Modern Languages

Yan Chen-McBride

Yan Chen-McBride is an Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Modern
Languages. She came to Ursinus having taught Chinese language courses at Johns Hopkins University, Seton Hill University, and Kings College. Born and raised in China she began her career teaching English to students in China. As a Collegeville resident, Yan continues to build the bridges of peace, friendship, and understanding between the people of China and the United States.


B.A., Suzhou University of Science & Technology, P.R. China
M.A., University of York, U.K.


CHN-311. Advanced Chinese I

Professional Experience

2022 – Present
Ursinus College

2020 – Present
Johns Hopkins University: CTY

2008 – 2019
Appalachia Intermediate Unit/GPA/Blended Schools
• Adjunct Professor, Seton Hill University, Pennsylvania
• Adjunct Professor, King’s College, Pennsylvania

2003 – 2019
International Partnerships in Education
Coordinator of USA/China educational exchange programs

2003 – 2004
Ningbo University, P.R. China