- Ph.D. in Education – Language, Literacy & Culture (In Progress) University of California, Davis
- M.Ed.- Curriculum & Instruction-Teaching English as a second language Texas A&M University
Dual language learners; Early Literacy Development; Dual Immersion Programs; Executive Function and Socio-emotional Development for Bilingual children; Quantitative Research Methods; Educational Measurement and Testing.
Graduate Student Researcher with Dr. Yuuko Uchikoshi in her “Understanding Literacy Acquisition through Immersion in Foreign Languages” Project
Graduate Student Researcher with Dr. Yuuko Uchikoshi in her project “Cantonese-English Dual Language Immersion study”.
Presentations and Posters
Yang, L. & Qian, C. Chinese compliment responses on Renren and American compliment responses on Facebook. 19th International Conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning
Uchikoshi, Y. & Yang, L. Role of oral proficiency on literacy skills: Spanish-speaking and Cantonese-speaking English Learners in the U.S. 2015 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association.
Uchikoshi, Y. & Yang, L. Development of Phonological Awareness: Spanish-speaking and Cantonese-speaking English Learners in the U.S. 2016 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association.
Chen, T. X. & Yang, L. Chinese Compliments on Facebook—the Influence of Compliment Topics and Gender. Texas Foreign Language Education Conference, Austin, Texas, Feb. 2013
Mandarin Instructor (Summer 2015)
- New Hope Community Development Cooperation
- Education 100: Introduction to Schools (Winter 2015; Fall 2016)
Uchikoshi, Y., Yang, L., Lohr, B., & Leung, G. (submitted). Role of oral proficiency on reading comprehension: within-language and cross- language relationships.
Chen, X., Yang, L., & Qian, C. (2015). Pragmatic usage in academic email requests: comparing written DCT and email data. Lingue e Linguaggi, 13, 75-85.
Fellowships, Awards, and Honors
2015-2016 EdD-PhD Student Scholarship Award, University of California, Davis – School of Education