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College of Arts and Sciences Meet Our Advisors

Yung-Hwa Anna Chow

Academic Advisor

Anna Chow directs advising for the College of Arts and Sciences.

To Make an Appointment

Please call 509-335-8731 to schedule an appointment. Normal advising hours are 9:00–12:00 and 1:00–4:00 Monday through Friday.

About Anna

Born and raised in Taiwan, I began learning the English language at the age of 12 when I moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. Having personally experienced the struggles as a second language learner, I wanted to reach out to students who face many obstacles in schools and society due to language barriers and racism. I graduated from University of California Berkeley with a bachelor of arts degree in ethnic studies and a minor in education. After college, I worked as an ESL teacher at the elementary and local adult school in San Jose, California.

In 2002, I moved with my husband to Pullman, Washington, where I completed my master’s degree in education. While I initially focused on deepening my knowledge of second language acquisition, my primary research interests involved media literacy and issues surrounding popular culture, race, gender, and sexuality. After receiving my mater’s degree in 2004, I started advising for the General Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts at WSU.

As an academic advisor, I’ve presented at local symposia, published articles for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), and received academic advising awards from WSU and NACADA.  I enjoy working with students and helping them achieve their goals in life.

As a mother of two, when I’m not occupied with kids and family, I enjoy reading, gardening, and traveling. I also enjoy running and regularly practice yoga.

Publications

In Times of Budget Cuts: Difficult Issues and Possible Solutions

Ni How: What Academic Advisors Can Do To Better Serve Students from China

Race, Racism, and International Students in the United States

Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society (Chapter 10)

Contact Anna Chow

Anna Chow

CAS General Studies & Advising Center
Washington State University
Daggy Hall 201
PO Box 642421
Pullman, WA 99164-2421

ychow@wsu.edu

Tel: 509-335-8731
Fax: 509-335-1708