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Faculty of Humanities Welcomes New Dean

The Faculty is pleased to welcome Prof. Li Ping, who took up the role of Dean of Humanities on 2 September 2019. Prof. Li has concurrently been appointed as Chair Professor of Neurolinguistics and Bilingual Studies in the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies.

Prior to joining the University, Prof. Li was faculty member at The Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1992 to 1996 and the University of Richmond in USA from 1996 to 2008. He served as Professor of Psychology and Linguistics at the Pennsylvania State University in USA since 2008. Some of his key leadership positions include Co-Chair of the Inter-College Graduate Programme in Neuroscience, Associate Director of the Institute for CyberScience, and Programme Director at the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

Prof. Li is an internationally renowned scholar and has a very strong track record of obtaining research grants from national and international funding bodies. He has been continuously supported by major research grants from the NSF for various projects since 1999. His research aims at understanding the developmental, neural and computational bases of language learning and representation, and the relationships among language, culture, and technology. He is currently Editor-in-Chief for Brain and Language, Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences and Editor Emeritus for Bilingualism: Language and Cognition and Journal of Neurolinguistics, among other editorial memberships.

The Faculty will continue to create synergies among language, culture and science in education and research and strive for excellence under its new leadership. Taking the opportunity, we would like to wholeheartedly thank the former Dean, Prof. Chu Hung-lam, for his dedication and contributions to the Faculty. Upon completion of his term as Dean, Prof. Chu will continue to serve as Chair Professor in the Department of Chinese Culture.

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