Bachelor, Xi'an Foreign Language University, Peoples Republic of China, 1979. Certified, University Lancaster, England, 1984. Master of Arts, Ohio University, 1988.
Doctor of Philosophy, 1992.
Lecturer Xi'an Foreign Language University, Peoples Republic of China, 1979-1986. Teaching assistant Ohio University, Athens, 1986-1992. Professor English University Rio Grande, Ohio, since 1992.
Director University Assessment Program, University Rio Grande, Ohio, since 1994. Associate director Training Department for English, Xi'an Peoples Republic of China, 1984-1986.
Member National Association for Foreign Student Advisers, Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Nian Hong Yang, December 21, 1985. 1 child, Xiao-xiang.