Work at the CLE
I joined the Center for Language Education in 2010. In the Center for Language Education, I teach English language skills-based and content-based courses at undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels. Since eight years ago, I have been mainly working with first-year undergraduate and postgraduate students. In the Fall term (2014), I developed and taught a general elective course “Testing and Assessment” in the MA in International Language Education program and have been teaching it every year. In the Spring term (2016), I developed and taught a new course for research postgraduate students in Business and Social Sciences.
I thoroughly enjoy working with a diverse student body of different levels. At the same time, I am excited about expanding my teaching repertoire. I look forward to the teaching and learning ahead.
I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I have worked as a civil servant, organizational communication consultant, corporate human resources trainer, language teacher, and teacher trainer at various settings in Australia, China, Hong Kong, and the United States. I completed my undergraduate degree in History with a focus on international relations from Hong Kong. Subsequently, I undertook postgraduate studies on two scholarships with stipends in the United States of America where I earned two Master’s degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and Communication (Speech Communication). After completing the studies, I returned to Hong Kong and began a language teaching career in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong before undertaking full-time doctoral study on Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS) with stipends in Australia. My completed PhD research in 2005 was in psychology where I investigated the relationship between humour appreciation, sense of humour, personality, and psychological well-being among adults across cultures.
In the Fall term (2023-2024), I teach undergraduate students in LANG 1401 (Intensive English Language for University Studies) and research postgraduate students in LANG 5005E (Communicating Research in English).
Service to the University
As a concurrent appointment, I serve as the Residence Master of UG Hall IV as well as sitting on the Committee on Student Affairs of the Senate in HKUST. It is a privilege to be part of the team in promoting the core values of the University in the area of student life.