Niu Jian, Professor
Professor Niu Jian received his MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Liverpool and his PhD in Applied Linguistics from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was once the Secretary-General of the Supervisory Committee of ELT in Vocational Higher Education (2006-2010), Ministry of Education.
His research interests include English language teaching, testing, open and distance education, and vocational higher education.
He is the chief editor of such textbooks as Reading Plus and English Grammar. He is also the co-author of such textbooks as This Is English and Zoom In. Professor Niu Jian has published dozens of academic papers in domestic and overseas journals. He is the award winner of the "Best Paper Silver" at the 19th Annual Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) in 2005, the first such honor received by a scholar from the Chinese mainland.