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About Jinrong Li

Jinrong Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University. Before that, she taught at Iowa State University, Boston University, and Beijing Foreign Studies University. Focusing on second language (L2) writing and computer-assisted language learning, her research has developed along three interconnected themes: 1) feedback in writing instruction, 2) language teaching, technology, and writing instruction, and 3) information literacy and writing pedagogy. Her work in these areas has been published in Journal of Second Language Writing, Assessing Writing, Computers and Composition, CALICO Journal, and International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning & Teaching (IJCALT).

Research Interests: My research focuses on the intersection between applied linguistics and the instruction and assessment of second language writing, and is developed along three main themes: 1) feedback in teaching second language writing, 2) language teaching, technology, and second language instruction, and 3) information literacy and second language writing pedagogy. In a recent project funded by the Centers for Teaching and Technology at Georgia Southern University, I created an annotated learner corpus to help multilingual writers address vocabulary and grammar issues in writing and revision. I am currently working to expand the learner corpus and refine the corpus annotations in order to make it a more effective tool.

Since joining Georgia Southern in 2013, I have also started working with researchers in rhetoric and composition, and have developed strong interests in identifying opportunities for productive collaboration between first and second language writing specialists. One of my on-going projects in this area is information literacy in the writing classroom. As a member of the LILAC (Learning Information Literacy across Curriculum) research group, I have been working with my collaborators to document and analyze the information-seeking behavior of both first and second language student writers, and to discuss the implications for teaching and writing curriculum (


2013 - Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Arts and Humanities, College of
Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Writing and Linguistics, Department of

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Fellowship, Georgia Southern University (2017)
  • Honorable Mention, 2015 Best Article Award, "Rethinking the Role of Autmoated Writing Evaluation (AWE) Feedback in ESL Writing Instruction," Journal of Second Language Writing (2016)
  • Freda Huncke Endowment Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Department of English, Iowa State University (2008)
  • Grannis Scholarship, Department of English, Iowa State University (2008)


  • Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition (2007, 2008)
  • Critical Thinking and Communication (2007, 2008)
  • First Year Composition (2014)
  • ESL Writing, Reading, Listening, and Speaking (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014)
  • ESL Writing Seminar (2012, 2013)
  • ESL Academic Writing for Middle School Students (2014)
  • English Academic Writing for Second Language Writers (2009-Present)
  • Language, Thought, and Action (2010)
  • Language, Power, and Politics (2013, 2014, 2017)
  • Language and Law (2014, 2015)
  • Language and Linguistic Theory (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Sociolinguistics (2016, 2017)
  • Teaching Pronunciation and Speaking/Applied Phonology (2016)
  • English for Specific Purposes/Teaching English Internationally (2015, 2016)


2012 Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Technology, Iowa State University ‐ Department of English
2012 Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Psychology, Iowa State University ‐ Department of Psychology
2004 M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Beijing Foreign Studies University ‐ Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation
2002 B.A. in English and International Studies, China Foreign Affairs University ‐ Department of English

Contact Information

P.O. Box 8026
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-5263
Office: 2218C Newton Building


Articles in Refereed Journals (4)

Entries in Encyclopedias (1)

Papers in Conference Proceedings (1)

Panel Organization (1)

Refereed Individual Paper Presentations (15)