2019-present International Consultant for RGEP (Renovating General Education project) on the new National General Education Curriculum and Textbooks, Vietnam Ministry of Education & Training/ United Nations' World Bank

2019-present  Curriculum design and Teacher Ed for Online/Blended Learning; Children's literature as textbooks in TESOL. Dewey Future Education, U.S./China. 

2018-present  Civic Engagement and Multicultural Ed for Middle Schoolers. First Unitarian Church of San Jose, C.A. 

2015-2020  Design thinking for real world learning (K-5). Discovery Charter School, C.A.  

2017-2019  Teaching 21st century skills in the public speaking and practical writing classes. Chief Content/Curriculum Officer, Able2shine, C.A.  

2010-2014     Learning to Write in the Digital Age: ELLs' Literacy Practices in and out of Their Western Urban High School. San Jose Unified School District, C.A.   

2005-2010     Various research projects on curriculum & instruction, language and literature, and teacher ed. Literacy Achievement Research Center; Dept. of Teacher Education, Michigan State University, M.I.  

2003-2005    Writing, Identity and Virtual Environment. Dept. of Learning, Technology & Culture, Michigan State University, M.I.  


Zhou, S., Pu, J., & Gritter, K. (2020) Stories of Resilience across Social Class in Orbis Pictus-Winning Picture Books. NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) annual convention.

Pu, J. (2018) "Teaching 21st Century Skills in the Public Speaking and Practical Writing Classes". A2S Soft Skills Center, Fremont, CA. 

Pu, J. (2013)  "Digital literacy and E-learning for a Group of Urban ELLs”.  LARC (Literacy Achievement Research Center), East Lansing, Michigan.

Curcic, S., Wolbers, K., Juzwik, M., & Pu, J. (2012) Second Language Writing: Theorizing in Instructional Research P–12. TESOL Quarterly, vol. 46, issue 4, pp. 820-831.  


Pu, J., Curcic, S., Wolbers, K., Pu, J. & Juzwik, M.M. (2007) What Do We Learn from Fifteen Years’ Research on Second Language Writing Instruction. Michigan Association of Teacher Educators Press.  

Pu, J. (2007). "Interactional Dynamics and Language Use in Tripartite Teacher Education Supervisory Conferences". AERA (American Educational Research Association) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.


Pu, J. & Juzwik, M. M. (2006) Review of G. Demetrion, Conflicting paradigms in adult literacy education (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005).  Studies in Second Language Acquisition.

Pu, J, Wolbers, K, & Curcic, S. (2006). "An Overview of Language Learners, Research Areas, and Methods in Bilingual Writing, PreK-12." LARC (Literacy Achievement Research Center) Fall Practitioner Conference, East Lansing, Michigan.

Wolbers, K., Curcic, S. & Pu, J. (2006). "Multilingual and L2 writing prior to college: A research synthesis". The Symposium on Second Language Writing, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Pu, J. & Gao, F. (2005). "Reality in Virtuality: Enhancing Authenticity of Role Play in Language Learning Through CMC". CALICO (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium), East Lansing, Michigan.

Pu, J. & Solinski, A. (2005). "Critical Approaches to ESL in Methods courses and K-12 classrooms". AERA (American Educational Research Association) Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.  

Pu, J., Gritter, R., Gritter, K. & Duinen, D.V. (2005). "English Class and Beyond: An Invitation to Discuss Interdisciplinary Reading of Literature." MCTE (Michigan Council of Teachers of English) conference, East Lansing, Michigan.  

Zhao, Y., Pu, J. et al (2004) (Eds.) New Era Interactive English (4 volume College Multimedia English textbook). Tsinghua University Press: Beijing, China.

Pu, J. & Collings, N. (2004) Sports: Leaning American Culture. In Zhao, Y., & Yan, B. (Ed.) American Campus English and Culture. Tsinghua University Press. 

Pu, J., Schnoon-Tanis, K., & Solinski, A. (2004). "The Canon Envisioned: A Conversation About Critically Teaching Their Eyes Were Watching God". MCTE conference, Lansing, Michigan.

Fruja, R., Pu, J., & Fan, Y.N. (2004) "Non-naturalized Aliens? Naturalized what?! Immigrant Children, Cultures, and Languages in the English Classroom". Bright Ideas Conference, East Lansing, Michigan 

Pu, J. (2004). "Blog: A New Communication Method for Student-teacher and Teacher-teacher Communication". Michigan Annual Technology Conference, East Lansing, Michigan. 

Pu, J. (2003) (Trans. and literacy activity design) Kitty (12 books). Posts and Telecom Press: China.

Pu, J. (2003) (Trans.) Winnie the Pooh. Children Fun Publishing Company.

Gu, F.L., Pu, J., et al (2002) (Eds.) The Art of Contemporary English Speeches. Anhui Science and Technology Press. 

Gu, F.L., Pu, J., et al (2002) (Eds.) The Anthology of Romantic Poetry. Anhui Science and Technology Press. 

Wang, H.X., Pu, J. et al (2002) (Eds.) New Century College English Textbook Series. Nanjing University Press: Nanjing, China.