Dr. Lin Wang

Dr. Wang is a native of China. She has been teaching Chinese of all levels at various institutes for over ten years. She received a B.A. and a M. A. from Peking University in China and a Ph.D. from University of Georgia. She enjoys working with students from different cultures and backgrounds and connecting with them on a personal level. In her free time, she likes to read, cook and spend time with her family.

Gaye Ying

Gaye Ying has been working in the field of education for over forty years, both in Hong Kong and the United States. As an award winning classroom teacher in California public schools, a College lecturer of Chinese language and Chinese history and a bilingual consultant for teachers in California, Gaye brought her extensive experience and skills to Laney College in 2007. She received her MA in education from UCLA, another MA in Chinese and History from University of Hong Kong, she holds two credentials in Chinese language and art. An amateur artist and Chinese calligrapher, Gaye shows her art works in various art exhibitions.

 Shuyu Liu

Shuyu Liu has been teaching Chinese and ESL since 1998 in the Bay area. Prior to it, she taught ESL and Chinese in China for fifteen years. She graduated in double majors of Chinese and English from China and received her M.A. degree in TESOL from SFSU.  In Fall 2009, she received alpha gamma sigma award from College of Marin where she has also been teaching since 2004.

Ms. Liu has deep appreciation to the nature. Between 1966 and 1976 she traveled and lived with her parents in a remote village northwest of China where she observed and learned farming. She worked and lived with various ethnicities. Ms Liu has great respect to farmers and a special attachment to the nature. She also has deep understanding of the differences-yin and yang that makes the world more colorful and beautiful!

Heather Ding (Retiree)

A Taiwan native whose parents are from Beijing.
A graduate of Washington University, St. Louis
A participant in the “Spreading the word” Project of the NEH
(National Endowment for the Humanities), 1994~1995
Past Chairperson of the Foreign Language Dept., 1995~1996, 1998~2005.
Established the “Study in China” program, which combines travel and
language learning. Took classes in June 2007 and January 2008.

Mary Yang (Retiree)

Mary Yang has been teaching Chinese at Laney College for 30 years.  She also taught Chinese for four years at San Francisco State University and ESL at San Francisco’s City College for 36 years.  She has an MA degree in Chinese language from San Francisco State University and an MA degree in Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco.  She also has a Lifetime Standard Teaching Credential in Chinese, English, and Psychology, which allows her to teach these subjects at the kindergarten level all the way up to college.  She has published six bilingual English-Chinese books which have been used as textbooks.