Jonathon Hricko, Director

  • Associate professor, Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU)
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University (2013)
  • Email: jhricko[at]
  • Phone: 02-2826-7000 ext.67966
  • Jonathon has nearly a decade of experience teaching English writing courses at the university level. He has been teaching at NYCU since 2016, where he regularly offers courses in English writing as well as English-medium instruction (EMI) courses in philosophy.

Kang-yen Chiu, Deputy Director

  • Associate professor, Institute of Visual Studies, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU)
  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of Glasgow (2012)
  • Email: kchiu[at]
  • Phone: 02-2826-7000 ext.67978
  • Kang-yen specializes in the writings of Sir Walter Scott, hospitality and postcolonial theories. He is also an expert on the aesthetic thought of the English and Scottish Enlightenment. He has published in journals such as The Wenshan Review, The BARS Review and Scottish Literary Review. He is currently working on a monograph, Sir Walter Scott and China.

Cheyen Wu, Senior Tutor

  • Ph.D., Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University (2014)
  • Email: cheyenwu[at]
  • Cheyen is a part-time assistant professor at National Taiwan University of Arts, where he has been teaching English for 16 years. He has also been working as a writing consultant in their General Education Center for the past three years.

Chih-wei Lin, Senior Tutor

  • Ph.D., Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University (2014)
  • Email: fb5768[at]
  • Chih-wei has taught English at the university level for 15 years to students of different age groups and from different countries. He has offered courses in listening comprehension, presentation skills, advanced reading, writing and English for specific purposes. He enjoys reading poetry and the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and Ludwig Wittgenstein. He started teaching at NYCU in 2022, where he shows students how to use online resources to learn English and self-study.

    Claire Hsu, Graduate Student Tutor

    • B.A., Music, National Kaohsiung Normal University (2020) 
    • Email: clairehsu.c[at]
    • As a music major at university, Claire started teaching both music and English in 2017. She went to the United States four years ago as an exchange student and has been devoting herself fully to English teaching ever since. As a music major at university and a TESOL major at graduate school, she started to widen her teaching experience in CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) which allows her to combine these two fields, hoping to help achieve Taiwan’s 2030 bilingual nation plan. Currently, she is working on her master’s degree at NYCU Institute of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Her primary research focus is second language acquisition.

      Sherry Lai, Project Assistant

      • Email: ylai6818[at]
      • Phone: 02-2826-7000 ext.65351