Chief Executive Officer of the Center for EMI Teaching Excellence/ Associate Dean｜Dr. Virginia Shen
Dr. Virginia Shen received her Ph.D. in Spanish ( Concentration in Latin American Studies) from Arizona State University, U.S.A.; M.A. in Latin American Literature from Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Colombia, and B.A. in Spanish ( Minor in International Trade) from Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. A senior academic professional, Dr. Shen’s research fields include Foreign Language Teaching and Learning, Cross-cultural Communication, Hispanic Women Writers, Spanish American Literature and Culture, as well as U.S. Latinx Literature and Culture.
In addition to scholarly pursuits, Dr. Shen also took on numerous scholastic and community leadership positions in the United States. In 2020, Dr. Shen joined the faculty of Si Wan College, National Sun Yet-sen University, where she teaches courses in English to develop students’ communication skills, global views, and international competitiveness.
Ph. D. Spanish, Department of Foreign Languages (Concentration in Latin American Studies), Arizona State University
M.A. Latin American Literature, Instituto Caro y Cuervo,
B.A. Spanish, Fu Jen Catholic University (Minor in International Trade)
• Contract Professor, Si Wan College, National Sun Yat-sen University.
• Professor, Department of English, Foreign Languages and Literature, Chicago State University
• Associate Professor, Department of English, Foreign Languages and Literature, Chicago State University
• Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, Louisiana State University in Shreveport
• College Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, New Mexico State University
• Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
• Cross-cultural Communication
• Hispanic Women Writers
• Spanish American Literature and Culture
• U. S. Latinx Literature and Culture
Academic Awards and Grants:
2022 Si Wan College Excellence in Teaching Award, National Sun Yat-sen University
2018 Dr. Julian Steinbach Foundation Faculty Research Grant, Chicago State University
2017 Above and Beyond Faculty Award by the Latino Resources Center, Chicago State University
2014 Center for Teaching and Research Excellence Faculty Development Grant, Chicago State University
2013 Center for Teaching and Research Excellence Faculty Development Grant, Chicago State University
2012 Center for Teaching and Research Excellence Faculty Development Grant, Chicago State University
2011 Center for Teaching and Research Excellence Faculty Development Grant, Chicago State University
2009 Faculty Excellence Award, Chicago State University
2008 Faculty Excellence Award, Chicago State University
2007 Faculty Excellence Award, Chicago State University
2006 Faculty Excellence Award, Chicago State University
2005 Faculty Excellence Award, Chicago State University
“Developing Global Citizenship in the English Classroom through Multicultural Awareness”. 2020教育部高教深耕計畫國際視野與多元文化暨相關英語文課程教學論文發表會論文集，29-40，德明財經科技大學 (ISBN:978-986-98847-3-0)。
“Make It Real! Integrating Culture into the Language Classroom” (2019). National Social Science Journal, Vol. 52#2, 62-67.
“Holding up the Sky: Women in Chinese and Hispanic Culture” (2013). National Social Science Journal, Vol. 41.1, 103-111.
“Niño eterno Jairo Aníbal Niño: Se va para quedarse” (2011). Revista de estudios colombianos, 37-38, 109-114.
Chierico, Robert, Evelyne Delgado-Norris, Fabiola Fernadez-Salek, Virginia Shen. “Undergraduate Foreign Language Instruction: A View from an Urban Campus” (2008). Academic Cultures. Professional Preparation and the Teaching Life. Sean P. Murphy ed., New York: Modern Language Association of America, 87-98.
“AP Chinese Teachers Training and Chinese Teacher Certification in the U.S.” (2006). (Published in Chinese). Chinese Teachers Professional Development Seminar Monograph, National Kaohsiung Normal University, June 10, 71-79.
“Developing Intercultural Competence in the Language Classroom”. EFL13 International Conference of English as a Lingual Franca, National Cheng Kung University, November 19, 2022.
“Increasing Student Achievement through Professional Development”. National Taiwan Normal University International Conference, June 16, 2022.
“Classroom Observation in College EMI Courses in Taiwan: Reflections and Practices”. National Taiwan Normal University International Conference, June 16, 2022.
“Contextualizing English-Medium Instruction in Higher Education in Taiwan: Challenge and Prospects”. 2022 International Conference on Bilingual Education, TamKang University, April 29, 2022.
“Building Cultural Awareness through Global Citizenship Education in College General Education Classrooms”. Engage! 2021 International Conference, National Sun Yat-sen University, November 13, 2021.
“Cultivating Tomorrow’s Talents and Building a Bilingual Campus” International Academic Forum on “Bilingual Education in Taiwan: Challenges, Strategies and Learning New Skills to Empower Tomorrow’s Talents”, National Sun Yat-sen University, September 29, 2021.
“Island of Diversity: Understanding Taiwan in Multicultural Context”, Keynote Speech, Taiwan International Conference on Ocean Governance, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, September 9, 2021.
“Fostering Multicultural Awareness in the English Classroom” , 2021教育部高教深耕計畫國際視野與多元文化暨相關英語文課程教學論文發表會, 德明財經科技大學. August 23, 2021.
“Voyages to Ihla Formosa: A Multicultural Perspective”, 2021 National Social Science Association Spring Virtual Conference, U.S.A. March 22, 2021.
“Developing Global Citizenship in the English Classroom through Multicultural Awareness”, 2020教育部高教深耕計畫國際視野與多元文化暨相關英語文課程教學論文發表會, 德明財經科技大學, October 31, 2020.
“New Technologies and Applications in Intercultural Communication & Foreign Language Teaching and Learning”, National Conference of Technology and Social Science, Las Vegas, March 25-27, 2018.
“Stimulating Conversation through Small-Group Technique in Foreign Language Classrooms”, Midwest Chinese Teachers Alliance Fall Conference, Northside College Preparatory High School, Chicago, September 30, 2017.
“Designing Idea-Based Activities for Students”, Midwest Chinese Teachers Alliance Fall Conference, Chicago, October 15, 2016.
“Using Mini-Dramas and Simulations to Enhance Cultural Competency”, National Social Science and Technology Conference, Las Vegas, March 20-22, 2016.
“Survey of Hispanic Cultures through Literature”, Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Fall Conference, Tinley Park, Illinois, October 23-25, 2015.
“Beyond History: Incorporating Literature in the Latin American Culture Classroom”, National Social Science Association Professional Development Conference, New Orleans, October 4-6, 2015.