Li-Shih Huang completed her Ph.D. at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). Prior to joining the University of Victoria in 2006, she was a full-time faculty member at the School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto. Li-Shih’s academic training includes degrees in organizational psychology, international business and marketing, education, and applied linguistics. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and is affiliated with the Learning and Teaching Centre at the University of Victoria as Learning and Teaching Scholar-in-Residence.

Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree, Li-Shih spent over six years in management positions with multinational corporations. Since her first language-teaching job in 1992, Li-Shih has garnered extensive experiences in instruction and curriculum design in English language teaching  (ELT) for general, academic, and business purposes at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Canada and overseas. Her creativity in designing pedagogical materials has been recognized by the largest international professional association in the field, TESOL, which awarded her the Mary Finocchiaro Award for Excellence in the Development of Pedagogical Materials. She is also the recipient of the 2014 Humanities Teaching Excellence Award.

Li-Shih’s teaching and research interests include applied linguistics, second language acquisition, English for academic purposes across disciplines, needs and outcomes assessment, corpus-aided discovery learning, and language learning strategies in language-learning and language-testing contexts. Her research has been externally funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Education Testing Service, and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS™). Li-Shih is also multilingual, with her translation competency accredited by national authorities in Australia (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) and Canada (Federal Government’s Translation Bureau).


Li-Shih Huang, PhD

   Email: lshuang@uvic.ca