Dr. Guo-Brennan is an Associate Professor of International and Global Education in the Faculty of Education, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Prince Edward Island, Canda. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (1991) from Qufu Normal University, Shandong, China. Dr. Guo-Brennan received her Masters of Education (MED) degree (2003) and PhD degree (2009) from the University of Alberta, Canada. She is an adjunct professor of Global Leadership in the Global Leadership PhD program at the Troy University, USA.
Dr. Guo-Brennan is strongly committed to developing globally competent citizens, educators and leaders through teaching, scholarship and services with global perspectives and competency. As an international educator who has had substantial academic and professional experiences in higher education and teacher education in Canada, USA and China, she has the inspiration and passion to promote excellence, inclusion, equity, peace and collaboration through scholarship, leadership and services in both local and global communities. At UPEI, she has been actively engaged in strategic planning, advancing international programs, internationalizing curriculum and engaging students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds on and off campus. She was the recipient of UPEI's inaugural Excellence in Internationalization Award in 2015.
Dr. Guo-Brennan had interdisciplinary academic and professional experiences in international education, global affairs, international development, teacher education, distance education curriculum development and ESL education through a variety of professional capacities in international settings. These professional experiences have significantly enriched her leadership, teaching, research and services in education and allowed her to integrate global perspectives into teacher education, program development, interdisciplinary research and collaboration, curriculum development, global engagement and culturally responsive educational leadership, theory, and praxis.
Dr. Guo-Brennan is committed to providing quality global learning to learners worldwide, getting to know people from different cultures and spending quality time with family and friends.