Mary Shepard Wong, PhD

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

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

Dr. Mary Shepard Wong is a three-time Fulbright Scholar (The Chinese University Hong Kong 2012-2013; Yangon University 2015-2016; Taiwan 2022) and English Language Specialist to Vietnam. She has conducted 150 presentations and numerous publications including three edited books and a fourth under contract, as well as a textbook with Cambridge University Press. Her teaching and research focus on critical intercultural studies, social justice and peacebuilding in Myanmar, and the role of religious faith in English language teacher identity and development. She holds a doctorate in International & Intercultural Education (University of Southern California), master degrees in East Asian Languages and Cultures (University of California at Los Angeles) and TESOL (Azusa Pacific University). She is Professor / Director of TESOL Field-based Program at Azusa Pacific University in southern California. She has been an educator for over 40 years in the U.S., China, Thailand, and Myanmar.

Education

  • PhD, University of Southern California
  • MA, Azusa Pacific University
  • MA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • BA, Westmont College

Academic Area

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

Expertise

  • Critical Intercultural Studies
  • Professional Development Among Language Educators
  • Social Justice and Peacebuilding in Myanmar
  • TESOL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • The Intersection of Language Teaching and Faith

Courses Taught

  • TESL 530 - Intercultural Communication and Language Teaching
  • TESL 535 – Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching
  • TESL 537 – Critical Perspectives on Christianity and English Language Teaching
  • TESL 589 – Research Methods in TESOL