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Duke Kunshan University has hired its founding faculty for its undergraduate degree program set to launch in 2018

Faculty Members for Duke Kunshan University Undergraduate Program

  • Ahrensdorf, Peter J.

    Visiting Professor, Duke Kunshan University

    Visiting Professor of Political Science, Duke University

    James Sprunt Professor of Political Science at Davidson College

    Bio

    His research and teaching focus on classical and modern political philosophy, American political thought, and politics and literature.

    Ahrensdorf has published articles on Plato, Thucydides, Hobbes, Sophocles, and Domingo Sarmiento, as well as five books: Homer on the Gods and Human Virtue: Creating the Foundations of Classical Civilization (Cambridge University Press, 2014); Greek Tragedy Sophocles' Theban Plays, co-translated with Thomas L. Pangle (Cornell University Press, 2013), Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy: Rationalism and Religion in Sophocles' Theban Plays (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Justice Among Nations: On the Moral Basis of Power and Peace, co-authored with Thomas L. Pangle (University Press of 1999), and The Death of Socrates and the Life of Philosophy: An Interpretation of Plato's Phaedo (State University Press of New York, 1995). He is currently working on a book on Homer, Plato, Machiavelli, and Nietzsche, provisionally titled, Homer and Political Philosophy. Ahrensdorf has also taught in Buenos Aires, Argentina as a Fulbright Scholar (2000).

    Born in Manila, Philippines, Ahrensdorf grew up in Washington, DC and received his BA in Political Science from Yale University (1980) and his PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago (1989).

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  • Anderson, Benjamin

    Anderson, Benjamin

    Assistant professor of global health, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research focus is viral emerging infectious disease (EID), particularly zoonotic diseases that occur at the human and animal interface. He is especially interested in using bioaerosol sampling to conduct surveillance for emerging pathogens in potential EID hot spots and among vulnerable populations with intense contact with animal reservoirs. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include global health, integrated science and biology.

    Anderson has extensive experience conducting research in China. He is a Duke One Health research and laboratory manager and a postdoctoral associate at Duke University.

    He has a B.Sc. in entomology and nematology, master of public health in environmental and global health and a Ph.D. in public health from the University of Florida.

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  • Beemer, Bryce

    Beemer, Bryce

    Assistant professor of history, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research focuses on the transcultural ramifications of slave gathering warfare in mainland Southeast Asia, Northeast India and coastal Bengal, with a special focus on enslaved artisans, religious rituals, and processes of creolization and cultural exchange.

    His research has received support from Fulbright-Hays (DDRA), the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Watumull Foundation and the Mellon Foundation. He received the World History Association’s best dissertation award in 2014. His publication, “Southeast Asian Slavery and Slave-Gathering Warfare as a Vector for Cultural Transmission: The Case of Burma and Thailand,” also received awards from the American Historical Association and the Burma Studies Foundation for innovative research.

    Beemer has a B.A. in politics from Brandeis University, and an M.A. in Southeast Asian studies and Ph.D. in history from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was the Mellon postdoctoral fellow in comparative world history at Colby College; an editor for TRaNS, a journal devoted to transnational research on Southeast Asia; and a 2017-18 SSRC Transregional Research Fellow for InterAsian Contexts and Connections.

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  • Blake, Lewis

    Blake, Lewis

    Associate professor of the practice, Duke University

    Bio

    His focus has been curriculum development, teaching and administration of the first-year teaching program for the Department of Mathematics at Duke University.

    He has been teaching mathematics at Duke since 1981. From 1985 to 2011, he was the supervisor of first-year instruction in the Mathematics Department. During that time, he was one of the principals involved in the transition from the traditional introductory calculus courses to laboratory-based calculus courses. The redesigned courses emphasize applications in the classroom and group investigations in calculus labs.

    Although he retired from a full-time position in 2017, he has continued to teach mathematics courses at Duke in summer terms. He is a co-author of the “Laboratory Calculus Manuals,” which continue to be used in Duke’s introductory calculus courses.

    He was awarded the Richard K. Lublin Distinguished Award for Teaching Excellence in 1993, and in 2014, received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate teaching at Duke.

    Blake has a B.A. in mathematics from Clemson University and an M.A. in mathematics from Duke.

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  • Brodhead, Richard H.

    Brodhead, Richard H.

    William Preston Few Professor of English, Duke University

    Honorary chancellor, Duke Kunshan University

    President emeritus, Duke University

    Bio

    He served as president of Duke from 2004 to 2017. Under his leadership, the university established many of its best-known international programs, including Duke Kunshan University, the Duke Global Health Institute, DukeEngage and Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.

    Brodhead has an undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from Yale University, where he had a 32-year career as a faculty member before moving to Duke. He won Yale’s principal prize for outstanding teaching and served for 11 years as dean of Yale College, with responsibility for every aspect of undergraduate education. A scholar of American literature and culture, he has written and edited more than a dozen books, and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004.The American Academy named him co-chair of its Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, and he co-authored its 2013 report, The Heart of the Matter.

    His writings on higher education have been collected in two books, “The Good of This Place” (2004) and “Speaking of Duke” (2017). For his national role in higher education, he was given the Academic Leadership Award from the Carnegie Corp. of New York. He has also been awarded five honorary degrees, including one from Tsinghua University.

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  • Chakraborty, Titas

    Chakraborty, Titas

    Assistant professor of history, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her research focuses on South Asian and world history, with special attention to labor, migration and gender. Her teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include global China studies, global history and South Asian history.

    Chakraborty has a B.A. and M.A. in history from Jadavpur University, India, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, she was a visiting assistant professor at Oberlin College and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Historical Studies, University of Texas, Austin.

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  • CHENG, Yue

    CHENG, Yue

    Visiting assistant professor of arts, Duke Kunshan University

    Assistant professor of arts, NYU Shanghai

    Bio

    He has performed in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United States, Japan, China and Brazil; and featured in “Sessione Siena la Musica e Arte” in Italy and the Southern Bohemian Music Festival (Germany and the Czech Republic). Recent career highlights include master classes at West Point Academy and NYU Steinhardt. He has been a member of the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra and a regular guest member of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Hamburg (Germany) Symphoniker. He has also been a tenured principal oboe of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra since 2005.

    He has won numerous competitions and prizes, including second prize in the International Broadcast Competition for Young Musicians in Prague, Czech Republic; second place in the Kingsville International Music Competition; and first prize in the Mcgauhey-Yeager Competition and the Emerson String Quartet Competition. He currently conducts the NYU Shanghai Chamber Orchestra.

    Cheng has a B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin, and an M.A. from The Hartt School, University of Hartford.

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  • Choi, Jung

    Choi, Jung

    Assistant professor of art history and visual studies, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her research focuses on interactions between art and technology, and contemporary visual and media culture, especially on the ways in which artistic and creative practices provide constructive criticism on our contemporary media environments. Her teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include contemporary art and visual culture, media studies and aesthetics.

    She is a cross-disciplinary theorist and curator who has worked at renowned institutions including Art Center Nabi and the ZKM Karlsruhe. She experiments with different creative methods in digital humanities and arts.

    Choi has an M.A. in visual culture theory from New York University and a Ph.D. in art history and visual studies from Duke University. She also has a graduate certificate in information science and studies from Duke that offered research and training in digital humanities. Before joining Duke Kunshan, she was the director (PI) of the Digital Humanities City: Restoration of Soon-Sung project, which was supported by a grant from South Korea’s National Research Foundation.

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  • Chu, Nellie

    Chu, Nellie

    Assistant professor of anthropology, Duke Kunshan University

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    Her research focuses on global supply chains in fashion and the transnational role of migrant entrepreneurs. She has a project on West African and Korean religious communities related to the doctrine of prosperity based in Guangzhou, China. Her teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include cultures and movements, global China studies and cultural anthropology.

    In 2016-17, she held a fellowship with the American Council for Learned Societies / Henry Luce Foundation for China Studies and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and served as visiting professor at the University of Goettingen’s Center for Modern East Asian Studies in Germany. In 2017-18, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University’s School for Industrial and Labor Research.

    Chu has a B.A. in international relations (highest honors) and German language and culture (high honors) from the University of California, Davis, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). In 2014, she won the Outstanding Teacher’s Assistant Award given by the graduate divisions at UCSC.

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  • Chung, Chang

    Chung, Chang

    Professor of biology, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research focuses on examining the role of microglia activation/chemotaxis in neuro-inflammation during the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. His research in directed cell migration has significant impact on several important areas including cancer, Alzheimer’s, depression and immunological disorders. He is a recipient of the Special Fellow Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

    His research has received funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China. He has taught undergraduate, graduate and medical students in a wide range of areas including introductory biology, cell biology, molecular genetics, scientific communications and neuropharmacology.

    Chung has a B.S. and M.Sc. in zoology from Seoul National University, South Korea, and a Ph.D. in cell biology from Duke University. His postdoctoral training was in molecular genetics at the University of California, San Diego, where he worked as assistant project scientist. In 2001, Dr. Chung joined the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine, where he became a tenured associate professor. Prior to joining DKU, he was a full professor at Tianjin University in China, which he joined in 2014.

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  • Clements, Kaley

    Clements, Kaley

    Assistant professor of media and arts, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research focuses on the intersection of social conflict, climate change and the loss of diversification under the power structures of the globalizing economy. His expertise is in documentary, filmmaking, photography, visual narratives, aural storytelling and soundscape design.

    He has produced work in Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Mexico, Vietnam and the U.S. His work has been screened internationally and he has curated film exhibitions in Shanghai.

    Clements has an M.F.A. in experimental and documentary arts from Duke University.

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  • Cui, Jingbo 崔静波

    Cui, Jingbo

    Associate professor of applied economics, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His research centers on environmental economics, economics of innovation, and international trade. His research has appeared in top academic journals in the fields of environmental and resource economics, agricultural economics and energy economics.

    Recent projects include economic analysis of climate change, welfare impacts of biofuel policies, and effects of environmental policies on environmental innovation. His current projects on climate change and low-carbon innovation have received funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

    Before joining Duke Kunshan, he had held positions as a Chu-Tian junior scholar at the Hubei Provincial Department of Education, an associate professor at Wuhan University’s School of Economics and Management, and a postdoctoral research associate and visiting scholar at Iowa State University. He has also served as the referee for leading journals in environmental economics, such as JEEM, JAERE, ERE.

    Cui has a B.S. in economics and mathematics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, an M.Sc. in economics from Wuhan University and a Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University.

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  • Efstathiou, Konstantinos

    Efstathiou, Konstantinos

    Associate professor of mathematics, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research interests are in the general areas of dynamical systems and mathematical physics, with the main focus being on the geometry of integrable Hamiltonian systems and the dynamics of coupled oscillator networks. He has published a monograph on integrable Hamiltonian systems and his research has appeared prestigious journals. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include foundational and advanced mathematics, with an emphasis on teaching innovation and student activation and inclusion.

    Over a 14-year teaching career, he has taught mathematics and physics courses at introductory and advanced levels, and has received a best teacher award for his Calculus for Chemistry course.

    Efstathiou has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics from the University of Athens, Greece, and a Ph.D. (highest distinction) in physics from the Universite Littoral Cote d’Opale, France. He also has an Undergraduate Teaching Qualification. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was an assistant professor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In 2012 and 2013, he was a lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, where he also served as acting head of department.

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  • Field, Andrew

    Field, Andrew

    Director of Study Abroad and Outreach, Duke Kunshan University

    Adjunct professor of Chinese history, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    He is the author of three books, “Shanghai’s Dancing World: Cabaret Culture and Urban Politics” (2010), “Mu Shiying: China’s Lost Modernist” (2014) and “Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of a Global City” (co-authored with James Farrer, 2015). He is working on a fourth book, focusing on the indie rock revolution in China after the 2000s.

    He is the author of three books, “Shanghai’s Dancing World: Cabaret Culture and Urban Politics” (2010), “Mu Shiying: China’s Lost Modernist” (2014) and “Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of a Global City” (co-authored with James Farrer, 2015). He is working on a fourth book, focusing on the indie rock revolution in China after the 2000s.

    His independent documentary film, “Down: Indie Rock in the PRC” (2012), co-produced with Jud Willmont, has been screened at film festivals and academic conferences worldwide. He has also published numerous articles in academic journals and edited volumes on the subject of historical and contemporary urban culture and society in China. He keeps an online journal at shanghaisojourns.net.

    Field has a B.A. in Asian studies from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in East Asian languages and cultures from Columbia University. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. He has taught many different courses in Chinese and world history at universities in the United States, Australia, China and South Korea. From 2015 to 2018, he served as associate dean for undergraduate programs at Duke Kunshan and taught a course on the history of Shanghai for the Global Learning Semester.

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  • Flanagan, Owen

    Flanagan, Owen

    James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy, Duke University

    Co-director, Center for Comparative Philosophy, Duke University

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    His work is in philosophy of the mind and psychiatry, ethics, moral psychology and cross-cultural philosophy. He has authored several books, including “The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility” (Oxford, 2017).

    He joined Duke in 1993. He holds appointments in psychology and neuroscience, is a faculty fellow in cognitive neuroscience, is a steering committee member of the philosophy, arts and literature program, and is an affiliate of the graduate program in literature. Previously, he taught for 16 years at Wellesley College as Class of 1919 Professor of Philosophy. He has also had visiting positions at Berkeley, Brandeis, Princeton, Harvard, and La Trobe in Australia, University of Vienna, City University of Hong Kong, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Flanagan has a B.A. in philosophy from Fordham University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston University.

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  • France, Marcia

    France, Marcia

    Dean of undergraduate studies, Duke Kunshan University

    Professor of chemistry, Duke Kunshan University

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    Before joining Duke Kunshan, she was the John T. Herwick, M.D. Professor of Chemistry and associate provost at Washington and Lee University, where she also served as associate dean of the college from 2012 to 2017. She has also served as a visiting research scientist at Dupont, Stanford University, the University of St. Andrews and the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (AgroParisTech).

    France has a B.Sc. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she did undergraduate research under 2001 Nobel laureate K. Barry Sharpless, and an M.Sc. in chemistry from Yale University. She was a National Science Foundation pre-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology, where she earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry for work on the development of ruthenium catalysts for olefin metathesis with 2005 Nobel laureate Robert H. Grubbs.

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  • Fredman, Zach

    Fredman, Zach

    Assistant professor of history, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research focus is U.S.-China relations. He has carried out extensive archival research in China, with his work published in the Journal of Modern Chinese History, Frontiers of History in China, Diplomatic History, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Modern American History and The Washington Post. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include China studies, U.S. studies, institutions and governance, and public policy.

    His book, which is forthcoming with University of North Carolina Press, examines the U.S. military presence in China during the 1940s. In 2017, he received the Edward M. Coffman First Book Manuscript Prize from the Society for Military History and the Betty M. Unterberger Dissertation Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

    Fredman has a B.A. in history from the University of Arizona, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Boston University. Prior to joining Duke Kunshan, he held postdoctoral fellowships at Dartmouth College (2017-18) and Nanyang Technological University (2016-17).

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  • Fruh, Kyle

    Fruh, Kyle

    Assistant professor of philosophy, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research interests traverse a number of areas in ethics, including ethical implications of climate change, the nature of promissory obligation and moral heroism. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include global challenges, logic, philosophy and sport.

    Fruh has a B.A. in philosophy and Spanish from Amherst College, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was a visiting assistant professor at Beloit College and a Thinking Matters postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.

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  • Gao, Song

    Gao, Song

    Professor of environmental science, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research interests include atmospheric chemistry, water pollution and science-based climate mitigation policies. He has been published extensively in flagship international journals, and several of his papers have been highly cited worldwide for their pioneering contribution to uncovering new mechanisms of secondary organic aerosol formation and urban air pollution. He is also a recipient of the Alan Berman Research Publications Award.

    Collaborating with colleagues from Princeton and Claremont universities, he is completing a book on environmental science problem-solving to be published in 2019. Among the many students he has mentored, two were recently named the green chemistry scholars by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). He also led creation of a joint undergraduate program on environmental engineering between the University of Arizona and Shanghai’s Fudan University. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include chemistry, integrated science, renewable energy, and environmental science and policy.

    Gao has a B.Sc. in materials science and engineering (chemistry track, with honors) from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Washington, Seattle. He completed his postdoctoral training in atmospheric chemistry at the California Institute of Technology.

    Prior to joining Duke Kunshan, he was a chemistry faculty member at Stetson University in the U.S. and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a section editor for Case Studies in the Environment – Sustainability published by the University of California Press. He has also served on proposal review panels for the NSF and coordinated a U.S.-China Climate Change Partnership Forum in Washington, D.C.

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  • Gao, Yuan

    Gao, Yuan

    William W. Elliott Assistant Research Professor, Duke University

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    She works on diverse partial differential equations, including degenerate parabolic equations, nonlocal equations arising from models in materials science and surface science, using calculus of variation, gradient flows, operator theory and control theory.

    She is an active member of applied mathematics and materials science community, and has been published in top journals including SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis, Journal of Nonlinear Science, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization and Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations.

    She has a Ph.D from Fudan University.

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  • Guy, Kolleen

    Guy, Kolleen

    Associate professor of history, Duke Kunshan University

    Division chair of social sciences, undergraduate program, Duke Kunshan University

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    Her main research interest is on how both the consumption and production of food and drink shape national memory and identity. Her teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include global history and areas related to food systems and the environment.

    She has won numerous awards for teaching innovation and is the author of the prizewinning book, “When Champagne became French: Wine and the Making of a National Identity.”

    Guy has a B.A. in history and English from North Central College and a Ph.D. in history from Indiana University, Bloomington. Before joining Duke Kunshan, she was associate professor of history and the Ricardo Romo Distinguished Professor in the Honors College at the University of Texas, San Antonio.

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  • Henderson, Seth

    Henderson, Seth

    Assistant professor of media and arts, Duke Kunshan University

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    A filmmaker and film historian, his main interest is the complex relationship between local traditions and global phenomena. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include screenwriting, documentary film and moving image production.

    His 20 years of professional experience span the United States, Japan and Hong Kong, and he has sold two feature-length screenplays to production companies. His work has received international film awards, including at the Hot Docs Documentary Festival, and has been shown on PBS in the U.S.

    Henderson has an M.F.A. in filmmaking from Hong Kong Baptist University, where he is also completing a Ph.D. in Hong Kong documentary film.

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  • Huang, Kai

    HUANG, Kai

    Associate professor of physics, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research interest is in understanding, predicting and eventually controlling the collective behavior of sand grains (i.e., granular materials) by means of lab experiments and computer simulations, in order to shed light on widespread applications such as space exploration, powder-based additive manufacturing (3D printing), landslide and earthquake triggering, dune migration and transport. He is also interested in the acoustical design of opera theatres.

    Huang has a B.Sc. in electronic engineering and a Ph.D. in physical acoustics from Nanjing University. He also holds a Habilitation in physics, a scientific and pedagogic qualification for professors in Germany.

    Before joining Duke Kunshan, he worked as a privatdozent at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, where he taught physics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as built a research group. He completed postdoctoral training at the Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-organization.

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  • Hunter Gordon, Kim

    Hunter Gordon, Kim

    Assistant professor of Chinese and performance studies, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research is at the intersection of performance and history, with a primary expertise in kunqu, a classical form of song drama associated with the Kunshan and Suzhou area. He is particularly interested in the relationship between culture and its written or audiovisual record, together with the controls and contingencies to which the record and archives are subject. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include Chinese drama, and media and the arts.

    In addition to his academic work, Gordon has translated subtitles for the Jiangsu Kunqu Theatre for over five years and worked as producer on two major kunqu shows. He sings the “xiaosheng” role and regularly performs on the avocational Kun Opera circuit in China and beyond.

    Hunter Gordon has an M.A. (honors) in English literature and psychology from the University of Glasgow and a Ph.D. from Royal Holloway, University of London, for which he spent two years as a China studies fellow at Nanjing University. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Shanghai Theatre Academy.

    He also holds a certificate from the National Council for the Training of Journalists and previously worked as a reporter for The Observer newspaper in London.

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  • Hwang, Myung-Joong

    Hwang, Myung-Joong

    Assistant professor of physics, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research focuses on understanding quantum nature of light and matter and developing ways to harness them for next generation quantum technologies including quantum computing. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include integrated science and advanced physics.

    Hwang has a B.Sc. and a Ph.D in physics from Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Ulm University, Germany.

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  • Ji, John

    Assistant professor of environmental health science, Duke Kunshan University

    Associate director of the master of environmental policy program, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His research interest is in the intersection of environment and population health. He also holds a secondary appointment at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

    Ji has a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate degree from Harvard University. Before joining DKU, he was a senior editor at The Lancet.

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  • Ji, Wei

    Visiting instructor of physics, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research primarily focuses on searching for new physics beyond the standard model of particle physics. His recent work has been to look for new forces beyond the four fundamental forces, i.e. gravity, electromagnetic, strong and weak forces. He has published papers in prestigious academic journals including Physical Review Letters and Physical Review D. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan are undergraduate and graduate level physics.

    Ji has a B.Sc. in physics (National Training Plan of Basic Science of Top-notch Students) from Jilin University and a Ph.D in physics from Tsinghua University, where his doctoral dissertation was selected as an “excellent doctoral dissertation.” Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was a visiting scholar at Duke University.

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  • Kim, Moon Joon

    Visiting assistant professor of economics, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research interests are in environmental economics and health economics. He employs the methodological tools used in atmospheric science and public health to manage meteorological data and develop econometric models. He applies these tools to measure the damages associated with air pollution.

    He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yonsei University, South Korea, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State University. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was an adjunct instructor at Elon University and was responsible for all teaching and grading duties associated with the undergraduate economics course.

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  • Lai-Henderson, Selina

    Lai-Henderson, Selina

    Assistant professor of American literature and history, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her first book, “Mark Twain in China” (Stanford University Press), was published in 2015 and her current research focuses on W.E.B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes in Shanghai. Her teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include U.S. studies, global cultural studies, China studies and literature.

    Lai-Henderson has a B.A. in English and comparative literature and a Ph.D. in American studies from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), and an M.A. in American studies from Heidelberg University, Germany. She was also a Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University. Prior to joining Duke Kunshan, she was a research assistant professor of American studies at HKU.

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  • Landry, David G.

    Landry, David G.

    Postdoctoral fellow, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

    Bio

    His research focuses on the determinants and impacts of Chinese economic engagement abroad. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan are international political economy, international trade and international development.

    He has published several papers on Chinese economic engagement abroad including in Energy Policy and Resources Policy and for the China-Africa Research Initiative, and contributed multiple World Bank reports. His articles have been published in the Financial Times, Washington Post, Globe and Mail, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. In addition to his academic work, he consults on global economic and political risk, and is a partner at Occam Strategies.

    Landry has a B.A. in international development from McGill University, an M.Sc. in global governance from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in international development from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

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  • Lewis, Yitzhak

    Lewis, Yitzhak

    Assistant professor of humanities, Duke Kunshan University

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    His teaching and research interests include comparative literature in Hebrew and Spanish, literary theory, transnational writing and world literature.

    His forthcoming book, “A Permanent Beginning: Nachman of Braslav and Jewish Literary Modernity” (SUNY Press, 2020), deals with the Russian imperial context of early modern Hebrew and Yiddish letters. His current book project, “A World of Literature: Jorge Luis Borges and the Problems of Literary Marginality,” is a study of marginality and mysticism as literary tropes in the writing of Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges.

    Lewis has a B.A. in comparative literature, psychology and creative writing from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in Hebrew and comparative literature from Columbia University. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he taught at Columbia University.

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  • Li, Binbin

    Assistant professor of environmental science, Duke Kunshan University

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    Her research focuses on the loss of biodiversity, endangered and endemic species conservation such as giant pandas, priority setting and management of protected areas, and promotion of innovative technology, markets and policies to solve conservation problems and local community development. She also holds a secondary appointment with Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

    Her work covers the identification of conservation priorities and national parks in China, impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative on biodiversity, giant panda conservation and management via the Footprint Identification Technique, impacts of oil palm and rubber plantations on biodiversity in Southeast Asia, influence of national environmental policies on human-wildlife conflicts, and behavioral study of endemic species. She is also a member of the IUCN SSC Small Mammal Specialist Group.

    She is engaged in science communication and nature education, a signed nature photographer at Swild in China, and is dedicated to using photography, social media, drama and other art formats to promote conservation science in the public. From 2013 to 2015, she was an adviser to the Disney nature documentary “Born in China.”

    Li has a B.Sc. in life sciences with a dual degree in economics from Peking University, an M.Sc. in natural resources and environment from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from Duke University.

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  • Li, Ming

    Li, Ming

    Associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His research interests are in the areas of speech processing and multimodal behavior signal analysis with applications to human-centered behavioral informatics, notably in health, education and security. He has published more than 80 papers and served as a scientific committee member and reviewer for multiple conferences and journals.

    He was area chair of speaker and language recognition at Interspeech 2016 and Interspeech 2018. Works he has co-authored with colleagues have won awards at Body Computing Slam Contest 2009, IEEE DCOSS 2009, the Interspeech 2011 Speaker State Challenge, the Interspeech 2012 Speaker Trait Challenge and the ISCSLP 2014 Best Paper Award. He received an IBM faculty award in 2016. He is also an electrical and computer engineering research scholar at Duke University.

    Li has B.Sc. in communication engineering from Nanjing University, China; an M.Sc. in signal processing from the Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California’s Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory, which he joined on a provost fellowship in 2008.

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  • Li, Xin

    Li, Xin

    Associate dean of research, Duke Kunshan University

    Professor of electrical and computer engineering, Duke Kunshan University

    Professor of electrical and computer engineering, Duke University

    Director of the Institute of Applied Physical Sciences and Engineering, Duke Kunshan University

    Director of the Data Science Research Center, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His research interests include integrated circuits, signal processing and data analytics. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

    In 2005, he co-founded Xigmix Inc. to commercialize his Ph.D. research and served as chief technical officer until the company was acquired by Extreme DA in 2007. In 2011, Extreme DA was acquired by Synopsis.

    From 2009 to 2012, Li was assistant director of the FCRP Focus Research Center for Circuit & System Solutions, a national consortium of 13 research universities – including Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, Columbia and University of California, Los Angeles – chartered by the U.S. semiconductor industry and U.S. Department of Defense to work on next-generation integrated circuit design challenges. From 2014 to 2015, he was the assistant director of the Center for Silicon System Implementation, a CMU research center with 20 faculty members working on integrated circuits and systems.

    Li has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in electronics engineering from Fudan University, China, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from CMU.

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  • Li, Yingzhou

    Assistant research professor of mathematics, Duke University

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    He specializes in scientific computing and numerical analysis. In particular, his research concerns the design of fast numerical algorithms for problems in computational physics, computational chemistry, and scientific computing.

    Li has a B.Sc. in mathematics for Fudan University, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computational and mathematical engineering from Stanford University.

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  • Lim, Daniel

    Lim, Daniel

    Associate professor of philosophy, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research interests are at the intersection of philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion, but he is also interested in experimental philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of science, ethics, and computer science.

    He co-directs the Center for Analytic Philosophy at Renmin University of China and oversees a Templeton Religion Trust grant that runs through 2020 titled Social, Psychological, and Philosophical Implications of AI.

    Lim has a B.A. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was an associate professor of philosophy at Renmin University of China.

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  • Liu, Jian-Guo

    Liu, Jian-Guo

    Professor of physics and mathematics, Duke University

    Bio

    His research is in collective dynamics, decision-making and self-organization in complex systems from biology and social sciences; scaling behavior in models of clustering and coarsening; numerical methods for incompressible viscous flow; and multiscale analysis and computation.

    He joined Duke University in 2009 as professor of physics and mathematics, and he is also a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

    Liu has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Fudan University, China, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined Temple University’s Department of Mathematics as assistant professor in 1993, moved to the University of Maryland, College Park, as an associate professor in 1997 and became a professor in 2001 in the Department of Mathematics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology.

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  • Liu, Zhe

    Liu, Zhe

    Associate professor of mathematics, Duke Kunshan University

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    Her research interests are in the areas of functional analysis, operator algebras, mathematical physics and their applications. Her original research has been published in prestigious mathematics and science journals, including two papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Her teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include foundational and advanced math courses in natural/applied sciences.

    Over her 13-year teaching career in the United States, she taught math at all levels and has been actively engaged in STEM education in all aspects. She has received several distinguished teaching awards, including one at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and two at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

    Liu is has a B.Sc. in mathematics (honors) from Hebei Normal University, China, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from UNH. She was a lecturer and postdoctoral scholar at UPenn from 2010 to 2012 and a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Denver in 2012-13.

    Before joining Duke Kunshan, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Central Florida, where she was also a faculty mentor in the Career Advancement Mentoring Program for Young Entrepreneurs and Scholars funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

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  • MacDonald, Andrew

    MacDonald, Andrew

    Assistant professor of political science, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His research focuses on service provision in authoritarian regimes and the incentive structure of developing nations in providing social welfare benefits, as well as how individuals are impacted by and react to state narratives and ideology. His primary interest is in finding new ways of unlocking data to better understand individual-level outcomes in China. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include political economy, institutions and governance, and political science.

    MacDonald has a B.A. in history and an M.A. in East Asian studies from Stanford University, and an M.Phil and Ph.D. in politics from Oxford University. Prior to joining Duke Kunshan, he was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Louisville’s Center for Asian Democracy.

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  • MacEachern, Scott

    MacEachern, Scott

    Interim vice chancellor for academic affairs, Duke Kunshan University

    Professor of archeology and anthropology, Duke Kunshan University

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    His archaeological work focuses on the southern Lake Chad Basin of Central Africa. His main research interests are in state formation processes in Africa, international cultural heritage management issues, the archaeological study of ethnicity and social boundaries, and African and global archaeogenetics. His most recent book is “Searching for Boko Haram: A History of Violence in Central Africa.” His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include cultures and movements, anthropology and archaeology, and courses that connect to global health and environmental science.

    MacEachern has a B.A. (honors) in anthropology from the University of Prince Edward Island and an M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Calgary. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was professor of anthropology at Bowdoin College, where he also served as chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He won multiple teaching awards at Bowdoin and was elected chair of the committees for faculty governance, and promotions and tenure.

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  • McWilliams, Emily

    McWilliams, Emily

    Assistant professor of philosophy, Duke Kunshan University

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    Her research is at the intersection of epistemology and moral philosophy with connections to psychology. In particular, she investigates how social and political factors, like social power and authority, can impact the way that people reason, and asks what we can do about it. Her teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include ethics and leadership, U.S. studies, philosophy and psychology.

    McWilliams has a B.A. (summa cum laude) in philosophy, linguistics and psychology from Tulane University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University. In 2016-17, she was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in 2017-18 she was the Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar of Ethics at the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University.

    She received several certificates for distinction in teaching at Harvard. She also previously taught English for academic purposes in Vietnam and Wuhan, China.

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  • Miller, James

    Miller, James

    Professor of humanities, Duke Kunshan University

    Division chair of arts and humanities, undergraduate program, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research focuses on the intersection of religion and ecology in China. He has published six books including “China’s Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future” (Columbia, 2017). He is noted worldwide as an expert in Daoism, China’s indigenous religion. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include ethics and leadership, global China studies, environmental science, U.S. studies, religious studies and philosophy.

    Miller has a B.A. (honors) in Chinese studies from Durham University, a B.A. (honors) and M.A. in theological and religious studies from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in religious and theological studies from Boston University. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was director of the School of Religion at Queen’s University, Canada.

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  • Moe, Jeff

    Moe, Jeff

    Professor of the practice of global health, Duke University

    Professor of the practice of global health, Duke Kunshan University

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    His interests include new research and development incentives for neglected tropical and infectious disease research; identification, scaling and replication of global health care delivery innovation, and health care financing and payment reforms in the U.S. health care market. He also collaborates with ethicists, public agencies and private firms regarding the ethical challenges when patients demand expanded access to new therapeutics and public-private partnerships are created to accelerate the discovery of innovative therapeutics.

    Moe has a B.A., M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before his current role at Duke and Duke Kunshan, he was an executive in residence at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and earlier served as an executive at GlaxoSmithKline.

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  • O’Brien, William

    Visiting professor of psychology, Duke Kunshan University

    Visiting professor, Duke University

    Professor of psychology, Bowling Green State University

    Bio

    His research focuses on (a) developing protocols and evaluating the effectiveness of third-wave cognitive behavioral therapies (acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and the functional analysis of behavior) for persons experiencing anxiety disorders, psychosomatic disorders and psychophysiological disorders; (b) psychophysiological mechanisms that underlay relationships between mindfulness-related constructs and health; and (c) functional analysis/decision-making in clinical psychology. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include Western and Eastern perspectives in mindfulness, stress and health; introduction to psychology; and abnormal psychology.

    He has authored or co-authored more than 80 journal articles, two books and multiple book chapters. At Bowling Green State University (BGSU), he coordinates the Ph.D. clinical health psychology track and the Mindful Behavior Therapy and Psychophysiology Lab. He is board certified in cognitive behavioral psychology and is director of behavioral medicine at Eden Springs Healthcare Center in Green Springs, Ohio. He is also the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Distinguished Chair in Social Sciences to China for 2020.

    O’Brien has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. He completed his postdoctoral training at BGSU and his internship at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine.

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  • Olsavsky, Jesse

    Olsavsky, Jesse

    Associate professor of history, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    He teaches and researches broadly in social movements, U.S. history and politics, and African American history. In particular, his work focuses on the history of African slavery in the Americas, the international movements to abolish African slavery and the intellectual history of pan-Africanism.

    His research has been funded by such institutions as the American Council of Learned Societies, the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History and the Schomburg Center for the Study of African American Life and Culture.

    Olsavsky has a B.A. in history and German literature from the University of Toledo, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in American and Atlantic history from the University of Pittsburgh.

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  • Parsons, William

    Parsons, William

    Associate professor of political science, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His research examines early modernity, Christianity and the thought of Niccolo Machiavelli. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include U.S. studies, ethics and leadership, institutions and governance, and political science.

    Parsons has a B.A. in political science from the University of Maine and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he taught at Carroll College, Montana.

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  • Pickl, Peter

    Pickl, Peter

    Visiting Professor of Mathematics, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His research focus is on mean field descriptions of classical and quantum systems employing the new alpha-method for proving mean field results. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include integrated science, mathematical foundations, and advanced courses in mathematics and physics.

    From 2005 to 2010, he received postdoctoral training at three of the most prestigious groups of mathematical physics: the group of Stefan Teufel at University of Tuebingen; the group of Juerg Froehlich and Gian-Michele Graf from the Institute of Theoretical Physics at ETH Zurich; and Jakob Yngvason in the Department of Physics at the University of Vienna.

    Pickl has a B.A. and M.A. in physics and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Ludwig-Maximilian University, Germany, where he has been a professor at the Mathematical Institute since September 2010.

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  • Pickus, Noah

    Pickus, Noah

    Associate provost and senior adviser to the provost, Duke University

    Dean of undergraduate curricular affairs and faculty development, Duke Kunshan University

    Professor of the practice, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

    Bio

    He has led the design of the undergraduate curriculum at Duke Kunshan and is responsible for hiring new faculty, implementing the curriculum and developing innovative pedagogical approaches. He is the author of several books and policy reports including “True Faith and Allegiance: Immigration and American Civic Nationalism” (Princeton University Press, 2005) and “Liberal Arts and Sciences Innovation in China: Six Recommendations to Shape the Future” (Center for International Higher Education, 2017).

    Pickus has a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University’s College of Social Studies and a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. He is an American Council on Education Fellow at Franklin & Marshall College and co-directs the Arizona State University-Georgetown University Academy for Innovation in Higher Education Leadership. He has previously the Nannerl O. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, and has taught in China and Israel.

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  • Plesser, Ronen

    Plesser, Ronen

    Professor of physics, mathematics and education, Center for Geometry and Theoretical Physics, Duke University

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    His research interests focus on the interplay of physics and geometry in string theory and quantum field theory. He is also active in science outreach, notably astronomy. He has presented an online course for the past five years and is interested in using MOOC (massive open online course) data to understand student learning and improve course design.

    He has a B.Sc. from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He joined Duke in 1997 and before that was on the faculty of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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  • Quan, Dennis

    Quan, Dennis

    Executive in residence, Duke University

    Visiting professor, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His interests are in entrepreneurial and research efforts in the healthcare and life sciences space to develop innovative applications of machine learning, large-scale data analytics and scale-out/fault-tolerant transaction processing, and to bring them to market by applying enterprise-grade software engineering best practices. He also teaches and mentors students/interns in these areas.

    Over two decades in enterprise information technology, he held multiple executive leadership roles at IBM including engineering vice president for IBM’s public cloud infrastructure and director of the IBM Tivoli China Development Laboratory in Beijing and Shanghai. As chief technical officer for IBM High Performance On Demand Solutions, he led the company’s first cloud computing initiative, a first-of-its-kind partnership with Google, the U.S. National Science Foundation and major universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University and University of California, Berkeley, in 2007 to accelerate big data research and classroom instruction. He has a number of patents in the area of enterprise transaction processing and has published dozens of research papers at leading conferences in the fields of human-computer interaction, bioinformatics and semantic web.

    Quan has a B.Sc. in mathematics and chemistry and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer science from MIT.

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  • Rathnam, Lincoln

    Rathnam, Lincoln

    Assistant professor of political science, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His research interests are in political theory and comparative politics. He is currently completing a manuscript on freedom and toleration , as understood in ancient China and early modern Europe. Future projects include a re-examination of the “Asian values” debate and a comparative study of the concept of justice. In addition, he is engaged in research into the history of American politics thought, with a particular focus on issues concerning disagreement, diversity and the reception of non-Western thought within the U.S. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include ethics and leadership, global China studies, U.S. studies, institutions and governance, and political science.

    Rathnam has a B.A. in philosophy (honors) from Davidson College, studied in the interuniversity program in Chinese language studies at Tsinghua University, and has an M.A. in East Asian studies and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto. He is a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University and in 2016-2017 was a visiting instructor in the Department of Political Science at Davidson College.

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  • Robertson, Katherine

    Robertson, Katherine

    Director of faculty affairs, Duke Kunshan University

    Adjunct associate professor of biology, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her research interests have focused on developmental neurobiology and learning and memory, and she has published papers in several leading journals such as Developmental Biology and Trends in Genetics. Her teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include evolution of genomes and behavior.

    Robertson has an M.Sc. in immunology from Kings College, University of London, and a Ph.D. in developmental biology from Guy’s Medical School, University of London. She has been teaching biology for more than 12 years, including courses in developmental biology, cell biology and animal behavior.

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  • Lie Philip, Santoso

    Santoso, Lie Philip

    Assistant professor of political science, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research interests are on comparative political behavior and survey methodologies. Most of his works focus on how differences in economic and political context across countries and over time impact the political attitudes of citizens operating in those contexts. He is also interested in conducting survey research and exploring cutting-edge survey tools to answer political science questions. His publications include articles examining the utility of conducting surveys online and the impact of partisanship on citizens’ attitudes.

    Lie Philip has a double B.A. in political science and philosophy from the University of Illinois, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Rice University. Before joining DKU, he was an assistant professor of political science at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan.

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  • Sarafova, Sophia

    Sarafova, Sophia

    Visiting professor, Duke Kunshan University

    Adjunct associate professor, Department of Immunology, Duke University

    Associate professor of biology, Davidson College

    Bio

    Her research focuses on the evolution of the adaptive immune system and helper T cell development and maintenance. She has a special new interest in the influence of the microbiome on T cell maintenance. Her teaching interests include improving the introductory biology class experience to facilitate the difficult paradigm shift in students’ minds from science as a body of knowledge that must be learned to science as a way of thinking and investigation of natural phenomena that must be understood.

    She has published papers in leading immunology journals such as Immunity, Nature Immunology and Journal of Immunology, and she is a member of the American Association of Immunologists.

    Sarafova has a B.A. in biochemistry from Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania; an M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. in immunology from Columbia University’s Department of Microbiology. She completed her postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute’s Experimental Immunology Branch under the guidance of Alfred Singer. She is visiting Duke Kunshan as a part of her sabbatical leave from Davidson College.

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  • Schupmann, Benjamin

    Schupmann, Benjamin

    Assistant professor of political science, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research interests focus on liberalism, democracy and the welfare state. In particular, his recent work has looked at political and constitutional theory, and the relationship between legitimate state authority and the preservation of freedom, self-determination, equality and security. At Duke Kunshan, his teaching interests include U.S. studies, ethics and leadership, institutions and governance, and political science.

    Schupmann has a B.A. in international studies (honors) and philosophy from Boston College, a dottorato di ricerca (research doctorate) from Luiss Guido Carli, Italy, and an M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in political theory at the National University of Singapore. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was a lecturer in philosophy, politics and economics at Yale-NUS College, Singapore.

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  • Simon, Denis

    Simon, Denis

    Executive vice chancellor, Duke Kunshan University

    Professor of China business and technology, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

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    He joined Duke Kunshan in 2015 from Arizona State University, where he served as senior adviser to the president for China-related strategic initiatives, executive director of the University Design Institute, and foundation professor of contemporary Chinese affairs in the School of Politics and Global Studies.

    Simon previously held international affairs leadership positions and faculty appointments at several universities in the U.S. and China. An expert on the role of science and technology in international relations, he also has extensive private sector experience, having held China-based leadership roles at both Monitor Consulting Group and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). He has written and lectured widely regarding innovation, high technology development, foreign investment and corporate strategy in the Pacific-Rim and is frequently quoted by the Western and Asian business media regarding commercial and technology trends in China, Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.

    Having first visited Asia in 1976 and the China mainland in 1981, he has developed an extensive network of professional relationships throughout business, government, and academia in the region. A member of the editorial boards of Chinese Management Studies and the Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China, he also has served as a senior adviser to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on technology and innovation matters related to China. He is a member of the American Experts Group within the U.S.-China Innovation Dialogue organized by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House. In 2006, he received the China National Friendship Award from former premier Wen Jiabao, China’s highest form of recognition for foreign experts.

    Simon has a B.A. in Asian Studies from the State University of New York, and an M.A. in Asian studies and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Spana, Eric

    Spana, Eric

    Associate professor of the practice, associate director of undergraduate studies, Department of Biology, Duke University

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    His research uses Drosophila melanogaster genetics to identify genes and processes involved in making the adult insect cuticle. His teaching interests focus mostly on the fields of cellular, molecular and developmental biology.

    Most of his current research is from undergraduate students taking his laboratory course in which they characterize and identify the genes involved in the formation of the adult thorax and wing.

    Spana has a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joined Duke’s Biology Department in 2003, he had a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and a brief stint in biotech.

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  • Stephens, Daniel

    Stephens, Daniel

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research focus is both traditional interpretations of Chinese philosophy and the dialogue between Chinese philosophy and modern ethics and social psychology. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include ethics and leadership, global China studies, philosophy and psychology.

    Stephens has a B.A. in philosophy from Grand Valley State University, an M.Phil. from the University of Hong Kong and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Duke University, where he received a teaching award while working as a writing tutor.

    He has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong, and in 2017-2018 he was a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Fordham University.

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  • Tenhunen, John

    Tenhunen, John

    Visiting professor, Duke University and Duke Kunshan University

    Professor of plant ecology, Department of Plant Ecology, University of Bayreuth

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    His research has focused on vegetation carbon and water balances in Mediterranean ecosystems in California and Europe, forested ecosystems in the United States, Europe, China and Japan, in the Alaskan tundra, in grassland and savanna ecosystems of Europe, India and Kenya, and high elevation mountain communities in the Alps and on Mount Kilimanjaro. He has synthesized the results from these studies of carbon and water flux regulation in process-based computer simulation models on ecosystem, landscape, regional and continental scales.

    In recent work, he has organized and promoted regional transdisciplinary approaches to sustainable natural resource management at regional scale, especially linking alternatives in resource use with socioeconomics. This work has been done in conjunction with graduate training programs and in cooperation with institutions in South Korea, Vietnam and Kenya. The results of these research studies are published in more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and several books.

    Tenhunen has a Ph.D. in physiological ecology from the University of Michigan. In addition to the University of Bayreuth, Germany, he has held positions at the University of Würzburg, Germany, and at San Diego State University.

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  • Tsigkou, Anastasia

    Tsigkou, Anastasia

    Associate professor of biology, Duke Kunshan University

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    Her research focus is reproductive biology, particular the study of inhibin and progesterone receptors in uterine leiomyomas and ovarian cancers. One of her main achievements was the development of a novel immunoassay inhibin total (A&B) (Inhibin-TGF-β family). Development of the assay led to the successful licensing of the antibodies and assays with total royalty income to Oxford Brookes University in the U.K. of more than GBP 2 million.

    She has received several research grants, most recently from the National Natural Science Foundation of China for the study of MMPs in cancer biology, and a regional grant from Guangdong province in collaboration with Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) for the development of a novel immunoassay to vitamin D binding proteins.

    Tsigkou has a B.Sc. (hons) in biochemistry from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a D.Phil from Oxford Brookes University. She also has a postgraduate certificate in science from Oxford Brookes. Prior to joining DKU, she was a visiting associate professor at the University of Athens Medical School and held a lecturer position at XJTLU’s Department of Biological Sciences, teaching biochemistry, biotechnology and cancer biology.

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  • van den Dool, Annemieke

    van den Dool, Annemieke

    Assistant professor of environmental policy, Duke Kunshan University

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    Her research interests include public policy, environmental policy and crisis politics. Her current research focuses on why and how public health crises such as food safety scandals, epidemics and environmental incidents lead to legal change in China, and what the nature of such change is.

    Before joining Duke Kunshan, she was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and a lecturer at Mid Sweden University, where she taught courses on public administration, policy processes, and crisis politics.

    Van den Dool has a B.A. in Chinese languages and cultures from Leiden University, the Netherlands; an M.Sc. in environmental science, policy and management from Lund University, Sweden; and a Ph.D. in law from the University of Amsterdam.

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  • Van Overmeire, Ben

    Van Overmeire, Ben

    Assistant professor of religious studies, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research focuses on the study of Zen Buddhist texts. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include ethics and leadership, global China studies, religion and literature.

    Van Overmeire has a B.A. (cum laude) and M.A. (summa cum laude) in Germanic languages and literatures from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; an M.A. in American studies (magna cum laude) from the University of Antwerp, Belgium; an M.A. in comparative literature (magna cum laude) from the State University of New York, Stony Brook; and a Ph.D. in literature from the University of California, San Diego. In 2016-17, he was a visiting assistant professor of religion at St. Olaf College. He is also a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders at Ghent University, Belgium.

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  • Wang, Mengqi

    Wang, Mengqi

    Assistant professor of anthropology, Duke Kunshan University

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    Her research focuses on economic anthropology and how home ownership and property relations implicate and structure state power, capitalism and everyday life in post-socialist China, as well as among overseas Chinese. Her teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include cultures and movements, global China studies, urban studies and cultural anthropology.

    Wang has a B.A. in economics and in Chinese and media studies from Beijing Normal University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Brandeis University.

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  • Wang, Yu

    Wang, Yu

    Assistant professor of sociology, Duke Kunshan University

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    Her research focuses on the role of intermarriage and individual achievement as pathways to social mobility in China during a period of rapid economic, social and demographic change. Her current project is about the interaction between demographic changes and assortative mating in contemporary China. Her articles have appeared in journals including Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, American Journal of Public Health, and Contraception.

    Wang has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in sociology from Renmin University of China, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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  • Winner, William

    Winner, William

    Professor of environmental science, Duke Kunshan University

    Division chair of natural and applied sciences, undergraduate program, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research focus is in plant physiological and ecological responses to environmental change. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include integrated science, biology and environmental science, especially lifecycle analysis and systems thinking.

    He has directed environmental science research centers and academic programs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Oregon State University and North Carolina State University. He also worked in research administration at the U.S. National Science Foundation.

    Winner has B.A. and M.A. teaching degrees in biology from the Lewis and Clark College, Portland, an M.A. in biology from the University of South Dakota, and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Calgary, Canada.

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  • Xu, Shixin 徐士鑫

    Xu, Shixin

    Assistant professor for mathematics, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research interests are machine learning and data-driven model for diseases, multiscale modeling of complex fluids, homogenization theory, and numerical analysis.

    Xu has a B.Sc. in mathematics (honors) from Ocean University of China and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Science and Technology China. From 2013 to 2017, he held postdoctoral positions at the National University of Singapore, the University of Notre Dame, the University of California, Riverside, and the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Canada.

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  • Xu, Xiaoqian 徐霄乾

    Xu, Xiaoqian

    Assistant professor of mathematics, Duke Kunshan University

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    His research interests are mathematical modeling of mixing in fluids, investigating the properties of solutions to some types of fluid mechanics equations and studying the time-fractional differential equations. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include mathematical foundations and advanced courses in pure math.

    Xu has a B.Sc. in mathematics (honors) from Zhejiang University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. From 2016 to 2019, he held postdoctoral research positions at Carnegie Mellon University and the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, Brown University.

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  • Zhang, Kai

    Zhang, Kai

    Assistant professor of chemistry, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    He performs theoretical and computational studies of soft condensed matters, such as polymers and glasses, from a statistical mechanics point of view. He seeks to understand and predict the structural and dynamical properties of soft materials with molecular simulation and machine learning methods. He is also interested in statistical and collective behaviors in biological systems.

    Zhang has a B.Sc. in chemistry from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Duke University. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University and Columbia University.

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  • Zhang, Xiaochen 张晓晨

    Zhang, Xiaochen

    Assistant professor of economics, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His primary research interests are in regional and urban economics. His current research focuses on a wide range of topics in applied economics, such as policy evaluation and the impacts of population aging on local labor markets.

    Zhang has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Shandong University, an M.Sc. in population, resource and environmental economics from Fudan University and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He has also obtained a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Demography. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he had taught a wide range of undergraduate courses, including on principles of economics, microeconomics, and population and development.

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  • Daisy, Zhang-Negreie

    Zhang-Negreie, Daisy

    Senior lecturer in chemistry, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her research focuses on organic chemistry and theoretical chemistry. She has published over 100 journal papers and co-authors more than 10 books on chemistry and education, including “Atoms, Molecules and Clusters in Electric Fields,” “Advances in Organic Synthesis” and “Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes.”

    Zhang-Negrerie has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Calvin College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago. Before joining Duke Kunshan, she was dean of academics at Shanghai United International School. She also previously served as a tenured professor at Seattle Pacific University and as a professor of chemistry at the University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, France.

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  • 郑昌成

    Zheng, Changcheng

    Associate professor of physics, Duke Kunshan University

     

    Bio

    His research focuses on experimental condense matter physics: optical properties of semiconductors and nanostructures, exciton dynamics in bulk and low-dimensional systems under different excitation conditions, and nonlinear optical properties of novel luminescent/fluorescent materials. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include courses on experimental physics research.

    Zheng has a B.Sc. in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong, where he also worked as a research assistant/associate. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was a lecturer at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.

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  • Zhu, Qian

    Zhu, Qian

    Assistant professor of history, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her research focuses on modern Chinese history and China’s current global challenges. Her first project is a comparative and transnational inquiry of intellectual and cultural history focused on Chinese leftism and anti-colonialism in Southeast Asia from 1938 to 1948. She has a second project on feminism and everyday life in post-socialist China, which focuses on feminism in entrepreneurship, reproductive labor, and social welfare. Her teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include global China studies and Chinese history, as well areas related to global health, gender and sexuality, and media and art.

    Zhu has a B.A. and M.A. in history from Shandong University and a Ph.D. in history from New York University. She taught for four years at Wabash College, Indiana, and since 2016 has been a Global Perspectives on Society Fellow at NYU Shanghai.

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Duke Kunshan University Language and Culture Center Faculty

  • Bradford, Amanda

    Bradford, Amanda

    Lecturer in English language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her professional interests include extensive reading and second language acquisition. She has taught English around the world, including in Mozambique, Brazil, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

    Bradford has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in teaching English as a second language from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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  • Campbell, Maxi-Ann

    Campbell, Maxi-Ann

    ESL/academic writing lecturer, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her research focuses on native-nonnative speaker interaction in university settings and methods for improving native speakers’ attitudes toward, and comprehension of, nonnative speech. She also works in teaching training, examining best practices for teaching English as a foreign language, and is the co-author of the third edition of the best-selling book “More than a Native Speaker” (TESOL Press). At Duke Kunshan, she teaches academic writing and oral communication to graduate and undergraduate students.

    Campbell has an M.A. in applied linguistics from Georgia State University. She has taught English and intercultural communication at universities in China and served as a global academic fellow at NYU Shanghai.

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  • Carter, Tyler

    Carter, Tyler

    Assistant professor of English language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His research focuses on comparative rhetoric, composition pedagogy and L2 writing. His poetry, essays and sound projects have also appeared in literary journals including Fence, Denver Quarterly and Textsound. He teaches writing and communication to graduate programs at Duke Kunshan and is a writing coach in the Writing and Language Studio.

    Carter has an M.F.A. in poetry from Brown University and a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition and second language studies from Purdue University. He has been teaching and tutoring writing and language since 2004.

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  • Davies, Joe

    Davies, Joe

    Lecturer in English language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His current research focuses on socio-pragmatics, learner needs and classroom assessment. He has extensive experience designing, managing and teaching academic and professional English-language courses throughout China.

    Davies has a First Class B.Sc. (honors) in forensic science and an M.A. in teaching English as a second language with applied linguistics (distinction) from the University of Central Lancashire (UCL). He also obtained Cambridge University DELTA qualification. He has lectured at NYU Shanghai and previously served as UCL’s business development lead.

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  • Davies, Laura

    Davies, Laura

    Lecturer in English language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her research interests include employability in the English-language curriculum, socio-pragmatics and assessment. She currently completing the Cambridge DELTA qualification, specializing in ELT management in higher education.

    She has been based in China for more than 10 years and has extensive intercultural management experience. Previously, she led a team of over 30 faculty to deliver business English degree programs in Shanghai.

    She has been based in China for more than 10 years and has extensive intercultural management experience. Previously, she led a team of over 30 faculty to deliver business English degree programs in Shanghai.

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  • Eberly, Eric

    Eberly, Eric

    Senior lecturer in English language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His research interests focus on the intersection of second language pedagogy and peacebuilding, peace education, and trauma symptoms and healing.

    Eberly has an M.A. in teaching English to speakers of other languages from Azuza Pacific University and is finishing an M.A. in conflict transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). He has taught at EMU and several universities in China.

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  • Hiller, Kristin E.

    Hiller, Kristin E.

    Assistant professor of English language, Duke Kunshan University

    Associate director of the Writing and Language Studio, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    As a critical applied linguist working in global higher-education institutions that have an English medium of instruction, her main research interests lie in translingual practice, cultures of learning, and culturally and linguistically responsive teaching, as well as the interplay of discourses that circulate in these domains.

    From 2015 to 2017, she was the founding academic director of the American Language Institute at NYU Shanghai and oversaw the expansion of the Institute into the NYU School of Professional Studies. She has also directed English language programs in Daejeon (South Korea) and Beijing for the University of California, Riverside Extension, where she also taught English as an additional language, as well as in the U.S. and Russia.

    Hiller has a B.A. (magna cum laude) in linguistics and Russian language and literature from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a Ph.D. in linguistics (applied track) from the University of Utah.

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  • Li, Cong 李聪

    Li, Cong

    Lecturer in Chinese language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His primary research interests are gamification in language learning, and curriculum and material development.

    Li has a Ph.D. in East Asian language and literature with a focus on Chinese pedagogy from Ohio State University. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he taught Chinese at Ohio State University and Kenyon College.

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  • Lu, Liu

    Liu, Lu

    Lecturer in Chinese Language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her research focuses on bilingual Chinese culture communication. Previously, she taught in the Chinese Conversation Club at Duke University, tutored Chinese one-on-one at a Chinese school in Durham, U.S., and served as publicity officer for the North Carolina Chinese Scholars Sino-U.S. Exchange Association.

    Liu has a master’s degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language from the Communication University of China.

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  • Mauldin-Chiocca, Emmanuelle

    Mauldin-Chiocca, Emmanuelle

    Assistant professor of applied linguistics and culture, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her research encompasses the intersection of language learning and teaching, intercultural competence development, and perspective transformation, with a particular focus on international education. She is also investigating the effects of curriculum ideologies on glottophobia and epilinguistic behaviors, as well as Native American language revitalization.

    Mauldin-Chiocca has B.A.s in history and English and an M.A. in history from the University of Bordeaux Montaigne, France, and a Ph.D. in instructional leadership and academic curriculum from the University of Oklahoma, specializing in international education via language learning and teaching and study abroad program design.

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  • Naghib, Saghar Leslie

    Naghib, Saghar Leslie

    Senior lecturer in English language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her research interests are identity politics and the role of language in conflict analysis and resolution. Her teaching experience includes curriculum development, program accreditation, classroom-community integration and teacher training.

    She has been teaching English to international students from diverse personal, academic and professional backgrounds since 2005. She also strives to foster lifelong readership among international learners of English by providing free and accessible content and language support through her website, bookmebiteme.com.

    Naghib has an M.Sc. in teaching English as a second language from Barry University and a Ph.D. in conflict analysis in resolution from Nova Southeastern University. In 2014, she was awarded the Critical Languages Scholarship for Persian-Farsi in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

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  • Pan, Xiaofei 潘小斐

    Pan, Xiaofei

    Lecturer in Chinese language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her primary research interests include second language writing, second language assessment and quantitative research methodology for second language acquisition. She involves innovative teaching methods and authentic use of language in her classroom.

    Pan has a Ph.D. in second language acquisition from the University of Iowa. Before joining DKU, she taught Chinese as a second language at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, the CIEE Shanghai Learning Center, and the University of Iowa.

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  • Scholl, Anna

    Scholl, Anna

    Instructor in English language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    She has extensive experience in teaching, including in China, as well as in writing professionally and studying foreign languages. Her approach to academic research and writing was shaped mostly by her scholar’s semester abroad at Oxford University.

    Scholl has an M.A. in linguistics from Payap University, Thailand. Before joining Duke Kunshan, she was associate editor of an online magazine, studied Mandarin intensively and taught English in Henan province, China.

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  • Scholl, Mark

    Scholl, Mark

    Lecturer in English language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His research interests include second-language acquisition, world Englishes, and the relationship between language and identity. He spent over five years teaching English at the university level in Guangdong province, China, while studying Mandarin and has taught linguistics-related courses in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Scholl has a B.A. in Spanish from California State University, Stanislaus, an M.A. in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) from Azusa Pacific University and is completing a second graduate degree in linguistics from Payap University, Thailand.

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  • Snow, Don

    Snow, Don

    Professor and director of the Language and Culture Center, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    His primary research interests focus on independent language learning, intercultural communication, language teaching, diglossia and the historical development of written Chinese vernaculars.

    Snow has a Ph.D in East Asian language and cultures from Indiana University. He has taught English at Nanjing University and, before joining Duke Kunshan, was director of the English Language Center at Shantou University.

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  • Sprague, Kevin

    Sprague, Kevin

    Lecturer in English language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Sprague has an M.A. in teaching English as a second language from Pennsylvania State University, where he focused on second language writing and theories of second language acquisition. He served as an English language fellow sponsored by the U.S. State Department from 2015 to 2018. In that capacity, he traveled through China providing training in teaching methodologies. He has previously lived in Beijing, Chengdu, Shenyang and Kaifeng.

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  • Woerner, Austin

    Woerner, Austin

    Lecturer in English language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    A Chinese-English literary translator, he served as English editor for the innovative Chinese literary journal Chutzpah! (Tian Nan), and his work has appeared in Poetry, The New York Times Magazine and the Kenyon Review, among others. His first novel in translation, Su Wei’s “The Invisible Valley,” was published in 2018.

    Woerner has a B.A. in East Asian studies from Yale University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the New School. Before joining Duke Kunshan, he was a lecturer at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, where he taught creative writing, academic writing and translation.

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  • Li Xu

    Xu, Li

    Lecturer in Chinese language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Xu has an M.A. in teaching Chinese as a foreign language from Beijing Normal University. From 2007 to 2011, she was a Chinese lecturer at Princeton University. She served as the Beijing language director before becoming Shanghai language director for the Alliance of Global Education. She has extensive experience in clearly defining and maintaining superior language instruction and working closely with students.

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  • Xin, Yang

    Yang, Xin

    Visiting lecturer of Chinese language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her research interests focus on Chinese teaching pedagogy and intercultural communication. She has taught at Nakhon Sawan Rajabhat University, Thailand, and Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. She has also worked in the Center for International Chinese Teaching Materials Development and Teacher Training at Sun Yat-sen University, China.

    Yang has a B.A. in drama and film literature from Soochow University, China, and an M.A. in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages from Shandong University.

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  • Zhang, Xin 张欣

    Zhang, Xin

    Assistant professor of Chinese language and intercultural communication, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her work specializes in second language acquisition, language pedagogy, and intercultural communication manifested in language teaching, program building and teacher training. She is writing a book, “A Pedagogy of Target Culture Expectation,” and co-editing a volume forthcoming from Routledge, “Third Space and Chinese Pedagogy: Negotiating Intentions and Expectations in Another Culture.”

    She has directed intensive study abroad Chinese programs including the Critical Language Scholarship program, and has received several awards for her projects from the U.S. Chinese Language Teachers Association, Five Colleges of Ohio Consortium, National Federation of Modern Language Teachers’ Association and National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages. From 2016 to 2019, she held an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship and served as a visiting assistant professor of Chinese at Oberlin College.

    Zhang has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in East Asian languages and literature in Chinese language pedagogy from Ohio State University.

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  • Zhang, Yili 张益丽

    Zhang, Yili

    Lecturer in Chinese language, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    Her research interests are in teaching Chinese for specific purposes and second language acquisition. Since 2012, she has taught Chinese at all levels, including business Chinese and a Chinese debate course.

    Zhang has an M.A. in teaching Chinese as a foreign language from Fudan University and an M.A. in teaching Chinese at college level from Brandeis University. She is also a certified Oral Proficiency Interview tester. Previously, she taught at Brigham Young University.

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  • Zhou, Xiayun

    Zhou, Xiayun

    Chinese Language Lecturer, Duke Kunshan University

    Bio

    She has taught Chinese at multiple levels and offers coaching to develop students’ independent language learning skills.

    She has taught Chinese in the American Council Language Program, and in the Alliance-Fudan spring and fall programs in 2012. In 2013, she served as a Mandarin language teacher at Meadowbank School, New Zealand, through the Confucius Institute.

    Zhou has an M.A. in teaching Chinese as a second language from Fudan University.

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