Board of Directors
Charles Edmondson, President of Alfred University - Chairman
William Hall, Associate Provost of Alfred University - Executive Director
Joel P. Moskowitz, Trustee of Alfred University - Director
Terry S. Galanis, Trustee of Alfred University - Director
Prof. Yanxin Wang, President of CUG Vice - Deputy Chairman
Prof. Lijun Zhang, Deputy Dean of International Education School - Director
China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
Dr. Wilfred V. Huang
Director of Confucius Institute at Alfred University and George G Raymond Chair Professor of Management. Dr. Huang received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and received M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo. His research interest is e-business, systems modeling and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Tao Peng
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Dr. Peng obtained Master of Law at 1995 and became a faculty in Law School of China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). He visited Warsaw University in 2000 and studied one year there where he received the certification of American Law Study. In 2005, he visited Michigan State University and continued his study for a year. In 2008, he was promoted Professor of Law with his research interests lying in Intellectual Property Law. With his name taken the meaning of wave, he dreams to be an explorer and he travels a lot, including Poland, Germany, Italy, French, Czech, Belgium, Egypt, Japan, which enrich his knowledge and understanding about Western culture. He is also good at playing tennis.
Carla is currently engaged in independent research about porcelain in Jingdezhen and Longquan in China. Over the past 11 years, she has traveled many times to China and was made an Honorary Citizen of Jingdezhen in 2008 in recognition of her work on behalf of the porcelain arts. In 2004, she published Dao yu Qi ~ Spirit & Vessel about the life and work of master artist and teacher Shi Yuren (1928-1996) and 7 artists among the first generation of students he taught. Coch curated an exhibition to accompany the book in celebration of Jingdezhen's millennial year of porcelain production; a second exhibition of Shi Yuren's work took place in Beijing in November 2008. Retired from teaching English at Alfred University, Coch is working on a documentary about early 20th century Jingdezhen porcelain artists and assisting in the start-up of the Confucius Institute at Alfred University.
Jing Zhu (Shirley)
Shirley is an instructor from the Foreign Languages School, China University of Geosciences. She received her M.A. in English Language and Literature from Huazhong Normal University and she has rich experience in teaching English and Chinese. Her research interest lies in translation theory and practice, comparative study of English and Chinese, and English translations of Chinese poetry. She was invited as the senior research associate in the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics of City University of Hong Kong in 2008.
Zhongbei Wu (Daisy)
Wu Zhongbei is an associate professor of art. In 1997, she received her B.A in music education from Hunan Normal University and in 2005, her M.A in musicology from the Graduate School of the Chinese National Academy of Arts. She is the Deputy Chair of the Guzheng Branch of the Hunan Musicians Association and also a judge of the National Guzheng performance-level competition. For 13 years, she has been a music teacher and associate professor of art at the Art Center of Hunan University of Commerce. In addition, she is also the principal conductor and the director of the Hunan University of Commerce Chinese Orchestra.
Yun Wang (Katie)
Katie is a lecturer from Liaoning Normal University, who graduated from Northeast Normal University with a B.A. She is an experienced instructor after teaching English language to Chinese students and Mandarin to foreign students from various countries and cultures as well.
Huiyang Li (Lee)
Lee is an instructor from Gansu Hanqiao Language Institute. He received his M.A in Chinese modern literature from Lanzhou University. He has 20 years of teaching experience in Chinese language and literature. In the past 6 years, he has taught Chinese to international students. Courses included Intensive Reading Chinese, Listening Chinese, Spoken Chinese, Chinese History, etc. He has won many awards during his teaching career, such as Advanced Individual of Lingual and Literal Work of Lanzhou City, Honor of 7th Teaching New Star of Lanzhou City, Honor of 2nd Young Teaching Master-Hand of Gansu Province, Certificate of International Chinese Teacher as Volunteer.
Suping Wang (Emma)
Emma works as a Chinese teacher at Shandong Heze University and became an associate professor in 2005. She is also the chief of the Chinese Teaching and Research Section in the Chinese Department. In 1993, she obtained her B.A in Chinese Education from Qufu Normal University and in 2005, her M.A in Linguistics from Beijing Language and Culture University. In addition, she qualified to be a test controller in the National Mandarin Examination in 1997. She is majoring in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. She is good at language teaching and research in Linguistics and Teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
Sa Luo (Rosa)
Rosa is a postgraduate studying at the School of Foreign Language at China University of Geosciences (CUG in Wuhan). Her major is Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. In Wuhan, she has been teaching Chinese at the School of International Education in CUG for half a year. Her teaching is so lively and interesting that all the students enjoy participating and learning. In May of 2011, Rosa completed her training and passed the examination organized by Hanban. With these, she has met all the requirements of becoming a qualified Volunteer Chinese Teacher.
Yanjie Yin (Jeff)
Jeff is a lecturer from Qingdao Technical College, Shandong Province. He graduated from Qufu Normal University with a B.A. in English Education and Ocean University of China with a M.A in Environmental and Resources Protection Law. He is an experienced instructor in teaching English language to Chinese students and Mandarin to foreign students from various countries and cultures.
Hui Liu (Jessica)
Jessica is an instructor from Qingdao Technical College. She graduated from Qingdao University with a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature and Shenyang Normal University with a M.A in Curriculum and Teaching Methodology (Teaching Chinese as a second language). She has one year's experience in teaching high school students and half a year's experience in teaching Chinese in Korean Pingze Tourism School. She is an experienced instructor in teaching Mandarin to foreign students from various countries and cultures.
Yujia Zhang (Lisa)
Lisa is a graduate studying at School of Foreign Language at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). Her major is Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. With deep passion for Linguistics and Cross-cultural communication, she has taught at the School of International Education in CUG for almost one year, from which she obtained good communication skills and teaching experiences. In June of 2012, Lisa completed her training organized by Hanban and joined CIAU as a Volunteer Chinese Teacher in August. She also shows great interests in Chinese music and Chinese traditional handicrafts and she always takes an active part in social activities.
Xinyue Hu (Rose)
Rose is a graduate student from School of Foreign Language at China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), majoring in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. She has completed her training at Hanban in March, 2012 and joined CIAU in July, 2012. She has good communication skills thanks to many social activities participated in the past. Moreover, she is interested in traditional Chinese calligraphy, painting and paper cutting. Being passionate and creative, she will do her best being a volunteer teacher in CIAU.