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Dr. Ting Liu

Jon Lasser

Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs

Dr. Ting Liu assumed leadership of the College of Education Research Office (COERO) in September 2020. Her goals for COERO are to provide support for the College of Education (COE) faculty and students in seeking external research funding, establish strategic partnerships and teams to pursue research opportunities, facilitate an effective research infrastructure, support the development and promotion of the COE faculty’s research activities and impact, and all aspects of scholarly productivity, including individual, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research, proposal submission, grant administration, and manuscript preparation.

Dr. Liu is a Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP). She earned her Ph.D. in Movement Science from University of Texas at Austin, M.S. in Sport Psychology from Boise State University, and B.S. in Physical Education from Beijing Sport University. Dr. Liu’s research agenda includes applied and translational research in children with autism. She has established an Autism summer camp since 2010, provided a place for children with autism in San Marcos and hands-on service learning and research opportunities to Texas State students.

Dr. Liu served as the Exercise and Sports Science undergraduate program coordinator in 2015-2017 and as the graduate program coordinator since 2017. She also served as a Faculty Senator from 2016 to 2019 representing the faculty of the College of Education. In addition, she has co-chaired the International Advisory Council since 2020, and served on the University Curriculum Committee and co-chaired the College of Education Curriculum Committee in 2018.

Dr. Liu has received numerous research, teaching, and service awards. She was the recipient of the 2020 Everette Swinney Faculty Senate Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2019 Translational Health Research Poster Award, multiple Presidential Distinction Awards for Excellence in Teaching, the 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, multiple College Achievement Awards for Excellence in Service, and the national Lolas E. Halverson Motor Development and Learning Young Investigator Award.


 ED 2131 |  512.245.8259 |  tingliu@txstate.edu