Jennifer Liu came to Harvard in 2011 as the Director of the Chinese Language Program. As Director, she is responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising 24 teachers who offer 20-22 language courses annually to approximately 700 students. She has co-taught content-based language courses, including “Masterpieces of Modern Chinese Literature,” in addition to a graduate pedagogy course and introductory Chinese language courses. With a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Oregon, her research is centered on pedagogical and curricular issues, particularly in teacher training, program development, and instructional design. She is the author of Interactions I-II: A Cognitive Approach to Beginning Chinese (Indiana, 1998), Connections I-II: A Cognitive Approach to Intermediate Chinese (Indiana, 2004), and Encounters I-II: A Cognitive Approach to Advanced Chinese (Indiana, 2010). During the summer, she directs the renowned summer intensive program, Harvard Beijing Academy (HBA). Prior to Harvard, she was a tenured full professor at Indiana University (1992-2011) and also a founding director of its Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy and Chinese Flagship Center, receiving about $3 million in funding during 2008-2011. She was the president of the Chinese Language Teachers Association during 2006-2007, and is currently chair of the SAT Chinese Test Development Committee. She received an All-University Distinguished Teaching Award from Indiana University in 1999.
刘力嘉教授从2011年起担任哈佛大学中国语言项目主任，负责招募、训练、管理24名中文教师，每年向大约700名哈佛学生提供22门语言课程，同时她也是暑期语言项目哈佛北京书院（Harvard Beijing Academy / HBA）的主任。刘力嘉教授于俄勒岡大学取得课程与教学博士学位，主要研究关于课程与教学的问题，尤其是教师训练、项目发展以及课程设计。
Interactions I-II: A Cognitive Approach to Beginning Chinese (Indiana, 1998)
Connections I-II: A Cognitive Approach to Intermediate Chinese (Indiana, 2004)
Encounters I-II: A Cognitive Approach to Advanced Chinese (Indiana, 2010)