Assistant 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 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