinois State University in the United States. After starting his career as a high school math teacher, he later became a school administrator. In the early 1980s, he had an opportunity to teach at Wuhan University, where he remained for roughly six years. In pursuit of excellence, he moved to Canada to obtain a second master’s degree at McGill University and then a Ph.D. at York University. After three years of teaching at Lakehead University in Canada, he was promoted to associate professor with tenure. As risk taking has always been part of his life, with a confidence in calculated risk stemming from his expertise in social statistics and sociology of education, and with the help of his wife and daughter, he moved to Illinois State University in 2001. On May 8th, 2013, he moved back to Wuhan University from which he graduated. Dr. Zeng Lin has extensive experience in large-scale data analysis. As the result of his broad research activities, he has published co-authored books, several book chapters, and numerous journal articles in both English and Chinese.
Article about Professor Lin Zeng:http://en.whu.edu.cn/info/1050/1879.htm