Shu-Ling Wu received her Ph.D. from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in 2011. She is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Chinese Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), Illinois. Prior to SIUC, she taught at the University of Hawai‘i, the Defense Language Institute, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Her research specialization is in second language acquisition, particularly on how cognitive psychology can inform our understanding of second language teaching and learning. She is also interested in the areas of language testing and assessment, as well as Chinese linguistics and literature. She is the author of Mastering Advanced Modern Chinese through the Classics and has published articles in flagship journals including Language Learning, the Modern Language Journal, and Foreign Language Annals. Her research has been funded by the ACTFL Research Priorities Initiative Grant, the CLTA Jiede Empirical Research Grant, and the Language Learning journal.
She enjoys teaching Chinese language and culture courses at all levels and aims to cultivate experts who have a deep understanding of Chinese language and culture and can contribute to the exchanges and dialogues between the East and the West.