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Since the Pace CI was established, it has grown rapidly. Our current staff is presented below:

Dr. Weihua Niu, Director, received her B.A. in Psychology from Beijing Normal University and M.A. in Psychology from the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She got her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Yale University and joined the Pace faculty in 2003. Her research interests include creativity, educational testing, cultural influence on higher cognitive functioning, and global education. She has authored more than 30 academic papers in these areas.


Xiaojun Wang,  Chinese Teacher, received her MA in English Language and Culture in 1999 from Nanjing Normal University, where since graduation she has served as a language teacher at the School of Foreign Languages and Cultures.  She is a lecturer at Jiangsu Province University Teachers’ Training Centre at Nanjing Normal.


 Dr. Shihong Liang, Chinese Teacher, received her Ph.D. in teaching Chinese as a second language from Nanjing Normal University, where she is currently Associate Professor at the International College for Chinese Studies.   

Min Zhu, Chinese DirectorDr. Min Zhu, Chinese Director, earned her PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and was Associate Professor at the International College for Chinese Studies, and Director of the Department of  Short-term Training at Nanjing Normal University. She has taught Chinese as a second language for more than two decades, and is experienced in the teaching and management aspect of this field. She has published over 25 academic papers as well as written and co-written over 10 textbooks. Moreover, television pro-grams based on her textbooks has been broadcast on the CCTV Education Channel and some cable networks in Korea.


Lindsay Bennett, Program Manager, earned her BA in Asian Studies from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, where she focused on Chinese history and language, and studied abroad in Hong Kong and Harbin, China.  Following graduation, she returned to Hong Kong to work at Lingnan University in Tuen Mun. Lindsay earned an MA in Regional Studies – East Asia (MARSEA) from Columbia University in 2011.

 


Ansel Lurio, Program Coordinator, holds a BA in American Studies from Columbia University and an MA in Museum Studies from SUNY Oneonta and is interested in the history of Chinatown.

 


Frank Zhou, Graduate Assistant, is currently enrolled in the MBA Accounting Program at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. He is also working as a Chinese teacher at the "Sunshine School" of the Permanent Mission of the PRC to the UN. He received his BA degree in English Literature from North China Institute of Science and Technology.