Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Intensive English Program
Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2279
Cell Phone: 845.664.2688
Office: Academic Center, Room 262
- IEP 0030 Elementary Reading and Vocabulary
- IEP 0030 Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary
- IEP 0700 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary
- IEP 0040 Elementary College Skills
- MTWT: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
- F: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
College of General Studies
Academic Advisor Roles
Intensive English Program
- M.A., English, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Graduate Certificate, Teaching English as a New Language, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Teacher License Program, Ball state University, Muncie, Indiana
- Teacher License Program, State University of New York, New Paltz, New York
- B.A., Chinese (Major)/Secondary Education (Minor), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
- Fort Wayne Community Schools: Teacher of English as a New Language; Teacher of Chinese
- Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne: Instructor of Chinese
- Ivy Tech Community College: Instructor of Chinese
- New York City Public Schools: Teacher of Dual-language (English and Chinese)
- New York University: Instructor of Chinese
June 2012: 5th International Conference on Teaching English/Chinese as a Second Language, Centural University, Taiwan
Presentation Title: Let’s Intern in Kenting national Park–Motivate Language Learners to Apply their New language in Workplace
November 2014: Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana
Presentation Title: when BSMP Meets IEP–Liguistic and cultural Issues of Brazilian English Learners
February 2015: 18th Annual Fort Wayne Teaching Conference: Teaching as a Reflective Practice, IPFW, Indiana
Presentation Title (co-presented with Ms. Alicia Wireman): Airing the Frustration–How to Develop Teaching Methods to Meet the Needs of International Students
May 2015: 5th Asian Conference on Language Learning and Technology in the Classroom, Kobe, Japan
Presentation Title: Shared Adventures: How Students from Four Cintinents form an English-learning Community
“You teach best what you need to learn most.” –Richard Bach
I was born in Taiwan and grew up speaking Japanese, Taiwanese, and Chinese, and began learning English at 12. Languages and literature have been fascinating to me all my life. I taught Chinese and English at my alma mater high school after college and came to the United States in 1986 and began teaching Chinese and English at various schools.
I moved to Fort Wayne with my engineer husband in 2005 and began teaching English as a New Language at North Side High School while attending graduate schools at IPFW and Ball State University. Thanks to many dedicated professors and passionate classmates, I learned how to create experiences worth integrating into my students’ educations and lives. I transferred to Indiana Tech in 2012 to begin the Intensive English Program while also teaching Introduction to College Reading and Writing.
As a former international student and an English learner, I have gone through the problem solving process while learning English as a new language and embracing the American culture, so I have a keen understanding of my students’ linguistic, cultural, and emotional needs, which helps me teach with more awareness, efficiency, and empathy.
Having been teaching for 38 years, I always see myself as a “student teacher.” In addition to teaching and learning more languages, I love reading novels and listening to music of various genre, and Skype with family and friends all over the world.