Hui-Yin Hsu is the chair of the Teacher Education Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at New York Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Reading Education and master's degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Hui-Yin has authored and co-authored over twenty peer-reviewed journal articles, and presented over fifty national and international conferences. Hsu concentrates her research interests on using technologies to enhance language and literacy learning. Her professional interests have been in the area of new literacies: the idea of using information and communication technologies (ICTs), teacher professional development, and mobile device to consume and produce information for learning. Hsu is the co-principal investigator for the National Science Foundation (NSF, DRK12- 1020091) project. She is the program chair of AERA (American Educational Research Association). She served on the NYS ELA Common Core State Standards Setting Committee, and serves on the elected board of directors of the Chinese American Academic & Professional Society (CAAPS). She also serves on program committees, and chairs several internal conferences.

Recent Projects/Research

  • MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) – gaming literacy and learning
  • Gaming and new literacy
  • SMILE (Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment) – mobile devices and student generating questions
  • National Science Foundation grant (DRK2-1020091)


  • Wang, S.-K., Hsu, H.-Y., Campbell, T., Coster, D. & Longhurst, M. (2014). An Investigation of Middle School Science Teachers and Students Use of Technology Inside and Outside of Classrooms: Considering whether digital natives are more technology savvy than their teachers. Educational Technology Research & Development, DOI 10.1007/s11423-014-9355-4 (This article is selected by the Springer's Journal publisher press release.)
  • Wang, S.-K., Hsu, H.-Y., Reeves, T., & Coster, D. (2014). Professional Development to Enhance Teachers' Practices in Using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as Cognitive Tools: Lessons Learned from a Design-Based Research Study. Computers & Education, 79, 101-115. DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2014.07.006
  • Hsu, H.-Y., Wang, S.-K. & Runco, L. (2013). Middle school science teachers' confidence and pedagogical practice of new literacy. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 22(3), p.314-324, DOI: 10.1007/s10956-012-9395-7
  • Hsu, H.-Y. & Wang, S.-K. (2011). The impact of using blogs on college students' reading comprehension and learning motivation, Literacy Research and Instruction, 50(1), p.68-88.
  • Hsu, H.-Y. & Wang, S.-K. (2010). Using gaming literacies to cultivate new literacy. Simulation and Gaming, 41(3), p.400-417.

Honors + Awards

  • Outstanding paper award of the 2013 e-Learn conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • School of Education Dean's Award of Outstanding Scholarship, 2013
  • "Global literacy: comparing Chinese and US high school students", won the 2011 Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Paper Award.

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