Meet The Team

  • Kristin E. Hiller

    Academic Director and English Language Lecturer

    Kristin Hiller is the Academic Director of NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she taught intercultural communication and teacher preparation courses, developed and piloted a learning community for graduate teaching assistants, and was a graduate fellow in the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the University of Utah while working on her doctorate in applied linguistics. Dr. Hiller has taught English, developed courses and curricula, trained teachers, directed programs, and/or advised students in the USA, China, Korea, Russia, and Syria. Before returning to the USA for her doctoral studies in applied linguistics, she directed EFL programs in Daejeon, Korea, and in Beijing for the University of California, Riverside Extension.

    Dr. Hiller identifies as a critical applied linguist and engages in research on the internationalization of higher education from multiple perspectives. An active member of TESOL International Association and a frequent presenter at the annual convention, she has served two terms as chair of the Program Administration Interest Section and served as an appointed member of the Rules and Resolutions Committee and of the Interest Section Task Force. She holds a B.A. in linguistics and Russian language and literature, an M.A. in TESOL, and a PhD in linguistics.

  • Alicia Williams

    Program Manager

    Alicia Williams is the Program Manager for NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai. Alicia is responsible for oversight of administrative staff and operations of programs within NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai. Before joining NYU Shanghai, Alicia has 9 years of experience developing programs and marketing initiatives, teaching communication and business courses, and managing enrollment and outreach for various academic institutions such as Harvard University. Most recently, Alicia worked as Assistant Director of Student Programs and Campaigns in the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at Cornell University’s business school, the Johnson Graduate School of Management (now Cornell College of Business). Alicia graduated from Towson University with a Master’s degree in Communication Management, and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Culture from Howard University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate degree in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California.

  • Marcella Caprario

    English Language Lecturer and Academic Coordinator

    Marcella Caprario is an English language lecturer and academic coordinator at NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai. She has worked with English language learners in teaching, curriculum design, and administrative capacities in China and the United States, most recently at Pace University’s English Language Institute in New York City. She also has trained English language instructors, recently managing the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) program at CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange, where she was responsible for academic and administrative oversight. She joined the English Language Teaching field after over a decade as a classical vocalist and voice instructor. Marcella’s teaching and research interests include grammar, academic writing, CALL (computer-assisted language learning), the internationalization of U.S. higher education, and English language teacher education. In addition, she is currently engaged in research focusing on building learning communities in online educational contexts. She has published and presented on grammar instruction, the use of online corpora in language teaching, and strategies for supporting matriculated international students in U.S. institutions of higher education.

  • Marcel Daniels

    English Language Lecturer and Academic Coordinator

    Marcel Daniels is an English language lecturer and academic coordinator at NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai. His teaching experience includes high school English in South Korea and summer programs for undergraduates at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He also has extensive experience teaching business English to professionals across various fields in one-on-one settings. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was a visiting lecturer at Georgia State University’s (GSU) Intensive English Program, teaching academic English to students of various proficiency levels. While he taught across the four skills, he has a keen interest in the instruction of English phonology, public speaking, and L2 reading skills. Marcel actively conducts teacher-training workshops and presents research and practices at various professional conferences. He earned a BA in Speech Communication and MA in Applied Linguistics/ESL, both from GSU.

  • Brooke Logterman

    English Language Lecturer and Academic Coordinator

    Brooke Logterman is an English language lecturer and academic coordinator at NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was an adjunct faculty member at NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai (formerly known as the ALI) and an English Lecturer at Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China. She holds an M.A. from Concordia University, Irvine, and a B.A. from San Francisco State University.

  • Hao Zheng

    Senior Associate

    Hao Zheng 郑好 graduated from NYU with a Master’s degree in international education in 2015 and obtained her Bachelor’s degree at China University of Political Science and Law in English in 2010. Before joining NYU Shanghai, Hao worked for the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) in New York as international outreach student assistant. Prior to that, Hao worked for Dipont Education Management Group as a marketing assistant for over one and a half years.

  • Fang Zhou

    Senior Associate

    Fang Zhou 周芳 was appointed Senior Associate in 2015. She received her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in 2014 and obtained her B.A. at Beijing International Studies University majoring in English Language and Literature in 2012. Before joining NYU Shanghai, Fang was employed by Princeton University as Chinese Language Lecturer. Prior to that, she worked for the NYU School of Professional Studies in New York.