Selected Grants

I. EXTERNAL GRANTS (as principal investigator)

  • 2021-2023. National Security Agency. Projects: (1) STARTALK Intermediate Chinese Career Path Full-Year Immersion Program, & (2) STARTALK EmbassyBot Chinese: A Video Game ($581,731.00); grant # H98230-21-1-0045

  • 2021-2022. National Security Agency. Project: Georgia STARTALK Teacher Institute: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, & Russian ($90,000.00; co-PI: Dr. Yasin Tunc); grant# H98230-21-1-0053

  • 2020-2022. National Security Agency. Project: Georgia STARTALK Student Program: Chinese & Turkish ($90,000.00), grant # H98230-20-1-0182 

  • 2019-2020. National Security Agency. Project: Georgia STARTALK Student Program: Chinese & Turkish ($90,000.00), grant# H98230-19-1-0191 (watch 2019 program highlight video)

  • 2018-2019. National Security Agency. Project: Georgia STARTALK Student Program: Chinese & Turkish ($90,000.00), grant# H98230-18-1-0050 (watch 2018 program highlight video)

  • 2017-2018. National Security Agency. Project: Georgia STARTALK Student Program: Chinese & Turkish. ($89,965.91), grant# H98230-17-1-0003 (watch 2017 program highlight video)

II. INTERNAL GRANTS

1. GRANTS FOR RESEARCH

  • 2018-2019. Agnes Scott College Professional Development Award ($3,579.99). Project: Motion event expressions in Mandarin and a Chinese dialect.

 

  • 2017-2018. Agnes Scott College Professional Development Awards, Addison Fund ($3,312). Project: Sound symbolism in language evolution and language learning.

 

  • 2016-2017. Agnes Scott College Professional Development Awards, Humanities Fund ($3,923). Project: Iconicity in vocalization: A culture perspective.

2. GRANTS/AWARDS FOR TEACHING

  • 2020. Faith Yao Yu Chao '61 Faculty Excellence Award, Agnes Scott College ($2,000), in recognition of excellent work and innovation in the development of remote instruction during the spring semester of 2020.

  • 2020. Holder Teaching Innovation Grant, Agnes Scott College ($500). Project: Transforming courses from in-person to online.

  • 2020-2021. Holder Fund for Faculty Innovation, Agnes Scott College ($15,000 total with $3,000 for Chinese). Project: Reimagining Agnes Scott College’s foreign language programs for post-Agnes success (in collaboration with Classics, French, German, & Spanish).

  • 2019-2020. Holder Fund for Faculty Innovation, Agnes Scott College ($3,990). Project: Supporting the Critical Language Immersion Program

  • 2018-2019. Holder Fund for Faculty Innovation, Agnes Scott College ($4,990.45). Project: Continuing the Critical Language Immersion Program.

 

  • 2017-2018. Holder Fund for Faculty Innovation, Agnes Scott College ($4,698). Project: Founding an After School Language Program.

 

  • 2017-2018. Mellon Digital Faculty Fellowship, Agnes Scott College ($1,000). Project: Animated narratives in Chinese language teaching.

  • 2016-2017. Holder Fund for Faculty Innovation, Agnes Scott College ($4,858). Project: Chinese grammar in action: An innovative and participatory video project. [in collaboration with Hong Li]

  • 2016-2017. Mellon Digital Faculty Fellowship, Agnes Scott College ($1,000). Project: Creating interactive digital stories for Chinese language teaching and learning.