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Language Center

Since English will be the language used in teaching and learning on the International Campus, the Language Center is dedicated to providing a supportive language learning environment and enhancing students' English proficiency, especially communicative competence in academic settings. Through a variety of classes and activities, the Language Center also aims at developing students with creativity, intercultural awareness, critical thinking abilities, and life-long learning abilities.

 

English Instructor

Richard David Johnson

Mr. Johnson, Canadian, got his M.A. TESOL Degree from University of Birmingham. He is also the holder of CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). Mr. Johnson has 10-year experience in teaching ESL. He has taught English in universities in Korea and Thailand and is held in high regard by both students and colleagues. He is well organized and delivers well-balanced, pedagogically-sound lessons. Also, he creates a friendly, non-threatening atmosphere and displays a genuine interest in the success of his students.

 

Paul C Madden

Mr. Madden, American, got his M.A. TESOL Degree from New York University. He has 13 years teaching experience. He worked at Kaplan, University ofMiami and University of Wisconsinin the US and Tsinghua University in China, andwon high evaluation from the students. Mr. Madden is a passionate teacher. He is dedicated to making learning interesting and training students to be independent and collaborative learners. He has a strong background in sociology and is doing research on social structure and L2 motivation among Chinese University students.

 

Lynken Ghose

Mr. Ghose, American, got his Ph.D. from McGill University and Master's Degree from University of Pennsylvania. He has taughtEnglish writing, reading, speaking, literature and culture courses for more than 20 years. He worked in universities in the US and Canada as an assistant professor. He also has extensive teaching experience in universities and schools in Thailand and China. Mr. Ghose focuses on training students' academic skills and has a deep commitment to student success.

 

English Lecturer

Marilyn Holguin

Dr. Marilyn Holguin is a lecturer in the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her BA with honors at Lafayette College (Easton, PA) in 2005 and her PhD in English Literature at the University of Illinois in 2015. She specializes in British literature from the long eighteenth-century (1660-1800) with a focus on Restoration tragedies and early novels.

 

Aaron LaDuke

Dr. Aaron LaDuke is a Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was previously a Lecturer in the Department of Language and Literature at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Dr. LaDuke received his BA from Northwestern University and earned a PhD in American literature from Ohio University. He has been teaching writing and literature courses for the past 17 years. His research interests include the literature, history, and culture of the Great Plains region of the U.S. and also writing studies in the areas of developmental pedagogy and instructional technology.


Ryan Flanagan

Dr. Ryan Flanagan, has been teaching Rhetoric at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his English Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in 2015. Ryan was awarded Edward F. Albee Foundation Writer's Fellowship in 2013 & 2016. So far, he has published influential journal articles and essays, which have greatly confirmed his academic attainments.


Chemistry Lecturer

Richard W. Jones

Dr. Richard W. Jones, a Teaching Fellow within the School of Engineering at Warwick University teaching Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Control Engineering. He has a PhD in Process Control Engineering and many years’ experience of carrying out both teaching and research in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Departments. Richard has an extensive background in Control, Modelling, Materials, Safety and Design Application-related research and consultancy in the Mechanical, Mechatronic and Process Engineering areas. He won the prize for best Engineering Teacher in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark in 2010. Richard has good presentation, communication and organization skills and has consistently scored high marks in student evaluations of teaching as well as high marks for the Industrial Safety Courses he has taught.


Physical Lecturer

Jianbo Zhang

Professor Jianbo Zhang was graduated from department of physics, Zhejiang University in 1982, and got PhD in Physics in 1987 from Zhejiang University. He began the study of lattice gauge theory as early as 1983, when he was a graduate student. During his graduate study, his thesis project for PhD was the investigation the lattice gauge theory through analytic methods and numerical simulations. After he got PhD degree and become a faculty member of Zhejiang University, he undertook the research project of national science foundation for young researchers named “Topology in lattice gauge theory and High-Tc superconductivity''. After 1990, he changed research interest to artificial neural network and high-Tc superconductivity. During 1993 and 1994, he spent more than a year at Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark to investigate artificial neural network. He resume the research of lattice gauge theory in 1996 as a key member to undertake the main project of national natural science foundation “The study of glueballs” , and using the tadpole-improved pure gauge action on anisotropic lattice to calculate SU(2) glueball spectrum. In 1998, he went to University of Kentucky to conduct collaborative research, the results about the study of overlap fermion was published in PRL. In 2000, he went to Adelaide University in Australia as a research associate, he spent 5 years there and did the research in the field of lattice index theorem, the topological property of QCD vacuum, quark and gluon propagator, baryon mass spectrum, the form factor and non-perturbative renormalization etc., and got many new results. In 2005, Professor Zhang came back to Zhejiang University. The main research interest now is the large scale simulation of lattice QCD. Since 2000, He has published more than 50 Journal papers and 40 conference proceedings, and total citations are more than 2000. He have lectured several courses for undergraduate students in Zhejiang University, including 《University Physics I》,《University Physics II》, 《University Physics III》, 《Introduction to Astronomy》,《Gravitation and Cosmology 》,《Introduction to Modern Physics》,《Introduction to Theoretical Physics》,etc.


Xuanhui Lu

Xuanhui Lu, male, PhD, Professor,who got his B.S in Physics (Radio physics) of Hangzhou University in 1982 and M.S in Physics (Optics) of Zhejiang University in 1988. In 2003, he got a PhD in Optical Engineering of Zhejiang University. In 1995, he obtained professor position due to his academic excellent achievement. In the past years, Prof. Lu Prof. Lu has being managed more than 30 projects, which includes National High-tech Plan (863) projects, National Natural Science Fund of China (NFSC), International Scientific and Technological Cooperation and Provincial projects. As a visiting scholar, Prof. Lu went to the Institute for Experimental Physics of Kiel University in Germany in Jan. - Dec. 1991. He pursued study in the Manufacturing Research Laboratory of Columbia University as a senior visiting scholar from Feb. 1999 to Oct. 2000,.Similar visit happened in Berlin Technology University in Germany from Aug. to Oct. in 2006. Prof. Lu received the third class award of National Invention Prize in 1997, which was given by Central Government of China. Moreover, he got the first and third class award of Technology Progress Prize of education commission of Zhejiang Province, respectively in 1995 and 1990. Moreover, in 2010, he was awarded the third class of Outstanding Academic Achievements of Zhejiang Province. Additionally, Prof. Lu achieved the special allowance of the State Department in 1998 and Joined in the Academic leaders of Zhejiang Province in 1999. At the same time, he owns the membership in American Association Advancement of Science and Optical Society of America, who is also the senior member of Chinese Institute of Electronics and the executive director of Optical Society of Zhejiang Province. At present, His interest mainly focuses on the research involving cold atomic physics and its applications, laser quantum manipulation, and works relating to optical tweezers and optical beam transformation. Since 2003, He begin to study laser cooling atom and its applications. Since 2006, His group have explored the applications of precision measurement. They established an experimental setup of atom interferometer and realized cold atom fountain and obtained atom interference fringe. They developed some new technologies about Raman laser and long-term frequency stabilization system for external cavity diode laser. We achieved a few of interesting results. He has been the author of more than 130 scientific papers. Moreover, He holds 7 National Invention Patents and 8 Utility model patents of China.


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