Each of my students is entitled to the best education possible.
Hwang-Ji "Sherrie" Lu, PhD
Dr. Hwang-Ji Lu is an Assistant Professor in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science, where she has taught courses since 2007. She was born and raised in Taiwan, where she completed a BS in Health Science and Nutrition from Taipei Medical University. In 1984, she came to the United States and earned a Master’s degree in Nutrition from North Dakota State University, a second Master’s in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University, and a PhD in Management with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University.
She has over 20 years of professional experience in a wide variety of industries including real estate, restaurants, financial services, computer hardware, hospitals, dentistry, pharmaceuticals, managed behavioral care, the non-profit sector, and pharmacy retail stores. She also has over 10 years of quality management experience in healthcare, having implemented Total Quality Management in an ISO-certified hospital, and is experienced in executing Quality Circles. Additionally, she was a hospital consultant assisting the pharmacy department in implementing processes improvement initiatives. From 2000 to 2005, she worked for the largest managed behavioral healthcare organization and the largest nonprofit in the United States in the area of quality improvement. Being a member of American Society for Quality (ASQ), she served as a Judge for the ASQ International Team Excellence Award from 2008 to 2010. She’s also a member of Academy of Management (AoM), which is the oldest, largest scholarly management association in the world, and was thrilled to receive the 2008 “Outstanding Reviewer” award from the AoM Health Care Management Division.
She has taught online courses at a number of universities since 2006, and was named to the Provost's Circle at both Ashford University and Strayer University in recognition of her excellence in the online classroom and her dedication to the students. Because she was once an online PhD student herself, she understands the needs of adult learners. “I help my students develop their self-confidence and necessary skills by offering useful tips, tools, and personal experiences. Each of my students is entitled to the best education possible.” Dr. Lu currently resides in Ashburn, VA. A well-traveled individual, she enjoys seeing many places, learning different cultures, and meeting people from various backgrounds.
Invited to serve as on the International Technical Committee for 2017 International Conference on e-Technology e-Learning e-Education
Invited to serve on the editorial board for the Internal Journal of Culture and History since May 2017
Invited to serve as on the Technical Program Committee for International Conference on Education and E-Learning-2017
Invited to serve as on the Technical Program Committee for 9th International Conference on Mobil, Hybrid, and Online Learning-2017
Invited to serve as on the Technical Committee for 3rd International Conference on Identity, Culture and Communication-2016
Invited to serve as on the Technical Committee for the 6th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation-2016
Invited to serve as on the Technical Committee for 3rd International Conference on Education and Social Science-2016
Promoting the Use of Community Inquiry as a Framework for Course Redesign (April 2017)- IIER 170th International Conference on Science, Innovation and Management (ICSIM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cultural Inclusiveness in Online Learning: Can Educational Technology be a Solution? (November 2016)- 3rd International Conference on Identity, Culture and Communication (ICICC 2016) in Bali, Indonesia
Increasing Interactivity: The Value and Use of Multimedia in the Online Education-A Case Study (August 2016)- the 63rd IRES International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management and E-Learning (IC4E 2016) in St. Petersburg, Russia (Best Paper Award)
Setting the Climate: The Impact of Multimedia on Online Learning (April 2016)-8th International Conference on Mobil, Hybrid, and Online Learning in Venice, Italy
From Theory to Practice: The Role of Multimedia in Online Learning (Nov 2015)-2nd International Conference on Education and Social Science in Hong Kong, China
Sustainability of e-Learning Environment: Can Social Presence be Enhanced by Multimedia? (Sept 2015)-5th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Impact of Using Multimedia on Student’s Learning in the Online Classroom (April 2015)-Global Conference on Learning and Technology in Berlin, Germany
The Impact of Using Multimedia on Student’s Learning (Sept 2014)-The ICDE International Conference in Moscow, Russia
Using Multimedia to Enhance Online Classroom Experience (August 2014)-The Teaching and Learning Conference of the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Philadelphia, PA
Can Multimedia Enhance Students’ Online Learning? (April 2014)-The 2014 Western Business & Management Association International Research Conference in Lyon, France
Lu, H. (2017, April 4). Promoting the use of community inquiry as a framework for course redesign. Proceedings of the IIER International Conference. Paper presented at the IIER 170th International Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina (pp. 2-7). Odisha, India: The Institute of Engineers and Researchers.
Lu, H. (2017). Sustainability of e-learning environment: Can social presence be enhanced by multimedia? International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 7(4), 291-296. Lu, H. (2016). Cultural inclusiveness in online learning: Can educational technology be a solution? International Journal of Culture and History, 2(4), 178-183. doi: 10.18178/ijch.2016.2.4.060
Lu, H. (2016). Increasing interactivity: The value and use of multimedia in the online education-A case study. International Journal of Management and Applied Science, 2(10(Spl Iss -1)), 291-296.
Lu, H. (2016, August 9). Increasing interactivity: The value and use of multimedia in the online education-A case study. Proceedings of the IRES International Conference. Paper presented at the IRES 47th International Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia (pp. 5-10). Odisha, India: The Institute of Research Engineers and Scientists.
Lu, H. (2016, April 27). Setting the climate: The impact of multimedia on online learning. Proceedings of eLmL 2016: The Eighth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning, Venice, Italy (pp. 55-57). Willington, DE: The International Academy, Research, and Industry Association.
Lu, H. (2015, November 26). From theory to practice: The role of multimedia in online learning. Proceedings of 2015 IEDRC Hong Kong Conferences. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Education and Social Sciences (pp. 8-9). Hong Kong, China: International Economics Development Research Center.
Lu, H. (2015, April 17). The impact of using multimedia on students’ learning in the online classroom. Proceedings of Global Learn 2015. Paper presented at the Global Learn 2015 (pp. 671-674). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Lu, H. (2014) The Impact of Using Multimedia on Student’s Learning. Proceedings of ICDE International Conference 2014. Paper presented at the ICDE International Conference 2014 (pp. 25). Oslo, Norway: International Council for Open and Distance Education.
Lu, H. (2014, Fall). Using multimedia to enhance students’ online learning. Western Journal of Human Resource Management, 58-69.