PhD (Chinese Literature & Chinese Politics), University of Malaya
MDiv (Advanced Biblical Studies), SEBTS, USA
M.A Civilisation Studies, University of Malaya
B.A (H) Chinese Studies, University of Malaya
Dr Kuek joined the Postgraduate Department of Faculty of Education & Languages (FOEL), SEGI University, in January 2020. Prior to that, she has already had more than twenty years of experience in the teaching profession. She started her career in the education section since 1992, first as a school teacher and then a Mandarin language lecturer in UiTM from 2001 to 2005, while also serving as an external examiner for Taylors College-Brevet De Technicien from 2000 to 2004. She worked as a Children’s Minister for four years from 2009 to 2012 in the USA. Between January 2013 – January 2020 she was the Head of the Student Affairs & Services Department of First City University College. Dr Kuek has been actively engaged in academic research and literary work. She has published in Web of Science and SCOPUS- indexed journals and, is an assistant editor for an international journal. Several textbooks on Mandarin learning and Mandarin dictionary were published by her and her co-authors. In addition, she was also involved in several translation projects including Malay-Chinese and Chinese-Malay Anthologies projects with Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia (ITBM, formerly known as ITNBM); Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka (DBP); and, Nusa Centre. Dr Kuek is a sought-after speaker and panellists at conferences, forums, and book reviews platforms. She is also radio guest on Malaysian literature with CityPlus FM106.
Malaysian Literature, Literary Criticism, Chinese Language Teaching & Learning, Civilisation Studies, Comparative Literature, Education-related Research