Deliang Wang (王德亮) is the Chinese Director of the William and Mary Confucius Institute. He is originally from Beijing Normal University, W&M’s Chinese sister university. Professor Wang received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Beijing Normal University in 2006. As an associate professor in School of Foreign Languages and Literature at BNU, he has published widely in the fields of text linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and second language teaching. He served as the Vice Chair of the English Department from 2011-2013.Professor Wang is committed to promoting the study of Chinese language and culture, as well as furthering the mutual understanding between China and the United States of America.