- Doctor of Business Administration, Nova Southeastern University
- Master of Business Administration, Saint Leo University
- Bachelor of Automotive Engineering, Jilin University
Dr. Lian teaches courses such as Leadership and Management, Business Strategy and Policy, Global Business, International Management, Import and Export Theories and Practices, Business Statistics, and Business Decision Modeling at both undergraduate and graduate levels, on campus and online. His research interests focus on global supply chain management, FDI, leadership and culture, economic development and transparent index. He is an active reviewer and editor of peer reviewed management journals.
Dr. Lian was an executive of a Fortune Global 200 company with work experience in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. He was recognized by the U.S. government as an individual of extraordinary ability in global business.