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Zhongtang Ren

  • Zhongtang Ren
  • Lecturer
  • Foreign Languages & Literatures
  • 4001 Batten Arts and Letters
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5242
  • zren@odu.edu
  • Dr. Zhongtang Ren is a lecturer at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Old Dominion University.
  • Education

    Old Dominion Universiy, 2013
    Major: Applied Linguistics
    Degree: M.A.
    Old Dominion University, 2006
    Major: Urban Studies in Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Old Dominion University, 2001
    Major: Secondary Education
    Degree: M.S.
    Henan Normal University, 1984
    Major: Linguistics and Literature
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    Student and teacher epistemological beliefs in different cultures, different domains and different learning environments.
  • Big Read, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • 2011: Improving Programming and Financial Literacy Education , National Science Foundation
  • 2009: Teaching American History Grant, U.S. Department of Education
  • 2006: Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Life Member, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • 2005: Dissertation Funding Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2004: RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) Task Force , Old Dominion University
  • 2000: Provincial Award of Educational Evaluation and Reform, Henan Normal University, China
  • 2000: University Assistantship, Old Dominion University
  • 1992: Excellent Teaching Awards & Educator Awards, Luoyang Normal University; China
  • 1982: Art Award in Municipal Art Exhibitions, Xinxiang City, China
  • 1982: The First Awards in Art Exhibitions, Henan Normal University, China
  • 1980: Honor Student Awards, Henan Normal University, China
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Improving Programming and Financial Literacy Education Using Student-Developed Games
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: 2011 - 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Zhu, H.; Shen, Y.; Najand, M. S.; Xu, L. D.; Ren, Z.
    Improving Programming and Financial Literacy Education Using Student-Developed Games
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: June 1, 2010 - June 30, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Zhu, H.; Shen, Y.; Ren, Z.
    A Multi-Institutional Capstone Design Course for Responsible Global Engineers
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: May, 2010