Academic interests

TESOL (EFL, ESL, EAP, ESP), Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Corpus linguistics, ITA training and development, CALL, Distance Learning, E-Assessment and South East Asian Linguistics.


  • APAFSC Outstanding Leadership and Service Awards (2013, 2014);ASU Outstanding Faculty Award (2011); 2008 Trustee Teaching Award; 2003 Trustee Teaching Excellence Award;
  • School of Liberal Arts Teaching Fellow (SoTL) 2003-2004, 2004-2005;
  • Fulbright Scholar 1985 & 1991;
  • National Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service 1984 & 1987;
  • and Colombo Plan Scholarship Award 1972-74.


  • Spoken English Practice Books 1, 2 and 3 (1982 & 1983),
  • English Essays for First Year Regional College Students (RegionalCollege Publications 1977-80 editions),
  • English Grammar Drills for First Year Regional College Students (Regional College Publications1977-80 editions),
  • and English Grammar Drills and Composition for Second Year Regional College Students (Regional College Publications 1978-81 editions)


Executive Committee Member, Asian American Professional Women's Association Executive Committee Member, Past President, Chair of Mentoring Committee Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff Council (IUPUI Chapter) Faculty Advisor, IUPUI Burma and Chin Student Associations.