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Brody Bluemel, PhD

Associate Professor 
Chair, Languages and Literatures
College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
bbluemel [at] desu.edu


  • Ph.D., Dual Title Applied Linguistics & Asian Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A., German, Middlebury College
  • M.A., Chinese Language & Culture, Valparaiso University
  • B.A., English & Language Acquisition, Drake University


Brody Bluemel is the Chairperson and Associate Professor in the Department of Languages & Literatures at Delaware State University. He has expertise in Applied Linguistics, Chinese and German. His research focuses on educational technology, bilingual education, and dual-language immersion. He has conducted research on the use of corpora in language pedagogy, and previously led a Title VI IRS project focused on dual-enrollment in Spanish and Chinese in the elementary and middle schools of the state of Delaware. He has a fellowship (2023-2024) in the inaugural PROPEL HBCU Faculty Fellows Academy.

He currently leads a Title VI UISFL project that resulted in the development of a certificate of multiliteracy program. Recently, he was the sub-award recipient, in partnership with Penn State University, of a new Title VI IRS project researching Teacher Awareness and Use of Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom. He also has a forthcoming digital book publication on Language Instruction Using Immersive Technology.

Course Instruction

  • INTL 200 - Intercultural Communication
  • INTL 300 - Special Topics in International Studies
  • ENGL 592 - Applied Research


  • American Association for Applied Linguistics
  • American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages 
  • Chinese Language Teachers Association
  • Delaware English Language Learners Teachers & Advocates
  • Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages


  • Bluemel, B. (2024). Language Instruction Using Immersive Technology. Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research. Pennsylvania State University.
  • Schreiber, B. and Bluemel, B. (2023). Smoothing the path: Chinese American joint degree programs as resistance to nationalism. In Writing on the Wall. Eds. Xiaoye You, Brooke Schreiber, David Martins. Utah State University Press.
  • McManus, K. and Bluemel, B. (2022). Instructional practices in English-Chinese and English-Spanish dual-language immersion classrooms. In How Special are Early Birds? Foreign language teaching and learning – Studies in Honour of Florence Myles. Eds. Kevin McManus, Vivienne Rogers, Henry Tyne, and Monika S. Schmid. Freie Universität Berlin. https://creativecommons.org.
  • Aryal, B., Bluemel, B., and Nurse, M. (2022). Negotiating Traditions and Charting a Different Future at an HBCU: The Composition and Speech Program at Delaware State University. In Composition Forum.
  • Lu, X. and Bluemel, B. (2020). Automated Assessment of Language. In The Cambridge Introduction to Applied Linguistics. Eds. Susan Conrad, Alissa Hartig, and Lynn Santelmann. Cambridge University Press.
  • Bluemel, B. (2019). Pedagogical Applications of Chinese Parallel Corpora. In Computational and Corpus Approaches to Chinese Language Learning. Eds. Xiaofei Lu and Berlin Chen. Springer. 
  • Bluemel, B. (2014). Learning in Parallel: Using parallel corpora to enhance written language acquisition at the Beginning Level. Dimension. Vol. 1, p.31-48.  
  • Bluemel, B. (2013). Parallel Corpora in Pedagogy: Using Parallel Corpora in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (CALPER Corpus Community Report, No. 5). The Pennsylvania State University: Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research.


  • 2023-2024 PROPEL Fellowship. propelcenter.org
  • 2023 Faculty Excellence Award for Advising. Delaware State University
  • 2013 ChinaSprout Presentation Prize, The Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA-13) 
  • 2013 CLTA Walton Presentation Prize Finalist, The Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA-13)