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FSU Research Institute

A leading thought engine in powering research-based best practices in online education

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Our Aspirations

We have an expansive community of teachers and learners on our platform, engaging daily in online learning interactions at an unprecedented scale. For both our community and the broader industry, we seek to understand the complexity of learning and teaching online, establish academic standards, and solve real-world problems for the future of education.

What We Do

Frontline Research

We drive industry-level examination on frontline topics such as learning efficacy and personalized learning.

World-Class Partnerships

We collaborate with world-class strategic partners across academia, education, and technology on research and product development.

Curriculum and Assessment

We conduct research to support curricula and assessment development for our educational products.

Research-Informed Communication

We enhance research-informed communication between parents and teachers.

Who We Are

Our team consists of distinguished scholars, research scientists, curriculum & assessment experts.

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Dr. Jun Liu is Chief Academic Officer of FSU International, and President of FSU Research Institute.

Prior to this position, Dr. Liu served as Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Affairs, and Professor of Linguistics at Stony Brook University. As an international leader in the field of language education, Dr. Liu became the first Asian and non-native English-speaking President of TESOL International (2006-2008) and is the recipient of the James E Alatis Award of Outstanding Service to TESOL (2016).

He is currently Vice President of TIRF (The International Research Foundation of English Language Education). Dr. Liu has published more than a dozen books and 100 papers and book chapters in the areas of language learning and teaching, curriculum development, teacher education, and intercultural communication. Dr. Liu has served as reviewer and on editorial boards for many journals and presses. A sought-after and motivational speaker, Dr. Liu has given more than 120 plenary and invited speeches in more than 30 countries.

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