Faculty & Staff

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

Photo by Kevin Bain.

Dr. Donald L. Dyer is Professor of Russian and Linguistics and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Mississippi, where he has been teaching for the past 28 years. He was Chair of the Department of Modern Languages from 2005 to 2016.

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

He is also editor of the journal Balkanistica and co-editor of Romance Monographs.

 

Office: 204 Ventress Hall
Phone: (662) 915-7178
E-mail: chinese at olemiss dot 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 at olemiss dot edu


Mr. Nethaneel (Nate) Flake, Program Manager

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As the UM Chinese Flagship Program Manager, Nate is the first point of contact for current 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.

Nate also manages the University of Mississippi ROTC Project GO Program.

Office: 214 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-7298
E-mail: chinese at olemiss dot edu


Dr. Cheng-Fu Chen, Assistant Professor of Chinese & Linguistics

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Dr. Chen holds a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from National Tsing Hua University, an M.A. in Linguistics from National Taiwan University, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin.

He teaches Chinese language and culture courses. His scholarly work has focused on syntax and semantics of Mandarin Chinese and Rukai (an Austronesian language of Taiwan).

 

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-6792
E-mail: cchen5 at olemiss dot edu


Dr. Zhini Zeng, Chinese Flagship Assistant Professor

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Dr. Zeng received her B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Shanghai International Studies University and her M.A. & Ph.D in Chinese Pedagogy (2015) from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Zeng’s research interests include Chinese-language pedagogy (with an emphasis on material development, curriculum design and assessment), cross-cultural communication, Chinese linguistics and discourse analysis.

 

Office: 215 Croft Institute
Phone:
E-mail: zzeng at olemiss dot edu


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: hzhu at olemiss dot edu


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 at olemiss dot 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 at olemiss dot 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 at go dot olemiss dot edu


Ms. Xiaoyu Jia, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

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Ms.Jia is a graduate student of Shanghai University and her major is
Classical Chinese Literature. She received her B.A. in Chinese Language
and Literature from Shanxi University.

Her research interests include the poetry of the Tang and Song Dynasties.

 

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-6792
E-mail: 104778176 at qq dot com


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

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Ms.Cheng is a graduate student of Shanghai University, and her major is Classical Chinese Literature. She received her B.S. in Chinese Language and Literature at Shanghai University.

Her research interests include the influence of Chinese literature on Korea and Chinese novels of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

 

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-6792
E-mail: chengmengyin at 126 dot com


Ms. Ying Xiong, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

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Ms. Xiong is a graduate student of Shanghai university in Classical Chinese Literature. She received her B.S in Chinese language and literature from Hubei Normal University.

Her research interests include the poems of the Tang and Song Dynasties.

 

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-6792
E-mail: 15316168551 at 163 dot com


Mr. Qi Liu, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

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Mr. Liu received his B.S. in Engineering from Jianghan University and his M.S. in Engineering at the University of Mississippi. Currently he is perusing a Doctorate in Engineering at the University of Mississippi.

His research interests include computational electromagnetics.

 

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-6792
E-mail: qliu at go dot olemiss dot edu


Mr. Xingjian Sun, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

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Mr. Sun received his B.S. in Applied Physics from Xidian University in China and his M.S. in Information and Communications Engineering from the University of Leicester.

He is doing Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Mississippi. His research areas include signal detection, communications, and cognitive radio.

 

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 380-0571
E-mail: xsun2 at go dot olemiss dot 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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