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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
Kathryn Atchison
Kathryn Atchison
Vice Provost
Brett Steele
Brett Steele
Brett Steele
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, Silk Road 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 2011 the UCLA CI was named an "Outstanding Confucius Institute" among over 450 worldwide.  In 2012 Dr. Jain received the"Outstanding Confucius Institute Director" award.

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, Silk Road 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 2011 the UCLA CI was named an "Outstanding Confucius Institute" among over 450 worldwide.  In 2012 Dr. Jain received the"Outstanding Confucius Institute Director" award.

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
Amelia Sargent

Amelia Sargent graduated from Yale University with a dual degree in Art and East Asian Studies. In 2014 she conducted research on the role of gender in Chinese contemporary art at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou through a Fulbright Student Research Grant. Amelia speaks Mandarin, French, and Spanish, which she uses in her work to promote cross-cultural understanding and social justice through education and the arts.

Amelia Sargent
Amelia Sargent

Amelia Sargent graduated from Yale University with a dual degree in Art and East Asian Studies. In 2014 she conducted research on the role of gender in Chinese contemporary art at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou through a Fulbright Student Research Grant. Amelia speaks Mandarin, French, and Spanish, which she uses in her work to promote cross-cultural understanding and social justice through education and the arts.

Program Coordinator
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)
Kathryn Atchison (Chair)
Kathryn Atchison (Chair)
Vice Provost