Mary Shepard Wong, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Dean
Director, Field-based TESOL Programs
Professor, Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3483
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Biography

Mary Shepard Wong is a two-time Fulbright Scholar and PI of several grants, including two commissioned by the Hong Kong Education Bureau totaling $360,000. Her doctorate is in International Education (USC), and masters are in East Asian Languages and Cultures (UCLA) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (APU). She is Professor and Director of Field-based TESOL at APU where she currently serves as the Interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for Graduate Programs and Research. She has taught for 40 years in the US, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Myanmar and has conducted over 145 presentations on language and culture, religious identity, teaching pedagogy, and professional development. She has edited / authored four books and 30 referred articles and book chapters.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., Azusa Pacific University
  • M.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Westmont College

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL

Expertise

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language Course Design and Program Design
  • Language Teaching and Christian Mission
  • Professional Development Among Language Educators
  • TESOL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Courses Taught

  • TESL 535 – Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching
  • TESL 537 – Critical Perspectives on Christianity and English Language Teaching
  • TESL 589 – Research Methods in TESOL

Office Hours

T/R 3:00-4:30pm

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