Faculty & Staff

Dr. Zhini Zeng, Associate Professor of Chinese & Language Pedagogy

Co-Director of the Chinese Language Flagship Program

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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: (662) 915-5042
E-mail: zzeng at olemiss dot edu


Dr. Donald Dyer, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts

Co-Director of the Chinese Language Flagship Program

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 34 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. Zhini Zeng (above).

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

 

 


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: 106 Vardaman Hall
Phone: (662) 915-7298
E-mail: chinese at olemiss dot edu

 


Dr. Henrietta Yang, Associate Professor of Chinese

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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


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

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

 


Ms. Rongrong Hao, Chinese Flagship Lecturer

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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

 


Ms. Tianwen Han, Chinese Flagship Instructor

Tianwen Han is a visiting instructor in Chinese. She earned her Master’s degree from East China Normal University, with a concentration in Second Language Teaching.

 

Prior to coming to the University of Mississippi, she taught Chinese courses at Williams College, Middlebury Summer Chinese Language School and the University of Virginia in Shanghai Summer program.

 

 

Office: 212 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-2029
E-mail: than1 at olemiss dot edu

 


Ms. Shuyu Yeh, Chinese Flagship Instructor

Ms. Yeh received her M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, and her B.A. in Finance from National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.

 

She has taught Chinese at various institutions, including National Taiwan Normal University, the College of Holy Cross, Harvard Beijing Academy and Taipei American School.

 

Office: 212 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-2029
E-mail: syeh at olemiss dot edu


Ms. Meng-Chieh Lin, Chinese Flagship Instructor

Ms. Lin received her M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan, and her B.A. in Chinese Literature from National Central University, Taiwan.

 

Ms. Lin has taught Chinese as second language both in Taiwan and internationally. She has taught Chinese at various institutions, including National Taiwan University, National Yang Ming University, National Central University, National Taiwan Sport University, Harvard Beijing Academy and National Security Language Initiative for Youth.

 

Office: 216 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 915-2029
E-mail: mlin1 at olemiss dot edu


Ms. Yu-Ting Chiu, Chinese Flagship Instructor

Ms. Chiu received her B.A. in Western Languages and Literature from National University of Kaohsiung, and her M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from National Taiwan Normal University.

She has taught Chinese at various institutions, including National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei American School, Williams College, Middlebury Chinese School, and the U.S. Language Flagship Overseas Center in Taiwan.

 

Office: 214 Croft Institute
Phone: (662) 380-0999
Email: ychiu2 at olemiss dot edu


Mr. Tian Zhang, Gradute Assistant & Domain Mentor

Mr. Zhang is a Ph.D. student in applied linguistics at the University of Mississippi. He received his B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (2011) and his M.A. in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (2018) from Heilongjiang University.

 

Before coming to the University of Mississippi, Mr. Zhang taught Chinese Grammar & Rhetoric as well as Intermedia Chinese at Heilongjiang University for two years. In 2018, Tian was selected by the British Council to teach Chinese at Boskenwyn Community Primary School in the U.K.

 

Office: Bondurant Hall C004
Phone: (662) 915-2029
E-mail: tzhang2 at olemiss dot edu


Ms. ChienHui Hsu, Teaching Assistant for Chinese Flagship

Ms. Hsu is pursuing her master’s degree in the TESOL program at the University of Mississippi. She received her B.A. in Chinese Literature from National Chengchi University in Taiwan.  She was a private language tutor for six years in Taiwan before coming to the U.S. and is experienced in teaching all levels of Mandarin.

Office: Bondurant Hall C004
Phone: (662) 915-2029
E-mail: chsu3 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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