Dr. Zheng has two decades of teaching experience in an array of subjects, including advertising, public relations, mass communications, statistics, research methods, mandarin Chinese, and French, at three leading U.S. universities. She is a prolific writer, social scientist, and researcher. Her research on media psychology and narrative persuasion has won top national awards from the American Academy of Advertising. Her book chapters on mental transportation in narrative advertising were published in the prestigious Advertising Theory textbook by Routledge in 2017 and 2019. Before joining the Language Lab Academy, Dr. Zheng worked as a professor and a graduate faculty member at the University of Florida. During the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Dr. Zheng worked as a trilingual (English, French and Chinese) reporter and photographer covering Olympians from all over the world. She was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for her outstanding journalistic work by the U.S. Olympic Committee and was featured on NBC and other TV networks. Dr. Zheng is a mom of two children, an eight-year-old daughter (a GT student in Allen ISD) and a four-year-old son. In her spare time, Dr. Zheng enjoys reading, playing piano and chess, swimming, hiking, as well as listening to classical music.