November 14, 2022
About the Author: Fr. Dr. Robert KISALA currently serves as the 8th President of Nanzan University. Robert Kisala, graduated from Divine Word College, earned an M.A. in Theology from the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry at the Catholic Theological Union, and then Masters and Doctoral degrees in Literature from the University of Tokyo. In 1985, Kisala was ordained as a priest and in 1995 he began teaching at Nanzan University, becoming its president in April 2020. Since his presidency, having proposed the key phrase “global concern, our contribution”, he has promoted active help for those who suffer to overcome hardships and striving towards the development of future scholarship and education at the university. He has served in a range of positions within the Society of the Divine Word in Japan and worldwide such as provincial superior, admonitor, and vice superior general.
October 21, 2022
About the Author: Dr. Min-Hsun Liao has taught in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Tunghai for 20 years. She is currently a chief intentional officer committed to promoting international mobility and cross-cultural exchanges. Her research interests include incorporating virtual exchange for teacher training and language development, using virtual reality to cultivate learner agency, and exploring the role of language in international students’ adaptation. As a licensed Zumba instructor, she also enjoys choreographing movements incorporating Christian songs. Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
August 12, 2022
About the Author: Rev. Hung Tse currently serves as Chaplain of Hong Kong Baptist University. Rev. Tse is an alum of HKBU, then he received his Master Degree in Public Administration at Ohio University, and his Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York. In response to his calling to full-time ministry, Rev. Tse moved to the US and served in a Christian organization headquartered in New York City for many years. Rev. Tse returned to Hong Kong in 2018 and joined HKBU to serve as Chaplain of the University in 2019.
June 29, 2022
About the Author: Dr. Dhaniswara K. Harjono earned his doctoral degree in Law from Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Law from Universitas Kristen Indonesia. He has served as the Rector of Universitas Kristen Indonesia from 2018-2022. He is also selected to be the Rector in his second period leading Universitas Kristen Indonesia from 2022-2026.
April 9, 2022
About the Author: Dr. Mark Williams took his BA in Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford and his Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. He served as the President of the British Association for Japanese Studies between 2008-11. Dr. Williams currently serves ICU as its Vice President for International Academic Exchange.
March 24, 2022
About the Author: Dr. Kwang-Sup Lee currently serves as the President of the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA). He obtained his doctoral degree in Polymer Chemistry from Freiburg University, Germany. Dr. Lee served as senior research scientist at Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology from 1987 to 1992 and as director of Brain Korea 21 Center for BT-IT Hybrid Nanomaterials from 2006 to 2014. Dr. Lee is currently the President of Hannam University in Daejeon, South Korea.
August 28, 2020
About the Author: Dr. Christianna Singh, the Principal of Lady Doak College is also a former United Board Scholar & Fellow and an economist par excellence with her area of specialization on Gender Economics. Beyond her scholarly purviews, she extends her talents and expertise in areas like music and technology. She contributes both as a vocal-trainer and as a violinist. Dr. Singh has been a visionary in having the foresight on the need to stress on the importance of technological enhancements in teaching which has proved invaluable during these times. Ever ready to lend a helping hand, her main focus has been on the upliftment of the underprivileged learners who continually seek and receive guidance and support from the Lady Doak College.
July 20, 2020
About the Author: Rev. Bro. Dr. Bancha Saenghiran serves as the President of Assumption University (AU) of Thailand since 2002. He is a member of the religious congregation of the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand and was assigned in the past to be administrator of the St. Gabriel affiliated schools for many years.
July 11, 2020
About the Author: Having earned Bachelor of Theology & Bachelor of Divinity from Myanmar Institute of Theology in Myanmar; Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, USA; Master of Arts from University of Dubuque, Iowa, USA, and Ph.D. from International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Rev. Samuel Ngun Ling joined the Faculty of Myanmar Institute of Theology since 1998 as Professor of Systematic Theology until he became the President of the Institute (2010-2022).
June 22, 2020
About the Author: Dr. Betty McCann currently serves as the President of the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA). She served as the Vice President for Programs of the United Board for Christian Higher Education (UBCHEA) from 2007 until her optional retirement in 2013 where she had general oversight of grant programs and special projects to over 100 universities and colleges in Asia.