Instructor Bios

NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai High School Academy

Summer 2017 Instructor Bios


Lawrence Delson - Global Finance: An Insider's View

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.

Jiayi Du - Tourism: Digitial Marketing and Social Media

Jiayi Du graduated from NYU with a master’s degree in tourism management and is currently pursuing a PhD in marketing. After returning to Shanghai, she worked as a lecturer at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, where she was actively involved in teaching, research, and extra-curricular student events. In 2014 and 2016, she worked as director of training programs at the Shanghai Shendi Group, a Shanghai government-owned company. There, she was responsible for developing individual staff training courses as well as the company training system. She has also been the NYU alumni club event leader since 2013.

Eliot Gattegno - Leadership: Building Skills for Future Success | Entrepreneurial Problem Solving | Integrated Marketing: Innovation and Strategy

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.

Marcela Godoy - Web Design: Creativity Meets Technology | Video Game Design: From Concept to Completion

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.

Shawnie Grant - Fashion Beyond Borders: Exploring the Global Fashion Industry

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.

Dan Guttman - The China/U.S. Dialogue: Joining the Discussion

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.

Cameron Myler - The Olympics: Business Behind the Rings

Cameron Myler is a clinical assistant professor at the NYU School of Professional Studies’ Tisch Institute of Sports Management, Media, and Business. She is also an olympian, an intellectual property and sports lawyer, and an arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport. At NYU, she teaches a variety of sport-related courses, and her research interests include legal and governance issues relating to Olympic and international sport, the use of sport for development, as well as intellectual property and athlete branding issues. She is a member of the Court of Arbitration for sport, and in her legal practice has represented Olympic athletes and sports organizations, advised media and entertainment clients in a variety of commercial matters, and litigated high-profile intellectual property cases. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, received her Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School, and obtained an Executive Masters in sports organization management from the University of Poitiers.

Anjuli Pandavar - Creative Writing: Finding Truth in Fiction

Anjuli Pandavar is a South African–born British writer and an English language lecturer at NYU Shanghai. She has taught English for academic purposes to Chinese students for more than six years, with a liberal arts focus using experiential learning. She has been working on a novel since 2009 and also writes short stories. She has had a very wide and rich career, supported by a BArch, MA, MPhil and a PhD, in addition to the following teaching qualifications: CTEAP, CTEFLA, and CLTHE. She holds a doctorate in political economy from the University of Glasgow and is currently completing a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at NYU Paris.

John Robertson - U.S. History and Culture

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.

Yao Williams II - Global Sports Management

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.

Le Zhou - Web Design: Creativity Meets Technology | Video Game Design: From Concept to Completion

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.