Meet The Team

  • Philip Cacouris


    Philip is 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 BA and an MA in English Literature from Cambridge University and an MBA from HEC Paris.



  • 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.

  • Bairan Liu

    Senior Associate for Operations and Advisement

    Bairan Liu (刘柏然)graduated from Vanderbilt University with her Master’s degree in International Education Policy and Management. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai International Studies University. Before joining NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai, Bairan worked on international exchange programs as a program assistant at Vanderbilt University and American Councils for International Education. 

  • Sophie Xu

    Senior Associate for Outreach and Advisement

    Sophie Xu 徐雪 was appointed Senior Associate in 2017. She received her M.A. in International Education Management in 2015 and obtained her B.A. in English with an emphasis on Journalism in 2014. Before joining NYU Shanghai, Sophie worked at the Berkeley International Office with University of California, Berkeley as Program Assistant. She also worked with Center for International Studies (CISabroad) to coordinate study abroad programs for U.S. and Australian universities.