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									Dongping Zheng
University of Hawaii
Department of Second Language Studies
Phone: 808.956.2791
Fax: 808.956.2802
zhengd@hawaiiledu
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~zhengd/

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Cognition and Instruction with emphasis on Learning Technology, Department of
       Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 2006

Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Great Falls, Great Falls, Montana, 1998

M.A., Scientific Translation and Applied Linguistics, Jilin University, Changchun, China, 1997

B.A., English Education, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China, 1995

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor
       Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii, 2009 – Present

Assistant Professor
       Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education,
       Confucius Institute, Michigan State University, 2006 – 2009

Instructor (Adjunct Faculty)
       School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Summer 2006
       EPSY 221: Educational Psychology (Instructor of Record, course not taught due to
       low enrollment)

Instructor and Instructional Designer (Teaching Assistant Position)
       School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2002 – 2004
       EPSY 240: Technology in Education for preservice teachers

Research Assistant and Web Developer
      School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2001 – 2006
   • Universal Design for Instruction project (http://www.facultyware.uconn.edu),
      Principle Investigators: Dr. Joan McGuire, Dr. Sally Scott, and Dr. Stan Shaw
   • National Research Center for the Gifted and Talented, Supervisor: Dr. Del Siegle
   • The Husky Educational Technology Assessment Project, Principle Investigators: Dr.
      Scott Brown and Dr. Jonna Kulikowich



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    •   Classroom of the Sea Project (http://www.cos.uconn.edu/), Principle Investigators: Dr.
        Scott Brown, Ivar Babb, Pete Scheifele, and Dr. Harry Lang
    •   The Center of Academic Programs, Supervisor: Bidya Ranjeet

Director of Computer Assisted Language Laboratory
       American Lebanese Language Center, Byblos, Lebanon, Spring 1999

Instructor of Chinese Language and Culture
       Great Falls Public Schools/American Association of University Women, Great Falls, Montana,
       1998 – 1999

Telecom Assistant
      University of Great Falls, Great Falls, Montana, 1998 –1999

Founder, Director and Instructor
     Sino-American English Language School K-12, Changchun, China, 1995 –2001

Interpreter and Translator
       General Trading Corporation, Changchun, China and Houston, Texas September, 1994 –1997

Instructor and Translator
       Foreign Medical Exchange Center/Public Health Department of China, Changchun, China
       December, 1992 –1995

Instructor
       Nursing School of Jilin Province, Changchun, China, 1990 – 1992

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

Zheng, D., Young, M. F., Wagner, M., & Brewer, B. (2009). Negotiation for action:
       English language learning in game-based virtual worlds. The Modern Language
       Journal, 93(4),489-511
Zheng, D., Young, M. F., Brewer, B., & Wagner, M. (2009). Attitude and self-efficacy
       change: English language learning in virtual worlds. The Computer Assisted
       Language Instruction Consortium Journal, 27(1), 205-231.
Zheng, D., & Young, M. F. (2006). Comparing instructional methods for teaching
       technology in education to preservice teachers using logistic regression. In S. Barab,
       K. Hay, & D. Hickey (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the
       Learning Sciences (873 – 879). Bloomington, Indiana: International Society of the
       Learning Sciences.
Young, M. F., Schrader, P. G., & Zheng, D. (2006, April 1). MMOGs as learning
       environments: An ecological journey into Quest Atlantis and Sims Online. Innovate:
       Journal of Online Education, 2(4). Retrieved April 1, 2006, from
       http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=66.
Schrader, P. G., Zheng, D., & Young, M. F. (2006, February 1). Teacher’s perception of



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       video games: MMOGs and the future of preservice teacher education. Innovate:
       Journal of Online Education, 2(3). Retrieved February 1, 2005, from
       http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=125.
Zheng, D. (2004). Learning and reflecting through Quest Atlantis: A multi-national 3D
       gaming environment for English language learning. In F. Malpica, F. Welsch, & A.
       Tremante (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and
       Information Systems: Technologies and Applications (pp. 209-212). Orlando, Florida.
Lang, H. G., Babb, I. G., Scheifele, P., Brown, S. W., LaPorta-Huper, M., Monte, D.,
       Johnson, P. R., & Zheng, D. (2002). Classroom of the Sea. National Technical
       Institute for the Deaf Research Bulletin, 7(1), p. 1, 6-7.

FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS

Zheng, D. (in review). Teachers as coaches: A teacher’s perceptions and actions in a game-based
       virtual learning environment. British Journal of Educational Technology.
Zhao, Y., Lai, C., Cziko, G., & Zheng, D. (in review). Demystifying the difficulty of
       learning Chinese: A Pragmatic approach to Chinese Teaching. Foreign Language
       Annals.
Zheng, D., & Zhao, Y. (in preparation). A Virtual Quest Curriculum for language learning:
       Iterative design for embodiment and game play. Abstracted submitted to the Journal
       of Virtual Worlds Research.
Zheng, D. & Newgarden, K. (in preparation). The future of language learning in virtual
       worlds. Abstracted submitted to the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research.
Zheng, D (in preparation). Virtual socialization: Caring as the fuel for collaboration.
Zheng, D. & Thorne, S. (in preparation). Visualization of language learning in virtual
       worlds.
Zheng, D., & Young, M. F. (in preparation). Goals and values: Teachers’ buy-in of game-
       based virtual environments in international contexts.
Zheng, D., & Li, N. (in preparation). High school students learning Mandarin Chinese online:
       Optimal experiences and challenges.

PRESENTATIONS

Invited Keynote Addresses/Panel Discussions/Featured Addresses
Zheng, D. (2008). Social participation and interaction in real world and virtual worlds:
       How do we assess learning? Keynote address in Michigan State University's Asian
       Studies Center professional development workshop for teachers, Michigan State
       University.
Zheng, D. (2008). What makes Learning so different in Second Life Chinese School? Invited
       Panel Presentation at The Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education,
       East Lansing, MI.
Zheng, D. (2008). Can we make students learn: Teaching foreign languages online? Invited
       Panel Presentation at The Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education,
       East Lansing, MI.




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Zheng, D. (SL: MinnSU Koga) (2008). Quest design in Second Life Chinese Schools.
       Featured Presentation at SLanguaes: The Conference for Language Education in
       Virtual Worlds. EduNation II – Seminar Space, Second Life.
Zheng, D. (2007). Virtual worlds and (language) learning. Invited moderator in Center for
       Teaching and Technology Seminar Series: Second Language learning online,
       sponsored by the College of Education, Michigan State University.

Presentations at Refereed Conferences
Zheng, D. (2009, March). Second Life Chinese School: Iterative design for embodiment and
        game play. Paper present at the annual conference of Computer Assisted Language
        Instruction Consortium. Tempe, AZ.
Zheng, D. (2008, October). Learning through playing: Design and identity formation in
        Second Life Chinese school. Paper presented at Second Language Research
        Forum, Manoa, Hawaii.
Zheng, D. (2008, October). Three approaches to language learning as meaningful play.
        Panel organized and presented at the Inaugural Meaningful Play Conference, East
        Lansing, MI.
Zheng, D., Wang, J., & Dirkin, K. (2008, July). Play Scavenger Hunt and learn Chinese:
        Design and access learning in virtual worlds. Paper presented at the Game, Learning
        and Society Conference, Madison, WI.
Zheng, D., Ning, L., & Dirkin, K. (2008, April). Designing and learning in Second Life
        Chinese Island. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics
        2008 Conference, Washington, DC.
Zheng, D., Ning, L., & Zhao, Y. (2008, March). Learn Chinese in Second Life Chinese
        School. Paper presented annual conference of Computer Assisted Language
        Instruction Consortium, San Francisco.
Zheng, D., Yong, M.F., Brewer, R., & Newgarden, K. (2008). Co-Quest design:
        Collaborative language learning in 3D virtual environments. Paper presented at the
        annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York City.
Zheng, D., Brewer, R. Young, M.F., & Newgarden, K. (2007, May). Language learning in
        multi-user game-based environments. Paper presented at the annual conference of
        Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium hosted by Texas State
        University, San Marcos, TX.
Lai, C., Zheng, D., & Li, N. (2007, May). The sequencing of communicative tasks in
        beginning-level online foreign language learning. Paper accepted for the annual
        conference of Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium hosted by Texas
        State University, San Marcos, TX.
Lai, C., Zhao, Y., & Zheng, D. (2007, May). Towards innovative online foreign language
        courseware design: A design experimentation study, Paper presented annual
        conference of Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium hosted by Texas
        State University, San Marcos, TX.
Zheng, D., Young, M. F., Brewer, R. A., & Wagner, M. (2007, April). Negotiation of culture
        and language: An Ecological psychological description of language pick-up. Paper
        presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics 2007 Conference in
        Costa Mesa, CA.
Zheng, D., & Penumarthy, S. (2007, April). Chat log file analysis: Visualization of


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       language leaning in virtual worlds. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the
       American Educational Research Association, Chicago.
Zheng, D., (2007, April). The role of game-based cross-cultural interaction in language
       learning. Paper presented at the Chinese American Educational Research and
       Development Association 2007 International Conference, Chicago.
Zheng, D., Young, M. F., Brewer, R. A., Wagner, M., & Seo, J. H. (2006, April). English
       language learning in a 3D virtual environment: native/non-native speaker dyads co-
       questing in Quest Atlantis. Paper presented as a featured session at the annual meeting
       of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.
Zheng, D., Brewer, R. A., Young, M. F., Wagner, M., & Seo, J. H. (2006, April). The effect
       of MUVEs on affective factors for English Language Learning: Quest Atlantis making
       English fun for adolescents in China. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the
       American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.
Zheng, D., Brewer, R. A., & Young, M. F. (2005, November). English language learning in
       a game-based Multi-User Virtual Environment: Quest Atlantis connects middle
       school students in China to the world. Paper presented at Webheads in Action Online
       Convergence.
Zheng, D., Young, M. F., Brewer, R. A., & Soe, J. H. (2005, October). Attitude and self-
       efficacy change in English language learning in online multi-user virtual
       environments: An International Interaction. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of
       the Northeast Educational Research Association, Kerhonkenson, NY.
Young, M. F., Zheng, D., & Sulzen, J. (2005, August). Design experiment: Expertise in
       the domain of classroom technology integration. Paper presented at the Annual
       Convention of American Physiological Association, Washington, DC.
Zheng, D., Young, M. F., & Gilson, S. (2004, October). A Teacher's perception of her
       role in a student-centered online virtual learning environment. Paper presented in
       Annual Convention of the International Association for Educational Communications
       & Technology, Chicago, Illinois.
Zheng, D., & Young, M. F. (2004, October). Technology in education for preservice
       teachers: A formative evaluation. Paper accepted in Annual Convention of the
       International Association for Educational Communications & Technology, Chicago,
       Illinois.
Zheng, D. (2004, July). Learning and reflecting through Quest Atlantis: A multi-national
       3D gaming environment for English language learning. Paper presented at the
       International Conference on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and
       Applications, Orlando, Florida.
Sulzen, J., Young, M. F., & Zheng, D. (2004, April). Fostering preservice teacher
       introductory web development and multimedia skills via ePortfolios. Paper presented
       at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego,
       CA.
Zheng, D., Young M. F., Robinson L., & Sulzen J. (2003, October). Research-based
       instructional methods for teaching technology in education to pre-service teachers: A
       design experiment. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeast
       Educational Research Association, Kerhonkenson, NY.
Zheng, D., Levitt H., & Hornung, F. (2003). Measuring preservice teachers’ expectations
       about instructing native and non-native English speaking students. Paper presented at


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        the Annual Meeting of the Northeast Educational Research Association,
        Kerhonkenson, NY.
Coiro, J., Leu, D. J., Kinzer, C. K., Labbo, L., Taele, W., Bergman, L., Sulzen, J., & Zheng,
        D. (2003, December). A Review of research on literacy and technology: Replicating
        and extending the NPR subcommittee report on computer technology and reading
        instruction. Paper presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the National Reading
        Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Holcomb, L. B., Brown, S. W., Kulikowich, J. M., & Zheng, D. (2003, May). Raising
        educational technology self-efficacy through assessment. Paper presented at the
        Annual Meeting of American Psychological Society, Atlanta, GA.
Zheng, D. (2003, April). Teachers' perception of using instructional technology in the
        classroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational
        Research Association, Chicago.
Brown, S.W., Babb, I., Johnson, P.R., Zheng, D., Scheifele, P.M., Lang, H., Monte, D., &
        LaPorta, M. (2002, December). Classroom of the sea: Problem-based learning for the
        deaf. Paper presented at the International Conference of Computers in Education,
        Auckland, New Zealand.
Zheng, D., Johnson, P.R., Brown, S.W., Babb, I., Scheifele, P.M., Lang, H., Monte, D., &
        LaPorta, M. (2002, October). Using technology to promote learning in technology
        rich problem-based learning environments - Classroom of the Sea: Addressing
        scientific literacy with deaf students. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the
        Northeast Educational Research Association, Kerhonkenson, NY.
Brown, S. W., Holcomb, L. B., Zheng, D., & Kulikowich, J. M. (2002, October). The
        UCONN Level I Educational Technology Assessment. Paper presented at the
        Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference, Kerhonkenson, NY.
Kulikowich, J.M., Holcomb, L. B., Brown, S. W., & Zheng, D. (2002, October). The
        UCONN Level II Educational Technology Assessment. Paper presented at the
        Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference, Kerhonkenson, NY.
Sulzen, J., Robinson, L., & Zheng, D. (2002, October). The University of Connecticut’s
        Technology in Education course for preservice teachers. Paper presented at the
        Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference, Kerhonkenson, NY.

Invited Talks
Zheng, D. (2009). Ecological Psychology and Linguistics. Northeast Normal University,
       Changchun, China.
Zheng, D. (2008). Basic education in China: Challenges and priorities. Invited talk in
       Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators Summer Conference,
       Grand Rapids, MI.
Zheng D. (2008). Bring Native Chinese teachers up to speed through (online) professional
       development. Invited Talk in Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign
       languages, Deer Born, MI.
Zheng, D., Dirkin, K., Li, N. (2007). Virtual worlds and learning. Invited talk in Virtual
       University Design and Technology Group Faculty Development Seminar Sponsored
       by vuDAT and Libraries, Computing and Technology, Michigan State University,
       East Lansing, MI.



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Zheng, D. (2007). Tools and resources for preparing 21st Century Citizens: Teaching and
        learning Chinese in the Virtual Confucius Institute at Michigan State University.
        Invited talk in the 4th Facing East and Facing West Conference, Kalamazoo, MI.
Zheng D., & Lai C. (2007). Chinese initiatives beneficial to Michigan. Invited presentation at
        International Trade Symposium: The Michigan challenge. Lansing, MI.
Fitzpatrick J. & Zheng D. (2007). Teaching world languages online: Featuring online
        Mandarin Chinese. Invited presentation at the conference of Preparing Our Students
        for a Place in the World: Internationalizing Michigan Education, Lansing, MI.
Zhao Y., Zheng D., & Lai C. (2007). Products and services from Confucius Institute at
        Michigan State University. Invited presentation at the conference of Preparing Our
        Students for a Place in the World: Internationalizing Michigan Education, Lansing,
        MI.
Zhao Y., Zheng D., & Lai C. (2007). Products and services that a Center for Chinese
        Language and Culture can provide. Invited presentation for Center for Teaching and
        Learning Chinese Language and Culture Informational Meeting, Lansing, MI.
Zhao Y., Zheng D., & Lai C. (2007). Products and services that a Center for Chinese
        Language and Culture can provide. Michigan Mid-Cities Business Meeting, Lansing,
        MI.

Intramural Guest Lectures
Zheng, D. (2008). Learning Chinese as a foreign language in real and virtual life. Online
       Guest Lecturer in Chinese Teaching in American Schools, Shanghai Eastern Normal
       University, Shanghai, China.
Zheng, D. (2008). Design and Access Language in Virtual Worlds. Guest Lecturer in TC 831,
       Serious Game Theories, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and
       Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Workshops
Romig, N., Zheng, D. & Lai, C. (2007). Chinese and American immersion teacher training
       workshop, US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence, Michigan State
       University, East Lansing, MI.
Romig, N., Ellefson, N., Zheng, D., & Lai, C. (2006). Chinese and American immersion
      teacher training workshop, US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence,
       Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Zheng, D., & Lai C. (2006, October). Let’s learn Chinese. Michigan World Language
       Association Conference, Lansing, MI.
Zheng, D., Newgarden, K., Yang, Y., Brewer, R. A., Young, M. F., & Seo, J. H. (2006,
       March). Game-based multi-user virtual environment for English language learning.
       Workshop conducted at the Electronic Village of the 40th Annual TESOL
       Convention and Exhibit, Tampa, FL.

Media Interviews
Zheng, D. (2008, July 11). Learning foreign Languages in virtual worlds. RezEd Podcast,
       Episode 10- Special Game, Learning and Society Conference Overview. Retrieved
       October 8, 2008, from
       http://www.rezed.org/page/page/show?id=2047896%3APage%3A11112


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Zheng, D. (2008, July 14). Chinese language and summer camp. Channel 6, Lansing, MI.
Zheng, D. (2008, July 14). Chinese language and summer camp. Channel 10, Lansing, MI.
Zheng, D. (2007, November 20). Virtual passport. The State News, East Lansing, MI.
Zheng, D. (2006, February 12-18). Why learn Chinese? Comcast Newsmakers/CNN
       Headline News, Lansing, MI.
GRANTS

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Indiana University): The Quest
       Atlantis International Consortium of Scholars For The Study of Gaming and
       Learning, PI, granted, 2008.

INVITED CONSULTING

Language Learning in a Digital Environment (LLiDE): Application of a Social Networking
      Tool for Language Learning, The Language Learning Center and the WIDE center at
      Michigan State University (2007). Pending on funding.
Real Data From Virtual Worlds project, Department of Telecommunication, Information
      Studies, and Media and Social Work at Michigan State University (2007). Pending on
      funding.

AWARDS

Accomplished Online Educator, awarded by Michigan Virtual University, 2007
Full-Time Graduate Assistantship Awards, awarded by the Neag School of Education and
        various funded research projects, University of Connecticut, 2001-2006.
Neag School of Education Graduate Association Travel and Leadership Award. Awarded by
        the Office of the Dean’s, University of Connecticut, 2006.
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, awarded by the Graduate School, University of
        Connecticut, 2005-2006.
Doctoral Candidate Extraordinary Expense Award, awarded by the Graduate School,
        University of Connecticut, 2005.
The Neag School of Education Alumni Society Scholarship, awarded by The Neag
        School of Education Alumni Society, University of Connecticut, 2005.
The Vernon & Elizabeth Brown Family Scholarship, awarded by the Neag School of
        Education, University of Connecticut, 2005.
The Neag School of Education Summer Research Awards, awarded by the Neag School
        of Education, University of Connecticut, 2004.
The Robert & Marjory Eberling Scholarship for Graduate Study, awarded by University
        of Great Falls, Montanan, 1998.
University of Great Falls President's Honor Roll Award, 1998.
University of Great Falls Scholastic Achievement Award, 1998.
Jilin University Graduate Fellowship, full 2.5 year financial support during graduate studies for
        scholarly excellence, awarded by Jilin University, Changchun, China, 1995-1997.
Northeast Normal University High Achievement Award, 1989.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

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Data Analysis Programs
SPSS, CHILDES (Child Language Data Exchange System), and Transana (Qualitative analysis
software for video and audio data)

Multimedia and Web Publishing
Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, ColdFusion, FrontPage, Html, W3C Html and CSS
validation, DCMI metadata validation, Adobe Photoshop/PageMaker/ImageReady, Access,
FileMaker, digital and film photography, audio/video digital and analog editing, and podcasting.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Educational Research Association
American Association for Applied Linguistics
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium
Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association
Second Language Research Forum

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Journal Reviews by Invitation
Instructional Science, 2005
Pragmatics and Cognition, 2008
AI and Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication, 2009
Language Learning and Technology, 2009
Journal of Literacy Research, 2009

Conference and Testing Reviews
The Global Chinese Conference on Computer in Education (GCCCE) 2007
American Education Research Association – Second Language Research, 2006 – Present
Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC), 2006 – 2007
Instructional Science, Guest reviewer, 2005
American Educational Research Association – Division B, 2005 – Present
American Educational Research Association – Education and WWW, 2004 – Present
American Educational Research Association – Division C, 2002 – Present

Professional Service
Mentor, American Educational Research Association Division C Graduate Student
        Seminar, 2007.
Treasure/Secretary, American Educational Research Association, Special Interest Group,
        Education and the WWW, 2003 – 2007.
On site and online professional development and student facilitation in advanced educational
        technology implementation in King Philip Middle School North, Massachusetts, U.S.,
        Rivers Magnet Middle school, Connecticut, U.S., and No. 90 Middle School,
        Changchun, China, January, 2004 – 2005.

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Committees
Xin Feng, B.A. student in School for New Learning, Depaul University, Learning Plan
       Committee, 2008.
Search Committee for Bilingual Chinese/English E-Learning at Michigan State University,
       2007.
Ning Li, Doctoral Student in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology, Michigan
       State University, Guidance Committee, 2007.




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