New Faculty Q&A: Lin Wu

Dr. Lin Wu is a new assistant professor for the Education and Leadership department. Wu has spent seven years teaching in K-12 and four years teaching in higher education. Wu graduated from the University of Washington and is currently instructing two classes at WOU: ED 418 Assessment, Planning, and Instruction; as well as ED 623 Curriculum, Assessment, and Management. Students can find Wu’s office at room 223 in the Richard Woodcock Education Center.

 

Why did you choose WOU?

I am committed to merging pedagogical theories with practices, and I know many faculties in the College of Education are exemplary pedagogues.

 

Why did you choose your field of study? 

My teaching and leadership experiences in K-12 schools propelled me to study multicultural education, as I endeavor to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of ethnically diverse students of color.

 

Wu poses in front of a gray background, smiling and wearing a black suit.
Lin Wu

Top three hobbies?

Reading, photography, and traveling.

 

What is a book that you recommend everyone read?

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

 

What is your favorite place to vacation?

Hawai’i

 

Favorite series to binge-watch?

Power (on STARZ)

 

On a Saturday morning, you can find me…

Sleeping in.

 

Any advice for incoming freshmen?

Reserve time for yourself and exercise your right to vote if you’re eligible to.

 

Any advice for graduating seniors?

Change the world for the better, one day at a time.

 

What is your favorite class to teach?

Multicultural Education

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