Kunfeng Pan is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Renmin University of China. His recent research focuses on poverty alleviation and education inequality with a focus on the role of higher education institutions in promoting rural development in poverty-stricken areas and bridging social inequalities. He has also focused on the inequality in parenting worldwide, and the enhancing family wellbeing policy. He serves as a consultant expert in the planning department at the ministry of education of China. He has his Ph. D in Economics of Education from Peking University and a B.S. in Physics from Peking University. He was a visiting professor at Cook Center at Duke University for the 2019-2020 academic year and taught a Duke Immerse course named China and Higher Education Access. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge in the UK, and Hokkaido University in Japan.