Scott Chien-Hsiung Chiu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English and Writing Center Director
209 HUM

Office Hours: Monday 1-3 PM; Wednesday 10-12AM


Scott C. Chiu is director of the Writing Center and assistant professor of English at California Lutheran University. He leads the planning and implementation of the Writing Center programs, which emphasize multiliteracy practices, community outreach, and research on writing center pedagogies. He teaches basic writing, writing center theory and practice, and introduction to TESOL. His current research focuses on L1/L2 writing transfer, translingual approaches, writing center studies, and community literacies.

Scott also serves as an assistant principal for Thousand Oaks Chinese School and is an advocate for Chinese/Taiwanese culture and education in the local community.


Ph.D. Michigan State University

M.A. Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan


Writing Center Studies

Second Language Studies

Writing Transfer

L2 Writing & multilingualism


“Negotiating Multiple Identities in Second- or Foreign-Language Writing in Higher Education” in C. Anson & J. Moore (Eds.), Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer (pp. 303-334). (2016). Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado. (With Stacey M. Cozart, Tine Wirenfeldt Jensen, Gitte Wichmann-Hansen, Ketevan Kupatadze). Available at


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