Multi-cultural leadership experience at 4 universities in Taiwan & Hong Kong. Dept Head for 7 years - responsible for hiring, tenure, promotion. Transitioned programs to Intended-Learning-Outcome-based systems. Director of HKBU's Int'l Writers' Workshop for 5 years -- held 10 major literary events, raised HKD $1 million. Chair, Department Research Committee, 5 years -- increased research funding by 50%. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Seventy journal articles & book chapters in linguistics & metaphor studies and over US$1.6 million in research funding. Hong Kong Research Grants Council panel member. Academic mentor to young scholars. Chair, Association for Researching and Apply Metaphor. Former President, Hong Kong Academy of Humanities.
When students take my classes, I want one idea to stay with them throughout their lives: their voice matters. My students report that they appreciate my interactive, organized, and supportive approach to teaching. I also have supervised/co-supervised 11 Ph.D. students and 3 post-doctoral fellows, ten of whom now hold full-time faculty positions.