Name Kong, Kaishan
Title/Department assistant professor of Chinese, languages
Topic areas Second language learning and teaching, study abroad, intercultural communication, teacher education Chinese language and culture.
Notes Originally from the south part of China, Kaishan Kong has a diverse background in studying and working in multinational settings. She received her academic degrees in China, England and America. She has more than eleven years of language and culture teaching experience in both China and the United States. She is dedicated to building connections between China and the rest of the world, and making a positive impact on others. She has received multiple prestigious awards from the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin, including the Buckman Fellowship for Leadership in Philanthropy, President's Student Leadership and Service Award, Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership, Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity Award, Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Award, and Emerging Mentor in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award.