Faculty & Staff

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

Photo by Kevin Bain.

Dr. Donald L. Dyer is Distinguished 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 30 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, 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.
Phone: (662) 915-2029
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. Tian Zhang, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

 

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Mr. Zhang is a PhD student at the University of Mississippi.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ms. Huiru Yang, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

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Ms. Yang is a  graduate student of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ms. Yuanzheng Zou, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

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Ms. Zou is a visiting faculty member from CET Harbin.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ms. Chia-Hua Fan, Language Tutor for Chinese Flagship

 

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Ms. Fan is a visiting undergraduate for Spring 2020, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Finance.

 

 

 

 

 


Ms. Jing-yi Lien, Teaching Assistant & Domain Mentor for Chinese Flagship

 

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Ms. Lien is a  graduate student of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan.

 

 

 

 


Mr. Ta-wei Su, Language Tutor for Chinese Flagship

 

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Mr. Su is a visiting undergraduate for Spring 2020, majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Economics.

 

 

 

 

 


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.