Lecturer in Chinese
Xinyi Wu has been teaching at The Lauder Institute since 2017 in the Chinese Language and Culture Program. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Development Education from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMN) and a M.Ed in Educational Leadership and Foundations from Brigham Young University (BYU). Prior to Lauder, she was the Lead Faculty at the Chinese Flagship Center at BYU and Assistant Professor at Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. She is a certified ACTFL OPI tester, and has also served as a consultant to the ACTFL Chinese Listening and Reading Proficiency Test Development project. Her professional interests include intercultural and global competence, cross-cultural communication, international education, language and identity, and culture production and ethnicity. She is the author of “Educational Journeys, Struggles, and Ethnic Identity: The Impact of State Schooling on Muslim Hui in Rural China” published by Palgrave MacMillan, as well as several articles on Chinese religious and secular education, curriculum and pedagogy, and issues concerning education and social equity.