Dr. Shuozhao Hou (Joseph)


Dr. Shuozhao Hou (Joseph)

Associate Professor (Teaching)

Education Background:
Ph.D. Purdue University
M.S. Purdue University
M.A. Northwestern Polytechnical University
B.A. Northwestern Polytechnical University

Second Language Acquisition (reading & writing), Visual Rhetoric, Translation, and Simultaneous Interpretation



1.Co-investigator for the National Social Science Fund-Key Project 国家社科基金重点项目:修辞学发凡中译英 2020-2024

2. A Chinese Teaching English in the UAE, in progress

3. The New Potter: English-Chinese Bilingual Reader (World English Bilingual Readers) (2016) (S.Hou, Trans.). ISBN/EAN13: 1530753260 / 9781530753260

4. Malloch, T. R. (2014). Spiritual Enterprise: Doing Virtuous Business (S. Hou & M. Hong, F. Yang, Trans.). ISBN: 9787516407158, Beijing: China Enterprise Management Press.

5. The Effect of Storyboard Visuals on ESL Reading Recall: A Quantitative Study. ISBN-10: 3639113632 ISBN-13: 978-3639113631 VDM Verlag Dr.Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG, 2009.

6. Facets of Emirati Women—Chinese edition E-book based on the Extremely Short Story by Peter Hassall. 


Conference Presentations:

1. The ESSC promoting plurilingualism and inclusivity, using English 50-word text authored by Arabic learners of English to generate 21st Century parallel texts for learning other languages, Colloquium,  THE 19TH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR WORLD ENGLISHES IAWE 2013: Arizona State University Tempe, AZ, USA November 16-18, 2013.

2. “Virtual-mediated Second Language Writing.” Paper (panel) presented at the 16th AILA World Congress Conference at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, August, 2011.

3. “Graphic Storytelling in Second Language Writing Classroom.” Paper presented at the Computer and Writing 2011 (Writing in Motion) Conference at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, May 20, 2011.

4. “The Virtual-mediated Process Writing in the ESL Composition Classroom.” Paper presented with Mingyan Hong at the Computers and Writing 2010 (Virtual Worlds) Conference at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 22, 2010.

5. “3D Animation and Second Language Acquisition.” Poster presented at the 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Madison, Wisconsin, July 28, 2005.

6. “Rhetoric Evaluation of a Women-related Medical Website.” Paper presented at the 55th Annual Convention of Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, Texas, March 26, 2004.