Area of Study

Having earned a bachelor’s degree from Shanxi University in China and a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Hong Gang Jin came to Hamilton in 1989 and in 1996 established ACC, an intensive language and culture program administered by Hamilton in Beijing. Professor Jin’s research focuses on language processing, acquisition and pedagogy. A presenter at numerous international conferences, she is the author of dozens of books and journal articles, including three sets of textbooks, and has been recognized with several awards, including the 1998 National Outstanding Baccalaureate College Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is now dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Macau, China. 


  • Walton Lifetime Achievement Award, National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) (2013)
  • William R. Kenan Professorship, Hamilton College (2007)
  • National Outstanding Professor of the Year, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement and Support of Education (1998)
  • Class of 1963 Award for Excellence in Teaching, Hamilton College (1995)
  • Outstanding Teacher, University of Illinois (1986-1988)

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Shanxi University

Help us provide an accessible education, offer innovative resources and programs, and foster intellectual exploration.

Site Search