Master of Arts, Henan University, Kaifeng City, China, 1990. Bachelor, Shanghai International Studies University, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy, Nanyang Technological University, Jurong, Singapore, 1999.
Faculty vice-dean, associate professor Gansu Lianhe University Institute Education, Lanzhou, China, 1990—1995. Professor National Institute Education, Jurong, Singapore. Academy director English as Second Language International Inc., Lanzhou, China, 1993—1995.
Editorial advisory board Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, since 2007. Editorial board Metacognition and Learning, Boston. Assistant secretary executive board Singapore Association Applied Linguistics, Jurong, since 2005.
Member of International Association Applied Linguistics, Singapore Tertiary English Teacher Society (special projects officer 2003-2007).
Married Donglan Donglan Zhang. Children: Stella, Stanley, Stephanie.