NYU Shanghai Faculty Grows to 178

NYU Shanghai Campus
Aug 31 2018
Written by NYU Shanghai

More than 40 new faculty from around the world will join NYU Shanghai for the 2018-19 academic year, Provost Joanna Waley-Cohen said.

The new appointments include 11 tenured and tenure-track professors in nine academic areas ranging from Urban Design to Engineering and Management, 19 visiting professors, and 14 full-time continuing contract faculty.

"Each year NYU Shanghai faculty not only expands in size but deepens its academic strengths. We are particularly pleased this year to have such a strong group of faculty join us in developing our world-class research and teaching capabilities, Waley-Cohen said. "I look forward to working with each and every one of them as the year progresses!" 

Since 2014, the University’s full-time faculty has grown from 102 to 178, and includes scholars from more than 20 countries.

“I am excited to work with the highly diverse group of students and faculty, which is an ideal setting to empower deep, meaningful communication across peoples and cultures,”  said Jace Hargis, the inaugural Director of NYU Shanghai’s Center for Teaching and Learning. The potential for creating new models for education here in Shanghai is great, he said, and could be shared and showcased around the world.

Zhao Lu, who joins NYU Shanghai from Max Planck Institute for the History of Science as an assistant professor of Global China Studies, said he was attracted to this campus by the unique opportunity to be simultaneously connected from Shanghai to different communities across the NYU global network.

Other new faculty were excited by the chance to make Shanghai itself a subject of their research: “Not only does NYU Shanghai provide great resources for research and teaching,” Julia Hur, new assistant professor of management joining NYU Shanghai from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University said, “the city itself is also a stimulating and attractive place for studying globally networked companies and organizations.”

The new faculty members for 2018-19 are:

Arthur Morris

Assistant Professor

Accounting

Bin Zhao

Visiting Assistant Professor

Finance

ChengHe Guan

Assistant Professor

Urban Design

Christopher Meissner

Visiting Professor

Economics

Claire L Whitenack

Lecturer

Writing

Corey Sullivan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Arts

Dan (Christina) Wang

Assistant Professor

Finance

David Hunsaker

Assistant Professor

Management

Eric Parren

Assistant Arts Professor

IMA

Francis M. Comets

Visiting Professor

Mathematics

Irith Ben-Arroyo Hartman

Visiting Professor

Computer Science French

Jace Hargis

Director of the NYU Shanghai Teaching & Learning Center Clinical Professor

Teaching & Learning

Jianguo Liu

Visiting Professor

Mathematics

Jianping Jiang

Visiting Assistant Professor

Mathematics

Jiao Tao

Assistant Professor of Practice

Accounting

John Jordan

Lecturer

English for Academic Purposes

Joon Nak Choi

Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice

Economics

Joseph N Giacomelli

Lecturer

Writing Program

Julia Hur

Assistant Professor

Management

Jun Hu

Visiting Professor

Mathematics

Katherine Tosi

Lecturer

English for Academic Purposes

Kuen Suet Fung

Visiting Clinical Instructor

Arts

Leilei Tang

Visiting Associate Professor

Finance

Lihua Xu

Associate Professor of Practice

Computer Science

Lu Zhao

Assistant Professor

Global China Studies

Magali N Kerbellec

Senior Language Lecturer

Foreign Language Program

Melanie Hackney

Director of Language Programs

Clinical Assistant Professor

Mengyun Jin

Language Lecturer

Chinese

Mohamed Yunus Rafiq

Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow

Anthropology

Paul-Andre Mellies

Visiting Associate Professor

Computer Science

Promethee Spathis

Visiting Associate Professor

Computer Science

Qing Li

Language Lecturer

Chinese

Renato S Dos Santos

Visiting Assistant Professor

Mathematics

Robert Roach

Visiting Professor

Business

Sang Bin Lee

Visiting Professor

Finance

Sheldon Brown

Visiting Arts Professor

IMA

Shuang Zhang

Assistant Professor

Economics

Siyao Guo

Assistant Professor

Computer Science

Steven Edward Iams

Lecturer

English for Academic Purposes

Vittoria Silvestri

Visiting Assistant Professor

Mathematics

Weiwei Weng

Associate Professor of Practice

Economics

Yuan Yuanyue

Visiting Assistant Arts Professor

IMA

Zhibin Chen

Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow

Engineering

 

NYU Shanghai also welcomes the following returning visiting faculty for the 2018-19 academic year:

Alice N Wang

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Arts

Koresh Galil

Visiting Associate Professor

Finance

Krisnamurthi Ravishankar

Visiting Professor

Mathematics

Raz Jelinek

Visiting Professor

Chemistry

Raphael Lefevere

Visiting Associate Professor

Mathematics

William Faris

Visiting Professor

Mathematics