Dr. Shuhan Wang
President ELE Consulting International, Director of Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network at Asia Society, former Deputy Director of National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland
Shuhan C. Wang, Ph.D. (王周淑涵) is the President of ELE Consulting International, LLC, in which she provides technical assistance, teacher professional development, curriculum, material, and assessment development, and program evaluation to parties interested in language education. She is also the Director of the Chinese Early Language and Immersion Network (CELIN) at the Asia Society.
Dr. Wang has held a variety of prominent positions in language education, including as former Deputy Director of the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland and as Co-Principal Investigator of the STARTALK Project. She was the Executive Director for Chinese Language Initiatives at the Asia Society, Education Associate for World Languages and International Education for the State of Delaware, and President-Elect for the National Council for the State Supervisors For Languages and the National Association of Chinese Heritage Language Schools. She has been serving as an advisor to the Ministry of Education in Singapore on the Mother Tongue and Chinese Primary Curriculum Projects since 2012. Presently she is an advisor to the Confucius Institute U.S. Center and the Hunter College Chinese K-16 Language Flagship Pipeline Project, and co-editor of a series of CELIN Briefs published by the Asia Society.
Her experiences of teaching in K-12, heritage language schools, universities, and teacher preparation programs have deepened her understanding of a wide range of issues from establishing to sustaining effective language programs and staffing. Among the numerous schools, school districts, immersion programs, international schools, and state governments, Dr. Wang has collaborated with the Center for Applied Linguistics, North Carolina Online Mandarin Program, the Maryland Elementary World Language-STEM Curricular Modules and Elementary Language Teacher Development, the Sesame Workshop Mandarin Project, and the Delaware Chinese Dual Language Immersion Programs. She has co-authored several textbooks, including Flying with Chinese, a series of standards-and performance-based learning system for K-6 learners and a high school textbook. In recent years, she has also led a group of experts to develop a culture history-based curriculum for K-12 learners for Ross Institute, New York. Her work has been published in books and peer-reviewed journals. She is also highly sought after as a speaker for workshops or conferences nationally and internationally. Dr. Wang received her BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures from National Taiwan University, an MA in Communication from Ohio State University, and a second MA in Bilingualism/TESOL from the University of Delaware. She received her PhD in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.