Faculty Profile for Dr. Pinfan Zhu

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Dr. Pinfan Zhu
Professor — English
FH 365
phone: (512) 245-2163

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

Discourse analysis
Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Research Interests

International technical communication
Translation study
Cross-cultural writing.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Zhu, P. (2023). Cultural Dimensions as Guidelines in Handling Language Problems for Effective Written Communication Across Cultures. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Translation, Vol.6, 85–95. https://doi.org/10.32996/ijllt
  • Zhu, P. (2023). Cultural Awareness as a Main Approach to Teaching a Course of Web Customization for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication. International Journal of Linguistic, Literature, and Translation, Vol.6, 192–209. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.32996/ijllt
  • Zhu, P. (2022). One Size Does Not Fit All:  On Application of Translation Theories to Teaching a Course of Website Localization. International Journal of Linguistic, Literature, an Translation, Volume 5(No. 8), 8–16. https://doi.org/DOI : 10.32996/ijllt.2022.5.8.2
  • Zhu, P. (2021). Translation of Traditional Chinese: Gains vs Losses. International Journal of Linguistic, Literature, and Translation., Vol.4, 1–7. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.32996/ijllt
  • Zhu, P. (2021). Audience and Purpose as a Means for Improving the Acceptability of Technical Translation. International Journal of Linguistic, Literature, and Translation., Vol. 4, 98–108. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.32996/ijllt

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

Editorial Board of Chinese Traditional Medicine. Hunan University, China, 2016 -2019..
June 30, 2016-January 7, 2020
Writing Competition Sponsored by University Writing Center
February 13, 2023-February 27, 2027
Online Teaching Committee
January 1, 2023-December 31, 2023
Library Committee
January 1, 2023-December 31, 2023
International Journal of English and Literature
January 1, 2023-December 31, 2023