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MANAGING DIRECTOR

Li-Rong Lilly Cheng 刘丽容博士

Li-Rong Lilly Cheng served as Professor in the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Executive Director of Chinese Studies Institute at San Diego State University. She is the Managing Director of the Confucius Institute at SDSU. Professor Cheng served as a member of the board of trustees of the Campanile Foundation of San Diego State University. She is the past chair of the Multicultural Issues Board for the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the chair of Education Committee for the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP). She is a Fellow of ASHA and received the Honors of ASHA.

Professor Cheng was the past President of the Phi Beta Delta Chapter at SDSU. She has received many awards from San Diego State University and professional organizations. She was selected as the outstanding alumnus of Michigan State University. She is also a Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Cheng is the recipient of the 1997 ASHA Award for special contributions to Multicultural Affairs and the recipient of the 2002 Diversity Award from the California Speech & Hearing Association. She is on the editorial board of several major professional journals. She has numerous professional publications and has lectured all over the world. In 2007, she received the best research article award from Council of Exceptional Children. She has taught Chinese to individuals across the life span in a multitude of settings. In 2010, she received the Humanitarian Award from the Asian Heritage Foundation. She received the 2012 Monty’s Award from SDSU. She received the 2013 Diversity Award from CAPCSD. She served as consultant for the Sesame Street and Tiffany and Company.

Dr. Cheng has published numerous articles and books on language learning and language teaching focusing on the development of an optimal language learning environment (OLLE). She also published a story book on the Chinese Zodiac based on folk storied. She is a frequent keynote speaker on the topic of language learning and language teaching.

刘丽容博士

刘丽容博士曾任圣地亚哥州立大学言语语言听力科学研究院教授及中国研究所所长,现任圣地亚哥州立大学孔子学院管理院长。刘教授亦曾是圣地亚哥州立大学基金会董事,曾任美国言语语言听力学会(ASHA)多元文化委员会主席及国际语音及音声教育委员会(IALP)的主席,并即将出任IALP主席。她是ASHA的资深会员并于2013年11月中旬在芝加哥召开的美国语言言语听力学会年会上,荣获该协会最高荣誉奖,成为获此殊荣的首位华人。

刘教授曾任Phi Beta Delta国际荣誉学者学会会长。她曾多次获得圣地亚哥州立大学和各类专业组织颁发的各种奖项,并获选为密歇根州立大学杰出校友。她同时也是美国语言听力协会(ASHA)的资深会员。基于对多元文化议题的特别贡献,刘博士于1997年获颁美国言语语言听力学会(ASHA)多元文化成就奖,并于2002年获得加州语言听力学会多元文化贡献奖。她是许多主要专业期刊的编辑委员,曾发表许多文章,并于世界各地讲学。2007年,刘教授的论文得到全美特殊儿童学会优秀著作奖。她曾针对不同的人群和地区、环境教授中文。在2010年,她获得了亚裔传统基金会颁发的人道主义奖。2012年,她获得了圣地亚哥州立大学颁发给杰出校友的蒙蒂奖。 并于2013年获得了CAPCSD颁发的多元奖。她也曾任芝麻街公司和蒂芙尼公司的资深顾问。

刘博士发表和出版了许多关于在最佳语言学见环境中进行语言学习和语言教学的文章和书籍。她也出版了根据中国民间故事改编的十二生肖故事书。她经常针对语言学习和语言教学的话题发表主题演讲。目前,她所发表的研究报告已超过150篇,并出版了大量书籍。


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