Dr. Yufeng Zhang

Associate Professor of English

Dr. Yufeng Zhang

Contact Information


Office: McComsey 358
Phone: 717-871-7393

Spring 2024

T: 12:15 -1:00 PM, 2:30-3:45 PM
W: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Zoom
R: 12:15-1:00 PM, 2:30-3:45 PM


  • B.A. English, Shanghai International Studies University, China
  • M.A. English as a Second Language, University of Toledo, Ohio
  • Ph.D. English as a Second Language, Purdue University, Indiana


  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Second Language Writing
  • Rhetoric and Composition

Courses Taught:

  • ENGL 110: English Composition  
  • ENGL 220:Introduction to Language Study  
  • ENGL 460/660: Teaching ESL Listening and Speaking  
  • ENGL 463/663: Applied Linguistics 
  • ENGL 464/664: Teaching English as a Second Language
  • WRIT 311: Advanced Composition  
  • WRIT 316: Business Writing (for ESL students)  

Sample Publications:

  • “English Teacher Identity Development through a Cross-border Writing Activity.” Transnational Writing Education, edited by X. You. Routledge, July 2018.  
  • “中美“跨界互动”中职前ESL 教师的身份构建 [Pre-service ESL Teacher Identity Development through a Cross-border Writing Activity].” 现代外语 [Modern Foreign Languages], 41, January 2018. 
  • "College Writing in China and America: A Modest and Humble Conversation, with Writing Samples," co-authored with Patrick Sullivan and Fenglan Zheng. College Composition and Communication. December 2012. 
  • "Task Representation & ESL Writers' Prior Writing Experience: A Case Study." In P. Sullivan, H. Tinberg, & S. Blauin (Eds.), What is ‘College-Level' Writing? Volume 2: Assignments, Readings, and Sample Student Writing, online edition. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). 2010. 
  • Book Review: "Reading Chinese Fortune Cookie: The Making of Chinese American Rhetoric (Utah State University Press, 2006)." Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning. Winter 2008.