Ching-Hsuan Wu

Eirik Børve Endowed Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics

Guilford House 305

Dr. Ching-Hsuan Wu is the Eirik Børve Endowed Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Wu holds a doctoral degree in second language education from The Ohio State University, and her research interests include teacher education, advanced language learning, pedagogical technology, and program administration. At Case Western Reserve, Dr. Wu teaches courses in second language acquisition and teaching methods and focuses on research related to educational technology in language and culture learning. She is also committed to promoting language learning through departmental innovative projects. 

Before joining Case Western Reserve University in 2023, Dr. Wu was the J. Vance and Florence Johnson Endowed Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and served as the Coordinator of the Chinese Studies and Japanese Programs in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at West Virginia University. Over the past decade, Dr. Wu has led multiple summer study-abroad programs (language, culture, and service learning) to Taiwan, China, and Korea and has experience directing federally-funded day and residential summer language learning camps for K-12 learners. She is also involved in The U.S. Department of State’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth and has served on committees to evaluate national scholarship applications, such as the Boren Fellowship and Fulbright Scholarship. In addition, Dr. Wu has received multiple external and internal grants to support her research and teaching activities, such as a National Security Education Program grant, a Mellon Foundation grant, the Thomas E. Wenzlau Presidential Discretionary grant, and institutional Humanities Pedagogy Innovation grants.

Dr. Wu enjoys hiking, traveling, and playing golf and basketball. She also loves animals and is part of an animal rescue organization. Dr. Wu is grateful for being at Case Western Reserve University. She appreciates her collegial colleagues, committed students, the visionary leadership, generous resources, and the urban campus setting. 

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