The APAMALL Board Directors

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President

       Professor Yuangshan Chuang, founding president of ROCMELIA, has taught at the Department of English at National Kaohsiung Normal University for ten years. Having Earned his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois with computational linguistics as his major, he conducted four researches in corpus linguistics sponsored by the National Science Council and a research in on-line English oral test sponsored by the Canadian Representative Education Alliance. His two recent books, Basic Chinese Readings for Elementary and Junior High School Students (ISBN 957-97461-7-6) in 2001 and Corpus Analyses of the Vocabulary in the Junior and Senior High School Students¡¯ English Textbooks and Writings in Taiwan (ISBN 957-97413-1-X) in 2000, were both published by the Crane Publishing Company in Taipei, Taiwan.  The Practical English Dictionary, which was co-authored with three other scholars, will also be published by the Crane Publishing Company in 2003. His journal articles and conference papers or presentations include such issues as multimedia system development, language acquisition problems, learning theory, and language capability.  He also takes charge of the National English Proficiency Test for All on the Web (NEPTAW), which was initiated and funded by the Ministry of Education, the Project of the One Thousand Movies for English Learning (POTMEL), the Project of Online English Consultation (POEC), and the National English Textbook Editing Project (NEPEP).

      He has been invited by the British Council to attend a seminar in England (October 21-26, 2001), by the International Association of Language Learning Technology to deliver a speech in 2001 at Rice University in the United States, by the Korean Association of Multimedia Assisted Language Learning to deliver a speech at Seoul in 2002, by the Japan Association of the Language Education and Technology to deliver a speech at the 43rd LET Conference (August 1-3, 2003) and also by the German Association for Foreign Language Education to deliver a speech at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany (October 1-4, 2003).

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E-mail: chuang@allbest.org
Phone: 886-7-7172930 ext. 2651 (office)

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President-elect

    In-Seok Kim graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies with a BA in English Language and Literature in 1980. In 1981 he went to Southern Illinois University where he received an MA degree in the field of TEFL. He subsequently went to Teachers College, Columbia University where  he received master's degrees in Bilingual Education and Applied Linguistics, respectively. In 1988 he finally received a doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University. After his graduate studies at Columbia University he came to Brown University where he taught Korean Language and Linguistics from 1988 to 1993. During his teaching at Brown he held research fellowship appointments at Harvard from 1991 to 1992, and at MIT from 1992 to 1993. He returned to Korea in 1994 and has been teaching in the Department of English Language at Dongduk Women's University in Seoul, Korea. He is currently Professor of ESL and Applied Linguistics. His major research interests have been in second language acquisition, multimedia-assisted language learning/teaching, and  design and developments of multimedia English contents. He has carried out a number of projects on English language teaching/learning and multimedia contents developments funded by the Korean government and the Seoul City's Board of Education.

Professor Kim published a dozen books and numerous articles. After writing EFL materials aiming at Korean EFL learners at an early stage of his professorship career, he concentrated on second language acquisition and multimedia-assisted language learning in books such as Theory and Practices in Multimedia-assisted Language Learning, Handbook for Constructing Multimedia Language Learning Center, and MALL training Model for Elementary School Teachers. He has recently published a seminal book entitled to ¡°Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning: Promises and Challenges where he put his past  CALL research in perspective.

His current interests are partly applying the theory of second language acquisition to the design of software for developing English language learning materials (online and offline). He has founded Professor In-Seok Kim's EFLCALL Academy, which is a free portal website (http://www.eflcall.com) for English professionals at all levels and has owned the Futech Institute of Multimedia English Contents Development since 2000. He just finished his two-year term as President of Korea Association of Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning.

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E-mail: iskim@www.dongduk.ac.kr
Phone: 822) 940-4357 (office), 016-324-5109 (PCS)

     

Vice President

        Professor Chi-Ming Chuang, President of ROCMELIA, graduated from the University of Louisiana  where he received his doctoral degree in computer science.  He was President of Kai Nan College.   Currently, he is President of Open University of Kaohsiung.  His major research interests have been in computer science and foreign language acquisition. He has written several books for English and Japanese acquisition and creativity development.

Inquiries sent to Professor Chi-Ming Chuang
E-mail: cmchung@ms2.ouk.edu.tw
Phone: 886-7-8012008 (office)

     

Vice President

      Professor Sei-Kyung Cho received his M.A. in Linguistics at University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and doctoral degree in Linguistics from University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). He is an Associate Professor at School of English, Kyunghee University in Seoul, Korea. He is the president of Korea Association of Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning. His research areas of interests include Applied linguistics, CALL, Internet-Assisted Language Learning and TESL

Inquiries sent to Professor Sei-Kyung Cho
E-mail: skcho@khu.ac.kr
Phone: 82 2 961-0884 (office)
     

Secretary General

        Professor Chin-Chuan Cheng received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He serves as Invited Chair of the institute of Linguistics
(Preparatory Office), Academia Sinica.  He was invited to lead the Institute of Chinese Linguistics as Director.  He also served as Director of the Language Learning Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1984-1997.  His research interests lie in phonology, corpus linguistics and proactive language learning.

Inquiries sent to Professor Chin-Chuan Cheng
E-mail: chengcc@gate.sinica.edu.tw
Phone: 886-2-2786-3300 ext. 142 (office)

     

Treasurer

        Professor Li-Yi Huang received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Washington at Seattle.  She teaches at the English Department of National Chengchi University, Taiwan.  She also served as Director of the Language Center at National Chengchi University from 1993-1997.  Her main research interest is the interaction between second language acquisition, translation, corpus linguistics, and comparative literature.

Inquiries sent to Professor Li-Yi Huang
E-mail: lyhuang@nccu.edu.tw
Phone: 886-2-29393091 ext. 88093 (office)

     

Programs Director

        Professor Chung-Hyun Lee received his Ph.D. in Media Technology for TEFL at the University of Newcastle, UK. He was a full-time lecturer of the department of English Language and Education at the Ewha Woman¡¯s University from 1999 to 2001. He is currently Assistant Professor of the department of English Language Communication, Woosong University, Director of Multimedia English Language Research Center (MELReC) at Woosong University. He served as Secretary General of Korea Association of Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning from 2001 to 2003. He has published several books and a number of papers on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Web-Based Instruction (WBI), teacher training, and a variety of ELT subjects.

Inquiries sent to Professor Chung-Hyun Lee
E-mail: chlee@lion.woosong.ac.kr
Phone: 82 42 630-9783 (office)
     

Programs Director

        Professor Fu-Hsin Su received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994.  He is currently employed by the Department of Foreign Languages of National Chiayi University in Taiwan, where he teaches the courses of linguistics, translation, research methods, foreign language acquisition, and statistics in linguistic studies. His interests of research include psycholinguistics and applied linguistics. During the past decade, he has been extensively involved in the supervision and decision-making of EFL education in different regions of the country.

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E-mail: fhsu1999@ms32.hinet.net
Phone: 886-5-226-3411 ext. 2915 (office)

     

International Liaison Director

        Professor Kyutae Jung has received his Ph.D. degree in Linguistics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998. He is currently Assistant Professor of linguistics and teaches linguistics and computer assisted language learning(CALL) at Hannam University, Daejeon, Korea. Professor Jung¡¯s research interests are primarily in CALL, WBI (Web-Based Instruction), and NBLT (Network-based Language Teaching). Much of his work in this area has involved the software development and analysis. Professor Jung is also interested in World Englishes, Corpus Linguistics, Computational Linguistics (Speech Recognition/Speech Synthesis), sociolinguistics, and multilingualism.

Inquiries sent to Professor Kyutae Jung
E-mail: kjung@mail.hannam.ac.kr
Phone: 82 42 629-7326 (office)
     

International Liaison Director

        Professor Chung-shun Hsia has taught EFL in Taiwan for fourteen years. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota specializing in teaching EFL, second languages and cultures education. In recent years, he has devoted his career to EFL education and the improvement of its curriculum as Associate Professor and Department Chair at the Chinese Naval Academy and Chin Min College respectively. He has been conducting a series of studies in ¡°How to Create A Good English Teaching and Learning Environment?¡±, ¡°Full Scale Promotion of Students¡¯ Foreign Language Capability at Chin Min College¡±, ¡°How to Help Students at Vocational Institutes to Read English Effectively?¡± sponsored by Chin Min College, the Ministry of Education, and the National Science Council respectively. His papers focus on ¡°heading effects on reading comprehension¡±, ¡°an effective EFL teacher¡±, ¡°and students¡¯ attitudes toward multimedia-assisted English learning¡±. Currently, he is also one of ROCMELIA¡¯s Board Directors and has contributed a great deal to the promotion of multimedia English learning and instruction in Taiwan.

Inquiries sent to Professor Chung-shun Hsia
E-mail: hsia66@ms22.hinet.net
Phone: 886-37-601048 ext. 5180 (office)

     

Journal Editor

        Prof. Stephen Ohlander received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, emphasis in drama and French literature, in 1985. Dr. Ohlander has been living in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for over 19 years. He has been teaching literature, drama and the English language in the English Department of National Kaohsiung Normal University since 1985. Since that time he has received two National Science Council awards, participated in various conferences and published on such subjects as Shakespearian and other drama, religion and literature, psychology and literature, Freud, and history and literature. He has also written and adapted numerous plays, most of them for performance by his students. He has helped students direct these plays and other works of the theater repertoire, including Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, Ghost Sonata, A Doll¡¯s House, Tartuffe, The Miser, Medea and Lady Windemere¡¯s Fan (at National Sun Yat-sen University), and others. His most recent activity in this regard was his adaption and directorial assistance, in collaboration with his drama student, Allen Wu, of a Moliere comedy, The Forced Marriage. Dr. Ohlander has also been serving, since 2001, as English Secretaryof the organization devoted to multimedia education, ROCMELIA. With its founder and president, Dr. Michael Chuang, he was invited to speak in Shenyang, China, in November of last year. He was also invited, again with Dr. Chuang, to speak at a multimedia conference in South Korea in the fall of 2002 and at a language conference in Japan in July 2003.  Dr. Ohlander has a wide range of interests, including literature, drama, education, psychology, economics, social and political science, and writing. Most recently, he has been collaborating with Dr. Michael Chuang on a series of six English-language primers.

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E-mail: ohland@ms5.hinet.net
Phone: 886-7-7172930 ext. 2652 (office)