Leadership

Liu Jingnan
Chancellor

Professor Liu Jingnan was appointed Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University in 2012.  Born in Chongqing, China, in July 1943. In July 1967, he graduated from the Geodesy Department of Wuhan University of Surveying and Mapping and earned his M.S. from Wuhan University of Surveying and Mapping. He became president of Wuhan University in July 2003 ...  more

Liu Jingnan Chancellor, Duke Kunshan University

Denis Simon, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Chancellor

Dr. Denis Simon is Executive Vice Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University, a Sino-U.S. joint venture based in the city of Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China. Dr. Simon joined Duke Kunshan University from Arizona State University, where he had served as senior adviser to the president for China-related strategic initiatives, executive director of the University Design Institute...  more

Denis Simon, Executive Vice Chancellor, Duke Kunshan University

Haiyan Gao, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Haiyan Gao is the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the Duke Kunshan University. She is also the Henry Newson professor of physics at the Duke University. She was the chair of the department of physics at Duke University from 2011 to 2014, and former President of the International Organization of the Chinese Physicists and Astronomers...  more

Haiyan Gao, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Duke Kunshan University

Xiaolin Chang, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Government Relations

Dr. Chang Xiaolin is Vice Chancellor for Government Relations of Duke Kunshan University. He is also a professor of hydraulic engineering at Wuhan University. Besides, he is the head of High Dam Structural Safety Research Institute of the School of Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering, Standing director of the Chinese National Committee ...  more

Xiaolin Chang, Ph.D. Vice Chancellor for Government Relations, Duke Kunshan University

Jerry Cao
Director of Operations

Jerry is Director of Operations of Duke Kunshan University where he provides operational leadership for the Duke Kunshan campus while developing and overseeing a variety of campus operation functions. Before joining Duke Kunshan University, Jerry served a senior role for 6 years in managing business of outsourced services and with legal/insurance matters at the largest K-12 international school in East Asia ...   more

Jerry Cao, Director of Operations

Cheng Feng
Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Raised in Shanghai China, Ms. Feng earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in English and Economics at Peking University and her Master’s Degree in Public Policy (MPP) at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Cheng has a diverse professional background in marketing, communication, development and policy research in both non-profit organizations ...   more

Cheng Feng, Director of Development

Andrew Field, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Andrew has spent much of his career living, teaching, researching, and working in the Asia Pacific region, including Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Australia. He is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and Japanese and holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University (2001). He has taught courses in Chinese, East Asian, ...   more

Andrew Field, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Lydia Jin
Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Public Relations

Lydia Jin has joined Duke Kunshan University since October 2016 as senior director of strategic marketing and public relations. She plans and leads all the University marketing, public relations and communications efforts in China and around the world...   more

Lydia Jin, Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Public Relations

David Leung
Chief Business Officer

David is responsible for Duke Kunshan's finances, human resources, facility management and IT services. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics and Policy Economy at the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the Keller GSM. He also earned a Master’s of Business Administration ...   more

David Leung, Senior Director of Finance and Administration

Cindy Li
Director of Chancellor’s office

Dr. Qixiu Li joined Duke Kunshan University on April 10, 2017 as Director of Chancellor’s Office. Her main job responsibilities are performing high level support to the Chancellors in leading an effective Chancellor’s office team for establishing university priorities, identifying important issues confronting the university, and developing policy recommendation and actions ...   more

Cindy Li, Director of Chancellor’s office

Hui Li, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor to Chancellors for Partner and External Relations

Hui Li is senior advisor to chancellors of Duke Kunshan University for partner and external relations. Li previously served as deputy director of the International Office and director of the Office of Duke Kunshan Affairs at Wuhan University managing Wuhan’s role in the partnership with Duke University and Kunshan City to create Duke Kunshan University. Been a Professor ...   more

Hui Li, Senior Advisor to Chancellors for Partner and External Relations

Luke Li
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives

Luke Hanguo Li came to Duke Kunshan University from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business East Asia Office where he was Regional Director. There he led the planning and management of Business Development, Corporate Relations, Admissions and Program Management for the region. Prior to that Luke worked in finance with PricewaterhouseCoopers ...   more

Luke Li, Director of the Chancellor’s Office

Xin Li
Director of the Institute of Applied Physical Science and Engineering
Director of the Data Science Research Center

Dr. Xin Li, professor of electronical and computer engineering, is the director of the Institute of Applied Physical Science and Engineering (iAPSE) and the Data Science Research Center (DSRC) at Duke Kunshan University. Dr. Li joined Duke Kunshan from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and ...   more

Xin Li, Director of the Institute of Applied Physical Science and Engineering, Director of the Data Science Research Center

Pauline Liu
Human Resources Director

Ms. Pauline Liu is currently the Human Resources Director for Duke Kunshan University. Ms. Pauline Liu has been a human resources professional in China for more than10 years.

Prior to joining Duke Kunshan University, Ms. Pauline Liu ...   more

Gary Ma
Director of Information Technology

Gary Ma is the IT Director of Duke Kunshan University, where he is responsible for all aspects of leading the planning, engineering, deployment, operation and maintenance of the IT infrastructure components. Prior to joining Duke Kunshan, he was a Senior Manager for Global Operational Engineering at DSM China, mainly responsible...   more

Patrick S. Moreton,  Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Conference Center Programming

Dr. Moreton is Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Conference Center Programming. From 1999 to 2004, he taught strategy at Washington University’s Olin Business School in its BSBA and full time and part-time, MBA programs. In 2004 he moved to Shanghai and worked as the managing director of the Washington University-Fudan University Executive MBA program ...   more

Patrick S. Moreton, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Conference Center Programming

Noah Pickus, Ph.D.
Dean of Undergraduate Curricular Affairs and Faculty Development 

Noah Pickus is Dean of Undergraduate Curricular Affairs and Faculty Development at Duke Kunshan University and Associate Provost and Senior Advisor to the Provost at Duke University. At Duke Kunshan, he has primary responsibility for the oversight of the curriculum and for faculty hiring and development. He serves as a liaison between Duke and Duke Kunshan and led ...   more

Noah Pickus, Ph.D., Dean of Undergraduate Curricular Affairs and Faculty Development

Jay Shen
Communications Director

Jay Shen is Communications Director at Duke Kunshan University. In his role, he and the communications team work with Duke Kunshan executive leadership and academic programs to raise the visibility of the university through media outreach, marketing development, events organization, etc. In addition, he oversees the university’s brand management, web development ...   more

Jay Shen, Communications Director

Shenglan Tang, MD, MSc, MPH, Ph.D.
Director, Global Health Research Center

Shenglan Tang, PhD is Professor of Medicine and Global Health at Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University, Associate Director of DGHI for China Initiatives, and Director of the Global Health Research Center at Duke Kunshan University. His research focuses on health systems reform, disease control and maternal and child health in China and other countries ...   more

Shenglan Tang, MD, MSc, MPH, PhD

Howard Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Dr. Howard Wang received his B.A. (Biology) from the University of Oregon, a M.S. (Clinical Microbiology) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a MA and Ph.D. (Higher Education Administration) from UCLA. Dr. Wang lectured on fungal diseases at the Mayo Clinic and conducted research on antibiotic control of Legionnaires Disease at the UCLA affiliated ...   more

Howard Wang, Associate Dean for Student Life

(Helen) Hong Xu, Ph.D.
University Librarian
Associate University Librarian for Duke Kunshan Library Services at Duke University

(Helen) Hong Xu is the University Librarian at Duke Kunshan University and the Associate University Librarian for Duke Kunshan Library Services at Duke University. She was the Associate Librarian at City University of Hong Kong Library. Before that position, she was the Head of the East Asian Library at the University of Pittsburgh. She also taught in the Universities in China ...   more

Helen Xu, University Librarian

Junjie Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Environmental Economics
Director of Environmental Research Center
Director of Master of Environmental Policy Program

Junjie Zhang is Founding Director of Environmental Research Center and Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program at Duke Kunshan University, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics at Duke Kunshan University and in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He is also a Senior Adviser of Asia Society. Prior to the current position, ...  more

Shenglan Tang, MD, MSc, MPH, PhD