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(Note: the following is an award citation of the 1996 "Outstanding Professional Achievement Award" by the New Jersey statewide Asian American Ethnic Council)  

Dr. Edwin Pak-wah Leung is a professor at Seton Hall University. He is also President of the US-China Foundation for Medical Science and Technology, Vice-President of the American Chinese Professional Association, Vice-President of the New Jersey Hong Kong Club, and a member of the Livingston Chinese School Board of Trustees. 
For many years, Professor Leung has been very active in serving the Asian American communities in New Jersy and the Greater New York areas. He served as Principal of the Livingston Chinese School, President of the Livingston Chinese Association and had been on the planning committee for the New Jersey state-wide Chinese Festival. In addition, he served as Faculty Advisor to the Chinese Student Association for over ten years.Currently, he is also an education columnist of two Chinese magazines.What is unique about Professor Leung's services is that he has been able to utilize his professional ability to better serve the Asian American communities. For example, as Co-Director of the Bilingual Education Teacher Training Program at Seton Hall, he was able to secure federal funding to train a large number of Asian American Bilingual Teachers for local school districts to help educate new immigrant students from Asia. He is particularty interested in promoting Asian Studies among American people so that they can have a better understanding of the Asian people and culture. To this goal, he has given numerous public talks on various occasions, and has published extensively. 
Professor Leung has climbed the academic ladder with a very impressive record of accomplishments. Appointed as Assistant Professor by Seton Hall University at the age of 27, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1984 with unanimous approval by various internal and external evaluation committees. In 1992, he was promoted to Full Professor, again with unanimous approvals by all committees involved, at a relatively young age of 41. He has published 7 books (one of which has won the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book of 1992), 40 some academic articles, and over 200 other articles. He has also presented papers at numerous academic and public meetings. Professor Leung is also an internationally known scholar. He has had professional affiliations with the following academic institutions: University of Hong Kong, Wuhan University, University of Tokyo, University of Ryukyu, University of California at Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of Michigan, Columbia University and Princeton University. While excelling in his professional career, Professor Leung has never forgotten about his services to the Asian American communities and to help his people. He has also served as an intellectual bridge between the Asian Americans and the mainstream Americans through his public lectures and writings. 


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