Huy Phung, one of our PhD students, received an award at the American Association for Applied Linguistics for Distinguished Service and/or Engaged Research Graduate Student Award in Relation to Diversity Efforts.
His research focuses on how languages are learned, and how to best teach and assess learners in diverse contexts. Throughout his professional and academic journey, he remains strongly committed to diversity and inclusion and actively advocates for liberal education. He designed Multiʻōlelo, a research communication initiative aiming to make the findings of language research available and accessible in multiple languages and modalities. His contribution has been recognized through the Rachel Wade Merit Based Award for Service and Outreach from Graduate Student Organization at the University of Hawaiʻi and the AAAL Distinguished Service and/or Engaged Research Graduate Student Award in Relation to Diversity Efforts. Huy is also a Fulbright alumnus who earned a Master’s degree in Second Language Studies with a specialization in language assessment, measurement, and program evaluation (2014-2016). Recently, he has served as a newsletter editor for the Group of Universities for the Advancement of Vietnamese in America (GUAVA), an organization dedicated to sharing resources and best practices in the teaching and learning of Vietnamese.
He has also recently co-authored an article on profiling digital nativeness of pre-service teachers in Interactive Learning Environments. For the article, please visit https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10494820.2022.2053167.