University Profiles


DongDong Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Asian Studies, Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Fascinated by human languages, Dr. Dongdong Chen enjoys learning, teaching, and studying languages.

I have been at Seton Hall teaching Chinese Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Methods of Teaching Chinese and Japanese, and different levels of Chinese language courses. As Director of the Chinese Program, my goal is to encourage and engage students to learn Chinese, and help to make their learning of the difficult language easy, enjoyable and effective.

Trained in applied linguistics and linguistics, my special interests include syntax, L2 acquisition, and effectiveness of integrating computer technology in Chinese language classroom.


  • Ph.D., McGill University, Canada, 1996
  • M.A., Guangzhou Foreign Languages Institute, China, 1988

Academic Distinctions

  • Provost's Faculty Scholarship Award for Publication in a Top-tier Journal, Seton Hall University, 2009
  • Monsignor Robert Sheeran Pirate of the Year Award, Seton Hall University, 2007
  • Wuhan-Seton Hall Exchange Visiting Scholar, 2005
  • Faculty Innovative Grant, Seton Hall University, 2004
  • Faculty Innovative Grant, Seton Hall University, 2003
  • CIDA/McGill Fellowship, McGill University, 1991-1995



Office Phone
(973) 761-9465


Office Location
Room 214
Fahy Hall


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