Associate Professor in School of Foreign Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong University 



Ph.D. in English (specialized in Rhetoric and Professional Writing), Oklahoma State University, USA     

M. A. in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, the Fourth Military Medical University, China     

B. A. in English for Science and Technology and minoring in Medicine,  Xi’an Jiaotong University, China




·       Chen, Q. Resumes in China: Evolution, application, and implicatin for international professional communication. Xi'an Jiaotong University Press, 2019.


Journal articles

·       Chen, Q., Zhu, Y., & Yang, R. An action research on graduate-level academic English courses. Chinese Journal of ESP, 2019, 17, 10-21.

·       Chen, Q. Theme-Rheme structure in Chinese doctoral students' research writing --- From the first draft to the published paper. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 201937, 154-167.

·        Huang, S. L., Chen, Q., & Liu, Y. (2018). Medical resident training in China. International Journal of Medical Education, 9, 108-110.

·        Huang S-L, Chen Q, Yan J-Q & He X-J. (2013). Medical research in China: Where does it go? American Journal of Medical Quality28(2), 172-173.

·        Chen Q. Promotion of self-regulated learning under a setting of distance English education. Journal of Xi’an International Studies University, 2011, 19(3), pp. 81-83, 90. (in Chinese)

·        Chen Q. Application and effect of peer review in ESL writing classes for non-English majors. Journal of Ningxia Teachers’ University, 2011, 32(5), pp. 84-86. (in Chinese)

·        Chen Q, Gao Y. Semi-technical vocabulary in academic writings. Foreign Language Education, 2010, 31(6), pp. 42-46. (in Chinese)

·        Chen Q, Ge G-g. A corpus-based lexical study on frequency and distribution of Coxhead’s AWL word families in medical research articles. English for Specific Purposes, 2007, 26(4), pp. 502-514. (in English)

·        Chen Q, Fan J-y, Investigation on graduate EAP teaching. Foreign Language Education, 2003, 24 (Supplement), pp. 96-97. (in Chinese)

·        Ding W., Chen Q. Integration of information technology and foreign language education. Journal of Northwest University (Natural Science Edition), 2003, 33, pp. 69-71. (in Chinese)

·        Wang H., Chen Q. Developing an awareness of taboos and euphemism in English learning. Foreign Language Education, 2003, 24 (Special), pp. 243-244. (in Chinese)

·        Yang X-y, Chen Q. The low efficiency in college English vocabulary teaching and the countermeasures. Journal of Northwest University (Philosophy and Social Science Edition), 2003, 33, pp. 251-253. (in Chinese)

·        Fan J-y., Chen Q. Promotive and guiding role of writing in English teaching and learning. Journal of Shaanxi Normal University, 2003, 32, pp. 375-377. (in Chinese)

·        Chen Q., Wang H, Yang X-y. The application of the Internet in EAP teaching. Foreign Language Education, 2002, 23, pp. 42-44. (in Chinese)

·        Li X-m, Zhang L, Chen Q. Factors hindering the acquisition of digital science information and the countermeasures. Journal of Information, 2002, 3,pp. 34-35, 37. (in Chinese)


Book chapters

·       Chen Q'Unit 4', in New Voyage College English - Reading and Writing, Book 4, edited by Yang R-y, Shanghai Jiaotong University Press, 2016.10.

·       Chen Q 'Unit 3 & 6', in College English Integrated Course, Book 4, edited by Yang R-y (Xi’an, Northwest University Press, 2011), pp. 47-70, 115-136. (in English)

·        Chen Q, Jin R, CD-ROM edition of College English Integrated Course, Book 4 (Xi’an, Northwest University Press, 2011). (in English & Chinese)

·        Chen Q, ‘Models of cause-effect and summary writing’, in New Model Writings for CET Band 4/6, edited by Liu X-f (Xi’an: Xi’an Jiaotong University Press, 2010), pp. 46-72, 195-202. (in English & Chinese)

·        Chen Q, ‘Unit 3 & 6’, in Guide for New College English Integrated Course, Book 3, edited by Gao Y & Zhang P (Xi’an: Xi’an Jiaotong University Press, 2008), pp. 77-106, 193-224. (in English & Chinese)

·        Chen Q, ‘Writing Section’, in Integrated College English Fundamental book, edited by Zhang Z-m (Xi’an: Xi’an Jiaotong University Press, 2006 1st edition). (in English)



Principal investigator

·        Establishment and Promotion of the International Image of Shaanxi Enterprises: Investigation Based on Company Websites in English    Shaanxi Social Science Fund (2019M008), 2019-2021.

·        Survey on the development of genre awareness and cognitive mechanism of Chinese doctral students in their English journal writing – Xi'an Jiaotong University Principal Research Fund Project (08143057), 2013-2015. 

·        EAP course design based on the pilot project to train top-notch undergraduates in mathematics and physics – Teaching Reform Project, School of International Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2012-2013. 

·        Study on semi-technical vocabulary – Xi'an Jiaotong University Principal Research Fund Project, 2008-2010. 

Member investigator

·        Exploring a comprehensive evaluation system on Chiniese college undergraduates' academic writing – the National Social Science Fund of China (17BYY109), 2016-2019. 

·        Grammatical realization of author identity in Chinese and foreign academic journal articles – Shaanxi Social Science Fund (2015K029), 2015-2017. 

·        Development of online feedback program to English research article writings for Chinese learners – the National Social Science Fund of China (13BYY098), 2013-2015. 

·        Chinese-English contrastive study and pragmatic study on the role interation of participants in interview programs – Xi'an Jiaotong University Principal Research Fund Project (08143055), 2013-2015. 

·        Survey on the association between the habit of asking questions and the ability of critical thinking in English learners – Xi'an Jiaotong University Principal Research Fund Project (08143032), 2013-2015. 

·        Development of network platform-based college English course – Teaching Reform Project, School of International Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2012-2013. 

·        A pragmatic cognitive and Chinese-English comparative study on language of uncertainty – Xi'an Jiaotong University Principal Research Fund Project, 2008-2010. 

·        Corpus-based study on academic writing of Chinese English learners – Ministry of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences Project, 2009-2012.

·        Reform and practice in distance education in Shaanxi province – Shaanxi Provincial Department of Education Project, 2009-2011. 

·        Establishment and application of a learner corpus of English academic writing – Xi'an Jiaotong University Fund Project, 2009-2012. 

·        Practice and evaluation of group work in college English culture-related courses – Foreign language teaching and Research Press Fund, 2010-2012.



·       Problems in Chinese medical doctoral students' JA writing: an investigation based on learner data via the lens of ESP genre analysis. The 3rd Annual Conference of Asia ESP & the 8th Chinese National Symposium on ESP, Chongqing, China, November 15-17, 2019.

·       Exploring multi-modular, inegrated graduate-level English curriculum: A case of English cirriculum reform in Xi'an Jiaotong University. The 5th China EAP Association Annual Conference & the 4th Internaitonal Symposium on EAP in China, Shanghai, China, May 24-25, 2019.

·        The resume as a professional genre in China: Perceptions of job seekers, application reviewers, and writing instructors. The 2nd Annual Conference of Asia ESP  and the 7th Chinese National Symposium on ESP, Nanjing, China, November 2-4, 2018.

·        Theme-Rheme structure variations from PA first draft to published paper. CAES International Conference – Faces of English 2: Teaching and Researching Academic and Professional English, Hong Kong, July 1-3, 2017.

·        Integrating "Soft Skills" in a business English classroom. CAES International Conference – Faces of English 2: Teaching and Researching Academic and Professional English, Hong Kong, July 1-3, 2017.

·        Coherence in RAs of Chinese doctoral students as novice research writers. The 2nd Annual Spring Forum in TESL and Applied Linguistics at Oklahoma State University, March 4, 2017.



·        2017: TESL/Linguistics Scholarship, English Department, Oklahoma State University

·        2017: Houston-Truax-Wentz Graduate Travel Stipends, English Department, Oklahoma State University

·        2017: EGSA (English Graduate Student Association) Research Travel Award, Oklahoma State University

·        2013: Graduate College Top Tier Fellowship, Oklahoma State University

·        2006: Third Prize for a reserach article, Conference for College English Education in Shaanxi Province, China



·        Teacher  Jun. 2018 - Present: School of Foreign Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Teaching English major and non-English major students at graduate level.

·        Teaching Assistant  Aug. 2013 - May 2018:  English Department, Oklahoma State University, USA. Taught the course Technical Writing to junior and senior undergraduate students. 

·        Visiting Scholar   Feb. 2012 – Aug. 2012: Program of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado, USA. Conducted co-research with faculty there.

·        Teacher  Nov. 2004 – present: School of Foreign Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Taught College English to Chinese and Malaysian undergraduates.

·        Teacher  Sep. 1996 – Oct. 2004: Department of Foreign Languages, the Fourth Military Medical University, China. Taught Comprehensive College English to graduate and undergraduate students, and English for Medical Purpose to graduates in medicine.

·        Research Writing Advisor  Sep. 2008 – present: Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Reviewed the research articles written in English by faculty and students (mainly doctoral students who are required to publish research articles in international academic journals retrieved in SCI or EI), and offered language help.

·        ESL Instructor  Mar. 2006 – Jan. 2007: Invited to be ESL instructor by Wenzhi College, College of Vocational & Technical Education, and Continuing Education College at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

·        Adjunct Faculty   Sep. 2004 – July 2010: City College, Xi’an, China.  Participated in English teaching and course design. Taught College English to non-English major students and Literary Translation Appreciation to English majors.

·        HR Trainer  Sep. 2007 – May 2008: Xi'an Schaltbau Electric Corp., Ltd., China. Responsible for English language training of the staff.



·       Course construction

2007 to 2010: Working as Assistant Director in building and maintenance of a college-level online English course for distance learning students enrolled in Xi’an Jiaotong University.

·        Research paper revision and editing

2008 to present: Revising the research articles written by researchers and doctoral students in Xi’an Jiaotong University which are, aimed at publication on international journals, particularly SCI and EI journals. Up to now, around 100 papers have already been published after my revision and about 30 are in review.



 Member of China English for Academic Purposes Association (CEAPA)      2017-now