Pin-Yun (Ben) Wang
Ben Pin-Yun Wang is a Ph.D. candidate in the dual-title program of Applied Linguistics and Asian Studies. Before coming to Penn State, he was a visiting student researcher at the University of California, Berkeley (2008-2009) and taught as a lecturer in the Academic Writing Education Center at National Taiwan University in 2010-2011. His research interests include cognitive-functional linguistics and text/discourse analysis as well as their applications to language pedagogy.
In 2016, Ben was awarded a dissertation fellowship by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. The fellowship supports candidates to work on dissertations in the field of Chinese or Taiwan Studies in the humanities and social sciences.