Dr. Liu is originally from China. In 2008, he came to the U.S., Kansas more exactly (the land where the Superman once lived) to do his Ph.D study in Linguistics. After receiving his Ph.D degree, he taught Chinese language and culture at the University of Minnesota for four years. In 2017, he and his family moved to South Carolina starting his new position as Assistant Professor of Chinese and Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of South Carolina. In summer of 2023, he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Liu is very much interested in researching how adults and children acquire a second language, particularly interested in why and how an early start of learning a second language gives the children not only the advantage in speaking and reading in the language but also other cognition benefits. Besides teaching and research experience, Dr. Liu also had administrative working experience at the university. He is very happy to serve as a member of the Board of Directors at East Point Academy as he is an advocate of culture diversity and cross-cultural communication.