Binbin Zheng is an Assistant Professor in the department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University. Dr. Zheng’s research focuses on emerging technologies and students’ language and literacy development, as well as educational program evaluations. She is particularly interested in investigating the effect of social media on at-risk learners’ language learning. Her primary research methods involve a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods such as regression analysis, hierarchical linear modeling, longitudinal analysis, social network analysis, linguistic analysis, and content analysis. Dr. Zheng received her Ph.D. degree from the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine in 2013, under the supervision of Dr. Mark Warschauer. She received UCI’s Public Impact Distinguished Fellowship in 2013 and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) Fellowship in 2011-2012. Dr. Zheng’s work has also been published in several journals including Review of Educational Research, Computers & Education, TESOL Quarterly, Journal of Adolscent & Adult Literacy, Journal of Science Education and Technology, Journal of Educational Computing Research, and Equity & Excellence in Education.
Dr. Zheng has recently been selected as a Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI) research fellow during 2016-2017, and serves on the editorial board of Language Learning & Technology journal.