Faculty Profile for Dr. Pinfan Zhu

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Dr. Pinfan Zhu
Professor — English
FH 365
phone: (512) 245-3013

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Pinfan Zhu used to work as a senior technical translator, editor in China before 2000. He earned his doctoral degree in rhetoric and technical communication in 2004 at Texas Tech University in USA. Ever since then, he has been teaching in Texas State University as a full professor. He teaches both graduates and undergraduate.

Teaching Interests

Writing
Discourse analysis
Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Research Interests

International technical communication
Translation study
Cross-cultural writing.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Zhu, P. (2020). Nabokov’s Art of Translation: Effective Means to Attract a Wide Readership. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Translation, 3(12), 172–180. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.32996/ijllt
  • Zhu, P. (2020). Well-received Chinese Rhetorical Strategies as Identified in the Public Speeches and Reports by Chinese Leaders. Journal of Media and Communication Studies, 12(4), 46–53. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Zhu, P. (2016). €œImpact of Business Cultural Values on Homepage Design That May Hinder International Business.€. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 46(1), 105–124. https://doi.org/doi:10.1177/0047281615600644
  • Zhu, P. (2015). €œHow Translation Criteria May Affect International Business€. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 45, 285–298. https://doi.org/doi:10.1177/0047281615578850
  • Zhu, P. (2015). €œAgainst Cultural Influence on Structuring a Discourse for Cross-Cultural Communication.€. International Journal of Liberal Arts & Social Science., 3, 10-Jan. Retrieved from http://www.ijlass.org/data/frontImages/gallery/Vol._3_No._3/1._1-10.pdf

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Certificate of Ten Years Dedicated Service. August 1, 2005 - September 1, 2015
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Linking Contextual Factors with Rhetorical Pattern Shift" was nominated for the best article for reporting quantitive and qualitative research, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. August 1, 2011 - February 1, 2012
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Application of Robert Gagne's Nine Principle Instructions to the Teaching of Web Localization, NCTE/CCCC Best Article in Technical and Scientific Communication Awards. February 1, 2010 - February 1, 2011
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellent Service. August 1, 2005 - August 1, 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellent Young Teacher of Guilin Education Bureau, Guilin Education Bureau. June 1, 1984 - July 1, 1985

Selected Grants

  • Zhu, Pinfan (Principal). Teaching a Course in International Technical Communication, Library, Library Grant, $1000. (Submitted: September 1, 2006, Funded: September 8, 2006 - October 30, 2006). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Other
Editorial Board of Chinese Traditional Medicine. Hunan University, China, 2016 -2019..
June 30, 2016-January 7, 2020
Member
Journal of Media & Communication Studies
July 15, 2019-December 31, 2020
Member
Communication Design Quarterly
January 1, 2020-December 30, 2020
Member
Online Teaching Committee
January 1, 2019-December 30, 2020
Member
Library Committee
January 1, 2019-December 30, 2020