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ChuChu Wu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Departmen
t of Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Reading
S
chool of Education
Georgia So
uthwestern State University,
800 GSW State University Drive, Americus, GA 31709

Research Interests: Parental Involvement, Emergent Literacy, Teaching Quality

Office Location:  216 Education Center

Phone: (229) 931-2744     Fax: (229) 931-2163
Email:
chu.wu@gsw.edu

   

  BIOGRAPHY back to top

Education
  • 2007  Ph. D., Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA
  • 1999  M. S., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
  • 1995   B.A., Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan
Work Experiences
 
2013-2014          Associate Professor, School of Education, Georgia Southwestern State University, GA
2005-2012          Assistant  Professor, School of Education, Georgia Southwestern State University, GA
2001-2003          Adjunct Instructor, Department of Child and Family Studies, Syracuse University, NY
1999-2001          Head Teacher, Bernice M. Wright Child Development Lab School, Syracuse University, NY
1996-1999          Head Teacher & Assistant Teacher, Child Development Lab School, Iowa State University, IA
1993-1995          English Teacher of High School and Elementary School Students at private language programs, Taiwan
 

  COURSES  back to top

   Courses Taught:
Graduate:
EDEC 7500 Assessment of Learning in Early Childhood Education (Hybrid)
EDUC 8520 Promoting Learning in a Diverse Educational Climate (online)
EDUC 8620 Curriculum and Assessment (Hybrid)
EDEC 8220 Field Based Research (Hybrid)
EDEC 8120 Qualitative Research Method (Hybrid)
EDEC 8870 EdS Practicum II for EC
EDEC 8860 EdS Practicum I for EC
EDEC 8000 Advanced Graduate Seminar in ECE
EDUC 7010 Foundations of Education (online)
EDMG/ EDED 7420 Directed Studies
 
Undergraduate:
EDEC 4550 Assessment in Early Childhood Education
EDEC 3100  Early Childhood Education Math
EDUC 2130 Exploring Teaching and Learning
EDEC 3650 Integrated Curriculum
EDEC 3400 Teaching in ECE
EDUC 2010 Introduction to Education
EDUC 2030 Human Growth and Development

  PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS  back to top

  • 2/28/2014    C. Wu & Q. Brown (2014). GSW Ambassadors Promote College Access:  An opportunity for outreach and partnership. Presented at College Connections for Student Success Conference: A focus on foster care, homeless & other disconnected youth, Stone Mountain, GA

  • 10/17/2013   C. Wu (2013). GSW’s Near Peer program: an opportunity for outreach and partnership. Paper presented at the College Readiness Conference (East meets West: Addressing the Challenge of College Readiness in Rural Georgia), Americus, GA.

  • 11/09/2012     2012 Annual Conference of National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC), Atlanta, GA

    Title: Exploratory study of Taiwanese preschoolers’ emergent reading behaviors.

  • 06/10/2012  NAEYC’s 21st National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development. Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Title: Helping teacher candidates enhance self-regulation behaviors through self-reflection and goal setting.

  • 03/25/2011    The 9th Annual Teaching Matters Conference, Barnesville, GA
    Title: A constructive approach to teach Integrated Curriculum
    Title: The case study of SWGWP: Implications for professional development of English teachers in China
  • 04/2-4/2009 2009 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Title: Home Environment, Literacy Practices, and Maternal Affect in Relation to Taiwanese Preschoolers’ Early Language Development (Research Poster presentation).
     
  • 03/11-13/2009 The SoTL Commons: A Conference for the Scholarships of  Teaching and Learning, Statesboro, GA,  USA
    Title:  Supervising Student Teachers: Applying Technology to Generate Data-Driven Feedback to Improve Teaching Quality.
    Paper accepted.
     
  • 07/15-19/2008 The 66th International Council of Psychologists Annual Conference, St. Petersburg,  Russia
    Title: Taiwanese mothers' beliefs about reading aloud with preschoolers: Findings from the Parental Reading Beliefs Inventory. (Research poster presentation, won the third place.)
     
  • 03/28/2008 The 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference for Teachers of Undergraduates (Teaching Matters: But What Matters Most? Gordon College, Barnesville, Georgia, USA
    Title: The importance of routines and procedures for college students. (Oral paper presentation)
     
  • 03/23/2008  2008 Chinese American Educational Research Development Association (CAERDA) International Conference: East Meets West: The Role of Chinese Culture and Language in Global Education , New York, NY
    Title: How do Taiwanese preschoolers begin reading? The role of gender and age. (Oral paper presentation)
     
  • 04/17/2007 Georgia Psychological Society, Macon, Georgia, USA
    Title: Cross cultural perspectives: Taiwanese mothers’ interactive strategies with their preschoolers. (Oral paper presentation)
     
  • 04/01/2007 2007 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Title: Examining a mediation model: Reading beliefs and strategies of Taiwanese mothers in relation to preschoolers’ early language abilities. (Research Poster presentation)
     
  • 11/10/2006 Annual Conference of National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC), Atlanta, GA
    Title: Taiwanese maternal beliefs about preschool children language learning through storybook reading. (Research Poster presentation)
     
  • 11/09/2006 Annual Conference of National Council on Family and Relations (NCFR), Minneapolis, MN
    Title: We are the same and we are different: Taiwanese and American maternal beliefs about preschooler’s language learning through storybook reading.  (Oral paper presentation)
  • 9/6/2006 Third World Seminar, Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA
    Title: Asian American Immigration: Historical timeline, Asian American today, and Myth. (Oral presentation)
     
  • 11/19/2001 National Council on Family and Relations (NCFR), Rochester, NY
    Title: What parents know about emergent writing: Parents make a difference. (Oral paper Presentation)
  • 05/01/2000 Child and Family Studies Research Poster Presentation, College of human Development, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
    Title: Parental beliefs, involvement, and young children emergent writing (Research Poster presentation)
  • 10/24/1998 Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) 1998 Fall Conference, Des Moines, Iowa
    Topic title: Preschoolers as authors: The role of writing in emergent literacy (Oral paper presentation)

  PUBLICATIONS back to top

  • Wu, C. (Winter 2014). Using the standards for mathematical practice (SMP) connecting literacy and mathematical learning with suggestions for English Language Learners (ELL).  GCTM e-Reflections, 4(1), 14-21.

  •  Wu, C., & Honig, A. S. (2013). Taiwanese preschoolers’ emergent reading behaviours with an unfamiliar storybook.  Early Child Development and Care, 183 (10), 1486-1507, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2013.788813.

  • Wu, C. (2013 January/ Winter). It is never too early to teach math. GCTM e-Reflections, 2(2), 12.

  • Zeng, X. & Wu, C. (2011). Lessons learned from Summer Institute of SWGWP: Implications for professional development of English language teachers for China. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2(2), 276-283.
  • Zeng, X. , & Wu, C. (2011). The case of SWGWP: Implications for professional development of English language teachers for China.  In J. Horn (Ed.),  Discovering What Works: A Collection of Papers Presented at the Ninth Annual Teaching Matters Conference (pp. 131-150).  Barnesville, GA: Gordon Publications

  • Wu, C. (2011). What’s New in Children’s books? [Review of the book Lion’s Lunch?, by Fiona Tierney]. Little Rock, AR: Southern Early Childhood Association.

  • Wu, C. (2010). What’s New in Children’s books? [Review of the book One Wolf Howls, by S.Cohn & S. Detwiler]. Little Rock, AR: Southern Early Childhood Association.  
  • Wu, C., & Honig, A. S. (2010). Taiwanese mothers' beliefs about reading aloud with preschoolers: Findings from the Parental Reading Beliefs Inventory. Child Development and Care, 180(5), 647-669.
  • Wu, C. (2009). What’s New in Children’s books? [Review of the book Bugs in my hair, by C. Stier, & T. Lyon]. Little Rock, AR: Southern Early Childhood Association.
  • Wu, C. (2007). Reading beliefs and strategies of Taiwanese mothers with preschoolers in relation to the children's emergent literacy. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, 68(5-A), 1808. 
  • Wu, C.(1999). Maternal beliefs and practices and their preschoolers’ emergent writing. Unpublished master thesis, Iowa State University, Ames.

  GRANT & AWARDS back to top

  • 09/06/13 Near Peer Service Learning Grant $ 8000.00

  • 10/05/2012 Near Peer Service Learning Grant $ 25,000.00 (Part of the federal grant under College Access Challenge Grant)

  • 11/12/2012 The Faculty Development Grant Proposal ($606 USD)

  • 03/14/2012 The Faculty Development Grant Proposal ($700 USD

  • 03/06/2009 The Faculty Development Grant (report turned in)
    Georgia Southwestern State University Grant  ($ 700.00 USD)
  • 02/25/2008 The Faculty Development Grant (report turned in)
    Georgia Southwestern State University ($ 606.10 USD)
  • 05/13/2007 Award of Certificate in University Teaching, The Future Professoriate Project, Syracuse University. 
  • 04/15/2007  Nominee of Distinguished Dissertation Award, College of Human Ecology, Syracuse University
     
  • 02/26/2007 The Faculty Development Grant (report turned in)
    Georgia Southwestern State University ($ 558.80 USD)
     
  • 10/30/2006 Distinguished Professor Research Grant
    Georgia Southwestern State University ($3090 USD)
     
  • 4/15/2005  Award of Annual Graduate Student Competition for Research and Creative Work, Syracuse University
     
  • 04/03/2005 Alice Sterling Honig Award, College of Hunan Services and Health Profession, Syracuse University
     
  • 07/2004-2005 Award of Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, The Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (USA). Grant amount: $15,000 USD/Year
 
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