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Dr. Fung Lan Yong

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hon), TEFL, EATAW, MELTA, MSSA, NAGCM

External Academic Advisor

Introduction

Dr. Fung Lan Yong joined Jesselton College, Malaysia as lecturer in 2015. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1991. Dr. Yong has more than 25 years of teaching and publishing experience.

Professional Achievements & Awards

  • Associate Member, Asia Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Asia TEFL)
  • Life Member, European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW)
  • Honorary Advisor, Institut Prima Bestari
  • Honorary President, Jesselton College Psychological Society
  • Life Member, Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA)
  • Life Member, Malaysian Social Science Association (MSSA)
  • Life Member, National Association for Gifted Children (NAGCM)
  • Seed Grant, A Study on the assertiveness and locus of control of foundation studies, Swinburne University
  • Seed Grant, Attitudes toward academic writing of foundation studies, Swinburne University
  • Graduate Assistantship, Southern Illinois University
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Pi Lambda Theta

Education:

1991

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale: Doctor of Philosophy in Education

1986

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale: Master of Science in Education

1985

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale: Bachelor of Science with Honours in Education

Employment:

2012

Swinburne University: Course Writer

2011-2014

MELTA: Blind Reviewer

2008-2014

Swinburne University: Research Coordinator

2007

Ministry of Human Resource: Program Writer

2002

University Malaysia Sabah: Editor

2000

Massey University, New Zealand: External Examiner

1995-2000

KCC: Acting Director

1989-1990

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois: Assistant Grant Coordinator

Academic Experience:

2015 -

Jesselton College, Sabah: Lecturer

2012

Swinburne University: Master in TESOL Lecturer

2006 - 2014

Swinburne University: Lecturer

2002 - 2006

Ministry of Human Resource: Trainer

2004 - 2005

Stamford College: Lecturer

1992

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois: Postdoctoral Research Assistant

1990 - 1991

Rend Lake College, Illinois: Professional Tutor

1986 - 1990

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois: Research Assistant

1985

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois: Peer Tutor

Publications & Research

  • Chin, YF & Yong, FL 2017, ‘A study on college students’ inclination toward entrepreneurship in Sabah’,  International Journal of Business and Social Science, vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 104-108.
  • Chin, YF & Yong, FL 2016, ‘Marketing mix: A comparative analysis between two tour operators in Sabah’, Journal of Business and Management, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 43-47.
  • Yong, FL 2014, ‘Lesson plan for the present perfect tense: rationale, procedures, and reflection’, European Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 124, no. 3, pp. 7-16.
  • Yong, FL 2014, ‘Sociohistorical background of English for Specific Purposes and applicability of Dudley-Evans and St John’s theory on two Diploma English courses at an Australian-based university in Malaysia’, Australian International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 3-13.
  • Yong, FL 2013, ‘A study on the cognitive and metacognitive strategies of tertiary students at an Australian-based university in Malaysia’, American Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 106, no. 3, pp. 374-387.
  • Yong, FL 2010, ‘A study on the assertiveness and academic procrastination of English and Communication Students at a private university’, American Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 9, pp. 62-71.
  • Yong, FL 2010, ‘A study on the learning approaches of Malaysian students in relation to English Language acquisition’, American Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 9, pp. 5-11.
  • Yong, FL 2010, ‘A study on the self-efficacy and expectancy for success of Malaysian tertiary students’, European Journal for Social Sciences, vol. 13, pp. 514-524.
  • Yong, FL 2010, Academic writing: essays for analysis, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken.
  • Yong, FL 2010, ‘Attitudes toward academic writing of foundation students at a private university’, European Journal for Social Sciences, vol. 13, pp. 472-478.
  • Yong, FL 2010, ‘Cultural values, perceptual learning styles, and attitudes toward oracy skills of Malaysian tertiary students’, European Journal for Social Sciences, vol. 13, pp. 479-493.
  • Yong, FL 2009, ‘Globalisation: implications of learning approaches in the acquisition of English’, Progress in Asian Social Psychology, vol. 7, pp. 109-124.
  • Yong, FL 1994, ‘Self-concepts, locus of control and machiavellianism of ethnically diverse middle school students who are gifted’, Roeper Review, vol. 16, pp. 192-194.
  • Yong, FL & Miller, SR 1993, ‘AIDS and students who are gifted: knowledge, attitudes and beliefs’, Roeper Review, vol.15, pp. 231-234.
  • Yong, FL 1993, ‘Attitudes toward mathematics and science of gifted African-American, Mexican-American and Chinese-American students’, Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics, vol. 15, pp. 52-61.
  • Ewing, NJ & Yong, FL 1993, ‘Learning style preferences of gifted minority students’, Gifted Education International, vol. 9, pp. 40-44.
  • Yong, FL, O'Dell, JA, Cole, R, Church, C & Johnson, D 1992, ‘AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of students with learning disabilities, gifted students and regular students’, Clearing House, vol. 65, pp. 358-362.
  • Yong, FL & McIntyre, JD 1992, ‘Comparison of learning styles of students who are learning disabled and students who are gifted’, Journal of Learning Disabilities, vol. 25, pp. 124-132.
  • Ewing, NJ & Yong, FL 1992, ‘Learning styles of gifted African-American, Mexican-American and American-born Chinese middle grade students’, Roeper Review, vol. 14, pp. 120-123.
  • Yong, FL 1992, ‘Mathematics and science attitudes of African-American middle grade students identified as gifted: gender and grade differences’, Roeper Review, vol. 14, pp. 136-140.
  • Yong, FL & McIntyre, JD 1991, ‘Comparison of self-concepts of students identified as gifted and regular students’, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 73, pp. 443-446.
  • Yong, FL 2017, ‘Youths and biodiversity awareness’, Borneo Post, August, p. 16.
  • Yong, FL 2017, ‘Increasing rural youths’ awareness on sustainability’, Borneo Post, June, p. 16.
  • Yong, FL 2017, ‘Developing creative leadership skills at college level’, Borneo Post, May, p. 9.
  • Yong, FL 2017, ‘Enhancing the emotional intelligence of college students’, Borneo Post, p. 17.
  • Yong, FL 2016, ‘Mass communication a lucrative career’, Borneo Post, 1 March, p. 12.
  • Chin, YF & Yong, FL 2016, ‘Entrepreneurship education for college and university students’, Daily Express, 31 January, p. 28.
  • Yong, FL 2015, ‘Benefits of early childhood education’, Daily Express, 1 March, p. 21.
  • Yong, FL 2015, ‘A toast to university instructors’, Daily Express, 25 January, p. 18.
  • Yong, FL 2015, ‘Effective study skills for varsity students’, Daily Express, 4 January, p. 19.
  • Yong, FL 2010, ‘Academic writing for business and engineering majors’, Borneo Post, 3 March, p. 14.
  • Yong, FL 2008, ‘Effective large group instruction at university’, Borneo Post, 17 December, p. 10.
  • Yong, FL 2008, ‘Progressive and pragmatic education for tertiary students’, Borneo Post, 3 September, p. 14.
  • Yong, FL & Kong, M 2008, ‘Academic writing for foundation students’, Borneo Post, 27 August, p. 18.
  • Yong, FL 2008, ‘More effective study skills for foundation students’, Borneo Post, 2 July, p. 18.
  • Yong, FL & Winn, T 2008, ‘Effective study skills for foundation students’, Borneo Post, 26 March, p. 14.
  • Yong, FL 2008, ‘Implications of deep learning approaches on foundation students’, Borneo Post, March 19, p. 14.
  • Yong, FL & Kong, M 2007, ‘Intellectual and psychosocial efficacy of foundation students’, Borneo Post, 7 November, p. 16.
  • Yong, FL 2007, ‘Meeting the affective needs of foundation students’, Borneo Post, 10 October, p. 14
  • Yong, FL 2007, ‘Enhancing self-concepts and perceived competence of foundation students’, Borneo Post, 1 August, p. 14.
  • Yong, FL 2007, ‘Implications of locus of control on foundation students’, Borneo Post, 21 March, p. 14.
  • Yong, FL 2014, ‘A critical analysis on the methods and resources for teaching English plosives to Standard Chinese speakers in Malaysia’, Manuscript presented at the 12th Asia TEFL & 23rd MELTA International Conference, Kuching, Sarawak.
  • Yong, FL 2014, ‘Sociohistorical and sociolinguistic influence on Hakka Chinese students’ use of the present perfect tense’, Manuscript presented at the 12th International Borneo Research Council Conference, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
  • Yong, FL 2013, ‘A contrastive study of two ESP diploma courses at an Australian-based university in Malaysia’, Manuscript presented at the 22nd Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) International Conference, Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Yong, FL 2012, ‘A study on Academic and Communication Skills students’ perceived and preferred classroom environments at a private university in Malaysia’, Manuscript presented at the 21st Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) International Conference, Kuching, Sarawak.
  • Yong, FL 2011, ‘A study on the attitudes toward jigsaw reading of Innovation and Change students at a private university in Malaysia’, Manuscript presented at the Enhancing Learning: Teaching and Learning Conference, Curtin University of Technology, Miri Campus, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Yong, FL 2011, ‘A study on the cognitive and metacognitive strategies of introverted tertiary students at a private university’, Manuscript presented at the 9th Asia TEFL International Conference, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Yong, FL 2011, ‘A study on English and Communication Skills students’ perceptions of the generic attributes and graduate attributes of the course’, Manuscript presented at the 20th Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) International Conference, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu.
  • Yong, FL 2010, ‘A study on the assertiveness and locus of control of English and Communication Skills students at a private university’, Manuscript presented at the 8th Asia TEFL International Conference jointly held by Asia TEFL and Hanoi National University, Hanoi, North Vietnam.
  • Yong, FL 2010, ‘A study on the communication competence and communication apprehension of English and Communication Skills students’, Manuscript presented at the 19th Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) International Conference, Kuantan, Kelantan.
  • Yong, FL 2010, ‘A study on the self-esteem and academic procrastination of English and Communication Skills students at a private university’, Manuscript presented at the Asian EFL International Conference, Providence University, Taiwan.
  • Yong, FL 2009, ‘A study on the self-efficacy and expectancy for success of tertiary students’, Manuscript presented at the Southeast Asia Psychology Conference held at Universiti Sabah Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
  • Yong, FL 2009, ‘Cultural values, perceptual learning styles and attitudes toward oracy skills of Malaysian tertiary students’, Manuscript presented at the 18th Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) International Conference, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  • 2014, ‘Tenses: difficulties faced by Chinese students in Malaysia’, See Hur Daily News, 7 August, A7.
  • 2011, ‘Swinburne lecturer publishes book on academic writing’, Borneo Post, 8 January, D1..