DR. LI-RONG LILLY CHENG Ph.D
A professor in the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Executive Director of Chinese Cultural Centre at San Diego State University, Dr. Cheng is the Managing Director of the Confucius Institute at SDSU. She served as a member of the board of trustees of the Campanile Foundation of San Diego State University. She is the past chair of the Multicultural Issues Board for the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and served as chair of Education Committee for the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP). In the last two decades, she has given lectures in Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Kumpuchea, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong and Macao, India, Japan, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, and is a frequent keynote speaker on the topic of speech, language pathology, culture, cross-cultural understanding, ASD and bilingual language learning/teaching. She is the recipient of the 1997 ASHA Award for special contributions to Multicultural Affairs and the recipient of the 2002 Diversity Award from the California Speech & Hearing Association. She is on the editorial board of several major professional journals. She has numerous professional publications and has lectured all over the world.