- Professor of Chinese, Chinese Language Flagship Program Director
- Phone: 401.874.4708
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Location: Swan Hall 102
Dr. Wayne Wenchao He is Professor of Chinese and Director of The Chinese Language Flagship Program at the University of Rhode Island. He is also a graduate faculty member and major professor of Ph.D. in Education Program. Under his direction, the URI Chinese language program insists on proficiency oriented teaching, with the Flagship Program taking the lead, it combines language and culture education, develops content based teaching and takes efforts in faculty professional development. The Chinese Program established a comprehensive curriculum system with both honors and regular tracks.
Before he joined the University of Rhode Island, Dr. He taught at New York University (NYU) and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Dr. He is elected to the Board of Directors of Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA-USA) in 2014, served in the Steering Committee from 2015-2018. He is the founding President of the New England Chinese Language Teachers Association (2012), and the founding President of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York (2002) and was re-elected President in 2010-2012. He is experienced in leading study abroad programs and intensive Chinese programs at NYU, West Point as well as URI. He remains active in promoting teaching Chinese language and culture locally, in the US and internationally for over 30 years.
- Board of Directors, New England Chinese Teachers Association (NECLTA)
- Board of Directors, Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (CLTA-USA)
- Using technology in Chinese language instruction
- Chinese pedagogy
- Chinese grammar
- Second language acquisition
- Discourse analysis, and pragmatics.
PhD, second language, Clark University, MA, 1998
MA in education, Clark University, 1994
BA in English language and literature, Peking University, 1974
He, Wayne W., Yuping Liu and Honggang Jin, Chief Editor, 《全球化的中文教育：教学与研究》(Globalized Chinese Language Education: Teaching and Research), China Minzu University Press, 2017.
He, Wayne W. Chief Editor, 《国际汉语教学的挑战与机遇》，(The Challenges and Opportunities for Teachers of Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL)), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Chinese Pedagogy, Heilongjiang People’s Publishing House, 2014
He, Wayne W., Dela Jiao and Christopher M Livaccari, 《中文语法步步高:句型结构》Structures of Mandarin Chinese: for Speakers of English (II)，Peking University Press, 2012.
He, Wayne W., Dela Jiao and Christopher M Livaccari, 《中文语法快易通:句型结构》Structures of Mandarin Chinese: for Speakers of English (I)，Peking University Press, November, 2010.
He, Wayne W. , Dela Jiao, Qiuxia Shao, and Christopher M Livaccari, Chinese for Tomorrow: A New Five-Skilled Approach, Volume Two, Textbook, 《走向未来：新中文教程》第二册, 课本，Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company, 2008.
He, Wayne W. , Dela Jiao, Qiuxia Shao, and Christopher M Livaccari, Chinese for Tomorrow: A New Five-Skilled Approach, Volume One, Textbook 《走向未来：新中文教程》第一册, 课本，Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company, 2007.