Cho-Yee To joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1967, and was promoted to professor of education in 1976. He served as chair of the School of Education’s Program in Social Foundations from 1977-79 and again in 1992. He also served on the Senate Advisory Committee, the Horace Rackham School of Graduate Studies’ Dissertation Awards Committee, the Levi Barbour Scholarship Committee, the University Library Council, etc.
To is an internationally recognized educator and scholar. He has held appointments as dean, chair, or examiner at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Medicine and School of Education, National Institute of Education of Singapore, National University of Singapore, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, Shanghai Second Medical University, Korea University of Art, among others. He is also the founding president of the Hong Kong Educational Research Association, President of Science and Mathematics Education Society of Hong Kong, and a member of the International Committee of AERA.
To graduated from the United College of Hong Kong and obtained his MA from Washington University in St. Louis and his PhD from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1967.