JD, UCLA Law. Mr. Lien teaches law in the Architecture-Interior Design Department and was awarded Outstanding Instructor of the Year. He practiced as an attorney, served as the Glass Garage Gallery owner and as President of the West Hollywood Fine Art Gallery Association; and currently works as a private art dealer. Mr. Lien also teaches for the Writers' Program. His Peasprout Chen middle grade fantasy series has received New York Times acclaim and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist.