Meet The Team

  • 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.

  • Kristin E. Hiller

    English Language Lecturer and Academic Coordinator

    Dr. Kristin Hiller is an English language lecturer and academic coordinator at 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.

  • 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.