Founding President (honorary position)
Professor Dr. Larry Chong, Gyeongju University, Republic of Korea.
Professor Dr. Andrew Lian, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam; Emeritus Professor University of Canberra, Australia. Andrew Lian is Professor of Foreign Language Studies and Director of the Technology-Enhanced Language-Learning Unit, School of Foreign Languages, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand, He specialises in the methodology of teaching foreign/second languages and has had a special interest in the uses of modern technology to enhance learning since the late 1970s. He is one of the pioneers of Technology-Enhanced Language-Learning in Australia. Previous to this appointment, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Western Illinois University in the United States. Prior to that he had been Professor of Humanities and Director of the Center for the Study of Languages at Rice University, Houston, TX, USA and Professor and Head of the School of Languages and International Education at the University of Canberra in Australia. He has held further Professorial appointments and been Head of department in two other universities in Australia (James Cook University and Bond University). His current research interests are in the area of self-adjusting and self-organizing (language/culture-)learning environments based on rhizomatic approaches to (language/culture-)learning and the generation of personal learning environments within a 21st century perspective. As a consequence, he is also interested in the development and use of multimedia databases in (language/culture)-teaching and learning. More details can be found at http://gocultures.com/apl and http://andrewlian.com. He can be reached at President at asiacall.org
Vice-President for Administrative Affairs
Associate Professor Dr. Pham Vu Phi Ho (Pham-Ho), is a Vice-Rector of Van Hien University, Ho Chi Minh City. Pham-Ho worked as Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages & Cultures at Van Hien University before being promoted to Vice-Rector. He was formeryly coordinator of the MA program in TESOL at HCMC Open University, Vietnam. In 2014, Pham-Ho worked at Gyeongju University, South Korea as an Assistant Professor. Phamho has so far published 22 research articles in both local and International Journals, and 5 books of which two are course-books for undergraduate programs at HCMCOU. Pham-Ho is the Vice President for Administrative Affairs of AsiaCALL and an editorial member of the AsiaCALL Online Journal. He is also a peer reviewer for the English Language Teaching Journal (ELT Journal) in Canada, Journal of English Linguistics Research (Sciedu Press, Canada), Journal of Science - HCMC Open University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. His main interests include Academic Writing, Theories of Learning, and Technology-enhanced learning He can be reached at VPAdmin at asiacall.org
Vice-President for Research & Innovation and Chief Editor of the AsiaCALL OnLine Journal
Dr. Ania Lian, Senior Lecturer (eq. Associate Professor) in Education (Teaching and Learning), Charles Darwin University, Australia. Since 1993, Ania has held positions at various universities in Australia, with her work focusing on the uses of technology in second language learning and in education in general, including software development. She has also worked at the National Policy Office of the Council on the Ageing in Canberra and has a history of working on a voluntary basis with the wider community on sustainability projects within the framework of the Queanbeyan Business Council, NSW. Ania has been a keynote speaker at a number of academic conferences both in Australia and in Asia, where she engages in building collaborative networks between CDU and other universities, with the aim of expanding the international focus of all involved. The leading objective of her teaching and research is to explore the concept of inclusive learning environments, with a specific focus on learner-centredness. Her recent interest in graduate attributes developed from these concerns which form the framework of her approach. Her professional portfolio can be found by clicking HERE. As Vice-President, AsiaCALL (Research and Innovation) Ania has created the AsiaCALL Professional Learning Community (https://sites.google.com/site/asiacallplc/) and, on Facebook, the The AsiaCALL Phd and Research Chat Page http://www.facebook.com/AsiaCallPhdAndResearchChat. All members of AsiaCALL are invited to join. She can be reached at VPResearch at asiacall.org
Vice-President for Communication, Networking and Events
Associate Professor Dr. Kalyan Chattopadhyay, Bankim Sardar College, University of Calcutta, India. Kalyan Chattopadhyay works as Associate Professor at Bankim Sardar College, University of Calcutta. Kalyan has been involved in Technology-mediated language teaching for over 20 years, working as a lecturer, teacher trainer, researcher, and consultant in a range of national international contexts. He has given plenary and invited talks in Cambodia, China, Japan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, the UK, and Vietnam. He researches on virtual worlds, digital literacy practices, web, mobile and social media based learning and interaction design. He authors course books for the Cambridge University Press, publishes his research regularly. He has received an IELTS Research award in 2014 as well as JALT's 2016 Bill Balsamo Asian Scholar Award.
A University of Leeds and Hornby Trust alumnus, Kalyan is AsiaCALL Vice-President for Communication, Networking and Events, and past coordinator of the IATEFL Young Learners & Teenagers SIG. As Vice President, AsiaCALL he is keen in the association's relationship-building efforts, including establishing networks, developing linkages through web and other media, and organising AsiaCALL annual conference. He can be reached at VPEvents at asiacall.org.
Past Presidents of AsiaCALL
AsiaCALL has been honoured to have the following persons serve as President
2006 - 2011: Professor Dr. Christine Sabieh, Notre Dame University, Lebanon.
2005 - 2006: Associate Professor Dr. Shameem Rafik-Galea, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.
2002 - 2005: Founding President : Professor Dr. Larry Chong, Gyeongju University, Republic of Korea.
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