Dongmei Zeng received her B.A. in English (1984) from Northwest University in China, M.A. in English (1990) from Emporia State University in Kansas, M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (1991) and D.A. in Foreign Language Instruction (1997) from State University of New York at Stony Brook. She was formerly associate professor in ESL at Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY before joining the full-time faculty at Stony Brook University in 2008. She teaches courses in Mandarin Chinese, second language acquisition and methods in teaching Asian languages in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, where she also serves as Director of China Studies Program and Director of Summer Study Abroad in China Programs. Dr. Zeng has co-authored a book entitled Breaking Boundaries: A Content-Based Academic Reading and Writing Text and published a number of articles in ESL professional journals and newsletters. She has presented widely on linguistic and cultural issues related to Chinese heritage language learners. Her current research interest is centered on Chinese heritage language maintenance and pedagogy.