Jun Liu is the President of TIRF and Rector of City University of Macau. Prior to these positions, he was Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Dean of International Academic Programs and Services, and Professor of Linguistics at Stony Brook University. Other past positions he held include Associate Provost for International Initiatives and Professor of Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University; Professor and Head of the Department of English; and Founding Director of Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona. His research interests include intercultural communication, curriculum and standards development, teacher education, and second language writing. He has published extensively in language education. He is the author of several books, including TESOL: A Guide (Bloomsbury, 2015, co-authored), Teaching English in China: New Perspectives, Approaches and Standards (The Continuum Publishing, 2007), Asian Students’ Classroom Communication Patterns in US Universities (Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001), and Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms (2nd Ed, University of Michigan Press, 2017, co-authored). He is also co-editor of Michigan Series on Teaching Multilingual Writers.
As a Past President of TESOL (2006-2007) and the current Vice President of TCSOL (Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages), Dr. Liu has given more than 100 speeches in over 30 countries around the world. He has received numerous awards. Among them are James E. Alatis Award for Outstanding Services to TESOL (2016) and the Georgia Governor’s Award for Outstanding International Programs of the Year (2015).