Faculty

Full-time faculty at Duke Kunshan

Junjie Zhang, Ph.D.

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

Environmental economist with expertise in the design of policies on air pollution, climate change, and natural resources

junjie.zhang@dukekunshan.edu.cn

John S. Ji, Sc.D.

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

Environmental health researcher with interests in population health sciences, epidemiology, occupational health, and energy and the environment.

john.ji@dukekunshan.edu.cn

Binbin Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke Kunshan University

Conservation biologist with expertise in large-scale priority setting, wildlife conservation and protected area management.

binbin.li@duke.edu

Kathinka Fürst, Ph.D.

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

Environmental law and regulation researcher with interest in environmental policy processes, law enforcement and compliance and the role of civil society actors in environmental governance processes. 

Moon Joon Kim, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics, Duke Kunshan University
Environmental economist with interests in energy, air pollution, and public health.

Secondary faculty at DKU from Duke

Erika Weinthal, Ph.D.

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

Political scientist with expertise in global environmental politics and natural resource policies, with a particular emphasis on water and energy

Erika.weinthal@duke.edu

Billy Pizer, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Duke University
Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Duke Kunshan University

Environmental economist specializing in the design of market-based climate policies; former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy, US Department of Treasury

Billy.pizer@duke.edu

Jim Zhang, Ph.D.

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

junfeng.zhang@duke.edu

Avner Vengosh, Ph.D.

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

vengosh@duke.edu

 

Marc Deshusses, Ph.D.

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.

marc.deshusses@duke.edu

Mike Bergin, Ph.D.

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. His specific interest is particulate matter (PM), and he has done a wide range of studies on the emission, formation, deposition and impacts of PM.

michael.bergin@duke.edu

John Vandenberg, Ph.D.

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

vandenberg.john@epa.gov