Faculty & Staff

Dr. Donald Dyer, Co-Director of the Chinese Language Flagship Program

Photo by Kevin Bain.

Dr. Dyer is Professor of Russian and Linguistics at The University of Mississippi, where he is also Chair of the Department of Modern Languages.

He shares the administrative direction of the Chinese Language Flagship Program with the Co-Director, Dr. Henrietta Yang (below).

He is also editor of Balkanistica and of Romance Monographs

Office: Bondurant C-115

Phone: (662) 915-7298

E-mail: chinese@olemiss.edu

 

 

 


Dr. Henrietta Yang, Croft Associate Professor of Chinese

Co-Director of the Chinese Language Flagship Program

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Dr. Yang holds a B.A. in Linguistics from California State University at Fullerton and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. She joined the University of Mississippi in 2013. Before coming to the University of Mississippi, Yang was Associate Professor of Chinese Studies and a program director at Morehouse College (2008-2013). She served as a teaching team leader for an Intensive Foreign Area Officer Program (FOA) at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, where she was an instructional technology specialist and Certified Government Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester (2005-2008). Her research interests include Chinese language pedagogy, Chinese linguistics, the interface between instructional technology and language teaching, and formal syntactic theory.

Office: 213 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-6794
E-mail: hsyang@olemiss.edu


Mr. Nethaneel (Nate) Flake, Coordinator

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As the UM Chinese Flagship Program Coordinator, Nate is the first point of contact for students and prospective students alike. He is available to field questions about the program and respond to any Flagship-related technical issues that arise for students regarding their classes, international flights, or scholarship funds, and prospective students regarding their applications.

Office: 214 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-3773
E-mail: chinese@olemiss.edu


Dr. Haiping Wu, Chinese Flagship Instructor

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Dr. Wu received her PhD in Chinese Applied Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her M.A. in Second Language Acquisition from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research is focused on naturally occurring, video/audio-recorded social interactions in a variety of situations. Broadly, she is interested in examining how members of a certain cultural and language community pursue mutual understanding and construct social relations, cultural norms, ideologies and identities through language. She has taught at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP) at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Integrating culture and technology into the Chinese language classroom is one of her pedagogical focuses.

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-6792
E-mail:


Ms. Hui Zhu, Chinese Flagship Instructor

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Ms. Zhu received her Master of Arts in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language to Speakers of Other Languages from East China Normal University in Shanghai, and her Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature form Tong Ji University.

Before coming to The University of Mississippi, she taught Chinese at the University of Virginia and New York University (Shanghai campus).

Office: 212 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-2029
E-mail:


Ms. Lin Zhu, Chinese Flagship Instructor

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Ms. Zhu received her M.A. in Second Language Acquisition from Carnegie Mellon University, and her B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from East China Normal University. She has taught at the University of Pittsburg and Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy. She also taught Chinese at Shanghai American School and Taipei Language Institute.

Office: 212 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-2029
E-mail: lzhu@olemiss.edu


Ms. Rongrong Hao, Chinese Flagship Instructor

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Ms. Hao received her Master of Arts in Chinese Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and her B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Xi’an International Studies University.

Before coming to The University of Mississippi, she taught Chinese at Brown for two years, and at Harvard Beijing Academy.

Office: 212 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-2029
E-mail: rhao@olemiss.edu


Mr. Jizhe Zhang, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

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Zhang Jizhe

Mr. Zhang is a Ph.D student in Finance at The University of Mississippi. He received his M.S. in Financial Mathematics at University of Dayton, and his B.S. in Computer Science at Capital Normal University in China.

His research interests include investment strategy, corporate finance, portfolio management and fiscal and monetary policies in China.

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-6792
E-mail: jzhang6@go.olemiss.edu


Ms. Jingjing Cheng, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

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Ms. Cheng is pursuing a Master’s of English Translation at Shanghai University, and received her B.A. in English from Datong University. Before she joined the flagship program, Ms. Jingjing Cheng was a volunteer Chinese teacher at the Confucius Institute at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand (2010-2012), where she taught Chinese to undergraduates.

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-6792
E-mail:


Ms. Jie Wan, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

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Wan Jie

Ms. Wan is a graduate student from Shanghai University, majoring in MTI (Master of Translation and Interpretation). She received her B.A. in Teaching English from Jiangxi Science & Technology University.

She has worked at the Shanghai Translation Publishing House as an intern and also worked at the College of International Exchange at Shanghai University as an administrative assistant.

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-6792
E-mail:


Mr. Xiangxin He, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

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He Xiangxin

Mr. He did his undergraduate course study at Shanghai Normal University, College of Life and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology Professional Graduate Institute of Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Shanghai University.

His primary research is on the sustainability of fish and the detection of organic pollution in Shanghai’s Huangpu River.

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-6792
E-mail:


Mr. Yang Zhao, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

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Yang Zhao

Mr. Zhao is a graduate student in the Civil Engineering department at the University of Mississippi. He received his B.S. in Environmental Engineering at Nanjing Normal University in China. His research interests include stromwater management and material impact on environment and water resources.

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-6792
E-mail: yzhao7@go.olemiss.edu


Dr. Michael Metcalf, Director Emeritus of the Chinese Language Flagship Program

Dr. Metcalf, former Professor of History and Associate Provost for International Affairs, served as co-director of the Chinese Language Flagship Program since its founding in 2003. He was instrumental in the establishment and development of the program during its first decade of existence.

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