Dao Yang, generally known as Dr. Yang Dao, is a Hmong gentleman from Laos. He received his Ph.D. in social science from the Sorbonne, University of Paris, France, in 1972.
Kingdom of Laos. After the takeover of Laos by the communists in May 1975, Dr. Yang immigrated to France, where he served in a variety of educational and journalistic capacities in Paris. Since 1983, he has lived in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, where he has been on the staff of the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts, on the faculties of Hamline University and Metropolitan State University. In 1994, he joined the Board of Administration at the Saint Paul Public Schools in Saint Paul, Minnesota, when he successively worked as a Southeast Asian Culture Specialist, an Assistant Director in the English Language Learner Department and Director of the Multi-Language Communications Office in the Communications and Public Information Department. From 1994 to 2005, he was also on the Board of Directors of the Saint Paul Foundation and on the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum of Minnesota. Finally, he is a retired professor at the Department of Asian Cultures and Literatures of the University of Minnesota, U.S.A.., and today Dr. Yang is a consultant on South-East Asia educations, cultures and traditions. Dao Yang is the Laos Country leader for Lift Kids. From July 1972 to 1974, he headed the Human Resource Department of the Ministry of Planning in the Lao Royal Government. In April 1974, he was appointed by H.M. King Sisavang Vatthana to the National Political Consultative Council (Laotian National Congress)
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