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                                     FUHUI TONG, Ph.D.
                          Department of Educational Psychology
                                 Texas A&M University
                             College Station, TX 77843-4225
       Phone: (979)-845-7979 Facsimile: (979)-458-0192 E-mail: fuhuitong@tamu.edu

EDUCATION

2006 Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
           Major: Educational Psychology
2003 M.A. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
           Major: Applied Linguistics in English
2000 B.S. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
           Major: English in Business and Finance, Minor: Accounting

AWARDS

2010         Nominated for CEHD Advisory Council Outstanding New Faculty Award,
             TAMU
2007-2009    Fellow, Mexican American and U.S. Latino Research Center (MALRC), Texas
             A&M University
2007         Dissertation of the Year
             Dept. of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University
2007         Outstanding Research Award Nomination, College of Education and Human
             Development, Texas A&M University
2007         Educational Research Exchange Poster Award 1st place
             Dept. of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University
2003-2006    Graduate Assistantship, Ladder Career Scholarship, Regent’s Fellowship
             Texas A&M University

RESEARCH INTEREST

  Language and literacy development for bilingual/ELL students
  Teacher characteristics on minority students’ academic achievement
  Quantitative methodology in bilingual/ESL education
  Bilingual education in an international context
  Second language assessment and testing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sept. 2007- Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M
            University
2007        Research Associate, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M
            University
2006        Summer Intern, Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, NJ
2005–06     Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University
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2003-06      Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University
             Project ELLA (English Language Learning and Acquisition, funded by Institute of
             Education Science, Department of Education).
             Project Rural Collaborative Comprehensive Grant (funded by USDOE)
             Project Bilingual Education System Wide Improvement (funded by USDOE)
             Project PODER (Project-Based Learning Opens Doors and Enables Reform, funded
             by USDOE.
2002-03      Scorer Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (CET4, 6)
2000-03      Teaching Assistant Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
2000-03      English Teacher, Siyuan Elementary School, China (all grade levels)
2000-03      English Instructor, Shanghai Shanda University, China
2002         Part-time English Instructor IELTS (International English Language Testing
             System), Shanghai, China
2000-02      Editorial Board Public English Testing System English-Chinese dictionary


PUBLICATIONS (*denotes previous/present students status)

A. Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Tong, F., & *Shi, Q. (in press). Chinese-English bilingual education in China: A case study of
        college science majors. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.
        doi: 10.1080/13670050.2011.607921
Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Nichter, M, Lara-Alecio, R., *Hassey, F., & *Guerrero-Valecillos, C. (in
        press). Hispanic English learners’ self esteem related to instructional program type,
        language of instruction, and gender. TABE Journal.
Irby, B. J., Tong, F., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2011). The symbiotic relationship between bilingual
        education and multicultural education. Multicultural Perspectives, 13(3), 130-137. doi:
        10.1080/15210960.2011.594374
*Qurios, A., Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., & Irby, B.J. (2011). The effect of a structured story
        reading intervention, story retell and higher order thinking for English language and
        literacy acquisition (STELLA). Journal of Research in Reading. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-
        9817.2010.01472.x [ISI 2009 impact factor: 1.137].
Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. J., & Mathes, G. P. (2011). The effects of an instructional
        intervention on dual language development among first grade Hispanic English learning
        boys and girls: A two-year longitudinal study. Journal of Educational Research, 104, 87-
        99. doi: 10.1080/00220670903567364. [ISI 2010 impact factor: 0.75]
Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Mathes, P., Acosta, S., & *Guerrero-Valecillos, C. (2010).
        Quality of instruction, language of instruction, and Spanish-speaking English learners’
        performance on a state high-stakes reading assessment. TABE Journal, 12(1), 1-42.
Tong, F., Castillo, L., & *Perez, A. (2010). A psychological profile of acculturation, ethnic
        identity and teaching efficacy among Latino in-service teachers of English learners.
        International Education Studies, 3(3), 41-51.
Tong, F., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Yoon, M., & Mathes, G. P. (2010). Hispanic English
        learners’ response to a longitudinal English instructional intervention and the effect of
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        gender: A multilevel analysis. The Elementary School Journal, 110(4), 542-566. [ISI
        2008 impact factor: 1.234]
Tong, F. (2009). In-service bilingual/ESL teachers’ teaching efficacy, attitudes toward native
        language instruction and perception on English language learners: What do we know
        from the field? TABE Journal, 11(1), 1-33.
Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., Irby, B. J., & Mathes, P. (2009). Teachers’ pedagogical differences
        among bilingual and structured English immersion kindergarten classrooms in a
        randomized trial study. Bilingual Research Journal, 32(1), 77-100. doi:
        10.1080/15235880902965938
Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. J., Mathes, P., & Kwok, O. (2008). Accelerating early
        academic oral English development in transitional bilingual and structured English
        immersion programs. American Educational Research Journal, 45(4), 1011-1044. [ISI
        2007 impact factor: 1.930].
Tong, F., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., & Mathes, P. (2008). The effectiveness of a three-year
        longitudinal randomized trial study on Hispanic bilingual students’ English and Spanish
        acquisition. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 30(4), 500-529. [ISI 2007 impact
        factor: 0.705].
Tong, F. (2008). English learning and Chinese cultural orientation. Academic Exchange
        Quarterly, 12(4), 254-259.
Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Meyer, D., & Rodriguez, L. (2007). The critical nature of
        language of instruction compared to observed practices and high stakes tests in
        transitional bilingual classroom. Research in the Schools, 14(2), 27-36.

B. Book Chapters and Other Publications
Tong, F. (in press). Literacy and language acquisition theory. In G. Brown, B.J. Irby, & R. Lara-
        Alecio (Eds.). Handbook of educational theories. Charlotte, NC: Information Age
        Publishing Inc.
McNamara, J., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B.J., Hoyle, J., & Tong, F. (2007). Doctoral Program
        Issues: Commentary on Companion Dissertations. In C. Mullen, T. Creighton, F.
        Dembowski, & S. Harris (Eds.) The handbook of doctoral programs in educational
        administration: Issues and challenges. NCPEA Press. Retrieved from the Connexions
        Web site: http://cnx.org/content/m14542/1.1/
Tong, F. (2006). A comparison between the use of beta weights and structure coefficients in
        interpreting regression results. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 495 688)
Liu, X., Yu, L., & Tong, F. (2006). Vancouver--A pearl on the Pacific Coast of Canada.
        Shanghai, China: Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press.
Tong, G., Xu, J., Chen, X., Tong, F. (2004). English-Chinese dictionary on biochemistry and
        molecular biology. Beijing, China: Science Press.
Tong, F., & Liu, X. (2002). Vocabulary Level 4. In G. Zhou, L. Yu, & Y. Yang (Eds.) National
        Public English Testing System (PETS) vocabulary handbook. Shanghai, China: Shanghai
        Jiao Tong University Press.
Tong, F. (2001). Pragmatic presuppositions—Relationship between semantics and pragmatics”.
        In K. Liu, M. Lin, and W. Fan (Eds). Research on Language and Communication. Vol. 1.
        Beijing, China: Da Di Press.

C. Manuscripts under Review
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Fultz, M., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B.J., & Tong, F. (invited resubmission). The Hispanic bilingual
       gifted screening instrument: A validation study. Journal for the Education of the Gifted.
Tong, F., Irby, B.J., & Lara-Alecio, R. (under review). A longitudinal study of integrating
       literacy and science for fifth grade Hispanic current and former English language
       learners: From learning to read to reading to learn. Science Education.
Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., Irby, B.J., *Guerrero-Valecillos, C., & *Huerta, M. (invited
       resubmission). An experimental study of science intervention among middle school
       English learners: Findings from first year implementation. Journal of Research in Science
       Teaching.
*Cho, E., & Tong, F. Cross language morphological transfer from Korean to English and
       Chinese: In search for a third language acquisition model. Journal of Educational
       Psychology.

D. Manuscripts in Preparation
Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. J. A randomized trial study of reading-integrated science
        intervention among low-SES ethnic minority middle school students: Findings from first
        year implementation.
Irby, B.J., Tong, F., *Huerta, M., Lara-Alecio, R. Gender differences in second language
        acquisition: A research synthesis.
Tong, F., & Castillo, L. Bilingual teachers’ psychological characteristics and their English
        learning students’ school performance: A multilevel perspective.
Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., & *Perez, A. The status of research- based instructional
        strategies for Spanish-Speaking English language learners in the US.
Eesquierdo, J., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R. & Tong, F. Identifying Hispanic identifying Hispanic
        second language learners for gifted programs: a short version development an
        identification instrument.
Tong, F., Yoon, M., Irby, B.J., & Lara-Alecio, R. Validation of a gifted and talented screening
        inventory for Hispanic English learners: A measurement invariance approach.
Tong, F., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., & *Garza, T. What are the effective ESL strategies for
        Spanish-speaking English learning children’s reading acquisition? An evidence-based
        longitudinal multi-level approach.
Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. J., & Mathes, G. P. Bilingual language and literacy
        acquisition among Hispanic English learners: Results from a four-year randomized
        intervention in elementary schools.

GRANT ACTIVITY
A. Funded

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) & Costa Rica/United States of America
Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) 01/01/2010-06/30/2011
Title: A Research Project of the Costa Rican Multilingual Program ($134,000). PI: Rafael Lara-
Alecio.
Role: Consultant/Internal Evaluator
Responsibility: in charge of project design, language assessment, data management and analysis,
ensuring methodological appropriateness, identifying critical areas that define the evaluation of
the grant, and preparing evaluation and performance report.
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National Science Foundation (NSF) 09/01/2008-08/31/2012
Title: Collaborative Research: A Longitudinal Randomized Trial Study of Middle School
Science for English Language Learners (Project MSSELL, $1,140,580). PI: Rafael Lara-Alecio.
Role: Co-PI/Internal Evaluator.
Responsibility: in charge of assessment in language and content, data management and analysis,
ensuring methodological appropriateness, identifying critical areas that define the evaluation of
the grant, and preparing evaluation and performance report.

Mexican American and U.S. Latino Research Center, TAMU 01/01/2008-12/31/2009
Title: The Role of Latino Teachers’ Characteristics on Their English-learning Students’ School
Success, ($5,000).
Role: PI.

Texas Education Agency (TEA) 01/01/2009-12/31/2010
Title: Bilingual and ESL on-line training Project ($500,000). PI: Rafael Lara-Alecio.
Role: Evaluator
Responsibility: refining and validating the proficiency level for the oral and written
communication; in charge of analyzing data and making recommendations to improve
instruction.

U.S Department of Education (DOE) 09/01/2007-08/31/2012
Title: Bilingual/ESL Online: Working All Together (WAT, $1,590,681). PI: Rafael Lara-Alecio.
Role: Mentor.
Responsibility: mentoring, gathering data, and working with evaluation specialist.

Texas Education Agency (TEA) 11/01/2006-12/30/2008
Title: LEP SSI Online Bilingual/ESL Dual Certification Project ($422,170). PI: Rafael Lara-
Alecio.
Role: Advisory committee/mentor.
Responsibility: providing advice according to evaluation report so as to improve instruction.

Institute of Educational Sciences (IES), DOE 09/01/2003-08/31/2009
Title: Project ELLA: English Language and Literacy Acquisition ($6,762,115). PI: Rafael Lara-
Alecio.
Role: Data Management/Analyst.
Responsibility: supervising longitudinal assessment and data analyses, disseminating project
results, and preparing annual and final performance report.

B. Under Review

National Science Foundation, 09/01/2011 – 08/31/2014
Title: Mar-Robotics for English language learners and economically disadvantaged middle
school students ($1,348,487). PI: Rafael Lara-Alecio. Role: Co-PI

Institute for Educational Science (IES), 09/01/2012-08/31/2015
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Title: English Language and Literacy Acquisition Replication (ELLA-R) ($3,348,487). PI: PI:
Rafael Lara-Alecio. Role: Co-PI

C. Not Funded

Qatar National Research Fund (Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar) 09/01/2011-08/31/2014
Title: Strategic Teaching of Reading to Improve English reading skills of Students in Qatar
($1,000,000). PI: Zoreh Eslami. Role: Co-PI.
ELLA/TOEC SCALE-UP I3 grant (Office of Innovation and Improvement, DOE) 09/01/2010-
08/31/2015, ($36,179,071). Role: Co-PI for assessment/data management

Scale-up competition under Education Research Grant (Institute for Educational Sciences,
DOE) 12/01/2010-08/31/2015, ($8,269,856). Role: Co-PI

Qatar National Research Fund (Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar) 09/01/2010-08/31/2013
Title: Strategic Teaching of Reading to Improve English reading skills of Students in Qatar
($1,000,000). PI: Zoreh Eslami. Role: Co-PI.

U.S Department of Education (DOE) 08/01/2010-06/30/2015
Title: China Walk-China Talk (Project CWCT, $1,309,258). Role: Co-Project Director (IHE).

U.S Department of Education (DOE) 09/01/2009-08/31/2014
Title: China Walk-China Talk (Project CWCT, $1,431,625). PI: Frances McArthur. Role: Co-
Project Director.

Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) 09/01/2009-08/31/2012
Title: Middle School Curriculum Reform for English Language Learners At-Risk- Project CREA
($1,558,513). PI: Rafael Lara-Alecio. Role: Co-PI.

U.S Department of Education (DOE)
Title: Introductory Mandarin Chinese for Elementary Students (Project IMCES, $722,373).
Role: Co-PI and Project Director

Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
Title: Project TISEL: Training for Improving LEP Students’ English Language and Literacy
($1,558,015) Role: Data Management/Evaluation Specialist

U.S Department of Education (DOE)
Title: Project Texas 2+2: Certifying Bilingual/ESL Teachers Attending Community Colleges +
IHE ($1,539,647). Role: Data Management/Evaluation Specialist

COURSES TAUGHT

BIED 610      Bilingual Assessment and Monitoring
EPSY 613      Biliteracy
BIED 617      Evaluation of Programs with Bilingual/language Minority Students K-12
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EPSY 683 Field-practicum
EPSY 684 Professional Internship
EPSY 685 Direct Studies
EPSY 691 Research
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (*denotes previous/present students status)

A. Presentations at Referred Conferences
*Cho, E., & Tong, F. (2012, April). Cross language morphological transfer from Korean to
       English and Chinese. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of American
       Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Tong, F., Irby, B. J., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2012, April). Longitudinal intervention integrating
       literacy and science for fifth grade Hispanic current and former English learners. Paper
       to be presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association,
       Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. J., *Guerrero, C., *Fan, Y., *Huerta, M., *Xu, S. (2012,
       April). Preliminary findings from a randomized literacy-integrated science intervention
       among Low-SES minority middle school students. Paper to be presented at the annual
       meeting of American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia,
       Canada.
Tong, F., *Perez, A. (2012, April). The causal relationship between Bilingual/ ESL teachers’
       characteristics and English learners’ success: A multilevel approach. Paper to be
       presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association,
       Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B.J., Tong, F., *Guerrero-Valecillos, C., & Rodriguez, L. (2011, April).
       Learning academic science language among intermediate English learners. Paper
       presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, New
       Orleans, LA.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F., Rodriguez, L., Guerrero, C. (2011, April). Middle School
       Science for English Language and Literacy Acquisition (MSSELL): A randomized trial
       longitudinal discovery research K-12 (DR-K12) study. Paper discussion presented at the
       annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Blanco, M., Alvarez-Marinelli, H., Faith, H., Stanley, K., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F.,
       & Brown, G. (2011). Development of a randomized trial study internationally: a story of
       cooperation and technology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American
       Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F., & *Guerrero-Valecillos, C. (2011, February). Promoting
       bilingualism and biliteracy: Programmatic difference between one-way dual language
       and transitional bilingual programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of National
       Association of Bilingual Education, New Orleans, LA.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B.J., & Tong, F. (2010). Project MSSELL: Middle school science for
       English language learners: first year findings from a National Science Foundation-
       funded randomized trial study. Poster presentation for the annual NSF DRK-12 PI
       Meeting, Washington. DC.
*Guerrero-Valecillos, C., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. J. (2010, April). Spanish-
       speaking English learners' performance on high-stakes reading assessment. Paper
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        discussion presented at the symposium of annual meeting of American Educational
        Research Association, Denver, CO.
Tong, F., Irby, B., Lara-Alecio, *Hassey, F., Nicher, N. (2010, April). Hispanic English-learners’
        self-esteem in language competency: the influence of intervention, language of
        instruction and gender. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational
        Research Association, Denver, CO.
*Walichowski, M., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F., Durodola, S., & Goodson, P. (2010,
        April). Systematic development of the semantic and syntactic scoring system for oral
        proficiency and expressive vocabulary for kindergarten English language learners. Paper
        presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, Denver,
        CO.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F., Mathes, P. (2010, April). Project ELLA (English
        Language/Literacy Acquisition): Longitudinal findings. Symposium conducted at the
        annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
*Perez, E.A., Tong, F., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R. (2010, April). The status of research-based
        instructional strategies for Spanish-speaking English language learners in the US. Poster
        session presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association,
        Denver, CO.
*Guerrero-Valecillos, C., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. (2010, February). Promoting
        bilingualism and biliteracy: Programmatic difference between one-way dual language
        and transitional bilingual programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of National
        Association of Bilingual Education, Denver, CO.
Tong, F., &*Xu, S. (2010, February). The importance of math in elementary schools. Parent
        Institute conducted at the annual meeting of National Association of Bilingual Education,
        Denver, CO.
Tong, F., & *Xu, S. (2010, February). The importance of math in secondary schools. Parent
        Institute conducted at the annual meeting of National Association of Bilingual Education,
        Denver, CO.
Tong, F., & *Xu, S. (2010, February). The importance of science in elementary schools. Parent
        Institute conducted at the annual meeting of National Association of Bilingual Education,
        Denver, CO.
Tong, F., & *Xu, S. (2010, February). The importance of science in secondary schools. Parent
        Institute conducted at the annual meeting of National Association of Bilingual Education,
        Denver, CO.
*Guerrero-Valecillos, C., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. J. (2009, October). Spanish-
        Speaking English learners’ performance on a high-stakes reading assessment. Paper
        presented at the annual meeting of Texas Association of Bilingual Education, Houston,
        TX.
Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Johnson, E., Tong, F., Achilles, C. (2009, August). Considerations
        for experimental research design employed in schools. Paper presented at National
        Council of Professors of Educational Administration Annual Conference, San Antonio,
        TX.
Tong, F., *Perez, E. A. (2009, April). In-service bilingual/ESL teachers’ teaching efficacy,
        attitudes toward native language instruction, and perception on English learners. Paper
        presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, San
        Diego, CA.
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Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. J., *Guerrero-Valecillos, C. (2009, April). Promoting
        bilingualism and biliteracy: A four-year longitudinal comparison between one-way dual-
        language and transitional bilingual models. Paper presented at the annual meeting of
        American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
Tong, F., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., *Guerrero-Valecillos, C. (2009, April). Gender differences
        on English language/literacy acquisition among Hispanic second language learners.
        Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association,
        San Diego, CA.
Eesquierdo, J., Irby, B. J., Tong, F., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2009, April). Identifying Hispanic
        second language learners for gifted programs: Development of a short version of a
        screening instrument. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational
        Research Association, San Diego, CA.
*Guerrero-Valecillos, C., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. (2009, February). Promoting
        bilingualism and biliteracy: Programmatic difference between one-way dual language
        and transitional bilingual programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of National
        Association of Bilingual Education, Tampa, FL.
Tong, F. (2009, February). In-service bilingual/ESL teachers’ teaching efficacy, attitudes toward
        native language instruction, and perception on English learners: What do we know from
        the field? Paper presented at the annual meeting of National Association of Bilingual
        Education, Austin, TX.
Irby, B., Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., Rodriguez, L., *Guerrero-Valecillos, C. (2009, February).
        One-way developmental dual language model: Practical application of scientifically-
        based research components. Paper presented at the Dual Language Immersion SIG Pre-
        conference of annual meeting of National Association of Bilingual Education, Austin, TX
Eesquierdo, J., Irby, B. J., Tong, F., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2009, February). Identifying Hispanic
        second language learners for gifted programs: Development of a short version of a
        screening instrument. Paper presented at the annual meeting of National Association of
        Bilingual Education, Austin, TX.
Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. (2008, October). Gender difference in bilingual education:
        What should educational administrators know? Paper presented at the annual meeting of
        University Council for Educational Administration, Orlando, FL.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F., Mathes, P. (2008, March). Project ELLA (English
        Language/Literacy Acquisition): Third-year findings. Paper presented at the symposium
        of annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Mathes, P., & Kwok, O. (2008, March). Academic oral
        English development: A comparative study of transitional bilingual and structured
        English immersion models. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American
        Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., & Mathes, P. (2008, March). The effect of language of
        instruction: Comparing English-only and dual-language models. Paper discussion at the
        annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Mathes, P., *Nie, Y., *Guerrero, C., & *Cox, K. (2008,
        March). Gender differences on English language/literacy acquisition among Hispanic
        second language learners. Paper discussion at the annual meeting of American
        Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
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Tong, F. (2008, April). Language of instruction and oral English development. Paper presented
       at the annual convention of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language, New York,
       NY.
Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. (2008, March). Promoting bilingualism and biliteracy:
       Programmatic difference between one-way dual language and transitional bilingual
       programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of National Association of Bilingual
       Education, Tampa, FL.
Tong, F., *Cox, K., *Trevino, E., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., & Mathes, P. (2007, October).
       Accelerating language/literacy: A longitudinal comparison of Hispanic male and female
       2nd grade bilinguals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Research on Women
       Education, San Antonio, TX.
*Cox, K., Tong, F., Guerrerro, C., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., & Mathes, P. (2007, October).
       Empowering struggling readers: The impact of small group direct instruction on second
       grade Hispanic females. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Research on Women
       Education, San Antonio, TX.
*Cox, K., Tong, F., *Guerrerro, C., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., & Mathes, P. (2007, October).
       Empowering 2nd grade struggling readers: a small group English reading intervention.
       Paper presented at the annual meeting of Texas Association of Bilingual Education, San
       Antonio, TX.
Tong, F., *Cox, K., *Trevino, E., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., & Mathes, P. (2007, October).
       Gender difference on language/literacy acquisition among 2nd grade Hispanic English
       learners. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Texas Association of Bilingual
       Education, San Antonio, TX.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Rodríguez, L., Helms, S., & Tong, F. (2007, April). Making
       programmatic decisions for language learners based on scientifically based research.
       Paper presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association,
       Chicago, IL.

Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F., Mathes, P., Rodríguez, L., Qurios, A., et al. (2007, April).
       Project ELLA (English Language/Literacy Acquisition): Second-year findings. Paper
       presented at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, Chicago,
       IL.
Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., Irby, B., Rodríguez, L., Quiros, A., Guerrero, C., & Cox, K. (2007,
       April). Using an observation protocol in bilingual and ESL classrooms in Institute for
       Education Science-funded research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American
       Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. (2007, January). Oral English development: A comparative
       study of transitional bilingual and structured English immersion models in Project ELLA.
       Poster session presented at the annual meeting of Educational Research Exchange,
       College Station, TX.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, J. B., Mathes, P., & Tong, F. (2006, April). Project ELLA: English
       language and literacy acquisition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of American
       Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
Tong, F. (2006, February). A comparison between the use of beta weights and structure
       coefficients in interpreting regression results. Paper presented at the annual meeting of
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       Southwest Educational Research Association, Austin, TX. (ERIC Document
       Reproduction Service No. ED 495 688)
Tong, F. (2006, February). China English, a variety of English? Paper presented at the annual
       meeting of Southwest Educational Research Association, Austin, TX.
You, Z. & Tong, F. (2006, February). An analysis of teachers’ communication strategies in
       reducing students’ misconception: The case of comparing fractions. Paper presented at
       the annual meeting of Research Council on Mathematics Learning, Las Vegas, NV.
Tong, F. (2006, January). An exploratory study on a fourth-year performance evaluation report
       of a rural school dual language program. Poster session presented at the annual meeting
       of Educational Research Exchange, College Station, TX.
You, Z., & Tong, F. (2006, January). An analysis of teachers’ use of representation in one
       middle school mathematics classroom. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of
       Educational Research Exchange, College Station, TX.
Treviño, P., Tong, F., Kemp, J., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2006, January). Professional development
       for teachers of English language learners: Evaluation of distance education for a
       Master’s degree. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of Educational Research
       Exchange, College Station, TX.
Tong, F. (2005, March). The impact of English culture on English language learners in China.
       Paper presented at the annual Convention of Teaching English to Speakers of Other
       Language, San Antonio, TX.

B. Invited Presentations
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F. (2010). Project ELLA: English Language and Literacy
        Acquisition, a Four-Year Randomized Trial Study. Southern Methodist University, Dallas,
        TX.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F. (2010). Project ELLA: English Language and Literacy
        Acquisition, a Four-Year Randomized Trial Study. Meeting with IES officers,
        Washington, D.C.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F., *Guerrero-Valecillos, C., & Mansfield, T. (2010). Project
        MSSELL: Middle school science for English language learners. NSF reverse site visit,
        Arlington, VA.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F., *Guerrero-Valecillos, C. (2009). Experimental investigations
        of instruction and the language of instruction with Spanish-speaking English-language
        learners. Fourth Annual IES Research Conference, Washington D.C.
Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., & *Treviño, P. (2007, May). TAMU online ESL certification prep
        course. Title III Management Institute, San Antonio, Texas.
Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., & *Treviño, P. (2007, January). TAMU online ESL certification prep
        course. Promoting Academic Success and Accountability. Superintendent's Leadership
        Symposium English Language Learner Emphasis, Austin, TX.
Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., & *Treviño, P. (2007, January). TAMU online ESL certification prep
        course. Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Midwinter Conference,
        Austin, TX.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Mathes, P., Rodríguez, L., Guerrero, C., Quiros, A., Tong, F. (2006,
        October). Project ELLA: English language and literacy acquisition. Fifth Annual
        Celebrate Our Rising Stars Summit, hosted by the Office of English Language
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      Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English
      Proficient Students (OELA) of the U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Lara-Alecio, R., & Tong, F. (2006, September). Project ELLA: Second year intervention. Brown
      Bag Seminar, Sponsored by the SPSY doctoral training grant, College of Education and
      Human Development, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., Kemp, J., & Treviño, P. (2006, January). Performance evaluation of a
      master’s Bilingual Education Program delivered via TTVN. Annual conference of Trans-
      Texas Videoconference Network, Galveston, TX.

TECHNICAL REPORTS
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., & Tong, F., (2011). Project EILE-Primary Year 1- Initial Components
      Analysis. Final first year report submitted to the Costa Rica Multilingual Foundation.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., & Tong, F., (2011). Project MSSELL 3rd year annual evaluation.
      Annual performance report submitted to National Science Foundation (NSF).
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B.J., Tong, F. (2010). Preliminary results: Project EILE (Enseñanza del
      Inglés como Lengua Extranjera). Progress Report to the Costa Rica Multilingual
      Foundation, Banco Interamericano Desarollo, and CRUSA
Rodriguez, L., Tong, F., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2010). A comparison of performance in TPRI and
      Tejas Lee—do students who attended PK in Aldine ISD do better than who did not? A
      summary report submitted to the Board of Education, Aldine ISD, TX.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., & Tong, F., (2010). Project MSSELL 2nd year annual evaluation.
      Annual performance report submitted to National Science Foundation (NSF).
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., & Tong, F., (2009). Response to report on NSF reverse site visit:
      Project MSSELL. Report submitted to National Science Foundation (NSF)
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., & Tong, F., (2009). Project MSSELL 1st year annual evaluation.
      Annual performance report submitted to National Science Foundation (NSF).
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F., & Mathes, G. P. (2009). Project ELLA final evaluation. Final
      performance report submitted to Institute for Education Sciences (IES), DOE.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F., & Mathes, G. P. (2008). Project ELLA 5th year annual
      evaluation. Annual performance report submitted to Institute for Education Sciences
      (IES), DOE.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F., & Mathes, G. P. (2007). Project ELLA 4th year annual
      evaluation. Annual performance report submitted to Institute for Education Sciences
      (IES), DOE.
Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B., Tong, F., & Mathes, G. P. (2006). Project ELLA 3rd year annual
      evaluation. Annual performance report submitted to Institute for Education Sciences
      (IES), DOE.

STUDENT COMMITTEES

Dissertation Committee Chair/Co-chair
    Amber Penn, Bilingual Education (BIED), EPSY, CEHD, Graduated Fall, 2010
    Tracy Spies, BIED, EPSY, CEHD, Graduated Spring, 2011 Milken National Educator
       Award
    Marla Rea, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
    Yadira Tabaoda, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
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      David Jimenez, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
      Margarita Huerta, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
      Eunhee Cho, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
      Suchen Xu, BIED, EPSY, CEHD


Dissertation Committee Member
    Noelle Eason, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated in December, 2010
    Norma A. Ramos, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, Sam Houston
       State University Graduated May 2010
       2011 NABE Dissertation Award 3rd Place
    Sandra Acosta, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated in May, 2010
       2011 NABE Dissertation Award 2nd Place
    Yi-Chun Liu, ESL, TLAC, CEHD Graduated Fall, 2009
    Miranda Walichowaski, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated Fall, 2009
    Ana M. Cruz Quiros, BIED, Educational Psychology (EPSY), CEHD
       Graduated in Summer, 2008
    Kathleen Cox, ESL, Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC), College of Education and
       Human Development (CEHD) Graduated Spring, 2008
    Cindy Guerrero-Valecillos, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
    Tiberio Garza, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
    Susana Elena E. Franco-Fuenmayor, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
    Alma Contreras, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
    Vivina Yukari Rivera, School Psychology, EPSY, CEHD
    Martha Trejo, Department of Educational Administration (EDAD), CEHD
    Carolina Martinez, EDAD, CEHD
    Rodolfo Torrez, EDAD, CEHD
    Trudy Freer, ESL, TLAC, CEHD

Master’s Committee Chair/Co-chair
   Qing Shi, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated Spring, 2011
   Sara Treviño, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated Spring, 2011
   Blanca E. Moya, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
   Daniel Anthony De La Rosa, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
   Elizabeth W. Cruz, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
   Betsy Hernandez, BIED, EPSY, CEHD


Master’s Committee Member
   Irma Lyn Guerrero, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated Spring, 2008
   Tiberio Garza, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated Summer, 2008
   David Jimenez, Hispanic Studies, Modern Language Department, College of Liberal Arts
       Graduated Spring 2009
   Amanda Longsworth, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated Fall 2009
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      Roiann Foco, Hispanic Studies, Modern Language Department, College of Liberal Arts
       Graduated Fall 2009
      Nancy Hutchins, Special Education, EPSY, CEHD Graduated Fall, 2009
      Bertha Naomi Carrera, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated May 2010
      Beatriz Adriana Saldierna, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated May 2010
      Daniela Garza, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated May 2010
      Yessinia Vega, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated May 2010
      Iris Goines, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated Fall, 2011
      Sheri Lowe, BIED, EPSY, CEHD Graduated Fall, 2011
      Ebony Bailey, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
      Kara Sutton-Jones, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
      Xiaowei Liu, ESL, TLAC, CEHD

Mentoring students
   Aida Perez, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
   Yinan Fan, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
   Polly Trevino, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
   Cynthia Alvarez, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
   Rosy Saenz, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
   Annabelle Nelson, BIED, EPSY, CEHD
   Enrika Oliva, BIED, EPSY, CEHD


SERVICES
A. Professional

2011 Ad hoc Reviewer: Annals of Dyslexia, Educational Policy, Language Learning, NCPEA
     Invited Review Panel American Education Research Association (AERA) for
     Bilingual SIG; Division H-Applied Research in School, Program Evaluation in School
     Settings; C - Reading, Writing and Language Arts
     Editorial Board: Action in Teacher Education

2010 Editorial Board: Action in Teacher Education, TABE Journal
     Assistant Editor: International Journal of Organizational Innovation (2009- )
     Ad hoc Reviewer: American Educational Research Journal (AERJ-TLHD), Annals of
     Dyslexia, TABE
     Invited Review Panel American Education Research Association (AERA) for
     Bilingual SIG; Division H-Applied Research in School, Program Evaluation in School
     Settings; C - Reading, Writing and Language Arts

2009 Editorial Board: Action in Teacher Education
     Assistant Editor: International Journal of Organizational Innovation (2009- )
     Ad hoc Reviewer: American Educational Research Journal (AERJ-TLHD),
                       Bilingual Research Journal, TABE Journal
     Grant Reviewer (invited): Foreign Language Assistance Program, NCELA, DOE
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       Invited Review Panel American Education Research Association (AERA) for
       Bilingual SIG; Division H-Applied Research in School, Program Evaluation in School
       Settings; C - Reading, Writing and Language Arts
2008
       Reviewer: Conference Proposals, National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
       Discussant: University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA), Florida
       Reviewer: Conference Proposals, American Education Research Association (AERA) for
       Bilingual SIG; Second Language SIG; Division H-Applied Research in School, School
       Evaluation and Program Development, Program Evaluation in School Settings; Hispanic
       SIG, Division C - Reading, Writing and Language Arts
       Reviewer: Conference Proposals, University Council of Educational Administration
       (UCEA)
       Discussant: American Educational Research Association, NY, Sessions include:
       Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender in Second / Foreign Languages, and Research on
       Second/Foreign Language Teacher Interactions with Learners
2007
       Reviewer: Conference Proposals, National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE)
       Reviewer: Conference Proposals, American Education Research Association (AERA) for
       Bilingual SIG, Longitudinal Studies SIG, Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific
       Americans SIG, Second Language Research, and Division H-School Evaluation and
       Program Development
2005
       Reviewer: Conference Proposal, Southwest Educational Research Association

B. University, Program & Community

2011 Committee: 2011 College of Education Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Award, CEHD
     Director Bilingual Data Processing Center, BIED, EPSY
     Director Chinese enrichment program in Bryan ISD
     Committee: Undergraduate admission in BIED, EPSY, CEHD
     Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in Student Research Week

2010 Invited Panel Discussion: Rising Stars Program, Sam Houston State University
     Director Bilingual Data Processing Center, EPSY
     Invited Presentation at TAMU Brain, Cognitive Sciences and Education
     Interdisciplinary Seminar Series
     Invited Presentation at Bryan ISD for Project ELLA and MSSELL
     In-field Judge for TAMU student research week poster session
     Attending meeting representing Bilingual program for Title II Institutional and Program
     Report Card on the Quality of Teacher Preparation
     Undergraduate admission committee Bilingual program
     Nominating faculty for University Faculty Senate

2009 Search Committee: Faculty position in Bilingual Program, EPSY, CEHD
     Appeals Committee: Undergraduate admission in Bilingual Education Program, EPSY
     Reviewing and Providing input to accountability measures of undergraduate programs in
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       Bilingual Education Program, EPSY
       Reviewing graduate applications in Bilingual Education Program
       Attending EPSY Executive Committee meeting representing bilingual education
       program for master’s online degree program
       Attending Texas A&M system Faculty Senate meeting representing bilingual education
       program
       Providing Consultation to the establishment of Confucius classroom with Bryan ISD,
       TX (attending meetings, advising on curriculum and instruction, and selecting materials)
       Assisting local school district (Bryan ISD) in the application of foreign language grant,
       DOE
2008
       Revising two proposals for master’s degree program in Bilingual Education, EPSY
       Revising undergraduate course syllabi for Bilingual Education Program, EPSY
       Speaker at Texas A&M University E3 Research Experiences for Teachers
       Summer Research Program (funded by NSF)
       Committee: review applications for undergraduate program in Bilingual
       Program, EPSY, CEHD
       Committee: Texas A&M University Study Abroad scholarship
       Guest Speaker BEFB 470 Bilingual Assessment and Monitoring, EPSY, CEHD,
       Advisory committee on Bilingual/ESL Dual Certification Project, Texas Education
       Agency
2007
       Search Committee: Faculty position in Bilingual Program, EPSY, CEHD, TAMU
       Guest Speaker INST 332 Second Language Instruction & Assessment, Department of
       Teaching, Learning and Culture, CEHD, TAMU
       Task force committee on Bilingual Program as a stand-alone program, TAMU
       Advisory committee on Bilingual/ESL Dual Certification Project, Texas Education
       Agency
       Volunteer, teaching at Bryan Collegiate High 9th grade enrichment class
       Guest Speaker BEFB 425 Student Teaching in Bilingual and ESL education Bilingual
       Program, Texas A&M University
       Guest Speaker BEFB 470 Bilingual Assessment Bilingual Program, CEHD, TAMU
       Guest Speaker INST 332 Second Language Instruction & Assessment, Dept. of Teaching,
       Learning and Culture, CEHD, TAMU
       Mentoring doctoral students in proposal writing, Bilingual Program, CEHD, TAMU

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2010 Summer Institute for Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, TAMU (Item
     Response Theory, Propensity Score)
2009 Teleform Data Capture System Training, Diem Technologies, Richardson, TX
2009 Summer Institute for Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, TAMU (Hierarchical
     Linear Modeling)
2009 College Tenure and Promotion Workshop, CEHD, TAMU
2008 College Tenure and Promotion Workshop, CEHD, TAMU
2008 Summer Institute for Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, TAMU (Structural
     Equation Modeling)
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2008 Chinese Teaching Seminar, Confucius Institute (TAMU), Chinese Language Teachers
     Associations of Texas
2007 Grant Writing Workshop, Mexican American and U.S. Latino Research Center, Office of
     Professional Development, TAMU
2007 Summer Institute for Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, TAMU
     (Growth modeling, Missing data, Effect size estimation)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Teaching English to Speakers of other Language (TESOL)
National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE)
American Psychological Association (APA)

LANGUAGES
Chinese, English and Japanese (Japanese Proficiency Level 2): fluent in listening, speaking, and
reading and writing
Spanish: beginning in listening and speaking

				
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