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Board Of Directors

Scott L. Waugh (Chair)
Scott L. Waugh (Chair)
Scott L. Waugh (Chair)
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Huang Zhen
Huang Zhen
Huang Zhen
Vice President
Xu Min

Xu Min, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of International Student Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is dedicated to the development of educational opportunities, cultural exposure and other services to foster intercultural learning and meaningful interactions between students of unlike cultures.  Before she joined ISC, she was Assistant Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering, in charge of international cooperation programs with University of Michigan, Purdue University, University of Cincinnati, University of Karlsruhe, ParisTech, etc. She successfully designed the dual degree programs and global education programs between SJTU and its partner universities. 

Xu Min
Xu Min

Xu Min, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of International Student Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is dedicated to the development of educational opportunities, cultural exposure and other services to foster intercultural learning and meaningful interactions between students of unlike cultures.  Before she joined ISC, she was Assistant Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering, in charge of international cooperation programs with University of Michigan, Purdue University, University of Cincinnati, University of Karlsruhe, ParisTech, etc. She successfully designed the dual degree programs and global education programs between SJTU and its partner universities. 

Vice-Dean, School of International Studies
David Schaberg
David Schaberg
David Schaberg
Dean
Kathryn Atchison

Dr. Kathryn A. Atchison holds a professor appointment in the school’s Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry and is jointly appointed in the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy Management. Dr. Atchison served UCLA as the Vice Provost, New Collaborative Initiatives for UCLA from 2011 to 2016 where she assisted faculty in launching novel academic and research programs, many of which cross national and disciplinary boundaries. Before that she served the campus as Vice Provost Intellectual Property and Industry Relations from 2005 to 2011. From 1998 to 2004 she served as the School of Dentistry’s Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Management. During that time she increased young scientists’ applications to career development awards and led the selection and implementation of the first electronic health record for the School. She served as the School of Dentistry’s Residency Director for Geriatric Dentistry from 2000 to 2006. During 2014-15, Dr. Atchison was on special assignment to the Office of the Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in the National Institutes of Health where she helped develop strategies aimed at strengthening NIDCR’s ability to translate research discoveries into new tools and treatment. Dr. Atchison served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Dentists, the Journal of Public Health Dentistryand the Journal of Dental Education and , the Publications Committee for Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. She served on the Publication Committee for the Journal of Dental Research. She is a fellow of the American Association for Dental Research. In 2007, she completed a one-year term as president of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. She was the recipient of the International Association for Dental Research’s 2008 Distinguished Scientist Award for Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology and Health Services Research.

Kathryn Atchison
Kathryn Atchison

Dr. Kathryn A. Atchison holds a professor appointment in the school’s Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry and is jointly appointed in the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy Management. Dr. Atchison served UCLA as the Vice Provost, New Collaborative Initiatives for UCLA from 2011 to 2016 where she assisted faculty in launching novel academic and research programs, many of which cross national and disciplinary boundaries. Before that she served the campus as Vice Provost Intellectual Property and Industry Relations from 2005 to 2011. From 1998 to 2004 she served as the School of Dentistry’s Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Management. During that time she increased young scientists’ applications to career development awards and led the selection and implementation of the first electronic health record for the School. She served as the School of Dentistry’s Residency Director for Geriatric Dentistry from 2000 to 2006. During 2014-15, Dr. Atchison was on special assignment to the Office of the Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in the National Institutes of Health where she helped develop strategies aimed at strengthening NIDCR’s ability to translate research discoveries into new tools and treatment. Dr. Atchison served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Dentists, the Journal of Public Health Dentistryand the Journal of Dental Education and , the Publications Committee for Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. She served on the Publication Committee for the Journal of Dental Research. She is a fellow of the American Association for Dental Research. In 2007, she completed a one-year term as president of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. She was the recipient of the International Association for Dental Research’s 2008 Distinguished Scientist Award for Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology and Health Services Research.

Professor
Brett Steele

Brett Steele is the former director of London's Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), one of the world’s oldest and most influential schools of architecture.  He was appointed dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture in August, 2017. As dean, Dean Steele oversees the school’s leading programs in art; architecture and urban design; design and media arts; and world arts and cultures and dance; as well as the school’s two acclaimed museums — the Fowler and Hammer museums — and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, its groundbreaking performing arts program, and the Confucius Institute.  Professor Steele served as the academic leader and chief executive of the AA since 2005.

Brett Steele
Brett Steele

Brett Steele is the former director of London's Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), one of the world’s oldest and most influential schools of architecture.  He was appointed dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture in August, 2017. As dean, Dean Steele oversees the school’s leading programs in art; architecture and urban design; design and media arts; and world arts and cultures and dance; as well as the school’s two acclaimed museums — the Fowler and Hammer museums — and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, its groundbreaking performing arts program, and the Confucius Institute.  Professor Steele served as the academic leader and chief executive of the AA since 2005.

Dean, UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture
Craig Ehrlich
Craig Ehrlich
Craig Ehrlich
Private Investor, Chairman of Novare Technologies Ltd.

Staff

Susan Pertel Jain

Susan Pertel Jain (简苏珊) holds a bachelor's degree in Chinese language and a doctorate from the University of Hawai'i in Theater (Asian theater focus).   Dr. Jain has worked in both the academic and professional theater worlds, taught and lectured widely on Asian theater, and served on the curatorial staff of several international arts festivals including the Los Angeles Festival, Smithsonian Institute's Folklife Festival (Washington, DC), and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas (New Haven).   In partnership with kunqu artist Hua Wenyi, she helped launch the first professional Chinese theater company in the US.  In her role as the Director of Academic Development for UCLA's Office of Summer Sessions and Special Programs, she worked with campus partners to develop innovative new credit- and non-credit bearing programs that served both domestic and international students.  In 2007 Dr. Jain helped open the UCLA Confucius Institute.  Under her leadership the Confucius Institute has been connecting the dots, filling the gaps, and tapping into the tremendous resources available at UCLA and in our community for the study of Chinese language and culture.  In 2016 UCLA was name a "Cultural Confucius Institute" by Confucius Institute Headquarters for its work in developing arts-based programs.

 

Susan Pertel Jain
Susan Pertel Jain

Susan Pertel Jain (简苏珊) holds a bachelor's degree in Chinese language and a doctorate from the University of Hawai'i in Theater (Asian theater focus).   Dr. Jain has worked in both the academic and professional theater worlds, taught and lectured widely on Asian theater, and served on the curatorial staff of several international arts festivals including the Los Angeles Festival, Smithsonian Institute's Folklife Festival (Washington, DC), and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas (New Haven).   In partnership with kunqu artist Hua Wenyi, she helped launch the first professional Chinese theater company in the US.  In her role as the Director of Academic Development for UCLA's Office of Summer Sessions and Special Programs, she worked with campus partners to develop innovative new credit- and non-credit bearing programs that served both domestic and international students.  In 2007 Dr. Jain helped open the UCLA Confucius Institute.  Under her leadership the Confucius Institute has been connecting the dots, filling the gaps, and tapping into the tremendous resources available at UCLA and in our community for the study of Chinese language and culture.  In 2016 UCLA was name a "Cultural Confucius Institute" by Confucius Institute Headquarters for its work in developing arts-based programs.

 

Executive Director | 院长
Xiaojie Ma

Xiaojie (Rita) Ma holds a M.A. in Pacific International Affairs (MPIA) from the University of California, San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, and a B.A. in English from the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing. She is fluent in English and Mandarin and has used both languages in 10 years of work both in the U.S. and in China in international trade and project negotiation and implementation. She has worked for the UCLA Confucius Institute since September, 2008.

Xiaojie Ma
Xiaojie Ma

Xiaojie (Rita) Ma holds a M.A. in Pacific International Affairs (MPIA) from the University of California, San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, and a B.A. in English from the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing. She is fluent in English and Mandarin and has used both languages in 10 years of work both in the U.S. and in China in international trade and project negotiation and implementation. She has worked for the UCLA Confucius Institute since September, 2008.

Assistant Director | 助理院长
Pan Qianfei | 潘倩菲

PAN Qianfei holds a Ph.D. in Folklore in Literature from East China Normal University. Her primary research interests are Chinese Folklore, Shanghai Urban Culture and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.  She is the main editor of Dictionary of Chinese Customs (2013). She teaches at Shanghai Jiaotong University and is currently a visiting scholar at University of California, Los Angeles.

Pan Qianfei | 潘倩菲
Pan Qianfei | 潘倩菲

PAN Qianfei holds a Ph.D. in Folklore in Literature from East China Normal University. Her primary research interests are Chinese Folklore, Shanghai Urban Culture and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.  She is the main editor of Dictionary of Chinese Customs (2013). She teaches at Shanghai Jiaotong University and is currently a visiting scholar at University of California, Los Angeles.

Visiting Scholar

Advisory Board

Helen Rees
Helen Rees
Helen Rees
Professor
Myung Hee Cho

Myung Hee Cho, Professor, Theater Department

Myung Hee Cho
Myung Hee Cho

Myung Hee Cho, Professor, Theater Department

Professor
Robert Chi
Robert Chi
Robert Chi
Associate Professor
Barbara Drucker

Barbara Drucker, Associate Dean, Community Engagement & Arts Education, School of Arts and Architecture

Barbara Drucker
Barbara Drucker

Barbara Drucker, Associate Dean, Community Engagement & Arts Education, School of Arts and Architecture

Associate Dean, Community Engagement & Arts Education
Kathryn Atchison (Chair)

Dr. Kathryn A. Atchison holds a professor appointment in the school’s Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry and is jointly appointed in the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy Management. Dr. Atchison served UCLA as the Vice Provost, New Collaborative Initiatives for UCLA from 2011 to 2016 where she assisted faculty in launching novel academic and research programs, many of which cross national and disciplinary boundaries. Before that she served the campus as Vice Provost Intellectual Property and Industry Relations from 2005 to 2011. From 1998 to 2004 she served as the School of Dentistry’s Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Management. During that time she increased young scientists’ applications to career development awards and led the selection and implementation of the first electronic health record for the School. She served as the School of Dentistry’s Residency Director for Geriatric Dentistry from 2000 to 2006. During 2014-15, Dr. Atchison was on special assignment to the Office of the Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in the National Institutes of Health where she helped develop strategies aimed at strengthening NIDCR’s ability to translate research discoveries into new tools and treatment. Dr. Atchison served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Dentists, the Journal of Public Health Dentistryand the Journal of Dental Education and , the Publications Committee for Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. She served on the Publication Committee for the Journal of Dental Research. She is a fellow of the American Association for Dental Research. In 2007, she completed a one-year term as president of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. She was the recipient of the International Association for Dental Research’s 2008 Distinguished Scientist Award for Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology and Health Services Research.

Kathryn Atchison (Chair)
Kathryn Atchison (Chair)

Dr. Kathryn A. Atchison holds a professor appointment in the school’s Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry and is jointly appointed in the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy Management. Dr. Atchison served UCLA as the Vice Provost, New Collaborative Initiatives for UCLA from 2011 to 2016 where she assisted faculty in launching novel academic and research programs, many of which cross national and disciplinary boundaries. Before that she served the campus as Vice Provost Intellectual Property and Industry Relations from 2005 to 2011. From 1998 to 2004 she served as the School of Dentistry’s Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Management. During that time she increased young scientists’ applications to career development awards and led the selection and implementation of the first electronic health record for the School. She served as the School of Dentistry’s Residency Director for Geriatric Dentistry from 2000 to 2006. During 2014-15, Dr. Atchison was on special assignment to the Office of the Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in the National Institutes of Health where she helped develop strategies aimed at strengthening NIDCR’s ability to translate research discoveries into new tools and treatment. Dr. Atchison served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Dentists, the Journal of Public Health Dentistryand the Journal of Dental Education and , the Publications Committee for Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. She served on the Publication Committee for the Journal of Dental Research. She is a fellow of the American Association for Dental Research. In 2007, she completed a one-year term as president of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. She was the recipient of the International Association for Dental Research’s 2008 Distinguished Scientist Award for Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology and Health Services Research.

Professor