Dr. Jun Liu is Associate Provost for International Initiatives, Chief International Officer, and Director of Confucius Institute at Georgia State University with the academic appointment as Professor of Applied Linguistics. Dr. Liu launched the five faculty-driven task forces at Georgia State with focuses on emerging markets (i.e., Greater China, Brazil, Korea, South Africa, and Turkey). Prior to his work at GSU, Dr. Liu served as Head of the English Department (2007-2011), Director of Confucius Institute (2008-2011), and Assistant Vice Provost for Global Engagement (2010-2011) at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Liu is an international leader in the field of language education. From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Liu served as the President of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc (TESOL International), and is currently on the Board of Trustees of The International Research Foundation of English Language Education (TIRF), and the Board of Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). Dr. Liu also served as Vice President of ISCLT (International Society of Chinese Language Teaching) since 2009. Dr. Liu has published extensively in the area of intercultural communication and language education. Dr. Liu has published more than 10 books and 80 papers to date.
Dr. Liu has received post-doc fellowships from National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, and American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Liu obtained his BA in English Language and Literature at Suzhou University in 1981, MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from East China Normal University in 1989, and Ph.D. in Second and Foreign Language Education at The Ohio State University in 1996.