About Me

Welcome to my presence on the internet. I am a Lecturer in the College of Liberal Arts at Wenzhou-Kean University. Prior to this position, I was a foreign expert at Southwest University in Chongqing.

I graduated from the Ph.D. program in linguistics at the University of Michigan in 2017. At Michigan my focus was in phonology under the advising of Professors Andries Coetzee and San Duanmu. I am also passionate about language description and language teaching (Chinese and English as well as methodology). Most of my research focuses on phonological (and sometimes phonetic and morphological) aspects the Sino-Tibetan languages; especially Chinese (Standard Chinese, Taiwan Hakka), Bai, and some of the languages spoken by the Yi (specifically Nuosu and Samei). I have taught a range of courses in ESL, linguistics, Chinese as a foreign language, and English writing.

An outline of my NACCL talk on using QGIS can be viewed here.