Staff

Since the Pace CI was established, it has grown rapidly. Currently, we have eight members in our big family. They are presented below:

 

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.

 

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 my textbooks has been broadcast on the CCTV Education Channel and some cable networks in Korea. It is her pleasure to join the teaching and management team of the Pace CI.

 

Yanyu Zhou, Associate Director, earned her Ph. D in education from the University of Maryland, her master’s degree in education from McGill University in Canada, and her bachelor’s degree in political science from Guangxi University for Nationalities in China. Dr. Zhou has worked at Pace University since October 2010. Her interests include philosophy, ethics, history, education, literature, art, and science. She is the author of numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and presentations. Her latest book, Success for All: A Comprehensive Educational Reform for Improving At-Risk Students in an Urban School in China was published in 2008.

 

Ansel Lurio, Program Coordinator, holds a BA in American Studies from Columbia University and an MA in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program at SUNY Oneonta. Ansel is especially interested in local history and environmental sustainability. His thesis on farm-based education was recently published by Lambert Academic Publishing.

 

Christopher Huang, Program Assistant, is currently a senior at Pace University majoring in Public Accounting. He studied abroad in Hong Kong for one semester at Lingnan University. Christopher is interested in relations between the United States and China and has aspirations to be involved in the relationship between the two countries in the future.

 

Anthony Son, Program Assistant, received a BA in Biology from Brooklyn College. He has studied abroad in South America and Korea.  He has volunteered at many different nonprofit organizations. He hopes to travel around the world helping as many people and learning more about their cultures. He is hoping in the future to establish a global learning and health organization to help people who are in need of medicine and education.

 

Jinguo Zhang, Chinese Language Teacher, has been teaching Chinese at the university level since 2006. She currently is teaching the Chinese Language courses at the Confucius Institute. The goal of the courses is to train learners to have a basic under-standing of the Chinese language and culture, and to be able to conduct a simple conversation in Chinese.

 

Yan Zhang, Graduate Assistant and Interpreter, graduated from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies with a BA in English. After college, he worked as an interpreter and translator of English and Mandarin. He is fluent in Mandarin, English, Cantonese and Hakka dialect, with knowledge of Japanese, Korean and Spanish. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Media and Communications Arts at Pace in hopes of becoming a director and producer for television and film.