Education: PhD in Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis (in progress); Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Web-Based Curriculum and Leadership, Planning, and Organizational Behavior in Education; Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, Iowa State University

Current Interests: Second Language Acquisition, Curriculum and Instruction, Program Development and Evaluation, Teaching and Learning Processes, Instructional Technology

Teaching and Services: Chinese Language and Culture, Languages Department Advisory Board

Affiliations: CAC (UMSL Chinese & American Corner, faculty advisor), CLTA (Chinese Language Teachers Association, member), FLTA (Foreign Language Teachers Association, member), ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, member), Phi Kappa Phi (The "oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society" in the US, Member)

Doctoral Student Travel Grant, College of Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2013
Faculty Travel Grant, Languages Department/College of Arts and Sciences, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2007-2013
Critical Writing Award, English Department, Iowa State University, 2006
Professional Advancement Grant, Iowa State University, 2006
Conference Travel Grant, English Department, Iowa State University, 2006
Award for Leadership and Service, University Extension, Iowa State University, 2005