Zhi Y. Liu, Instructor of French and Chinese
Zhi Y. Liu is an Instructor of Chinese and French at College of DuPage since 1992. A native of Shanghai, China, she holds a B.A. in Modern and Classical French Language and Literature and a minor in Chinese Language from the Shanghai Foreign Language Institute, a M.A. in French Literature from The Ohio State University and finished her Ph.D. courses at University of Maryland. Liu has extensive teaching experience in Chinese. In addition to COD, she has taught different levels of Chinese classes at Bradley University and Elgin Community College. Her teaching philosophy is to guide and mentor students with a caring, inspirational, challenging and secure environment where ideas can be shared and respected.Twice awarded the outstanding adjunct faculty award at COD. During the summer of 2013 and again in 2017 she was the co-director of French Study Abroad programs to Bordeaux, France and co-directed the China program in the summers of 2014, 2015 and 2016. In addition to her academic interests, she enjoys reading, and exploring different cultures and arts.


Thomas Kulanjiyil, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Thomas I. Kulanjiyil received both a Doctorate and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. He received a Doctorate in Christian Thought from South Florida Bible College & Theological Seminary, Deerfield, FL. He holds an M.A. in Philosophy from Osmania University, India and a B.D. and an M.Th. from Serampore University, India. He has previously served on the Behavioural Science faculty at Houston Baptist University, TX, in addition to teaching part-time at Wheaton College, as well as North Central College, in IL. Dr. Kulanjiyil has contributed to several publications on topics related to South Asian diaspora. He has also made professional presentations on educational challenges facing South Asian students in American community colleges and universities. A member of the Asia Committee at College of DuPage, he has directed short-term study abroad classes to India in 2012 and 2015. Reading, traveling, and gardening are some of his hobbies.











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