New Faculty 2021-2022

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus in NYU’s global network, joining NYU in New York and NYU Abu Dhabi. It is a world-class, comprehensive liberal arts and sciences research university in the heart of Shanghai, and unlike any other university in the world. NYU Shanghai exemplifies the highest ideals of contemporary higher education by uniting the intellectual resources of New York University’s global network with the multidimensional greatness of China. It guides students toward academic and moral excellence, preparing them for leadership in all walks of life, and it contributes to the endless quest for new insights into the human condition and the natural world.

Assistant Professors

Kyle Chauvin

Kyle Chauvin

Kyle Patrick Chauvin is Assistant Professor of Economics. He earned both his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Princeton University and his A.B. in Applied Mathematics/Economics from Harvard University.

Chauvin’s research interests lie in behavioral economics and microeconomic theory, with particular emphasis on the nature and consequences of cognitive biases. His research has been published in the Journal of Money and Credit and Banking. Among his working papers is “A Misattribution Theory of Discrimination” with American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.

Prior to joining NYU, Chauvin was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of economics at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School.

Jinzi Huang

Jinzi Huang

Jinzi Mac Huang is Assistant Professor of Mathematics. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Courant Institute at New York University and a B.S. in Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics from Zhiyuan College at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Interested in experimental fluid dynamics and applied mathematics, Huang collaborates with the Applied Math Lab at the Courant Institute, the Applied Math Lab Shanghai at NYU Shanghai, and the Joint Physics Lab at NYU-ECNU Institute of Physics. His research has appeared recently in the Journal of Computational Physics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Physical Review Fluids.

Prior to joining NYU, Huang was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Physics at the University of California San Diego.

Mathieu Laurière

Mathieu Laurière

Mathieu Laurière is Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Data Science. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Paris and his M.S. from Sorbonne University and ENS Paris-Saclay.

Laurière’s research interests include computational methods, optimal control, game theory, partial differential equations, stochastic analysis, deep learning, and reinforcement learning. His research has been published in numerous publications, including recent works in SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Mathematics of Operations Research,  and the Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées. His research has also been featured in recent conferences, including the 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems and the 34th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

Prior to joining NYU, Laurière was a postdoctoral research associate in the Operations Research and Financial Engineering department at Princeton University. Before joining Princeton University, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the NYU-ECNU Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU Shanghai.

Sukjoon Lee

Sukjoon Lee

Sukjoon Lee is Assistant Professor of Economics. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Davis and his B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University.

Lee’s research interests include the primary fields of macroeconomics and monetary economics and the secondary fields of financial economics and applied macroeconomics. Among his working papers is “Asset Safety vs. Asset Liquidity” with the Journal of Political Economy.

This is Lee's first academic appointment. As a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Davis, he won the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2020.

Guyue (Grace) Liu

Guyue (Grace) Liu

Guyue (Grace) Liu is Assistant Professor of Computer Science. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from The George Washington University and her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

Liu’s research interests include networking, systems, and security, trustworthy networks, cloud and edge computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Her research was recognized recently with an invitation to co-chair the 2021 Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation artifact evaluation and with the paper “Don’t Yank My Chain: Auditable NF Service Chaining” appearing at the 2021 Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation.

Prior to joining NYU, Liu was a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University CyLab.

Jia Miao

Jia Miao

Jia Miao is Assistant Professor of Sociology. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Miao’s research centers on how urban life and neighborhoods affect health inequality, productive aging, and subjective well-being in the Asian context. Her current research examines the role of the neighborhood and its physical and social environments in shaping the health and psychological well-being of older populations. She is also interested in the social consequences of homeownership in large Chinese cities. Moreover, Miao has examined the effects of neighborhood and migration experiences on drug abuse and HIV/AIDS risks in urban China. Her research has been published recently in Aging and Society, Chinese Sociological Review, and Social Science & Medicine.

Prior to joining NYU, Miao was a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Jing Wang

Jing Wang

Jing Wang is Assistant Professor of Interactive Media Business. She holds a Ph.D. from the School of Information and Communication at Rutgers University and an M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University.

Wang is interested in how communication technologies reshape business practices, corporate-government relations, and people’s everyday life. Her recent work studies digital innovation in consumer finance with a focus on the platforms, interfaces, and policy environments of fin-tech products. She recently contributed the chapter “Fin-Tech” to The Routledge Handbook of Critical Finance Studies.

Prior to joining NYU, Wang taught at Tulane University in Louisiana. She has worked with IT corporations and policy executives in China to promote innovations by and for the public. She has also been invited to comment on The China Business News and China Global TV Network.

Jie Xue

Jie Xue

Jie Xue is Assistant Professor of Computer Science. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Xue’s research interests include computational geometry, algorithms, and data structures. His research has been published in Discrete & Computational Geometry, Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications, and the Journal of Discrete Algorithms, among others. His research has also been featured at multiple conferences, including for several years at the International Symposium on Computational Geometry and in the ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, among others.

Prior to joining NYU, Xue was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jiding Zhang

Jiding Zhang

Jiding Zhang is Assistant Professor of Operations Management. She holds a Ph.D. in Managerial Science and Applied Economics (Operations, Information and Decisions) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Zhang’s research interests lie in the field of marketplace analytics. In her recent work, she analyzes the operations and economics of various digital platforms using both data analytic and modeling tools. Her research has been recognized with several awards, including Finalist for the 2019 MSOM Student Paper Competition, Finalist for the 2019 Revenue Management and Pricing Section Student Paper Prize, and Finalist for the 2019 IBM Best Student Paper Award.

This is Zhang's first academic appointment.

Associate Professors

Emiliano Catonini

Emiliano Catonini

Emiliano Catonini is Associate Professor of Economics. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Bocconi University and he holds both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Polytechnic University of Milan.

Catonini's research is in the areas of game theory, information economics, and mechanism design. His recent publications include “On non-monotonic strategic reasoning” and “Weak belief and permissibility” in Games and Economic Behavior and “Self-enforcing agreements and forward induction reasoning” in Review of Economic Studies.

Prior to joining NYU, Catonini worked at the International College of Economics and Finance at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow from 2013 to 2021.

Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty

Patrick Bonczyk

Patrick Bonczyk

Patrick Bonczyk is Lecturer in the Writing Program. He earned his Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles and his M.A. in Musicology from Michigan State University.

Bonczyk researches early modern musical instruments, androids, automata, and animal collections addressing the tenuous boundaries that separate humans, animals, and machines. He has presented papers at conferences of the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library (Chicago), the Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music at the Universität Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria), and the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music (USA).

Prior to joining NYU, Bonczyk taught at UCLA Writing Programs, where he also earned a Graduate Certificate in Writing Pedagogy. He is committed to inclusivity, equity, and accessibility in his teaching and was an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow in both “Excellence in Writing” and “Inclusive Classrooms” in the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms Program. He also led workshops on teaching year-round with UCLA’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Chao Fu

Chao Fu

Chao Fu is Language Lecturer of Chinese. He holds a Master’s in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) from Beijing Language and Culture University and a Bachelor’s in International Business from Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College.

Fu’s research interests include second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and feminist linguistics.

Prior to joining NYU, Fu taught as Language Instructor for the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University and as Course Head of Post-Advanced Level (heritage and non-heritage) at Harvard Beijing Academy. Fu has also taught intensive Chinese to exchange students from Cornell University in the Cornell-China and Asia-Pacific Studies Program at Peking University.

Daniella Gáti

Daniella Gáti

Daniella Gáti is Lecturer in the Writing Program. Gáti holds a Ph.D. in English from Brandeis University and Master’s degrees in English and Economics from the University of Bern in Switzerland.
 
Gáti’s research interests include American literature of the 20th century to the present, queer theory, contemporary literature and popular culture, digital humanities, narrative theory across media, and intersections between literature and economics. She has contributed the chapter “Pabst Blue Ribbon and the Rise and Fall of Hipster Anti-Consumerism” to the forthcoming Hipster Culture: A Reader from Bloomsbury.
 
Prior to joining NYU, Gáti was a doctoral candidate in English at Brandeis University, specializing in 20th-21st century American literature and teaching in the Experimental College at Tufts University as well as the University Writing Seminar at Brandeis University.

Gottfried Haider

Gottfried Haider

Gottfried Haider is Assistant Arts Professor of Interactive Media Arts and works as an artist, educator, and software tool-maker. He earned his degree in Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. After receiving a Fulbright Scholarship in 2010, he earned an MFA in Design Media Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles.
 
Haider’s artwork has been displayed in numerous venues and publications internationally. A recent work, "Amazon Air,” reconstructs warehouse environments through air cushions and is on view through October 3 at the MAK Vienna, as part of the Vienna Biennale for Change 2021.
 
Prior to joining NYU, Haider taught as Assistant Professor at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California and lectured at Woodbury University’s School of Architecture in Burbank, California.

Katherine Haupert

Katherine Elizabeth Haupert is Clinical Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. She holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.
 
Haupert is passionate about STEM, the built environment, education and empowering teachers. She has extensive experience in the real estate and education industries.  
 
Prior to joining NYU, Haupert served as the Managing Director of The Arthur J. Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence at Columbia Business School and before that she served as the Director of Student Advisement for Relay Graduate School of Education.

Yun Mi Her

Yunmi Her

Yunmi Her is Clinical Instructor of Interactive Media Arts. She earned her Ph.D. in Digital Arts and Experimental Media from the University of Washington and her MFA in Art from Carnegie Mellon University.

Her is a multimedia artist working with VR/AR, video installation, and sculpture. Her work explores the paradoxical relationship between individuals and society, which is portrayed as spatial installations in her work. Her research interests include virtual and augmented reality, social network data programing, and multi-channel video and audio installation. Her’s works have been exhibited in Korea and the United States, including at the SOMA Drawing Center, Seoul Art Center, and San Diego Art Institute.

This is Her's first academic appointment.

Noel Joyce

Noel Joyce

Noel Joyce is Clinical Instructor of Interactive Media Business. He earned his B.A. in Product Design Innovation from Carlow Institute of Technology.

Joyce’s interests include entrepreneurship opportunities and education, and as a disability advocate he questions how the creation of new products and experiences can better the world for all humans. He has an extensive background in industrial design, founding his own startups and working with over 250 startups in his role as Head of Design at HAX SOS Ventures, a VC-led hardware accelerator.

Prior to joining NYU, Joyce’s academic appointments included teaching as a lecturer at the University of Limerick, the National College of Art and Design in Ireland, NYU Abu Dhabi, and Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Bogna Konior

Bogna Konior

Bogna Konior is Assistant Arts Professor of Interactive Media Arts. She earned her Ph.D. in Humanities at Hong Kong Baptist University and her R.Ma. in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Konior writes about how humans conceptualize the inhuman, and investigates how this influences our imagination of the purpose of technology and the arts in both social and existential sense. In addition to the impact of digital culture on the human species, she is also interested in technopolitical formations that diverge from the dominant model of global (technological) progress dictated by the post-Cold War consensus. She has contributed chapters to the forthcoming Imagining AI: How the World Sees Intelligent Machines, Between the Material and the Possible: Infrastructural Re-examination and Speculation in Art, and Post-Memes: Seizing the Memes of Production.

Prior to joining NYU, Konior was Lecturer in New Media at the University of Amsterdam, Fellow at The International Research Institute for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, and Visiting Researcher at the ICON Centre for the Humanities, University of Utrecht.

Alexis Lai

Alexis Lai is Lecturer in the Writing Program. She holds a Master’s in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong; an MFA in Creative Writing, specializing in nonfiction, from the University of Pittsburgh; and a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from Cornell University.
 
Lai is a journalist and writer residing between the newsroom and the classroom and her teaching centers on composition, creative nonfiction, and journalism with a decolonizing focus. She is currently revising her first book — a narrative nonfiction account of everyday life in Beirut, Lebanon, blending reportage, history, travelogue, and memoir.
 
Prior to joining NYU, Lai taught as an Instructor of Record in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh. As a journalist, she worked as a digital reporter/producer at CNN’s Hong Kong bureau and as a subeditor and features writer at The Daily Star newspaper in Beirut. She has also contributed stories on politics, business, and culture to a wide range of print and online news publications.

David Landes

David Landes

David Landes is Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Communication, Rhetoric and Media from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in Writing & Rhetoric from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
Landes’ research and teaching interests include performance and skills-based curricula of communication; composition for writing, speaking, and multimedia; rhetorical studies and argumentation; media studies; cultural studies; and communication theory. His current book project, Attention Literacy: A Rhetorical Approach, is based on his Ph.D. dissertation, which won The Harold A. Innis Award for Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation in the Field of Media Ecology. Among recent publications, he contributed the chapter “The Argument Lab” to the 2017  third edition of Thank You for Arguing from Three Rivers Press.
 
Prior to joining NYU, Landes served as Faculty & Curriculum Advisor of English Language at the United Nations World Food Programme in partnership with American University of Beirut’s Center for Civic Engagement. His extensive teaching experience most recently includes appointments at the American University of Beirut and the American University in Dubai, where he won the ​​Provost’s Award for Innovation in Teaching in 2017.

Ying Li

Ying Li

Ying Li is Assistant Professor of Practice in Urban Studies and a practicing architect. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Melbourne, and later earned her Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Studies from Columbia University.

Li’s research interests include urbanization in China, urban gentrification, design for children, and contemporary Shanghai architecture.

Prior to joining NYU, Li led teams as the co-founder and creative director at Architecture Squared in Shanghai, established in 2018. Having worked in the industry since 2008, her career spans a broad range of projects including cultural buildings, institutional buildings, office and mixed-use designs and residential developments.

Ming Liao

Ming Liao

Ming Liao is Assistant Professor of Practice in Business Analytics. He holds a Ph.D. in Statistics and Decision Sciences from Duke University, an M.S. in Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition from the Institute of Automation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a B.E. in Automation from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Liao’s research interests include digital marketing, social media, artificial intelligence, data science, and blockchain. He is an industry thought leader in the business and marketing community, serving as a key committee member in top industry organizations and a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences and business schools. He is also a venture capitalist and advisor, helping entrepreneurs and companies achieve extraordinary growth.

Prior to his current appointment, Liao was an Adjunct Professor at NYU Shanghai. He was also Chief Digital Officer at Huawei, where he was responsible for leading global digital marketing as a key source of business growth. Previously at Facebook, he led the marketing science department in APAC, helping businesses make better decisions and become better marketers, by providing insights and actionable recommendations around marketing strategy, planning, creative, audience targeting, auction and campaign optimization.

Han Shen Lin

Han Shen Lin

Han Shen Lin is Assistant Professor of Practice in Finance and Capstone Project Director for the M.S. in Quantitative Finance program. He earned an M.A. in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, an M.S. in Global Finance from HKUST-NYU Stern, and an LLM in China Civil and Commercial law from Fudan University Law School. He completed his undergraduate degree in business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Lin’s research interests include RMB internationalization, China capital controls, and digital currencies. He is active in the American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, having served on the Board of Governors, and as a former Chair of the Chamber's Financial Services Committee.

Prior to joining NYU, Lin was the Deputy General Manager of Wells Fargo Bank, China where he served as Interim Country Manager and member of the Management Control Committee which oversaw the bank's China governance and risk management. He also led the China Corporate Banking business which advised Wells Fargo MNC clients on their U.S-China cross-border strategic financing and trade needs.

David Maguire

David Maguire

David Maguire is Professor of Practice in Journalism. He holds a Ph.D. in Journalism from Murdoch University, a DBA in Information Technology from Edith Cowan University, a Master's in Regional Development from the University of Western Australia, an M.A. in International Tourism Management from Southern Cross University, and an MBA from James Cook University.

Maguire has held a number of both academic and industry roles. A former managing director of Perth’s The Sunday Times, he holds a wealth of experience gathered over more than thirty years in daily and Sunday newspapers and radio in Australia, Hong Kong, and China.

Prior to his current appointment, Maguire was an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at NYU Shanghai. He was previously a Visiting Professor in the School of Journalism at Fudan University. Leading up to his career in academia, he spent more than three years in senior management and editorial roles with the English-language Shanghai Daily in China.

Kaoruko Minamoto

Kaoruko Minamoto

Kaoruko Minamoto is Language Lecturer of Japanese. She earned her M.A. in Japanese Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her B.A. in International Relations from Ritsumeikan University.

Minamoto’s research interests include second language acquisition in adults and language pedagogy. Throughout her extensive Japanese teaching career, she has focused on designing curricula and creating clear communication skills and criteria that can encourage students to acquire more practical language skills for Japanese classes.
 
Prior to joining NYU, Minamoto was a Visiting Lecturer of Japanese at Williams College. Before that, she taught Japanese as a heritage language at Burnaby Japanese Language School and Vancouver Japanese Language School in Canada. She also taught Japanese as a second language at Tang qi High School in China.

Sarah Snider

Sarah Snider

Sarah Lisa Snider is Lecturer in the Writing Program. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing with a prose focus from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. in English Literature from the Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University.
 
Snider’s recent publications include the March 2020 article “I’m an American in Israel, and I feel safer here during this pandemic” in Forward and the April 2019 article “Holocaust Jokes,” a commentary on the function of memory and tragedy in today’s society, in The Masters Review.
 
Prior to joining NYU, Snider taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing at Marian University in Indianapolis. Other previous appointments include a fellowship at the Dorot Foundation in Jerusalem, where she researched and wrote on identity and gender within the Orthodox Jewish community, and an appointment as Visiting Lecturer at John Cabot University in Rome.

Gabriel Song

Gabriel (Zihao) Song

Gabriel (Zihao) Song is Clinical Assistant Professor of Arts. He is also a musical theater educator, vocal coach, and performer. He holds a Master of Music with a specialization in Musical Theater from NYU Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions, and a B.A. in Musical Theater from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Song’s research interests include the study and practice of mixed voice, musical theater history and criticism, and the development of the global musical theater industry. As an actor, he has performed in numerous musicals and concerts in New York City, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. His repertoire includes City of Angels, Rags, Kiss Me Kate, Hairspray, L'Enfant et les sortilèges, Magic Flute, My Fair Lady, On the Waterfront, and The Incident, among others.

Prior to joining NYU, Song served as a vocal coach in various musical theater productions and cabarets, providing healthy and sustainable vocal training systems for many professional musical theater performers and singers. As a vocal coach, he trains singers of all levels, ages and musical styles, coaches teachers, speakers, performers, and choirs.

Aleksandar Stojanovic

Aleksandar Stojanovic

Aleksandar Stojanovic is Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics. He holds a joint Ph.D. in Law and Economics, an M.A. in Institutions, Economics and Law, and an LLM in Law, Economics and Finance from the University of Turin. He also earned an M.A. and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Belgrade.

As a law and economics scholar, Stojanovic’s research has been published in peer reviewed publications across the two disciplines focusing on outcomes of interaction between the legal system and informal institutional arrangements in international investment, trade and finance. He teaches game theory, comparative and international economics, and comparative law and data policy and governance.

Prior to joining NYU, Stojanovic was a Visiting Scholar in the Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics at Erasmus School of Law and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Gent Law School.

Shuang Wen

Shuang Wen

Shuang Wen is Clinical Assistant Professor of History. She holds a Ph.D. in Transregional History from Georgetown University, an M.A. in Middle East Studies and Arabic from American University in Cairo, an M.A. in English-Chinese Simultaneous Interpretation and Translation from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and a B.A. in English Language, Literature, and Culture from the University of International Relations. As a native Mandarin speaker, she has received intensive Arabic language training.
 
Wen’s research interests include Chinese-Arab social and cultural interactions in history, modern Chinese history in global contexts, and modern Arab history in global contexts. Her research has been featured by the American Historical Association in “Member Spotlight.” Her forthcoming first monograph investigates the transformative processes of Arab-Chinese entanglements in the age of global empires from the mid-19th century to the end of World War II.
 
Prior to joining NYU, Wen held fellowships at the National University of Singapore and NYU Abu Dhabi. Before switching her career to academia, she was a broadcast journalist for Phoenix Satellite Television InfoNews Channel in Hong Kong, covering major breaking news events from the Middle East, and English-Mandarin-Cantonese Simultaneous Interpreter for live news coverage.

Xingchen Zhang

Xingchen Zhang

Xingchen Zhang is Clinical Instructor of Interactive Media Arts. He holds a Ph.D. in Digital Art from Shanghai University and an MFA in Chinese Traditional Painting from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts.

Some of Zhang’s winning works include “Jellyfish Pond,” a digital meditative experience with Leap Motion interaction; a personal mobile VR training experience for Chinese driving tests; and “Producer Text,” a multiplayer VR experience focusing the hybrid of VR and Chinese modem social network culture.

Prior to his current appointment, Zhang was a Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Shanghai. He taught as a lecturer at Shandong Technology and Business University’s School of Computer Science and Technology and was a visiting researcher in the Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego.

Yuting Zhao

Yuting Zhao is Assistant Arts Professor of Dance. She holds an MFA in Contemporary Dance from Case Western Reserve University and a B.A. in World History from Peking University. She was formally trained in Graham Technique at the Martha Graham School in New York, and is an ABT-National Curriculum Certified ballet teacher in Pre-primary-Level 3.
 
Zhao’s research interests include choreography, dancer wellness, and dance history. She finds tremendous joy helping people connect with each other and with themselves through movements. Through the years, she has had the privilege of performing pieces by Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Pam Tanowitz, Nai-ni Chen, and others. Her own choreography has been presented in Beijing, New York, Cleveland and online dance festivals.
 
Prior to joining NYU, Zhao was a dance instructor at Case Western Reserve University. Her teaching experience covers a wide range of populations from higher education to community outreach programs, as well as specific groups such as seniors and musicians. With a research interest in dance science and medicine, she also worked for the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health on injury surveillance project.

Yu Zhou

Yu Zhou

Yu (Amanda) Zhou is Associate Professor of Practice in Economics. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an M.A. in Economics and B.A. in Architectural History from Peking University.
 
Zhou’s research interests include industrial organization, econometrics, and applied econometrics. Her current works focus on the consumer behaviors on the online platform, household finance and household economics. Her working papers include “Identification and Estimation of Multinomial Models Under Symmetry of Unobservables” in Quantitative Economics and “Identification and Estimation of Entry Games Under Symmetry of Unobservables” in Econometrics Journal.
 
Prior to joining NYU, Zhou was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the School of Economics at Fudan University.