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Dr. Meng Yu

Assistant Professor
Bea Wood Hall
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Georgia State University PhD in Rhetoric and Composition 2019
Beijing Language and Culture University Masters in Linguistics 2012
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Virginia Tech Instructor-Professional and Technical Writing Program 08/19/2019 08/10/2023
Georgia State University Graduate Teaching Assistant-English 08/18/2017 07/15/2019
Beijing Language and Culture University Instructor 05/10/2009 09/10/2009

Meng Yu's research focuses on technical communication, intercultural communication, user experience, and the intersection between linguistics and rhetoric.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Meng Yu. (2024) "Navigating Work-Life Communication Boundaries on Super Apps: An Investigation of Chinese Users' Experiences." Proceeding of ProComm, IEEE.

Meng Yu. (2023) "The Rise of Super Apps: Insights and Opportunities from a UX Perspective," 2023 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm), Ithaca, NY, USA, pp. 128-133.

Baotong Gu, and Meng Yu. (2016). "East Meets West on Flat Design: Convergence and Divergence in Chinese and American User Interface Design." Technical Communication, 63(3), 231-247.


Co-author. (2018). Analysis of Classic Cases for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. Beijing: People's Education Press.

Co-author. (2017). Handbook for TCSOL Certificate Examinations. Beijing: Beijing Language Culture University/ Chicago: Phoenix Tree Publishing.

Co-author. (2016). A Guide to the Interview Portion of the Certificate Examination for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. Beijing: People's Education Press

Entries in Reference Works

"Language Transfer." (forthcoming) Constructing the Threshold: An Encyclopedia of Concepts at the Intersection of Cognition and Writing.

Selected Conference Presentations

"Navigating AI Hallucinations in Writing Classrooms: Strategies for Responsible Engagement." SAMLA, Atlanta, GA, 2023.

"The Rise of Super Apps: Insights and Opportunities from a UX Perspective." ProComm, IEEE, Ithaca, NY, 2023

"Information Density Across Cultures: Is Chinese Interface Design Really Busy?" ATTW, Virtual conference, 2023

"Enhancing Chinese Learners' Reading Competence through Collaborative Reading with ESL Learners." Chinese Language Teachers Association Annual Conference, Washington, 2023 "Assessing ELL Students' Writing in A Traditional Composition Classroom." Corridors: The Blue Ridge Writing and Rhetoric Conference, Blacksburg, VA, 2020

"Building Boundaries of Writing Assessment through Validation." The Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, 2017.

"Market-Driven Technical Communication Curriculum Design in China." Poster presentation, The Conference of Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, Portland, 2017.

"The Past, Present and Future of Automated Essay Scoring." Co-presenter, The 12th Symposium on Psychological and Educational Testing in Chinese Communities, Guiyang, China, 2016.

"The Entertaining Public Debate on the Internet: New Features in the Age of Amusement." The Conference of South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Jacksonville, 2016

"What Accounts for Competent Chinese Language Teachers: Challenges and Indicators." National Chinese Language Conference, Chicago, 2016.