Gavin Wu received his Ph.D. from the Department of English, City University of Hong Kong. He has been teaching in tertiary contexts since 2015. He also had work experience with British Council and was an examiner for CET 4/6. He has taught GE 2402 and IELTS courses and is a course grader for EN 2011 at CityU. He assisted the administration of large-scale courses, involving over 1,000 students.
He currently serves on the executive committee of PacCALL International Association and organizes GLoCALL International Conferences (Brunei, 17; China, 18; Vietnam, 19; Malaysia, 20). He has reviewed manuscripts for SSCI and Scopus/ESCI journals (e.g., Interactive Learning Environments, Virtual Reality, Journal of Educational Computing Research, IJCALLT, Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics, and CALL-EJ) and reviewed abstracts for international conferences. He lately reviewed a book proposal for Bloomsbury Academic.
Gavin has published widely in international journals, including Computer Assisted Language Learning (SSCI, IF=2.018, with Lindsay Miller), Language in Society (SSCI, IF=1.660), TESOL Journal, TESL-EJ, RELC Journal, CALL-EJ, The Journal of AsiaTEFL, and Chinese Journal of ESP.
He has received scholarships and awards from different international associations, including City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics, GLoCALL International Conference, AFS Germany, and his paper (with Dr. Danyang Zhang, Cantab) received the Best Paper Award from The 18th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning at TU Delft, the Netherlands. Lately, he was invited by the National University of Malaysia (UKM) as a featured speaker at the 2nd technology-enhanced language learning symposium.
Research interests: technology (computer/mobile)-enhanced learning, computer-mediated communication, ESP, and learning-oriented assessment
Supervisory panel: Prof. Lindsay Miller (Main), Prof. Brian King (Co-supervisor; HKU), Prof. So-Yeon Ahn, and Prof. Carolin Fuchs (Northeastern University, USA)
Teaching at CityU: GE 2402 English for Business Communication, SWCP project, IELTS Courses & Speaking studio