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Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
M.A., Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
B.A., Philosophy, Soochow University, Taiwan


Wen-Hua Du is an assistant teaching professor of Chinese in the Department of Humanities and Arts. Prior to joining WPI, she worked as a senior lecturer and coordinator of the Chinese Program at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park (2010-2017), and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2009-2010). Her expertise is in the areas of language teaching, curriculum design, and program development. Dr. Du has been an active participant in the SoTL communities in the field of Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL). She has also collaborated on two business Chinese textbooks. Her research interest includes learners’ strategies, the need-based curriculum, pedagogical design, and intercultural communicative competence. Dr. Du also serves as associate director of WPI’s China Hub, co-director of the project center in Hangzhou, and co-founding director of the Taiwan project center.

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