Faculty profile

Bruce Peng



217 Wilber Hall

Office hours

Tuesday 1-2 pm
Thursday 4-5 pm

Bruce Peng head shot

Long Peng holds a Ph.D in linguistics from University of Arizona and MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from Northern Arizona University. He is a professor of linguistics and education. In 2009-2015, he served as the Director of the Linguistics Program at SUNY Oswego. He currently teaches TESOL methods courses and a range of linguistics courses required of linguistics and TESOL majors. Apart from SUNY Oswego, Long Peng has taught linguistics, ESL, freshmen composition and other courses in Flagstaff and Tucson, Arizona, and Rochester, New York, China, Singapore and Hong Kong.


Long Peng conducts research in both education and linguistics. In education, his research has been concerned with clinically rich teaching and its impact on teacher candidates, linguistics and its relevance to language instruction, pre-service teachers' perceptions of urban schools and their understanding of social injustices. His linguistic research focuses on a broad range of phonological phenomena in languages that range from Kikuyu and Kiswati to Warao and Southern Barasano to three varieties of English as a second language. Long Peng has published extensively on African linguistics, second language phonology and education. He, together with Jean Ann and Patricia Russo, was the recipient of a $553,488 grant to develop an undergraduate clinically rich teacher preparation program in 2012 to 2014. He has just completed a TESOL methods textbook manuscript entitled "Content-based Instruction: A Guide to Teaching English through English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies".


Select publications

  • Peng, Long. 2013. Analyzing Sound Patterns: An Introduction to Phonology (Part of Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
  • Peng, Long and Jean Ann. 2010. Positioning Linguists as Learners. In Kristin Denham and Anne Lobeck (eds.) Linguistics at School: Language Awareness in Primary and Secondary Education, pp. 149-160. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK.
  • Hampton, Bonita, Long Peng and Jean Ann. 2008. Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions of Urban Schools. The Urban Review 40, 3: 268-295.


Select Conferences

  • Peng, Long, Jean Ann, Pat Russo and Anneke McEvoy. April 20, 2015. Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation: Promises and Challenges. A talk presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of American Education Research Association held in Chicago, Illinois from April 15 to 20, 2015.
  • Peng, Long, Jean Ann, Pat Russo and Anneke McEvoy. February 28, 2015. Transforming TESOL Teacher Preparation: Clinically Rich Model, Promises and Challenges. A talk presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of American Association of Colleges for Teacher Preparation held in Atlanta, Georgia from February 27, 2015 to March 1, 2015.
  • Ann, Jean, Anneke McEvoy, Long Peng and Pat Russo. May 28, 2014. Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation. A talk presented at the 2014 Higher Education Faculty Development Project’s End-of-Project Conference organized by Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities held in Albany, New York from May 27 to 28, 2014.


Ph.D, Linguistics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1992

MA, Teaching English as a Second Language, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1987

BA, English, Chongqing University, People's Republic of China, 1982