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The international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program faculty members are internationally recognized for rigorous research and active engagement in current environmental policy debates, with expertise that includes air and water pollution, climate change, energy, environmental health, environmental management, ecology and conservation. A rotating roster of preeminent professors from Duke University will come to Duke Kunshan each semester to teach, conduct research and advise students.

Building on Duke’s environmental reputation, an independent environmental research center at Duke Kunshan supports natural and social sciences research of the highest caliber. The center provides a hub for faculty and students to engage in state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research that seeks to provide solutions to environmental challenges in China and beyond. It also facilitates collaborations with faculty and researchers at Chinese universities and institutes, businesses operating in China and the Pacific region, government officials, consulting firms and NGOs.

Full-time faculty at Duke Kunshan

Associate Professor of Environmental Economics, Duke Kunshan University
Director of the Master of Environmental Policy Program, Duke Kunshan University
Director of the Environmental Research Center, Duke Kunshan University

Junjie Zhang is Director of Environmental Research Center and Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program at Duke Kunshan University, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics at Duke Kunsha

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science, Duke Kunshan University
Associate Director of the Master of Environmental Policy Program

Dr. John Ji is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science at Duke Kunshan University. His research interest is in the intersection of environment and population health.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Duke Kunshan University

Dr. Binbin Li is the Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences of the Environmental Research Center at Duke Kunshan University.

Associate Director, Environmental Research Center, Duke Kunshan University
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke Kunshan University

Dr. Fürst received her PhD degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam and her MA degree at the Center from Environment and Development at the University of Oslo.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics, Duke Kunshan University

 

Moon Joon Kim is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics in the Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program at Duke Kunshan University.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, Duke Kunshan University
 

Patrick S. Ward is an assistant professor of environmental economics and policy in the iMEP program at Duke Kunshan University.

Secondary faculty at Duke Kunshan University from Duke University

Lee Hill Snowdon Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke University
Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke Kunshan University

Ph.D., Columbia University (1998)
M.Phil., Columbia University (1994)
B.A., Oberlin College (1989)

Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Duke University
Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Duke Kunshan University
Associate Dean of Sanford School of Public Policy 

Billy Pizer joined the faculty of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University in the fall of 2011.  He also was appointed a faculty fellow in the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, a nonpartisan institute at Duke that focuses on finding solutions to some of the nation's most pressing environmental challenges.

iMEP faculty lead, Duke Kunshan University; Duke Kunshan University Director, Nicholas Institute

Ewing has worked throughout Asia with actors in government, the private sector, civil society, and international organizations to carry out policy projects addressing transboundary environmental st

Professor of Global and Environmental Health, Nicholas School of the Environment
Research Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University Professor, Duke Kunshan University

Environmental chemist, toxicologist and epidemiologist by disciplinary background working in the field of exposure science

Professor of Geochemistry and Water Quality, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

The major theme of this research group is the elucidation of magnitude and mechanisms of water quality degradation and impacts on ecosystems and human health.

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Research Professor in Global Health, Duke University and Duke Kunshan University

Chemical engineer with interests in the design, analysis and application of remediation, waste to energy and decentralized sanitation process.

Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University

His general research focus is on the influence of air pollution on both climate and human health.

Director, Research Triangle Park Division, National Center for Environmental Assessment, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Adjunct Professor in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Duke University
Adjunct Professor in the Environmental Program, Duke Kunshan University

William R. & Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law, Environmental Policy, and Public Policy Law School, Nicholas School of the Environment, and Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Visiting Faculty

Environmental Policy Analysis PUBPOL871K
Clinical Professor of Environmental Studies, NYU-Shanghai

He has worked with colleagues in the US and China developing cooperative educational programs in law, public policy/public management and environmental governance. 

Policy Praticum PUBPOL 872K
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, Duke University

Building an NGO Toolkit: From Design to Monitoring ENVIRON 601K
Senior Fellow at Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
Former President and CEO of the Organization for Tropical Studies
Adjunt Professor at Nicholas School of Environment, Duke University

Modeling for Energy Systems Analysis ENVIRON 716K
Associate Professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University

Narrating Nature: Documentaries for Environmental Studies ENVIRON 781K
Historian and Visual Artist
Media Activist, Scholar, and Curator