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Rongrong Dong, a teacher of CLE. She received her doctoral degree in Literacy education from University of Florida in 2018. She taught two undergraduate courses listed as Children's Literature and English Language Arts For Diverse Learners during her PhD program. She also worked closely with elementary and middle school English teachers in U.S., research on the connection between reading and writing as well as how to cultivate students' reading/writing interest. Rongrong joined SUSTECH in 2018. She is teaching SUSTECH English 1, SUSTECH English 3, Staff Chinese and TOEFL. She is also the co-founder of the Short Story Society, a short story reading club for students and staff on campus.

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English Writing/Reading

Children’s Literature

Bilingual teaching

International Education

Multi-cultural Education System


SUSTECH English 1

SUSTECH English 3

Staff Chinese


Children's Literature (University of Florida)

Language Arts for Diverse Learners (University of Florida)

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Conference presentations:

International Conference:

Rongrong Dong, Dr. Danling Fu, Xiaodi Zhou, Buyi Wang, “Writing Instruction in China”, International Literacy Association 2017, Orlando, FL

National Conference:

Rongrong Dong, Jen Cheveallier, Lin Deng, “Using adolescent fictions to advocate students finding their own voices in writing and

establishing writer identity”,National Conference of Teachers of English 2016, Atlanta, GA. November 2016

Rongrong Dong, Lin Deng, Xiaochen Du, “Coaching preservice teachers selecting high quality children’s books and examine

authenticity in the books”, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 2016,Savannah, GA. March 2016.

State Conference:

Dr. Ruth Lowery, Dr. Mary Ellen Oslick, Kathleen Colantonio-Yurko, Tiffany Baglier, Soowon Jo, Mario Worlds, and Rongrong Dong,“2015 Orbis Pictus Award & More: Nonfiction Books and the Common Core”, Florida Reading Association Annual Conference 2015, Orlando, FL. Oct 2015.

Rongrong Dong, Xiaochen Du, Mario Worlds, Soowon Jo, Lin Deng, “Discovering a World Between School and Home: How Selection of Children’s Literature Impacts Diverse Communities”, Journal of Language & Literacy Education 2016, Athens, GA. Jan 2016.

Dr. Danling Fu, Rongrong Dong, Jen Cheveallier, “Critical Literacy in Secondary Classrooms”, Journal of Language & Literacy

Education 2016, Athens, GA. Jan 2016.

Published paper:

Dong, R., Fu, D., Zhou, X., & Wang, B. (2019). Writing Instruction In China: Challenges and Efforts. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, Vol. 9, No. 10

Fu, D., Cao, Y., & Dong, R. (2015). Critical Thinking Cultivation in Literacy Education, Language Arts Learning, 12, 52-57. ISSN 1001-8468.

Dong, R. (2012). Preliminary Study on Personalized Evaluation System of Chinese Language for Overseas Confucius Institutes, Jiannan Literature• Classic Education Garden, 10, No. CN51-1114/I.

Translated book

Book Translation Project in China (In progress): Newkirk, T. (2014). Minds made for stories: How we really read and write informational and persuasive texts. Portmouth: Heinemann.

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