University of Hawai'i at Manoa       Ph.D., Chinese Linguistics and Pedagog

Chinese University of Hong Kong   Eu Tong Sen Fellow, China Studies

Hunan Normal University, China     M.A., Chinese Linguistics 

                                                        B.A., Chinese Language Education

Professional Positions and ranks held

San Francisco State University, Department of Foreign Languages

  • Assistant Professor (2014 - present)
  • Associate Director of Chinese Flagship Program (Fall, 2015)
  • Curriculum Consultant, Chinese Flagship Linkage Program (2015 - present)

University of South Carolina, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

  • Consulting Faculty in Linguistic Program (2013 - 2014)
  • Assistant Professor of Chinese (2012 - 2014)

University of California, Davis, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

  • Acting Coordinator of Chinese Language Program (2010-2011)
  • Lecturer (2007-2012)

Middlebury College, Summer Chinese School

  • Level 2 Instructor (2007 & 2006)                  

University of Hawai'i at Manoa, National Foreign Language Resource Center

  • Research Assistant, Summer Institute on Pragmatics in Classroom (2005)

University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures

  • Lecturer (fall 2006);
  • Teaching Assistant, (2003-2006)

Xiamen University, Overseas Education College, Xiamen, China

  • Lecturer (2000-2003) 

Hunan Normal University, Chinese as Foreign Language Program, Changsha, China

  • Part-time Instructor (1998-2000)