Li-Rong Cheng is inducted as a historian for keeping culture and history alive within her community and promoting multicultural bridges. She is Professor of Communicative Disorders and has been the Assistant Dean of Global Program Development at San Diego State University. Through her teaching, publications, lectures all over the world, and her work with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Dr. Cheng has promoted cross-cultural and cross-linguistic communication. She has received awards and keynote speaking honors for her expertise in disorders of language in multilingual populations. She has chaired San Diego's International Affairs Board, the Chinese Historical Museum's Board of Trustees, and the Asian Pacific Thematic Historical District committee.