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About Cynthia B. Leung

Cynthia B. Leung is Professor of Literacy Education at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg where she teaches graduate reading and writing pedagogy courses and coordinates the English Education and Reading Education masters programs. She received her M.A. in English and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/Language and Literacy in Schooling from the University of Delaware. In addition to her current teaching, she has taught at the University of Delaware Writing Center and English Language Institute, the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and North Dakota State University where she worked in American Indian Education.  She publishes research on English literacy development of monolingual English speakers and dual language learners and on pedagogy for culturally and linguistically diverse populations.  She has presented papers at numerous national and international educational research conferences and published in professional journals.  Her four co-edited books focus on Chinese and English literacy in China, Teaching Chinese in the US, and international collaborative literacy projects.
 

Positions

Present Professor, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Education University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  • 2012 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Education University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  • 2012 Viva Award For going above and beyond in support of students with disabilities University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  • 2009 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  • 2006 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Education University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  • 1999 Tapestry of Diverse Talents Award, North Dakota State University, Awarded to faculty at North Dakota State University who are advocates for diversity in their teaching, research, and service
  • 1988 Women Graduate Students of Excellence Award, University of Delaware

Courses

  • FLE 5145 Language Princ., Acq. and Teaching
  • RED 6846 Practicum in Reading
  • EDG 6931 ESOL Practicum
  • RED 6540 Assessment in Literacy
  • RED 6449 Literacy and Technology
  • LAE 6315 Writing & Writers: Trends/Issue

Education

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Ph.D., University of Delaware ‐ Curriculum and Instruction: Language and Literacy in Schooling
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M.A., University of Delaware ‐ English
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B.A., University of Delaware ‐ English
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Contact Information

COQ 210
University of South Florida St. Petersburg

727.873.4051

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Edited Academic Books (Refereed) (4)

Edited Book, Curriculum Materials (1)

Book Chapters (Refereed) (8)

Journal Articles (Invited) (2)

Journal Articles (Refereed) (23)