Ying Zhou received her Ph.D. in Chinese Language (2012) and M.A. in Second Language Studies (2005) from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Her main area of research is in second language acquisition and pedagogy. She is particularly interested in affective factors in second language learning, second language assessment, and heritage language learners. Her recent research interests include learning strategies in language learners with multilingual background and writing in second language learning. She has taught at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and Defense Language Institute at Monterey, before joining St. Olaf in Fall 2014.