CIEE strives to offer courses that take advantage of the local environment that are both discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary in nature. CIEE staff are highly cognizant of the academic needs for undergraduate students majoring in Chinese, international relations, business administration, government, economics, communications, and history. Therefore, CIEE programs in Greater China utilize resources at their host institutions, and also employ experts from various local and U.S. universities, government policy institutes, NGOs, and multinational corporations to serve as adjunct faculty to provide students with a broad selection of courses focused on the region.
Below is a sampling of some of the area studies and business faculty currently teaching on CIEE Study Abroad programs in Greater China.
Donny Huang founded 4stones Cross-Cultural Development Co. Ltd, which is the first cross-cultural management firm in China. As a management consultant, Mr. Huang has worked with numerous large Chinese national corporations such as Kunming Pharmaceutical Group, Kelon, Nanfu Battery, and China Life Insurance, as well as MNCs including SPX, Telkom Indonesia, Fujitsu, and Phillips Medical System. He specialized in cross-cultural consulting and training, leadership training and executive coaching. Recently, Mr. Huang was invited by P. T. Telkom to deliver a cross-cultural management workshop for its top managers and executives in Bali, Indonesia. Mr. Huang taught Intercultural Communications at Chaminade University of Honolulu, and was adjunct faculty at Japan-American Institute of Management Science (JAIMS). Currently he is an adjunct professor at Sino-US Business School in Beijing; courses he has taught and is teaching for MBA students include Cross-Cultural Management, Principle of Marketing, Marketing Management, and Leadership & Motivation. Mr. Huang received his MBA in International Management (1994) from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, USA, and did graduate level study on Cultures and Leadership in East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Additionally he completed the Intern Program (2003) in Intercultural Communication Institute, Portland, USA.
Timothy Lamb has experience in emerging market entry strategy both as a consultant and from firsthand experience. He brings with him knowledge of the Chinese market and culture coupled with his experience managing companies within China and the United States to his role as Director of Foreign Direct Investment services for the JLJ Group. With over seven years of experience in China, Professor Lamb has successfully managed several companies including a training company through its startup phase. Since 2005, he has been instrumental launching and growing the JLJ Group’s HR Services and currently works with MNC’s with their market entry strategies. Professor Lamb holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird: School of Global Management and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of New Mexico. He has served as the Vice Chair of the Trade & Distribution Working Group of the European Union Chamber of Commerce and has hosted and delivered numerous seminars and events on China’s HR trends and market entry strategies for both the public and private sector.
Dr. Yao Meiling received her Ph.D. in Chinese Philology from Nanjing Normal University (2004). Currently serving as Associate Professor in the College of International Chinese Studies at East China Normal University, she has published extensively on the topic of Tang epitaphs, Dunhuang narrative literature, and other aspects related to classical Chinese. At East China Normal University, Dr. Yao teaches a wide variety of courses, including Classical Chinese, History of Chinese Language, Exegetical Studies of Ancient Books, and Chinese Modern Language.
Charles Mo is the founder and CEO of Charles Mo & Company, a wholly owned American consulting firm that provides services to clients in the areas of factory construction project management, outsourcing of accounting operations, operational audits, and management advisory services to American companies investing in or planning an investment in China. Charles sits on the boards of directors of three public companies, and has worked in China since 1995. He has served as the Chief Operating Officer for Coca-Cola in Shanghai until 2005. He was the CFO for Nike China until 1998, and prior to that was the Controller/Acting GM for Polaroid China. Charles joined the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai in 2003, and served as the Vice Chairman of the CSR Committee in 2004 and as Board Treasurer and Chairman of the Audit Committee in 2005. He was elected the Board Vice Chairman for three consecutive years, and was a member of the Audit Committee, from 2006-2008.
Dr. Ni Jianping is a Senior Associate and Research Director of Shanghai Institute of American Studies, where he directs efforts to investigate, and provide recommendations on the implications of US-China relations. Previously, he had worked as a research associate at Zhejiang Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies in Hangzhou, prior to his doctoral studies and postdoctoral research at Fudan University in Shanghai, after he served as a military analyst and a lecturer at the People’s Liberation Army Military Academy for nearly two decades. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Zhejiang University and East China Normal University, where he taught courses on International Relations and on Mass Communication. Dr. Ni is a council member of the China’s Association of Asia-Pacific Studies and of China’s Association of American Studies. His research focuses on China-U.S. relations, U.S. cultural diplomacy and national image projection, in addition to security cooperation in East Asia. His publications over the years deal with China’s foreign policy and cultural communication, and security cooperation in Northeast Asia as well. Dr. Ni was a visiting scholar to the George Washington University in 2000, and has visited many West European countries and Hong Kong SAR on many academic trips ever since.
Matthew Szymanski is vice president for corporate relations at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), one of the world’s largest makers of semiconductors (NYSE: SMI) He joined SMIC in February 2007 at its Shanghai headquarters, where he manages SMIC’s relations with Western media and governments and its compliance with international export control and technology transfer regulations. A lawyer by training, Mr. Szymanski earned law degrees from Georgetown University and Regent University, and practiced law and served in government in the Washington, D.C. area for 17 years. For the five years prior to joining SMIC, he served the U.S. Congress as chief of staff for both the House Small Business Committee and the U.S.-China Interparliamentary Exchange. In the latter role, he managed U.S.-China relations for the House and coordinated activities with the Senate, organizing 20 official U.S. delegations to China and hosting many Chinese delegations in the United States. Mr. Szymanski continues to promote U.S.-China relations and China’s legal development. At SMIC, he frequently hosts U.S. and Chinese delegations of government officials, business leaders, and students. As a volunteer, he co-teaches comparative legislation and constitutional law at East China University of Political Science & Law, and sends some of his students to Washington, D.C. to observe the U.S. legal system first-hand. He also is co-developing a U.S.-China lawyer exchange with a Shanghai district government. For the above efforts, Mr. Szymanski is to receive Shanghai’s 2010 Leading Professional award (for residents, including expats, who contribute significantly to the city’s development).
Dr. Xu Mingqi received his Ph.D. in International Economics (1994) and M.A. in Economics (1982) from the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS). Dr. Xu currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economy and Director of the Department of International Finance at SASS, where he also served as Editor in Chief of Social Sciences and Academic Quarterly (1998-2001). His international experiences includes working as a Visiting Scholar at the International Institute of Asian Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands (2001), Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University (1995-1996), and University of Western Ontario in Canada (1987-1988). He has taught as a guest Professor in the School of International and Area Studies at Seoul National University in South Korea, where he researched regional monetary cooperation. Dr. Xu also worked as Senior Financial Analyst and Vice President of the Shanghai Far East Credit Rating Corporation (1993-1998). His main research areas are in the theory of world economy, international finance, monetary economics and monetary policy, and China’s financial system reforms. He has edited or authored over 13 books and book chapters published in China, Netherlands and US, and has written over 65 journal and newspaper articles about the Chinese economy.
Dr. Zhang Tiejun received his Ph.D. (2004), Licentiate Degree (1996) and MSS (1995) in the Department of Peace and Development Research at Göteborg University in Sweden, where he completed his dissertation on Chinese security strategy in the early 21st century. Dr. Zhang is formerly Associate Research Professor and the Acting Director of the Department of European Studies at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS), a premier domestic policy institute influential in advising the national government on international policy. Dr. Zhang has worked as a visiting scholar and researcher at the German Institute of International and Security Studies in Berlin (2005); the Department of Security and Strategic Studies at the National University of Malaysia (2001), where he researched the ASEAN approach to Asia-Pacific security cooperation with funding from the Ford Foundation; and at the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) of United Nations University in Helsinki, Finland. Dr. Zhang is well published in Chinese and English, including several book chapters and articles in international journals, such as the Stockholm Journal of East Asian Studies, and Comparative Strategy. His research interests include East Asian regionalism, Chinese foreign and security policies, Asia-Europe cooperation, and Sino-European relations.