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Ask a Professor! #EKUSummer Q & A with Hung-Tao Michael Chen

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What better way to learn what #EKUSummer is really like than to ask a professor? Hung-Tao Michael Chen is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. He was born in Taiwan, raised in Belize, and completed his post-secondary education right here in Kentucky. In graduate school, he worked as a taekwondo instructor. This summer, he will be teaching PSY 309 (Statistics/Research Methods), and PSY 317 (Cognitive Processes).

Q: What do you enjoy about teaching classes in the summer?

A: Summer classes tend to have a more relaxed feel, because I can focus more on teaching classes and less on administrative duties.

Q: What types of classes do you recommend students choose to take in summer?

A: Summer is a good time to take courses required to graduate on time, or take classes that one would normally not be able to take. For example, electives such as forensic psychology would be a good summer class option.

Q: What are some benefits students get from taking online classes in summer?

A: Flexibility, more attention from professors, and shorter course duration.

Q: What are some hallmarks of successful students in your online classes?

A: Good online students tend to be very disciplined, and have a set schedule of when they log in to the class. For students who want to take an online class, it is a good idea to set a schedule and follow through with the schedule.

Q: Will you have office hours in the summer? If so, how will that work for online students?

A: Office hours are by appointments only. Students can schedule virtual face-to-face meetings, phone meetings, or contact me via e-mail. I will also be in my office a few times a week during the summer semester.

Published on April 23, 2019

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