Friday Photos—10

Where was Li-Yu in this photo?

Li-Yu Hung (Hung Li-Yu, in the order many people from Asia put names, given name second, following the family name), who is my good friend, now serves as Dean for the College of Teacher Education at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan. She also is a member of the faculty in the Department of Special Education there. In this photo, however, the background is Pat’s and my house when we used to live in North Garden, VA.

A very accomplished scholar, Li-Yu deserves great respect for her efforts to promote special education in Asia. I have been honored to be her guest more than once in Taiwan. She had me visit twice and speak in three or four cities in that marvelous place. In addition, she arranged for me to speak in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Li-Yu has an international presence beyond Asia, too. She travels extenssively, spending time in not just the US but also in multiple countries in Europe. She’s worked with labs in various places studying, among other topics, reading development and disabilities. She is involved with the Association of Reading and Writing in Asia and also serves on the executive board of the International Academy for Research on Learning Disabilities. She’s very well connected!

Although one would have to read Mandarin (and there’s a challenge) to learn all about Li-Yu’s accomplishments, you can get an inkling of her work by consulting her bio info on ResearchGate. She has some of her work that appears in English listed there.