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Prof. Jonathon Reinhardt - The University of Arizona, USA. Jonathon Reinhardt is an Associate Professor in the English Applied Linguistics program and affiliate faculty with the Ph.D. program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona in Tucson. His research interests lie in the relationship between technology and CALL theory and practice, and focus on technology-enhanced second and foreign language pedagogy and learning, especially with emergent technologies like social media and digital gaming.
Prof. Yilin Sun - South Seattle College, USA. Yilin Sun is a tenured professor at Seattle Colleges (USA), and served as director of the English Language Center at the University of Macau (2016–17). She received her doctorate in applied linguistics/curriculum and instruction from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)/University of Toronto in Canada and her BA in English literature and pedagogy from Central China Normal University.
Christine Coombe, Ph.D. - Dubai Men's College, United Arab Emirates. Christine Coombe has a Ph.D. in Foreign/Second Language Education from The Ohio State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of General Studies at Dubai Men’s College. She is the former Testing and Measurements Supervisor at UAE University and Assessment Coordinator of Zayed University.
Assoc. Prof. Jonathan Newton - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Jonathan Newton has worked in language teaching and language teacher education for more than thirty years in both New Zealand and China, where he began his teaching career. From 2002 to 2016, he was Programme Director for the BEd(TESOL) twinning programme at Victoria University of Wellington, a role that involved working closely with Malaysian student teachers and Malaysian teacher training institutions. He is currently Programme Director for the MA Programme in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, and Second Language Learning and Teaching.
Dr. Alice Chik - Macquarie University, Australia. Alice Chik is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies Research and a core member of the Faculty of Human Sciences Multilingualism Research Centre. Her primary area of research examines language learning and multilingual literacies in digital environments. She is especially interested in exploring how language learners construct and direct their autonomous learning in informal contexts.
Prof. Ju Seong Lee - The Education University of Hongkong, Hongkong. Ju Seong Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. He completed his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction (with a concentration in Second Language Acquisiton and Teacher Education) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.