Jin was named the 1998 CASE National Outstanding Baccalaureate College Professor of the Year and in 1996 received Hamilton’s 1963 Award of Teaching Excellence.
Jin’s primary interest is language processing and language acquisition. In addition to her books on psychology of language development and studies of language acquisition, she has published numerous articles in professional journals.
Her recent research focus has been on classroom process and its effect on language acquisition, resulting in six articles published in 2004-2007 in the Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association and other books.
Jin is also interested in language pedagogy and is the lead author of three sets of textbooks. A two-volume series, Crossing Paths: Living and Learning in China and Shifting Tides: Culture in Contemporary China (both with DeBao Xu), was published in 2003.
She was on the board of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) and was president in 2004-2005. In 2006 she was elected vice president of National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) and she will assume presidency of NCOLCTL during 2008-2010.More about Hong Gang Jin >>
Wang has taught at various institutions, including the Summer Chinese School at Middlebury College, the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at Kenyon College and the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington. His teaching interests include Chinese history, film, literature and language.
Xu is the editor-in-chief of Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, Series of U.S. Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, and Contemporary Linguistic Theory Series. He is editor and co-author of the linguistic monograph Chinese Phonology in Generative Grammar and Generative Phonology-Theory and Usage and the co-author with Hong Gang Jin of Chinese textbooks with multimedia software Chinese Breakthrough, China Scene: An Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course, Crossing Paths: Living and Learning in China, and Shifting Tides: Culture in Contemporary China.
In 2009, Xu initiated Hamilton-BOCES coordination with a grant from the U.S. Education Department (FLAP) and created an opportunity for Hamilton Chinese students to teach Chinese language and culture at local BOCES district schools. He is the chair of the Standing Committee of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the 21 Century (TCLT), an international conference sponsored by Hamilton College since 2000. The Hamilton-sponsored TCLT has more than 200 supporting institutions from 18 countries and regions, which together have sent more than 700 professionals to the biennial conferences and workshops.More about De Bao Xu >>
He first came to Hamilton College as a teaching fellow from 2011 to 2012, after which he became an Chinese Instructor. He has also been involved in the ACC-Startalk Summer Program hosted by Hamilton since 2012.
Ya Ching Hsu received her M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from National Taiwan Normal University and holds a Certification in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from the Ministry of Education. She also has experience as a Chinese teacher at a high school in France and at several intensive language programs, including ACC and MTC.
Li specializes in teaching Chinese to adult learners. She also worked with the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai for two years, and that experience led her to focus on modern Chinese society rather than only the language.
During her degree course, Li worked as a part-time English teacher in the international department at Beijing Huiwen Middle School for two years. She also worked as an English and Korean translator for Canon (China) and other companies.
Lu Wang is a Teaching Fellow in the East Asian Languages & Literatures Department. Wang worked as a Chinese instructor for five years with Associated Colleges in China (ACC).
During her degree course, Wu worked as a Chinese practice teacher for one semester. She also participated in several Chinese program in America and China, such as ACC STARTALK at Hamilton College, ACC summer program in Minzu University of China and CIEE spring program in Beijing University.
She moved to the U.S. in 2007 and studied in Washington University in Saint Louis, where she expects to receive her Ph.D. in Chinese and Comparative Literature with a graduate certificate in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies. Xu's main research interests include late Imperial Chinese literature, cultural exchanges between China and Europe in the early modern era, Catholic Church history in China and gender studies. She will be teaching introductory courses in Chinese language and society, Chinese literature, and classical Chinese language.
Before working for Hamilton’s Associated Colleges in China program for five years, Xue was a senior high school teacher for three years.