Xiufang Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Xiufang Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Xiufang Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Xiufang Chen, Ph.D.

Contact Info
856-256-4500 x53835
Herman D. James Hall 2060

Biography

Dr. Xiufang Chen is currently an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the College of Education at Rowan University. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Language and Literacy Education from Texas Tech University, M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Beijing Normal University, and B.A. in English Education from Qufu Normal University, China. Her current research interests include social-cultural dimensions of literacy learning, multicultural education through literature, English language learners, and online education. She has published numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters and conference presentations at national and international conferences such as the annual conferences of AERA, LRA, IRA, and NCTE. Some of her projects have been funded by the NSF, Buid-A-Bear Workshop Foundation, Christian R & Mary F. Lindback Foundation, and Rowan University’s Innovations in Teaching Using Technology and SEED Grants.  Dr. Chen has served on the Editorial Review Board of the Literacy Research Association Yearbook and the LRA Technology Standing Committee. She is also a manuscript reviewer for Action in Teacher Education, The Reading Teacher, and a conference proposal reviewer for the LRA and AERA annual conferences. At Rowan, she teaches literacy education courses at both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels.