Jennie Wang, PhD

Jennie Wang, PhD


Title: Literature Educator
Company: Bilingual Academy Press
Location: Vallejo, California, United States

Jennie Wang, PhD, Founder at Bilingual Academy Press, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in literature.

Dr. Wang always had a passion for learning, as she believes education is what shapes one’s mind, not genetics or ancestry. Since 2015, she has served as the founder of Bilingual Academy Press, a publisher of books and articles in English and Chinese with a goal to advance cultural understanding between the U.S. and China. Earlier, she was a tenured Associate Professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa from 1993 to 2008 and a Preceptor at the Expository Writing Program at Harvard from 1992 to 1993. Dr. Wang was appointed Co-Director to establish a Center for Chinese World Literatures at Fudan University in Shanghai in 2004, where she taught as Professor of Comparative Literature and Dissertation Director until 2008. Two years later, she went to teach American Literature including Chinese American Literature at Providence University in Taiwan as a Professor of English. She retired and returned to California in 2014. Originally, she was born and raised in Shanghai, an autodidact, out of school after seventh grade, but through two national exams, she commenced her career as an Instructor of English at Jiao-Tong University in Shanghai in 1977 until she came to America in 1979. She was naturalized in 1993.

Dr. Wang studied English and World Literatures since she was 15. She came to America to complete her formal education. Notably, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University in 1983, a Master of Arts from Stanford University in 1984 and a Doctor of Philosophy from the State University of New York, Buffalo in 1992. A distinguished member of the Modern Language Association of America since 1990, she is the author of numerous written works, including “Novelistic Love in the Platonic Tradition: Fielding and Faulkner,” “The Iron Curtain of Language: Maxine Hong Kingston and American Orientalism,” “The Education of Jennie Wang: Memoir of a Good Student” and, most recently, “License Plate Number One:  Stories of Old Shanghai.” She has also been a contributor to numerous articles to professional journals on English and American literature and Chinese-American literature. Dr. Wang received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 for “having achieved career longevity and demonstrated unwavering excellence in her chosen field.” She believes in truth and the power of knowledge, as she has always made an effort to pursue both. To attest to her legacy, Dr. Wang can also be found in the 54th through 58th editions of Who’s Who in America, the sixth edition of Who’s Who in American Education, the 17th edition of Who’s Who in the World and the 25th edition of Who’s Who of American Women.

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