Qingqing Chen has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching with a research focus in teaching English as a second language (ESL). Chen has eleven-year broad teaching experiences at both undergraduate level and graduate level in the U.S. and in China. During her stay at Baylor University, Chen works as the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course director and provides language support for international graduate students, helping them with their English pronunciation as well as developing their presentation skills in the academic contexts of a U.S. university. Before that, from April 2006 to August 2012, Chen worked as a lecturer at Northwestern Polytechnical University in China. She taught English speaking, reading and writing courses and designed course curriculum at undergraduate and graduate level. In August 2010 to May 2011, Chen was a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) at Western Michigan University and taught Intermediate Level Chinese. Chen believes that the goal of her teaching is to help students learn English as a tool for communication with a “hands-on” approach and she creates a safe and collaborative environment for her students.