Profile

Ying Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education (Education)
zhang@rmu.edu
412-397-5918 phone (M)
Nicholson Center 442


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Language & Literacy, Curriculum & Instruction , Purdue University, 2013
  • Master of Education, Literacy Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Language Literature & Education, Beijing Normal University, 2002

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Dr. Zhang has a background in literacy education with a specific focus on English Language Learners. Her research interests include English language development, multimodal teaching & learning, educational linguistics, academic language in the content areas, and second language writing.

Publications

  • Zhang, Y. (under review). Building literacy skills in science: Lessons learned from a middle school sheltered classroom. The Electronic Journal of Literacy through Science.


    Zhang, Y. (2016). Multimodal teacher input and science learning in a sheltered ESL classroom. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 53(1), 7-30.

    Zhang, Y. (2015). Attention to scientific academic language: Teaching science to middle school English Language Learners . Pennsylvania Reads, 14(1), 37-42.

    Zhang, Y., & de Oliveira, L. C. (2010). Helping English Language Learners learn history: A functional grammatical perspective. INTESOL Journal, 7(1), 59-68.

    Zhang, Y. (2003). Motivation in second language learning: Maslow’s theory in Beijing Concord College of Sino-Canada. In Z. J. Lin (Ed.) First Annual Conference of English Education In China (pp.42-53). Singapore: Xin Ya.

Presentations

  • 2016 - Zhang, Y., & Ramos, K. Traversing Borders: Building Bridges to Disciplinary Literacy Practices through Genre Pedagogy. Presentation at the annual TESL convention, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 2016 - Zhang, Y. Developing Literacy Skills in Science: An Ethnographic Study. Presentation at the annual TESL convention, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • 2015 - Zhang, Y. Vocabulary strategies with English Language Learners. Presentation at the annual meeting of Three Rivers TESOL, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 2014 - Zhang, Y. Using a genre-based approach for teaching writing. Presentation at the annual meeting of Keystone Reading Association, Pennsylvania State University, PA.
  • 2014 - Zhang, Y. Building literacy in science: Lessons learned from a sheltered middle school classroom. Presentation at the annual meeting of Three Rivers TESOL, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2014 - Zhang, Y. Multimodal teacher input and science learning for middle school ELs. Presentation at the annual meeting of TESOL, Portland, Oregon.
  • 2013 - Zhang, Y. Helping ELLs develop vocabulary in secondary content areas. Presentation at the annual meeting of Three Rivers TESOL, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 2010 - Zhang, Y. Multimodal analysis of ELLs? science experiences. Presentation at the annual meeting of Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL), Indianapolis, IN.
  • 2009 - Zhang, Y. Using visual images with ELLs in science classrooms: Problems and Strategies. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL), Indianapolis, IN.
  • 2008 - Zhang, Y. Words with worlds: Genre-based writing pedagogy. Presentation at the annual meeting of Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL), Carmel, IN.
  • 2007 - Zhang, Y. Dissecting a social studies text: Using functional linguistics to understand content. Presentation at the annual meeting of Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL), Carmel, IN.
  • 2004 - Zhang, Y. The power of poetry: Teaching poetry in elementary schools. Presentation at the annual meeting of Pennsylvania State Reading Association, Springfield, PA.
  • 2004 - Creany, A., & Zhang, Y. Removing the mask: Examining Asian children?s literature for accurate, authentic reflection of culture. Presentation at the annual conference of National Association for Multicultural Education, Kansas City, MO.
  • 2003 - Zhang, Y. Motivation in second language learning: Maslow?s theory in Beijing Concord College of Sino-Canada. Presentation at the first annual conference of English Education in China, Guangzhou, China.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Ying


Fall 2016
Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • ECED3400-A
  • 12:00-12:50 PMM W FMZhang1 (08/29-12/17/16)19 Seats
  • EDUC0302-A
  • -APPTMZhang1 (08/29-12/17/16)15 Seats
  • EDUC0310-A
  • -APPTMZhang1 (08/29-12/17/16)8 Seats
  • EDUC0640-A
  • -APPTMZhang5 (10/24-12/17/16)21 Seats
  • EDUC3165-A
  • 06:00-08:50 PM TMZhang1 (08/29-12/17/16)7 Seats
  • EDUC6400-A
  • 06:00-10:00 PMMMZhang5 (10/24-12/17/16)17 Seats