Jeffrey S. Lehman is the founding vice-chancellor of NYU Shanghai, the first “Sino-American joint university.” He previously served as the founding dean of the Peking University School of Transnational Law, as well as president of Cornell University and dean of the University of Michigan Law School. Jeffrey was also a tenured professor of law and public policy at the University of Michigan, a practicing lawyer in Washington, D.C., and a law clerk to Chief Judge Frank Coffin of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and to Associate Justice John Paul Stevens of the US Supreme Court.
Jeffrey has served on the boards of many global organizations that share his commitments in the fields of higher education, law, and technology. In the business world, he has served as an independent director on the boards of Infosys, Ltd., and Starr Property & Casualty Insurance (China) Co., Ltd. In the non-profit world, he has served as board chair of Internet 2, as president of the American Law Deans Association, and as a trustee of both Access Health International and the Skadden Fellowship Foundation. In the world of government service, he has served as a member of the US delegation to the China-US Legal Experts Dialogue and as a member of the Planning Committee for President Clinton’s 1999 “Call to Action” to the legal profession. His honors include the Friendship Award from the People’s Republic of China, the Gold Magnolia Award from the City of Shanghai, and the National Equal Justice Award from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. In 2018, China named him one of the 40 most influential foreign experts during the country’s 40-year period of reform and opening up.
Chao “Phoebe” You has nine years of management and operational experience at The Ohio State University’s first overseas office in Shanghai. As the founder of the office, Ms. You focuses on developing Ohio State’s alumni network in the Greater China area, liaising the university with the Chinese higher education institutes, exploring the market for various healthcare and educational training program as well as providing assistance for faculty research, student recruitment, and student career services.
As an active international higher education advocate, Ms. You co-founded American Universities' China Association in 2014, which aims at developing a professional platform to connect educators working for US institutions in China. Ms. You is frequently consulted by US higher education administrators about establishing China operations and strategies to enter the China market.
Ms. You’s previous experiences include co-op experience in top 150 largest law firm Schottenstein Zox & Dunn and legal research experience with renowned professor from Moritz College of Law. She has a LLM from Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University and a LLB degree from East China University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Raphael X. Moffett joined Duke Kunshan University on September 3, 2019 as the Dean of Student Affairs. In this role, he will work to create activities, programs and policies in Athletics, Campus Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Housing and Residence Life, International Student Services, Student Activities, and Student Conduct.
A native of Washington State, Dr. Raphael X. Moffett began his career in student affairs at Clark Atlanta University in 2002. He was inspired by working with college students and made the decision to pursue a career in student affairs. Prior to joining DKU, Dr. Moffett served as the Vice President for Student Services at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas and Vice President for Student Affairs at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma. He brings more than 17 years of professional experience in progressive leadership roles at Trinity University, Morehouse College, Georgia State University, and Clark Atlanta University.
Dr. Moffett is a visionary that is committed to providing students with transformative co-curricular learning experiences that allow them to grow socially, physically, intellectually, culturally, educationally, and professionally. He focuses on cultivating unique developmental opportunities with the intent to help students maximize their potential. He is known in the field as being a servant leader who is personable and goal oriented. His philosophy is that every student has the ability to achieve academic success and personal growth with the proper guidance and support.
Dr. Moffett received his Bachelor’s degree in English from Washington State University. He earned his Master’s degree and doctorate in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with wife and son, visiting relatives, reading, watching and playing basketball, calligraphy, music production, trying new restaurants, and traveling.
Van Fleet’s Asia career spans ten years in Japan (1991- 2000) and eighteen in China (to present). He has extensive experience throughout the region in corporate strategy, business development, marketing and consultancy.
He currently serves as Director, Corporate Globalization, and adjunct faculty, Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a campus where he’s been based since 2003. For nearly a decade through 2017, Van Fleet also served as Assistant Dean, USC Marshall School of Business, and Executive Director, USC-SJTU Global Executive MBA in Shanghai.
Pianpian is the EducationUSA Advisor at the U.S. Consulate-General Shanghai. Prior to that, Pianpian was the Strategic Program Coordinator for the China partnership of Greater Philadelphia, which is a 510(c)(3) NGO that promotes collaboration primarily on public/private clean technology, educational and cultural initiatives between Philadelphia and China. Pianpian has previously interned for the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in Manhattan, New York. Pianpian graduated from the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of Pennsylvania and was the Assistant Diversity Director at the Student Government of GSE.
Director Of Marketing & Communications, YK Pao School
Former Global Director Of Marketing (Studios), Whittle School & Studios
Victoria University Of Wellington (BCA)
CEIBS Global EMBA
Laurie McLellan, Director, Nanjing International School since 2009
School leadership positions held in Belgium, Colombia, Sri Lanka & Vietnam prior to China.
Board member at – EARCOS (East Asian Regional Council of Schools) sponsored by US State Dept.
Former Board Chair at CIS (Council of International Schools) & ACAMIS (Association of Chinese and Mongolian International Schools)
Workshop leadership and facilitation at numerous international conferences as well as various pro-bono school consultations related to IB implementation, accreditation preparation and planning strategy.
Laurie holds Masters Degrees from University of Edinburgh and Oxford Brookes. He was a visiting Fellow at the Klingenstein Center for Leadership at Columbia University, New York.
Foreign Principal (and Chemistry)
BSc Pure Chemistry (Exeter)
25 years of teaching in UK, Abu Dhabi and China
9 years of senior leadership experience (including two new international schools)
Worked for RGS Guildford as Director of International Education
Matthew Shephard discovered a passion for both teaching and travel whilst volunteering in an orphanage in Romania for six months in early 1990s. After completing a 4-year B(Ed) at Exeter University, he has worked in schools in the UK and Asia – from Tashkent to Taipei, London to Nanjing.
Having attended nine very different schools as a child, he has a deep understanding of “third culture kids” who have grown up attending international schools or studying outside of their own country. Matthew has lived in Nanjing since 2007 and was part of the team who founded the British School. He has worked hard to see the school become the ‘heart of the community’ and was presented with the “Friend of Nanjing” award given to a dozen cultural leaders each year by the city.
International education practitioner and researcher, founding director of a multinational education group, PA of a leading International School, co-founder of U Match.
U Match provides professional, rigorous and comprehensive school selection consultation for families in the local educational system and international education possibilities. U Match also provides talent hunting and brand management and marketing for schools.Since last June, U Match has been organizing education sharing sessions and platforms to guide parents' educational philosophy and linking with the appropriate school vision and mission for compatibility.
U Match Mothers' club has been attracted a group of mothers with advanced educational concepts, and like-minded mothers to collaborate and cooperate to share with ideas.
A KOL of local education information specializes in analyzing education policies, co-founder of U Match.
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Veomayoury Baccam is the Director of Government Relations & Corporate Social Responsibility at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, known as the "Voice of American Business" in China, was founded in 1915. AmCham Shanghai was the third American Chamber established outside the United States, and now has 3,000 members from 1,500 companies. As a non-profit, non-partisan business organization, AmCham Shanghai is committed to the principles of free trade, open markets, private enterprise and the unrestricted flow of information. She is responsible for coordinating the Chamber’s advocacy efforts with the U.S. Government and Chinese government and its Corporate Social Responsibility programs. Prior to joining AmCham, Ms. Baccam worked for 12 years in the U.S. diplomatic service. Her previous postings include Moscow, Geneva, Washington D.C., and Shanghai. She received her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a Masters of International and Public Affairs from Columbia University.