Associate Professor of Chinese
410 Pardee Hall
(610) 330-3073


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D., Beijing Foreign Studies University

Teaching interests:  Chinese language and culture, Chinese linguistics, second language acquisition
Research interests:  Chinese linguistics, cognitive linguistics, second language acquisition, foreign language anxiety, heritage language education, Chinese language pedagogy
Professional Service:
Fulbright National Screening Committee
Editorial Board of Studies in Chinese Learning and Teaching
Editorial Board of Journal of Education and Learning
Advisory Editorial Board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing
The BLCUP Teaching Award for Innovative Excellence, CLTA-USA, 2022
Carl R. and Ingeborg Beidleman Research Award, Lafayette College, 2021
The CLTA-USA Action Research Award, 2017
Teagle Award for Blended Learning Project, 2016
Teaching with Technology Grant, 2015
The CLTA-USA Peking University Press Publication Award, 2014
Northwestern University ASG Faculty Honor Roll, 2012-13 and 2013-14