Hou Chun Kuong teaches online research courses at the University of the Cumberlands. She has advised and mentored students in instructional design and curriculum through the lens of educational foundations and child/adolescent development, student assessment, classroom management, research methods in education and action research using a variety of methods to graduate teacher education candidates and school leader candidates. She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, and master’s in Education Psychology with emphasis in Human Development from the University of Northern Iowa. She has had opportunities to teach and work with students from diverse backgrounds and age groups. She has worked with teacher education major students closely. Her primary focus has been to help students translate theory into action. Her research interests focus on technology and online elements integration in classroom, student motivation and engagement in a diverse and meaningful learning environment, and student learning ownership.