Leadership

Youmei Feng
Chancellor

Professor Feng Youmei officially becomes the Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University in September 2018 ...  more

Feng Youmei 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. He also is Professor of China Business and Technology at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University...  more

Denis Simon, Executive Vice Chancellor, Duke Kunshan University

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

Haiyan Gao was born in Shanghai, China. She received her B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in 1988 and Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech in 1994. She was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from 1994-1996 and then joined the scientific staff at the Argonne National Laboratory in 1996...  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. At Wuhan University, he is also a tier-two professor of hydraulic engineering, doctoral advisor, Luojia Distinguished Scholar, recipient of special government allowance from the State Council...  more

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

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

Helen Hu
Chief Financial Officer

Helen Hu is the Chief Financial Officer at Duke Kunshan University, overseeing finance, IT, and procurement. Helen joined DKU in September 2018 after working as Asia CFO for International Paper (“IP”) as Asia CFO for 9 years with responsibilities over finance, IT, and Administration. Besides IP, ...   more

Helen Hu, Chief Financial Officer at Duke Kunshan University

Marcia B. France, Ph.D.
Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Marcia B. France earned her S.B. in chemistry in 1988 from MIT, where she did undergraduate research under 2001 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry K. Barry Sharpless. She received her M.S. in chemistry in 1990 from Yale University. She was a National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral ....   more

Marcia B. France, Ph.D. Dean of Undergraduate Studies

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

Jessica Sandberg
Dean of Enrollment Management

In September 2018, Jessica Sandberg joined Duke Kunshan University as the Dean of Enrollment Management. In this role, she leads student recruitment, admissions, and financial aid initiatives for the university ...   more

Jessica Sandberg, Dean of Enrollment Management

Thomas Shandley, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of Student Affairs

Dr. Shandley joined the Office of Student Affairs as the Interim Dean of Student Affairs in August 2018. Tom overseas all aspects of Student Affairs that included Athletics/Recreation Sports and Physical Education, Residence Life, Student Involvement, Student Conduct, International Student support, Counseling and Health Services/Disability Services. The Office of Student Affairs strives to meet the diverse needs of all undergraduate and graduate students in the delivery of its co-curricular programs and services ...   more

Dr. Tourgeé D. Simpson, Jr.
Associate Dean for Academic Advising

Dr. Tourgeé D. Simpson, Jr. joined Duke Kunshan University as the Associate Dean for Academic Advising. His main responsibilities include: developing and providing leadership for a primarily faculty-based academic advising system, developing and managing all aspects of academic advising including assessment, advisor development, administrative systems ...   more

Tourgeé D. Simpson, Jr, Associate Dean for Academic Advising

Wayne Thompson
Associate Dean for Student Information Services and Systems

Wayne Thompson is now serving as the Associate Dean for Student Information Services and Systems. His responsibilities are to lead DKU’s Office of Student Information Services and Systems, which provides functional leadership and coordination of multiple systems that support student services and functions ...   more

Wayne Thompson, Associate Dean for Student Information Services and Systems

Hanguo (Luke) Li
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives

Hanguo (Luke) Li is responsible for planning and implementing projects and initiatives that have strategic importance for Duke Kunshan’s development. He is also Chair of the Duke Kunshan University Education Development Foundation and Chair of the DKU Trade Union ...   more

Luke Li, Director of the Chancellor’s Office

(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

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

Peter Jin
Senior Director of Construction Planning and Management

Peter Jin joined Duke Kunshan University as the Senior Director of Construction Planning and Management. His main job responsibilities are as key personnel managing the University’s campus construction project activities, leading the whole project team and consultants to involve in the project programming...   more