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Michael TESSMER

Communication Advisor

  • MA, Political Science, Virginia Tech
  • BA, History and Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford

Michael is from the United States and studied history and political science. Previously, he worked for an Office of Inspector General and was a graduate teaching assistant during his MA program. His academic interests include comparative politics, social movements and contentious politics, and transnational migration.

At CAES, Michael works in the Writing Centre and offers workshops on academic writing, research writing, and public speaking to undergraduates and postgraduates. He also supports students with IELTS & GRE test preparation and leads a weekly current affairs discussion group.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Resident Scholar, Chi Sun College, HKU
  • Member, American Political Science Association

Selected Publications / Presentations:

Tessmer, M.L. & Lee, T.L.S. (2021). Moving a Writing Centre Online: Higher-order Concerns During Class Suspension in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Office: Room 6.33

Telephone: 3910 2422

Email Address: tessmer@hku.hk