Sui Duan has taught language and culture in colleges in China and the United States. His most recent research focuses on Chinese beliefs and philosophy by examining Chinese arts and literature. He writes poems and stories.
Duan completed his undergraduate study at Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute in China and his Master and Doctoral study at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY. He taught English language in North China University of Technology before coming to the United States. While working for the New York State Court Systems he taught Chinese language and culture at RPI. He pioneered story-based language teaching theory and is a co-author of the CLEF 2012 Proceeding Publication "From Task-Based to Story-Based Language Teaching". His most recent research focuses on Chinese beliefs and philosophy through arts, literature and daily life. He writes poems and stories. Duan was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for spring 2017.