Meet The Team

  • Philip Cacouris

    Director

    Philip is the Director of NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai. He was previously Academic Director of Business and Communications at Conde Nast Center Shanghai, a role which brought him to China in 2014. Before that, Philip worked in professional education in France for ten years, first at the leading business school HEC Paris as Associate Director of International Custom Programs, and then at the prestigious fashion school IFM, where he created and ran the MSc in International Luxury Management, created the Summer School, and handled international relations. Philip spent the first 12 years of his career in the US, working with Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Time Warner Inc. and Paul Hastings LLP. He has a BA and a MA in English Literature from Cambridge University and an MBA from HEC Paris.

     

     

  • Julie Horne

    Senior English Language Lecturer

    Julie Horne is a Senior English Language Lecturer in the School of Professional Studies at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai she was an educational leader and English teacher in Portugal, an EAP course and assessment coordinator at City University Hong Kong, an International English Language Teaching System (IELTS) examiner, Assistant Director of English Studies and an English for academic and professional purposes instructor in Canada. 
     
    Julie holds a MED in English Language Education from the University of Hong Kong, a BA from the University of Ottawa and a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). 

    Her research interests include applied linguistics, constructivist teaching and learning and skills-based curriculum design.
  • Arthur Huber

    English Language Lecturer

    Arthur R. Huber has been teaching English as a second or foreign language for over 12 years and is a recent addition to the NYU Shanghai School of Professional Studies. His training and experience have included teaching in an Intensive English Program (IEP) at Colorado State University in the U.S., developing and teaching Business English and Communication courses while at SeoulTech in South Korea, and specializing in EAP and English-content courses for bilingual and study-abroad bound students at the Hirao School of Management in Japan. 

    He holds a Master of Arts degree in English/TESOL from Colorado State University - Fort Collins, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Southern California. 

    Currently, his research interests include Affect and Learner Frustration, Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Task-based Language Teaching, Assessment, and Genre-based Writing.

  • Helen Miao

    Program Manager

    Helen is Program Manager of NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she has worked as a lecturer and then as an associate professor in the Business School of Shanghai Dianji University, where she taught Corporate Finance, International Trade Finance, and International Business Communication to undergraduate students.  She also contributed to the Sino-US joint learning program of the major in International Economics & Trade. She has an M.A. from Fudan University in Finance, and an MBA from University of Northern Iowa.

  • Elaine Liu

    Senior Associate

    Elaine Liu joined NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai in 2019. She obtained her Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2019 and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education (English Language) from The Education University of Hong Kong in 2017. Before joining NYU Shanghai, Elaine worked as a teacher at Pui Ling School of The Precious Blood in Hong Kong, teaching English, Music and Mandarin. Also, Elaine organized extra-curriculum activities for students and handled administrative tasks.

  • Suya Yan

    Senior Associate

    Suya joined NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai in 2018. She received a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Shanghai University in 2013. Before joining NYU Shanghai, Suya has worked for education administration in The British International School Shanghai and Shanghai Shixi High School International Program Center.