Education and Work Experience   


B.S., Kutztown State College, Kutztown, PA, USA.  Major: Secondary Education Russian and German.  Degree Awarded: May 1972.

M.A., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.  Major: Slavic Languages and Literatures.  Degree Awarded: August 1975.

M.A., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.  Major: Linguistics.  Degree Awarded: November 1979.

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA.  TESOL Summer Institute/Linguistics Institute.  Attended classes:  Summer 1980.

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.  15 credits of graduate work in the study of English as a second language.  1981-1982.

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.  Major: Linguistics.  Degree Awarded: January 1985.


1972, teacher of German and English, Pottsville Area High School, Pottsville, PA, USA.

1973-1981, Teaching Assistant, while a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University, in Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures (1973-75), Linguistics Program (1976-79; 1981-82), and English Department (1979-81).

1982, 1985, Part-time Instructor, Intensive English Communication Program, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA. 

1983-84, Fulbright TEFL Lector, Institute for Foreign Languages, Titograd and Teachers College, Nikšić and University of Titograd, Titograd (now Podgorica), YUGOSLAVIA. 

1985-present, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C.  Associate Professor 1985-1995; promoted to Full Professor in 1995. 2016, Retired Professor Emeritus, Teaching Part-Time.


1983-84, Fulbright Award

1991, Distinguished Teaching Award, National Tsing Hua University and Ministry of Education, Taiwan, ROC


ETA-ROC—English Teachers’ Association of the Republic of China (TAIWAN ROC)

TESOL—Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (USA)

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (USA)

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