Instructor Bios

NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy

Summer 2017 Instructor Bios

 

HSAD-NI101 Leadership: Building Skills For Future Success

Sebastian Martin - Week 1

Sebastian Martin is the founder and CEO of Cambio Coffee, an organic specialty coffee company that focuses on impactful sourcing, and developing wholesale, online, and retail distribution channels in China. He has been a mentor and adviser to dozens of early stage entrepreneurs and start ups and specializes in the areas of cross-cultural branding, strategy, business planning, and fundraising. An expert and practitioner in the field of social enterprise, Sebastian is on the board of Fresh Start Rotary Club, a volunteer group dedicated to empowering social entrepreneurs in China. He has extensive experience in creating hands-on learning environments and leading classes, talks, and workshops on the subjects of entrepreneurship, social enterprise, doing business in China, and on helping individuals find their purpose to accomplish their goals. Sebastian holds master's degrees in international management and in global entrepreneurship.

Eliot A. Gattegno - Week 2

Eliot A. Gattegno is a clinical Associate professor of business and arts at NYU Shanghai, a clinical associate professor at the NYU Shanghai Center for Business Education and Research, a partner in the NYU Shanghai Program on Creativity + Innovation, and an affiliated faculty in engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University School of Engineering’s iCenter. Before coming to NYU, he was the founder and director of the Center for Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and a professor at the CUHK Business School. He has also been a visiting professor at the ShanghaiTech University School of Entrepreneurship and Management, and an artist-in-residence at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia Universities. He earned his doctorate from UC San Diego, and studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, New England Conservatory of Music, and Stanford University School of Engineering and Graduate School of Business. He is a founding partner at Genesis Innovations, a consultant to firms from biotechnology to venture capital throughout China, the Middle East, and the United States.

HSAD-NI102 Web Design: Creativity Meets Technology

Marcela Godoy

Marcela Godoy is a designer, maker, and architect who has taught architecture, physics, and structures as an adjunct instructor and teaching assistant in three different schools of architecture in Chile. In 2010 she moved to New York, where she received a MPS in the Interactive Telecommunication Program from New York University (NYU ITP). She has since worked at YesYesNo, a company that specializes in interactive art installations, where she was in charge of building and designing the physical aspects of the company's projects, as well as producing digital and physical 3D models, prototypes, and fabrications of unique pieces. She is currently a pre-doctoral fellow in the Interactive Media Arts department at NYU Shanghai, teaching Interaction Lab, one of the foundation courses of the university's curriculum.

Le Zhou

Le Zhou, also known as Aven, is a cross-disciplinary designer and researcher based in Shanghai. His recent work focuses on creative coding, interactive technology, computational geometry, and digital fabrication. He graduated from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a degree in architecture and is currently an IMA resident research fellow at NYU Shanghai as well as an adjunct professor at the Shanghai Art and Design Academy.

HSAD-NI103 The China/U.S. Dialogue: Joining The Discussion

Dan Guttman

Dan Guttman is currently a clinical professor at NYU Shanghai teaching environmental governance. He is also a fellow at the Center for Advanced Governmental Study at Johns Hopkins University as well as a visiting professor at the Peking University Law School clinic. Previously, he served as executive director of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Human Radiation Experiments under President Clinton, who appointed him to serve as a commissioner of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. He was also special counsel to U.S. Senate investigations and reports on U.S. government management, and has been a United Nations Development Program advisor in the development of China’s environmental law. As a lawyer, he was a partner at Spiegel & McDiarmid, where he represented a litany of workers’ rights and whistleblower defense cases. He is now of counsel to Guttman, Buschner and Brooks, working on anti-corruption. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Yale Law School.

HSAD-NI105 Global Finance: An Insider's View

Lawrence Delson

Lawrence Delson has over twenty-five years of international trade experience. He is the founder of his own import/export and consulting business. The consulting aspect of his company assists U.S. small businesses entering into and overcoming the hurdles of exporting. His company also advises non-governmental associations in China on business and trade issues. He is a member of the New York District Export Council, where he serves as the co-chair of the Outreach Committee. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the NYU School of Professional Studies as well as an adjunct instructor at the State University of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, teaching courses on import and export regulations, international business, and international trade finance. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University.

HSAD-NI106 Fashion Beyond Borders: Exploring The Global Fashion Industry

Shawnie Grant

Shawnie Grant is an American fashion instructor, fashion designer, and international distributor for her own clothing brand, Tailored. She opened her fashion store, Tailored Boutique, in 2013, offering custom clothes-making to men and women living in the United States. In 2015, Shawnie moved to Shenzhen and started producing her women’s clothing brand, Tailored, using local manufacturers in China to sell to fashion buyers in America. She also started teaching her fashion curriculum, Dress for Success, at English First to Chinese adults working internationally. In 2016, she began teaching her second fashion curriculum, Fashion House, to Chinese middle school students at World Foreign Language Middle School Academy. She is also the founder of a charity organization, Tailored Hearts, which donates clothes to teenage girls from low-income families and those suffering from natural disasters.

HSAD-NI107 U.S. History And Culture

John Robertson

John Robertson is the assistant provost of academic affairs at NYU Shanghai. Prior to working at NYU Shanghai, he held a similar position from 2004 to 2012 at Carnegie Mellon Qatar, which had a student population of 40 percent Qataris, 40 percent children of expats working in Qatar, and 20 percent international students. There, he helped develop curriculum and recruit students for the first class of each school. In addition to his administrative duties, he teaches courses on globalization, including the Fall and Rise of Modern China, Trade in World History, the Globalization of Warfare, and Globalization of the Arabian Gulf.

HSAD-NI109 Entrepreneurial Problem Solving

Eliot A. Gattegno

Eliot A. Gattegno is a clinical Associate professor of business and arts at NYU Shanghai, a clinical associate professor at the NYU Shanghai Center for Business Education and Research, a partner in the NYU Shanghai Program on Creativity + Innovation, and an affiliated faculty in engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University School of Engineering’s iCenter. Before coming to NYU, he was the founder and director of the Center for Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and a professor at the CUHK Business School. He has also been a visiting professor at the ShanghaiTech University School of Entrepreneurship and Management, and an artist-in-residence at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia Universities. He earned his doctorate from UC San Diego, and studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, New England Conservatory of Music, and Stanford University School of Engineering and Graduate School of Business. He is a founding partner at Genesis Innovations, a consultant to firms from biotechnology to venture capital throughout China, the Middle East, and the United States.

HSAD-NI111 Integrated Marketing: Innovation And Strategy

Eliot A. Gattegno

Eliot A. Gattegno is a clinical Associate professor of business and arts at NYU Shanghai, a clinical associate professor at the NYU Shanghai Center for Business Education and Research, a partner in the NYU Shanghai Program on Creativity + Innovation, and an affiliated faculty in engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University School of Engineering’s iCenter. Before coming to NYU, he was the founder and director of the Center for Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and a professor at the CUHK Business School. He has also been a visiting professor at the ShanghaiTech University School of Entrepreneurship and Management, and an artist-in-residence at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia Universities. He earned his doctorate from UC San Diego, and studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, New England Conservatory of Music, and Stanford University School of Engineering and Graduate School of Business. He is a founding partner at Genesis Innovations, a consultant to firms from biotechnology to venture capital throughout China, the Middle East, and the United States.

HSAD-NI114 Global Sports Management

Yao Williams II

Yao Williams II manages partnership sales for City Football Group (CFG) for Mainland China and Hong Kong. CFG consists of Manchester City Football Club, New York City Football Club, Yokohama Marinos, and Melbourne City Football Club. Prior to moving to China, he was based in New York City as CFG’s director of partnership sales for the Americas. He started his career in ticket sales with the MLB’s Cleveland Indians, and the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. In 2010, he moved to New York as a premium sales consultant for the New York Yankees, and subsequently joined the NBA’s Global Marketing Partnership group. He received a B.S. from Miami University and a Masters in Sports Management from Cleveland State University. He also serves as an adjunct lecturer for the elite Georgetown University’s Masters in Sports Industry Management program.

 HSAD-NI140 Video Game Design: From Concept To Completion

Marcela Godoy

Marcela Godoy is a designer, maker, and architect who has taught architecture, physics, and structures as an adjunct instructor and teaching assistant in three different schools of architecture in Chile. In 2010 she moved to New York, where she received a MPS in the Interactive Telecommunication Program from New York University (NYU ITP). She has since worked at YesYesNo, a company that specializes in interactive art installations, where she was in charge of building and designing the physical aspects of the company's projects, as well as producing digital and physical 3D models, prototypes, and fabrications of unique pieces. She is currently a pre-doctoral fellow in the Interactive Media Arts department at NYU Shanghai, teaching Interaction Lab, one of the foundation courses of the university's curriculum.

Le Zhou

Le Zhou, also known as Aven, is a cross-disciplinary designer and researcher based in Shanghai. His recent work focuses on creative coding, interactive technology, computational geometry, and digital fabrication. He graduated from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a degree in architecture and is currently an IMA resident research fellow at NYU Shanghai as well as an adjunct professor at the Shanghai Art and Design Academy.