The English Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Qianqian Zhang-Wu has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of English and Director of Multilingual Writing to begin on July 1. This is a new opportunity created for Dr. Zhang-Wu, who previously held positions as Assistant Teaching Professor and Coordinator of Multilingual Writing.
Dr. Zhang-Wu received her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from the Lynch School of Education, Boston College, and her M.S. Ed in Educational Linguistics (TESOL) from the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. She was hired last spring as part of a highly competitive national search and showed herself to be an exceptional candidate with a broad range of knowledge about multilingual writing education, including K-12 and higher education. Dr. Zhang-Wu has shared her work in many international, national, and local conferences, and served as a reviewer for scholarly research conferences and peer-reviewed journals. Her book Unpacking the Bilingual Linguistic Functioning of Chinese International Students: Myths and Realities, based on her dissertation research, is under contract with Multilingual Matters/ Channel View Publications Ltd. (Bristol, UK). Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of International Students, Journal of Education, Language and Education, and the Journal of Second Language Writing. In addition to her research and teaching, she has given workshops to pre-service teachers and has community engagement experience. She is certified in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and has working fluency in Japanese. Dr. Zhang-Wu’s teaching is grounded in her expertise as a researcher with focuses on bilingualism/biliteracy development, teacher education, and bi(multi)lingual international students. She recently receiving a competitive Hong Liu China Studies Research Award to support her research on the academic writing experiences of Chinese international undergraduate students at Northeastern, and also just received a National Council of Teachers of English Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color two-year fellowship to take part in a prestigious and highly competitive mentoring program for new faculty.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Zhang-Wu on her new role!