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Kevin Wong, Assistant Professor of Education

Kevin M. Wong

Assistant Professor of Education
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Wong is an Assistant Professor of Education at Pepperdine University, teaching in the M.A. in Teaching and M.A. in TESOL programs. Dr. Wong draws from his biracial, multilingual upbringing in Hong Kong to examine language learning among children, with a particular interest in new language learning and heritage language maintenance. As a former elementary school teacher, Dr. Wong seeks educational equity for linguistically and culturally diverse students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 contexts. He is currently involved in research projects that investigate dual-language bilingual education programs, language policies for multilingual education, and early childhood vocabulary learning through educational media. Dr. Wong's research has appeared in journals including Journal of Educational Psychology, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, and Computer Assisted Language Learning.


  • Ph.D., New York University
  • M.Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.A., The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • B.A., Duke University