Faculty Committee | Duke Kunshan University

Faculty Committee

Faculty Assembly Chair: James Miller, Professor of Humanities

Faculty Assembly Vice Chair, Kai Huang, Associate Professor of Physics

Faculty Assembly Parliamentarian: Daniel Stephens, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Chair, James Miller, Professor of Humanities

Kai Huang (Natural & Applied Sciences)

Kevin Sprague (LCC)

Chenkai Wu (Graduate Programs/Research Centers)

Kolleen Guy (Arts & Humanities)

Chair, Coraline Goron (Graduate Programs/Research Centers) 

Emily McWilliams (Arts & Humanities)

Anastasia Tsigkou (Natural & Applied Sciences)

Coraline Goron (Graduate Programs/Research Centers)

Lingling Wang (Associate Registrar)

Kris Hiller (LCC)

Marcia France (Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Ex-officio)

Shuyi Wang, Director of Graduate Programs and Recruitment. Ex-officio)

Chair, Zach Fredman (Arts & Humanities)

Konstantinos Efstathiou (Natural & Applied Sciences)

Xiaochen Zhang (Social Sciences)

Lijing Yan (Graduate Programs/Research Centers)

Katherine Robertson (Director of Faculty Affairs. Ex-officio)

Xin Zhang (LCC)

Chair, Mark Spaller (Natural & Applied Sciences)

Jung Choi (Arts & Humanities)

Lindsay Mahon Rathnam (Social Sciences)

Marcia France (Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Ex-officio)

Ivan Mura (Graduate Programs/Research Centers)

Amanda Bradford (LCC)

The purpose of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to review proposals from DKU faculty members who wish to conduct research on animal subjects, to ensure that the animals will be treated in a way that is humane, ethical and in compliance with United States, Department of Health (USDH) guidelines.

Chair and Expert Member: Ben Anderson, Ph.D. Assistant professor of Science

Co-Chair: Jing Bai, Associate Director of the Office of Research Support

Lay Member: Huiqian Qi, International Business Product Manager, China Construction Bank

Non-Scientist Member with interest in Ethics: Chenkai Wu

Other members:

  • Pedro Rada, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience
  • Binbin Li, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
  • Katherine Robertson, Director of Faculty Affairs, Adjunct Associate
  • Professor of Biology

VET: Dr. Shoubao Wang – Licensed National veterinarian, Registered Vet of Shanghai

Committee Members:

  • Carlos Rojas, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University
  • Edna Andrew, Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology, Nancy & Jeffrey Marcus Distinguished Professor of Slavic & Eurasian Studies, Chair of the Linguistics Program, Duke University
  • Robert Calderbank, Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Information Initiative, Duke University
  • Leo Ching, Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University
  • Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Professor of Global and Environmental Health, Nicholas School of the Environment, and Research Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Professor of Global and Environmental Health, Duke Kunshan University
  • Lijing Yan, Associate Professor of Global Health, Director of MSc-Global Health, Duke Kunshan University
  • Sheng Liu, Dean of School of Power and Mechanical Engineering, Wuhan University, Director of Electronics Manufacturing and Packaging Technology Center, Wuhan University
  • Sze Chai Kwok, Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke Kunshan University
  • Xuejie Yu, Dean and Professor of School of Health Sciences, Wuhan University

Committee Members:

David Wong (co-chair), Susan Fox Beischer and George D. Beischer Professor of Philosophy, Duke University

  • John Willis (co-chair), Professor of Biology, Duke University
  • Peter Ahrensdorf (co-chair), James B. Duke Professor of Political Science, Davidson College
  • Melanie Manion, Vor Broker Family Professor of Political Science, Duke University
  • Michele Longino (Duke), Professor Emerita of Romance Studies, Duke University
  • Jie Liu, George Barth Geller Professor of Chemistry, Duke University
  • Joshua Socolar, Professor of Physics, Duke University
  • Zixin Deng, Member of CAS and Fellow of TWAS and AAM, Dean and Professor of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wuhan University, Dean of Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology, Director of State Key Laboratory of Microbial MetabolismDuke Kunshan University Colloquium Committee
  • Aiwen Lei, Professor of School of Chemistry and Molecular Science, Vice Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), Wuhan UniversityDuke Kunshan University Colloquium Committee

Committee Members:

An ad hoc committee charged with reviewing and approving DKU’s majors. This committee also reviews and approves “significant” revisions to the curriculum, at least through year 4 or 5 and the first full self-assessment of the curriculum.

  • Bill Parsons (co-chair), Associate Dean of Undergraduate Curricular Affairs, DKU
  • Ken Rogerson (co-chair), Professor of the Practice in Public Policy, Duke
  • Edmund Malesky, Professor of Political Science, Duke
  • Marc Deshusses, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke
  • John Willis, Professor of Biology, Duke
  • Leo Ching, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke
  • Ingeborg Walther, Professor of the Practice Emerita of Germanic Languages and Literature, Duke
  • Liguo Zhang (ex officio), Academic Dean, DKU Undergraduate Students, Duke

Duke Kunshan University Colloquium CommitteDuke Kunshan University Colloquium Committee

Committee Members:

An ad hoc committee charged with reviewing DKU courses and ensuring the quality of courses are consistent with Duke standards

  • Kenneth Rogerson (CHAIR), Professor of the Practice in Public Policy, Duke
  • Deborah Reisinger, Associate Professor of the Practice of Romance Studies, Duke
  • Ronen Plesser, Professor of Physics, Duke
  • Ingeborg Walther, Professor of the Practice Emerita of Germanic Languages and Literature, Duke
  • Denise Comer, Professor of the Practice of Thompson Writing Program, Duke
  • Marc Deshusses, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke
  • John Willis, Professor of Biology, Duke
  • Clark Bray, Associate Professor of the Practice of Mathematics, Duke
  • Ming Li; Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, DKU
  • Floyd Beckford, Professor of Chemistry, DKU
  • Pippa Morgan, Lecturer in Political Science, DKU
  • Seth Henderson Assistant Professor of Media Art, DKU
  • Xiaochen Zhang, Assistant Professor of Applied Economics, DKU
  • Zach Fredman, Assistant Professor of History, DKU
  • Liguo Zhang, (ex officio), Academic Dean, DKU Undergraduate Students, Duke
  • Bill Parsons (ex officio), Associate Dean of Undergraduate Curricular Affairs, DKU

The mission of the Duke Kunshan Colloquium Committee is to build a series of Colloquium talks each semester with high quality, diversity and uniqueness. During the committee meetings the theme of the colloquium series, the way the talks will be organized and nominations of speakers will be discussed. There will be two or three meetings before the start of each semester and the talk-plan will be finalized on those meetings.

Chair: Gergely Horvath

Committee Members:

  • Binbin Li
  • David Huang
  • Dongmian Zou
  • Helen Xu
  • Ming Gu
  • Nellie Chu
  • Titas Chakraborty
  • Xiaoqian Xu
  • Yachao Sun

The goal of this committee is to collect feedback and requests from faculty and students regarding computing resources; discuss computing related hardware and software resources needed to support teaching and research; recommend computing related policies and technical staffing models to the VCAA; and implement those actions recommended by the committee that are approved by the VCAA.

Chair: William Wan

Committee Members:

  • Changcheng Zheng
  • Ding Ma
  • Eric Eberly
  • Haiyan Zhou
  • Ivan Mura
  • James Miller
  • Jesse Olsavsky
  • Jiang Long
  • Jinyu Liu
  • Kai Zhang
  • Liqi Ren
  • Ming Li
  • Sze Chai Kwok

2019-2020

The purpose of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to review proposals from DKU faculty members who wish to conduct research on animal subjects, to ensure that the animals will be treated in a way that is humane, ethical and in compliance with United States, Department of Health (USDH) guidelines.

Chair and Expert Member: Ben Anderson, Ph.D. Assistant professor of Science

Co-Chair: Jing Bai, Associate Director of the Office of Research Support

Lay Member: Huiqian Qi, International Business Product Manager, China Construction Bank

Non-Scientist Member with interest in Ethics: Chenkai Wu

Other members:

  • Pedro Rada, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience
  • Binbin Li, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
  • Katherine Robertson, Director of Faculty Affairs, Adjunct Associate
  • Professor of Biology

VET: Dr. Shoubao Wang – Licensed National veterinarian, Registered Vet of Shanghai

Committee Members:

  • Edna Andrew, Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology, Nancy & Jeffrey Marcus Distinguished Professor of Slavic & Eurasian Studies, Chair of the Linguistics Program, Duke University
  • Robert Calderbank, Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Information Initiative, Duke University
  • Leo Ching, Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University
  • William Johnson, Professor of Classical Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Duke University
  • Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Professor of Global and Environmental Health, Nicholas School of the Environment, and Research Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Professor of Global and Environmental Health, Duke Kunshan University
  • Junjie Zhang, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics, Director of the Master of Environmental Policy Program, Director of the Environmental Research Center, Duke Kunshan University
  • Lijing Yan, Associate Professor of Global Health, Director of MSc-Global Health, Duke Kunshan University
  • Sheng Liu, Dean of School of Power and Mechanical Engineering, Wuhan University, Director of Electronics Manufacturing and Packaging Technology Center, Wuhan University
  • Xuejie Yu, Dean and Professor of School of Health Sciences, Wuhan University

Committee Members:

  • Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University
  • Melanie Manion, Vor Broker Family Professor of Political Science, Duke University
  • John Willis, Professor of Biology, Duke University
  • Jie Liu, George Barth Geller Professor of Chemistry, Duke University
  • Joshua Socolar, Professor of Physics, Duke University
  • David Wong(co-chair), Susan Fox Beischer and George D. Beischer Professor of Philosophy, Duke University
  • Yuxian Zhu, Member of CAS, Dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Wuhan University, Professor of College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University
  • Zixin Deng, Member of CAS and Fellow of TWAS and AAM, Dean and Professor of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wuhan University, Dean of Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology, Director of State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism

As a faculty elective body, the Faculty Council represents the faculty and advises the Chancellor and other relevant administrators. Faculty members participate in the affairs of the university through the Faculty Council. Except in emergencies, all major decisions and plans of the administration that significantly affect academic affairs are submitted to the Faculty Council for an expression of its views at some time before implementation or submission to the Board of Trustees. The council's views are transmitted, along with the administration's proposals, to the trustees when the board considers the plans and decisions.

Chair (ex-officio): Tyler Carter (LCC)

Vice Chair: Daniel Lim (UG Arts and Humanities)

Council Members:

  • Joanna Hare, Parliamentarian (Library)
  • Xin Zhang (LCC)
  • Annemieke van den Dool (Social Sciences)
  • Nellie Chu (Social Sciences)
  • Marcia France (Natural & Applied Sciences)
  • Ming Li (Natural & Applied Sciences)
  • Qian Zhu (Arts and Humanities)
  • Chenkai Wu (Graduate Programs/Research Centers)
  • Patrick Ward (Graduate Programs/Research Centers)

Ex Officio:

  • Youmei Feng (Chancellor)
  • Denis Simon (Executive Vice Chancellor)
  • Scott MacEachern (Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs)
  • Kathy Robertson (Director of Faculty Affairs)

The mission of the Duke Kunshan Colloquium Committee is to build a series of Colloquium talks each semester with high quality, diversity and uniqueness. During the committee meetings the theme of the colloquium series, the way the talks will be organized and nominations of speakers will be discussed. There will be two or three meetings before the start of each semester and the talk-plan will be finalized on those meetings.

Chair: Lijing Yan, PhD

Committee Members:

  • Daniel Stephens, PhD
  • James Miller, PhD
  • Leslie Saghar Naghib, PhD
  • Mengqi Wang, PhD
  • Selina Lai Henderson, PhD
  • Ying Chiang Huang, PhD
  • Zach Fredman, PhD

The goal of this committee is to collect feedback and requests from faculty and students regarding computing resources; discuss computing related hardware and software resources needed to support teaching and research; recommend computing related policies and technical staffing models to the VCAA; and implement those actions recommended by the committee that are approved by the VCAA.

Chair: William Wan

Committee Members:

  • Changcheng Zheng
  • Eric Eberly
  • Haiyan Zhou
  • Ivan Mura
  • James Miller
  • Jesse Olsavsky
  • Jiang Long
  • Jinyu Liu
  • John Ji
  • Kai Zhang
  • Liqi Ren
  • Ming Li
  • Sze Chai Kwok

2018-2019

The purpose of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to review proposals from DKU faculty members who wish to conduct research on animal subjects, to ensure that the animals will be treated in a way that is humane, ethical and in compliance with United States, Department of Health (USDH) guidelines.

Chair and Expert Member: Ben Anderson, Ph.D. Assistant professor of Science

Co-Chair: Jing Bai, Associate Director of the Office of Research Support

Lay Member: Huiqian Qi, International Business Product Manager, China Construction Bank

Non-Scientist Member with interest in Ethics: Chenkai Wu

Other members:

  • James Bowsher, Associate Professor of Medical Physics
  • Katherine Robertson, Director of Faculty Affairs, Adjunct Associate
  • Professor of Biology

VET: Dr. Shoubao Wang – Licensed National veterinarian, Registered Vet of Shanghai

Committee Members:

  • Edna Andrew, Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology, Nancy & Jeffrey Marcus Distinguished Professor of Slavic & Eurasian Studies, Chair of the Linguistics Program, Duke University
  • Robert Calderbank, Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Information Initiative, Duke University
  • Leo Ching, Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University
  • William Johnson, Professor of Classical Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Duke University
  • Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Professor of Global and Environmental Health, Nicholas School of the Environment, and Research Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Professor of Global and Environmental Health, Duke Kunshan University
  • Junjie Zhang, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics, Director of the Master of Environmental Policy Program, Director of the Environmental Research Center, Duke Kunshan University
  • Lijing Yan, Associate Professor of Global Health, Director of MSc-Global Health, Duke Kunshan University
  • Sheng Liu, Dean of School of Power and Mechanical Engineering, Wuhan University, Director of Electronics Manufacturing and Packaging Technology Center, Wuhan University
  • Xuejie Yu, Dean and Professor of School of Health Sciences, Wuhan University

Committee Members:

  • Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University
  • Melanie Manion, Vor Broker Family Professor of Political Science, Duke University
  • John Willis, Professor of Biology, Duke University
  • Jie Liu, George Barth Geller Professor of Chemistry, Duke University
  • Joshua Socolar, Professor of Physics, Duke University
  • David Wong(co-chair), Susan Fox Beischer and George D. Beischer Professor of Philosophy, Duke University
  • Yuxian Zhu, Member of CAS, Dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Wuhan University, Professor of College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University  
  • Zixin Deng, Member of CAS and Fellow of TWAS and AAM, Dean and Professor of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wuhan University, Dean of Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology,  Director of State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism

As a faculty elective body, the Faculty Council represents the faculty and advises the Chancellor and other relevant administrators. Faculty members participate in the affairs of the university through the Faculty Council. Except in emergencies, all major decisions and plans of the administration that significantly affect academic affairs are submitted to the Faculty Council for an expression of its views at some time before implementation or submission to the Board of Trustees. The council's views are transmitted, along with the administration's proposals, to the trustees when the board considers the plans and decisions.

Chair: Scott MacEachern, PhD (UG Social Sciences)

Vice Chair: Tyler Carter, PhD (LCC)

Council Members:

  • Nellie Chu, PhD (UG Social Sciences)
  • Marcia France, PhD (UG Natural & Applied Sciences)
  • Ming Li, PhD (UG Natural & Applied Sciences)
  • Daniel Lim, PhD (UG Arts and Humanities)
  • Joanna Hare (Library)
  • Patrick Ward, PhD (Environment)
  • Chenkai Wu, PhD (Global Health)
  • Qian Zhu, PhD (UG Arts and Humanities)

Ex Officio:

  • Youmei Feng (Chancellor)
  • Denis Simon, PhD (Executive Vice Chancellor)
  • Haiyan Gao, PhD (Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs)
  • Kathy Robertson, PhD (Faculty Affairs)
  • Don Snow, PhD (LCC)
  • Jim Zhang, PhD (Environment and Global Health)

The mission of the Duke Kunshan Colloquium Committee is to build a series of Colloquium talks each semester with high quality, diversity and uniqueness. During the committee meetings the theme of the colloquium series, the way the talks will be organized and nominations of speakers will be discussed. There will be two or three meetings before the start of each semester and the talk-plan will be finalized on those meetings.

Chair: Lijing Yan, PhD

Committee Members:

  • Daniel Stephens, PhD
  • James Miller, PhD
  • Leslie Saghar Naghib, PhD
  • Mengqi Wang, PhD
  • Selina Lai Henderson, PhD
  • Ying Chiang Huang, PhD
  • Zach Fredman, PhD

Chair: Ming Li, PhD

Committee Members:

  • Andrew MacDonald, PhD
  • Judith Heath
  • Haiyan Zhou
  • James Bowsher, PhD
  • James Miller, PhD
  • Joanna Hare
  • Kaley Clements
  • William Winner, PhD
  • Xin Li, PhD

2017-2018

Committee Members:

  • Edna Andrew, Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology, Nancy & Jeffrey Marcus Distinguished Professor of Slavic & Eurasian Studies, Chair of the Linguistics Program, Duke University
  • Robert Calderbank, Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science, Director of the Information Initiative, Duke University
  • Leo Ching, Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University
  • William Johnson, Professor of Classical Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Duke University
  • Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Professor of Global and Environmental Health, Nicholas School of the Environment, and Research Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Professor of Global and Environmental Health, Duke Kunshan University
  • Junjie Zhang, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics, Director of the Master of Environmental Policy Program, Director of the Environmental Research Center, Duke Kunshan University
  • Lijing Yan, Associate Professor of Global Health, Director of MSc-Global Health, Duke Kunshan University
  • Sheng Liu, Dean of School of Power and Mechanical Engineering, Wuhan University, Director of Electronics Manufacturing and Packaging Technology Center, Wuhan University
  • Xuejie Yu, Dean and Professor of School of Health Sciences, Wuhan University

Committee Members:

  • Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University
  • Melanie Manion, Vor Broker Family Professor of Political Science, Duke University
  • John Willis, Professor of Biology, Duke University
  • Jie Liu, George Barth Geller Professor of Chemistry, Duke University
  • Joshua Socolar, Professor of Physics, Duke University
  • Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Photonics in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke Kunshan University
  • David Wong(co-chair), Susan Fox Beischer and George D. Beischer Professor of Philosophy, Duke University
  • Yuxian Zhu, Member of CAS, Dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Wuhan University, Professor of College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University  
  • Zixin Deng, Member of CAS and Fellow of TWAS and AAM, Dean and Professor of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wuhan University, Dean of Wuhan Institute of Biotechnology,  Director of State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism

As a faculty elective body, the Faculty Council represents the faculty and advises the Chancellor and other relevant administrators. Faculty members participate in the affairs of the university through the Faculty Council. Except in emergencies, all major decisions and plans of the administration that significantly affect academic affairs are submitted to the Faculty Council for an expression of its views at some time before implementation or submission to the Board of Trustees. The council's views are transmitted, along with the administration's proposals, to the trustees when the board considers the plans and decisions.

Chair: Jim Zhang, PhD (Duke and DKU faculty, Environment and Global Health)

Vice Chair: Don Snow, PhD (LCC)

Council Members:

  • Junjie Zhang, PhD (iMEP and ERC)
  • Jim Bowsher, PhD (Medical Physics)
  • Helen Xu, PhD (Library)

Ex Officio:

  • Jingnan Liu, Academician (Chancellor)
  • Denis Simon, PhD (EVC)
  • Haiyan Gao, PhD (VCAA)
  • Kathy Robertson, PhD (Faculty Affairs)

The mission of the Duke Kunshan Colloquium Committee is to build a series of Colloquium talks each semester with high quality, diversity and uniqueness. During the committee meetings the theme of the colloquium series, the way the talks will be organized and nominations of speakers will be discussed. There will be two or three meetings before the start of each semester and the talk-plan will be finalized on those meetings. Right now, the Colloquium Committee has launched its first series of talks in Spring 2016 in the theme of “The Future of X in China”.

Chair: Andrew Field, PhD

Committee Members:

  • Kathinka Furst, PhD
  • David Huang, PhD
  • Xin Li, PhD
  • Austin Woerner, MFA
  • Lijing Yan, PhD

2016-2017

As a faculty elective body, the Faculty Council represents the faculty and advises the Chancellor and other relevant administrators. Faculty members participate in the affairs of the university through the Faculty Council. Except in emergencies, all major decisions and plans of the administration that significantly affect academic affairs are submitted to the Faculty Council for an expression of its views at some time before implementation or submission to the Board of Trustees. The council's views are transmitted, along with the administration's proposals, to the trustees when the board considers the plans and decisions.

Chair: Jim Zhang (Chair), Duke and DKU faculty

Council Members:

  • Don Snow (LCC) (Vice Chair)
  • Helen Xu (Library)
  • Jim Bowsher (Medical Physics)
  • Alba Amaya-Burns (Global Health)
  • Junjie Zhang (Environmental Program)

Ex Officio:

  • Patrick Moreton (Graduate Program)
  • Andrew Field (Undergraduate Program)
  • Haiyan Gao (VCAA)

The mission of the Duke Kunshan Colloquium Committee is to build a series of Colloquium talks each semester with high quality, diversity and uniqueness. During the committee meetings the theme of the colloquium series, the way the talks will be organized and nominations of speakers will be discussed. There will be two or three meetings before the start of each semester and the talk-plan will be finalized on those meetings. Right now, the Colloquium Committee has launched its first series of talks in Spring 2016 in the theme of “The Future of X in China”.

Chair: Andrew Field, PhD

Committee Members:

  • Edith Allen
  • Linda Daniel
  • Haiyan Gao, PhD
  • David Huang, PhD
  • Hui Li, PhD
  • Patrick Moreton, PhD
  • Lijing Yan, PhD