(home ’23)Dr. Ada Cheng | Chicago-based Workshop Leader, Speaker, and Storyteller


Headshot of Ada Cheng | Chicago-based Storyteller, Producer, Speaker, and Educator.

Ada Cheng named 2023-24 Lund-Gill Chair in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (read her plans for classrooms at Dominican University)


Dr. Ada Cheng was a tenured professor in sociology at DePaul University for 15 years until she resigned to pursue storytelling and performance. Today she creates platforms for people to tell difficult and vulnerable stories.

college students in an auditorium | Ada Cheng | Chicago-based College Speaker
Speaking + Keynotes
A microphone against a pink lens flare | Ada Cheng | Chicago Storytelling Producer.
Storytelling Events Produced by Ada
the Chicago Loop skyline as seen from the lakefront | Ada Cheng | diversity workshops
Workshops + Consulting
The Letter - Ada Cheng - Alexis Park
Two multi-colored outstretched hands | This is America | produced by Chicago storyteller and diversity speaker Ada Cheng
Nonfiction Writing
Chicago storyteller and speaker Dr. Ada Cheng delivers a keynote address at the University of Georgia.

Ada Cheng named 2021 Educator of the Year (watch acceptance speech)

7th Congressional District’s Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force (MEATF) & American Multi Ethnic Coalition (AMEC)