Kevin M. Wong
Dr. Kevin M. Wong is an Assistant Professor of Education and Chair of the MA in TESOL Program in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. 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 public 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 Chinese-English dual-language bilingual education programs, multiracial children's literature and identity development, and bilingual vocabulary learning from educational media. Dr. Wong has spoken at national and international conferences, and his research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Educational Psychology, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, and Computer Assisted Language Learning.
- PhD, New York University
- MEd, Teachers College, Columbia University
- MA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- BA, Duke University
- Wong, K. M. & Samudra, P. (in press). L2 vocabulary learning from educational media: Extending dual-coding theory to dual-language learners. Computer Assisted Language Learning.
- Wong, K. M., Hill, H. C., & Najera, E. (in press). Humanizing online language teaching through instructional and affective moves: Reflections from an ELD teacher. CATESOL Journal.
- Miyake-Trapp, J. & Wong, K. M. (2022). "The Critical Language Reflection Tool: Promoting critical reflection and critical consciousness in TESOL educators" in J. Crawford & R. A. Filback (Eds.), TESOL Guide for Critical Praxis in Teaching, Inquiry, and Advocacy (p. 203-220). IGI Global.
- Wong, K. M. & Moorhouse, B. L. (2021). Digital competence and online language teaching: Hong Kong language teacher practices in primary and secondary classrooms. System.
- Wong, K. M. (2020). "Learning English through Educational Media: Drawing from Children's Linguistic Repertoires" in K. Bailey & R. Damerow (Eds.), Chinese-speaking learners of English: Research, theory, and practice. Routledge, New York, NY. ISBN:1000769194
- Wong, K. M. & Moorhouse, B. L. (2020). The impact of social uncertainty, protests, and COVID-19 on Hong Kong teachers. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 25(8), 649-655.
- Wong, K. M. & Benson, C. (2019). Policy and practice in the use of non-dominant languages in comparative education [Special issue]. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education.
- Wong, K. M. & Neuman, S. B. (2019). Learning vocabulary on screen: A content analysis of pedagogical supports in educational media programs for Dual-Language Learners. Bilingual Research Journal, 42(1), 54-72.
- Neuman, S. B., Wong, K. M., Flynn, R. & Kaefer, T. (2019). Learning vocabulary from educational media: The role of pedagogical supports for low-income preschoolers. Journal of Educational Psychology, 111(1), 32-44.
- Paul R. Pintrich Dissertation Award (2020), American Psychological Association, Educational Psychology Division 15
- Doctoral Dissertation Grant (2018), The International Research Foundation for English Language Education
- Deborah Partridge Wolfe Laureate Scholarship in Multicultural Education (2017), Kappa Delta Pi
- Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship (2017), The Television Academy Foundation (Emmys Foundation), Los Angeles
- George W. Perkins Memorial Scholarship (2015), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
- 行政長官卓越教學獎 (2010), Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence, Hong Kong