DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Dr. Hsu is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar and a recipient
of the University of California Presidential Dissertation Fellowship and
Research Grant, among a score of other honors and awards. Prior to
joining the faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures at Cal State L.A.,
she engaged in the multidisciplinary fields of business, engineering, and
Ph.D. Applied Linguistics 1996, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. (Distinction) Linguistics 1994, California State University, Northridge
B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) Linguistics 1980, University
of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Professor Hsu's teaching interests in the broadest
sense include the contemporary use and the historical development of language
and the sociocultural aspect of language learning. She also teaches
civilization, literature, and language for special purposes such as newspaper
and business Chinese.
Dr. Hsu's research interests reside primarily in applied linguistics, which include contextual analysis of language use in written and spoken discourse, language and cultural socialization, heritage language pedagogy, and intercultural communication. She is an active participant of scholarly activities, which include organizing and chairing conferences, serving on the editorial board of journals, and authoring numerous publications and presentations.