Faculty Biography - Weier Ye

headshot of Dr. Weier Ye

English Department, Humanities Building, Room H428

Email: wye@qcc.cuny.edu

Dr. Weier Ye is an Associate Professor of English as a Second Language. In China, Dr. Ye studied English language and literature, for which he received a B.A. from Zhejiang University. He completed a portion of his postgraduate studies in English teaching methodology at South China Normal University and taught English reading and writing courses at the college level for over ten years. After coming to the United States in 1998, he pursued an M.A. in TESOL at Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus. Before coming to Queensborough, he taught ESL and non-ESL reading and writing courses for 5 years at Professional Business College in downtown Manhattan. He received his Ph.D. in Composition & TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is happy to be part of the English team and loves working with his students.

In general, Dr. Ye’s main research interests include cohesion and coherence in text linguistics, second language writing, contrastive rhetoric, and modern Chinese rhetorical values. He is particularly interested in researching the effect of various cultural factors on native Chinese speakers’ studying English as well as their learning processes with the intention of addressing methods writing teachers may employ to acculturate second language writers into an American style of written discourse.

As a teacher of writing and reading, Dr. Ye is a facilitator, a motivator, and a collaborator. His primary goal, regardless of his students’ race, religion, creed, national origin or ethnicity, is to teach English to students whose dominant form of communication is in a language other than English in a manner that allows them to become proficient in English.


  • Recipient of the PSC-CUNY 44 Research Award entitled: Are There Any Differences in Summary Writing between ESL and Native English-speaking Students Taking Physics Courses? July 2013 – June 2014.
  • Recipient of the QCC Pedagogical Research Challenging Grant Award entitled: A Co-teaching Interdisciplinary Approach to Student Learning: Enhanced Conceptual Understanding via Summarizing Strategies. July 2013 – June 2014.


  • Ye, Weier & Lan Wang-Hiles’s “An Analysis of the Chinese Way of Arguing: Creating a Hybrid Model to Teach Argument as an Inquiry Process.” Argumentative Writing in a Second Language: Perspective on Research and Pedagogy, editors Alan R. Hirvela and Diane Belcher. University of Michigan Press, (Dec.) 2021, pp. 82-98.
  • Ye, Weier (2021). “Chasing Dreams.” Hangdaren Journal, 34(10), 55-70. Ann Arbors, MI. USA: Handaren Press. (Published in October 2021. The article highlights the stories of how the author chases the American Dream) http://www.white-clouds.com/hdrp/hdr202110.pdf
  • Taibu, Rex, Cheung, Eric, Ye, Weier, Shekoyan, Vazgen, Dehipawala, Sunil, Tremberger, George, Cheung, Tax. (2020). “Orthographic Neighborhood Size Volatility Analysis in the Context of Writing Assessment” Social Sciences & Humanities Open. Volume 2, Issue 1.
  • Ye, Weier. (2020). “Investigating Cultural Variations in Personal Space Between East and West.” Hangdaren Journal, 19(7), 472-497. Ann Arbor, MI. USA: Hangdaren Press. http://www.white-clouds.com/hdrp/hdr202007.pdf
  • Taibu, Rex, Cheung, Eric, Ye, Weier, Dehipawala, Sunil, Shekoyan, Vazgen, Tremberger, George, & Cheung, Tak. (2019). Numerical Assessment of Orthographic Neighborhood Size Fluctuation in Writing Using Fractal Dimension Analysis. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics. Nov. 25.
  • Armendariz, Cheung, Dehipawala, Kokkinos, Lawrence, Marchese, Riegel, Sideris, Sullivan, Svoronos, Taibu, Tawde, Tremberger, & Ye. (June 2019). Nurturing Young Minds: The STEM Research Academy at Queensborough Community College, Peer Reviewed Proceedings of the 126th Annual American Society for Engineering Education Conference & Exposition (published Paper ID #26190)
  • Shekoyan, Vazgen, Ye, Weier, Dehipawala, Sunil, Armendariz, Raul, Tremberger, George, & Cheung, Tak. (2018). Assessment of Working Memory Utilization Improvement Strategies for Engineering and Technology ESL Students in the Learning of Physics, October of 2018 Mid-Atlantic Section Peer Reviewed Proceedings of American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Dehipawala, Sunil, Armendariz, Raul, Shekoyan, Vazgen, Kokkinos, Dimitrios, Riegel, Kimberly, Taibu, Rex, Ye, Weier, Stalerman, Corey, Tremberger, George, Lieberman, David, & Cheung, Tak. (2018). Transformation of Graduate School Research Projects to Community College Internship Projects with Translation to High School Science Talent Search Projects, October of 2018 Mid-Atlantic Section Peer Reviewed Proceedings of American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Ye, Weier (2018). Overview of Academic Writing in China: A Response to Wesley O’Morrow’s Materials Review, “Texts in Context: Textbook Choice in an Evolving ELT Environment” NYS TESOL Journal Vol. 5, No. 1.
  • Ye, Weier (Aug. 2017). “Exploring Second Language Reading and Writing: Enhancing College Writing for English Language Learners” (Revised Edition) Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
  • Guo, Wenli & Ye, Weier (June 2015). Collaborations to Promote Critical Thinking through Summary Writing in the Physics Classroom. Middle Atlantic Section Peer Reviewed Proceedings of American Society for Engineering Education, Villanova University, PA.
  • Guo, D, Ye, Weier, & Li, Xueping. (2009). A Gateway to Idiomatic English. Tianjin: Nankai University Press.
  • Ye, Weier. (1998). Tagmemic theory and translation of scientific literature. Shanghai Journal of Translators of Science and Technology. 4, 36-38.
  • Ye, Weier, & Mayila. (1998). American English in scientific literature. Journal of Xinjiang Normal University. 19(3), 150-154.
  • Ye, Weier. (1998). Schema theory and ESL reading. Foreign Language Education. Journal of Xi’an International Studies University. 74(1), 24-28.
  • Ye, Weier. (1998). Continuing education English programs for technical personnel. Journal of Huaibei Normal University. 67, 127-129.
  • Ye, Weier. (1996). The structure of language hierarchies. Beijing: Journal of Beijing International Studies University. 72(4), 36-40.
  • Ye, Weier. (1995). Significance of Tagmemic theories in language teaching. Beijing: Journal of Beijing International Studies University. 66(4), 50-54.
  • Zhang, Lifa, Zhong, Dinghua, & Ye, Weier. (1995). The Role of the Government and Enterprises in Continuing Engineering Education. Proceedings of the 6th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Brend, RM, Li, Xueping, Peng, D, Wei, G, & Ye, Weier. (1993). An introduction to Tagmemics, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou: Guangdong Education Press.
  • Ye, Weier, & Li, Xueping. (1990). The four factors in English for science and technology reading. Foreign Language Research. 26(4), 29-35.
  • Li, Xueping, Qiu, Xuandou, Peng, Gude, Huang, Peizhan, Li, Guoyu, Wei, Guihui, Lu, Qipin, Luo, Jun, Ye, Weier, Dailey, John, & Tomlinson, John. (1988). A Guide to Writing in English: TOEFL and EPT. Guangdong Province, Guangzhou: Guangdong Education Press.

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