Professor Wah Kwan Cheng joined USJ after more than 25 years teaching in the United States. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a B.A. (history and Chinese) from the University of Hong Kong. An intellectual and cultural historian by training, Professor Cheng is working on a manuscript on 19th Century American missionary writings on China and has also developed in recent years an interest in the theory and practice of liberal arts education.