Faculty | Duke Kunshan University


Don Snow
Professor and Director of the Writing and Language Programs, Duke Kunshan University

Dr. Snow earned his M.A. in English/TESOL at the Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University. He taught English at Nanjing University and was the Director of English Language Center at Shantou University before his DKU appointment. Dr. Snow’s primary research interests focus on independent language learning, intercultural communication, language teaching diglossia and the historical development of written Chinese vernaculars.

Edie Allen
Lecturer, Writing and Language Programs, Duke Kunshan University and the DKU Program Office, Duke University

Edie Allen earned her B.A. in International Studies and her M.A. in Linguistics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has taught English at Duke University for the last 16 years and served as the Assistant Director of the Graduate School’s English for International Students program before her DKU appointment. Edie’s primary research and teaching interests focus on second language vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation development, and the literacy practices of graduate school.

Maxi-Ann Campbell
ESL/Academic Writing Instructor, Writing and Language Programs, Duke Kunshan University

Maxi-Ann Campbell received her M. A. in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University. Prior to joining DKU as an EFL / Writing Instructor,  she has taught English at Tsinghua University and Shantou University, and has served as a Global Academic Fellow at NYU Shanghai. Her research focuses on native-nonnative speaker interaction in university settings and the interplay of culture and language in Chinese English-medium universities on students’ development of linguistic and cultural competence.