Dr. Cheng-Hsien Wu

Associate Professor in the Department of Education Dr. Cheng-Hsien Wu is from Tainan City, Taiwan.

Dr Cheng Hsien Wu

After my OPSU campus visit, I felt like I was back to my college full of many wonderful memories so I decide to stay to create more fabulous memories with my family, students and friends at OPSU.

Dr. Cheng-Hsien Wu

She is an advisor for Student Oklahoma Education Association (SOEA) and teaches Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, and Human Development for the Department of Education as well as Psychology: Personal Adjustment for the Department of Psychology.

Goodwell is a sharp contrast to her hometown. Tainan City has a population of two million and the Tainan are famous for food, adding sugar to every dish! Dr. Wu was quite an athlete in high school, playing volleyball and running the 3000m and 5000m in track.

In 1999, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Nation Taitung Teachers’ University. Dr. Wu taught three years before she and her husband decided to pursue graduate school in North Carolina and West Virginia. She received a master’s degree in Education Psychology from West Virginia University in 2007. Wu earned her Ph.D. with a concentration of Curriculum, Literacy, and Cultural Studies at West Virginia University in the summer of 2013.

Prior to her work at Panhandle, Dr. Wu was a graduate assistant and adjunct faculty for the Benedum Five-Year Teacher Education Program at WVU from 2009 to 2014. She taught the courses of Sociology of Education for the Department of Social and Cultural Foundations and Educational Technology for the Department of Instructional Design and Technology under the Benedum Five-Year Teacher Education Program at WVU.

She spoke of how she found her way to Goodwell, “My family loves traveling and the ‘Wild West’ was the only region we hadn’t touched down before 2014. Some of my friends used to work in this region and they told me that’s the most peaceful and friendly place in the United States. With curiosity, we were eager to learn the different cultures and experience the mother nature in this area! After my OPSU campus visit, I felt like I was back to my college full of many wonderful memories so I decide to stay to create more fabulous memories with my family, students and friends at OPSU.”

She enjoys the small class sizes at Panhandle and the opportunity to connect with students. As for future goals, “I focus on the research and teaching at this moment and will keep bringing my upbeat energy to campus!”

She jokes, “I wish I would have a 48-hour day so I could accomplish all my tasks.” She and her family love exploring mother nature and different cultural heritages. Many probably don’t know that she is a certified roller skating coach!

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