Teams | Duke Kunshan University



Jun joined Duke Kunshan University in March of 2018 as the Undergraduate Residence Life Coordinator, reporting to Jia Zheng. Her responsibilities include managing undergraduate on-campus housing, leading a team of Resident Assistants and Graduate Resident Fellows to organize activities, and establishing a dynamic learning-living community among culturally diverse residents. She designs and implements educational programs that develop cross-cultural communication and leadership skills through theater pedagogy ... more

GAO, Hui

Dr. Mona Gao is the physician of campus clinic. Her main job responsibility is providing primary care to Duke Kunshan students, faculty and staff. She received her M.D. from Peking University. Previously, she worked in public healthcare sectors of Singapore and became a family physician ... more


Dr. Zarko Krkeljas is the Athletic Director and an Adjunct Professor at Duke Kunshan University, and oversees the development and management of the University’s athletics and physical education programs. Zarko holds M.S. degree in Sport Science from Barry University (USA) and Ph.D. in Movement Science from North-West University in South Africa. Prior to coming to Duke Kunshan, Zarko was a research fellow at Stellenbosch University ... more

LI, Lei

LI Lei joined Duke Kunshan University in January of 2018 and serves as the Student Organizations and Arts Program Coordinator at Duke Kunshan University. Her job responsibilities include establishing and overseeing the Duke Kunshan University Undergraduate Student Government, clubs and organizations, and the Arts and Culture programs. She coordinates and supervises all student related activities and events, including designing and implementing educational programs that are arts-based ... more

LI, Yan

Yan Li joined Duke Kunshan University on February 18, 2019 as Interim Associate Director of Psychological Counseling, reporting to Interim Dean of Student Affairs, Thomas Shandley, Ph.D. Her main job responsibilities are to assist students as they deal with the personal, social, and academic challenges of the college experience, and support them in achieving their goals in these areas. She will actively promote students ... more


Lucy Liu Di serves as the Senior Officer of Student Affairs of Duke Kunshan University. She works with her colleagues within Student Affairs to oversee the overall and long term planning, development and assessment of the campus residential life and student activities programs. She also provides recommendations to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for short and long range strategic planning, using results obtained from program evaluations of outcomes ... more

LU, Yongru

Yongru Lu joined Duke Kunshan University in Mar. 2015 as the Administrative Assistant in Student Affairs. She provides administrative and logistical support to the Student Affairs Office. She helps to set up and coordinate the Duke Kunshan Family Program for the undergraduate students. She is also in charge of Student Affairs news promotion and online service build-up. Yongru graduated with the Master Degree in Public Policy from the .... more

MEDINA, Damian

Damian Medina joined Duke Kunshan University on August 1, 2018 as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. His role concentrates on helping to lead the Student Affairs team in providing students with a holistically positive and enriching student experience while at Duke Kunshan .... more


Dr. Thomas C. Shandley has been involved in student affair’s work for 42 years, in both public and private settings. He has served the past 31 years as a chief student affairs officer at three highly-selective liberal arts colleges. Dr. Shandley is a recognized leader in higher education particularly devoted to developing the talent and leadership capacities of new and developing chief student affairs officers .... more

WANG, Xiaojun

Joanna (Xiaojun) Wang joined Duke Kunshan University on January 2, 2019 as the International Student Service Coordinator, reporting to Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Damian Medina .... more

WANG, Zhaozhao

Zoe joined DKU on Nov.19, 2019 as a nurse. Her main job responsibilities are to schedule clinic appointments including liaising with local hospitals, perform clinic administrative work, arrange medical check-up and health promotion activities for students, provide primary and follow-up medical care, basic emergency life support to DKU students, faculty and staff members ... more


Yang Fan serves as the Student Affairs Psychological Counselor at Duke Kunshan University. Previously, Yang Fan served for more than four years as a psychological counselor at the Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University in Suzhou. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology from Nanjing University, and a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychopathology from Durham University in the U.K. Her research interests include trans-generational traumas, addiction ... more

ZHAO, Peng

Peng Zhao joined Duke Kunshan University on December 3, 2018, as the PE Coach, reporting to Zarko Krkeljas. He will teach 2-3 PE classes, coach 1 Varsity team, and perform other duties as part of the Office of Student Affairs. He will teach several PE and fitness classes, and coach our DKU Soccer team and perform other duties as part of the Office of Student Affairs ... more


Ye (Echo) Zhao joined Duke Kunshan University on June 19, 2018 as a Graduate Residence Life Coordinator. Her main job responsibilities are managing housing assignments for graduate students, overseeing graduate residence hall common spaces and facilities, supervising Graduate Residence Fellows to create comfortable, healthy, and intercultural living and learning environment ... more


Jia Zheng joined Duke Kunshan University in 2014 and currently serves as the Senior Residence Life Officer for Residential Education and Programs. She oversees the residential life program and collaborates with University Housing and Campus Operations in ensuring a safe, healthy and comfortable living environment that’s conducive to student learning and development. With two full-time residence life coordinators, Jia is working with the team to create a living-learning community that promotes academic success, student ... more