Faculty Profiles

Ming-Hsuan Wu

Assistant Professor
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, College of Education and Health Sciences

Harvey Hall 236

General Information



Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania (2013)

Ph.D. , University of Pennsylvania (2013)

M.S.Ed. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Pennsylvania (2009)

M.S.Ed. in Educational Policy Studies , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (2006)

B.A. in Foreign Languages & Literature, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (2002)

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses and Certifications

Certificate of Eligibility (CE) in Mandarin, New Jersey Department of Education

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

Ming-Hsuan Wu has a Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and teaching focus on critically engaging educators to recognize and build upon English language learners’ multilingual abilities and lived experiences. She has specialized in the following substantive areas: bilingual/biliteracy education, ESL/EFL teacher education, culturally relevant pedagogy, urban education, language policy and planning, and heritage language education.

Dr. Wu has extensive experience of working with immigrant students, their families, and their teachers in public schools. Her approach to TESOL has always been about highlighting students’ and educators’ agentive roles in advancing their educational surroundings. She has published on topics ranging from material development, language maintenance to critical language pedagogy. Before joining Adelphi, she was Assistant Professor in the TESOL/Bilingual Programs at Touro College where she also directed the NYSED grant program, Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI) for TESOL and Bilingual Education. She currently directs two CR-ITI oprograms at Adelphi University. 

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