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Lei Shen, Ph.D
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Rexburg, Idaho 83460-0825
Phone:  (208) 496-4318       
E-mail: shenl@byui.edu

 

EDUCATION

05/06    Ph.D. in Chinese, the University of Arizona           
05/99    MA in Teaching English as A Second Language, Brigham Young University
06/84    BA in English Language and British & American Literature, Anhui University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
12/08-present     Professor at Brigham Young University-Idaho
01/13-present     Editor of the Journal Perspective
09/12-12/12        Director of BYU-I Semester in Beijing
08/04-12/08        Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University-Idaho
09/09-12/12        Chinese Section Head at Brigham Young University-Idaho
07/09-08/09        Director of BYU-Idaho Summer Term in Beijing Program
08/99-08/00        Visiting lecturer of Chinese Language at Colby College
06/99-08/99        Lecturer at Middlebury Summer Chinese School
06/98-08/98        Lecturer at Middlebury Summer Chinese School

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Pedagogy, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Acquisition

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Books:
2000   Famous Love Quotations, 2nd ed. Co-trans. Peking University Press
1997   Practical Guide to Business English Certificate. Comp. Hefei, Anhui Science
            Technology Press
1996  The Rise of Silas Lapham. Co-trans. Hefei, Anhui Liberal Arts Publishing House
1996   Fifty American Novels. Co-trans. Shanghai Translation Publishing House

Articles:
2010   "Enhancing Interaction and Language Practice by Taking Advantage of Open
            Sources" (Co-Author) in the Proceeding of the 6th TCLT Conference, Columbus, Ohio
2006   "Escalating Argument through Semantic Repairs: An Oppositional Strategy in Chinese
            Business Negotiations" in the Proceeding of the 7th IALBSS Conference, Newport
            Beach, CA

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
11/12  "'Dogs' versus 'Locusts': the Battle between the Old and New Mentality"  to be
             presented  at the WCAAS 2012 Conference
07/12  "A Brief Look at Localization of Mandarin Chinese Teachers: Know Your Students Well
             and Do in Rome as Rome does" co-presented with Ramon Tangiora at the Beijing 
             Second International Mandarin Chinese Teachers Forum, Beijing China
08/10  "VoiceThread and BYU-I Learning Model" presented at BYU-Idaho Faculty Conference,
            Rexburg, Idaho
04/10  "Enhancing Interaction and Language Practice by Taking Advantage of Open 
            Sources" co-presented at the 6th TCLT Conference, Columbus, Ohio
10/09  "Individualizing Instruction and Intervening Behavioral Pattern with New Technology" 
            at the Annual WCAAS Conference, Tucson, Arizona
04/09  "Making Chinese Program A Case in Your School District " at the Annual IATLC 
            Conference, Nampa, Idaho
04/07   "Tonal/Phonological Difficulties and Pedagogical Implications in American L2
             Learning Chinese" co-presented at National Chinese Language Conference
             at Princeton University
11/06  "Escalating Argument through Semantic Repairs: An Oppositional Strategy in Chinese
             Business Negotiations" at the Annual 7th IALBSS Conference, Newport, Beach, CA
10/03  "Xingqing Lun: A Closer Look at Yuan Mei's Attitude at the Effaced Gender" at the
            Annual WCAAS Conference, Tempe, Arizona
09/02  "A Manifesto of Feminism or A Confession of Occidentalism?: Female Protagonists 
            in Weihui's Shanghai Babe" at the Annual WCAAS Conference, Provo, Utah

 

OTHER CONFERENCES ATTENDED
11/05  the Annual ACTFL Conference, Baltimore, Maryland
11/04  the Annual ACTFL Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10/02  the Annual American Oriental Society Conference, Tucson, Arizona
05/02  the 14th NACCL Conference, Tucson, Arizona
03/99  the Annual AAS Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

GRANT & FELLOWSHIP & AWARD
07/12   College Faculty Recognition Award
06/12   Thomas E. Ricks Development Grant
07/09   College Faculty Recognition Award
04/08   Thomas E. Ricks Development Grant
04/06   Thomas E. Ricks Development Grant

 

SERVICE
03/13   Mentor of the student who published her article in Juhe, the only Mandarin Chinese 
             language journal for undergraduates in the United States
11/12   Mentor of the student who presented "China A Global Super Power: Is It on the Rise or
             Decline? An Examination of China's Ghost Cities" at  the WCAAS 2012  Conference     
01/12   Mentor of the student who published their articles in Juhe, the only Mandarin Chinese 
             language journal for undergraduates in the United States
01/11   Mentor of students who published their articles in Juhe, the only Mandarin Chinese 
             language journal for undergraduates in the United States
01/10   Mentor of students who published their articles in Juhe, the only Mandarin Chinese 
             language journal for undergraduates in the United States
01/08   Mentor of the students who published their articles in Juhe, the only Mandarin
             Chinese language journal for undergraduates in the United States
09/05-present   Advisor of Brigham Young University-Idaho Chinese Culture Association

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
Member of American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA)