Leadership

Youmei Feng

Chancellor

Professor Feng Youmei officially became the Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University in September 2018. Prior to joining Duke Kunshan, Professor Feng served as Executive Vice President of Wuhan University and Dean of Wuhan University Medical School, China. She was formerly President of Tongji Medical University and a key member of the senior leadership team at Huazhong University of Science and...

Jennifer Francis, Ph.D.

Executive Vice Chancellor, Interim

Dr. Jennifer Francis was appointed Executive Vice Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University on an interim basis in December 2021. Since 2018, Francis has served as Executive Vice Provost of Duke University, where she is also the Douglas and Josie Breeden Professor of Business Administration. Previously, Francis served as Duke’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (2017-2018), and in the Fuqua Scho...

Scott MacEachern, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Dr. Scott MacEachern is the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and a Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at Duke Kunshan University. He received his B.A. (Honors) in Anthropology from the University of Prince Edward Island, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Calgary (1991). Before 2018, he was Professor of Anthropology at Bowdoin College, where he also served ...

Xiaolin Chang, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Government Relations

Dr. Chang Xiaolin is Vice Chancellor for Government Relations of Duke Kunshan University. At Wuhan University, he is also a tier-two professor of hydraulic engineering, doctoral advisor, Luojia Distinguished Scholar, recipient of special government allowance from the State Council, and academic leader of the discipline of hydraulic structure engineering. Besides, he is the Standing Director of ...

Hui Li, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor to Chancellors for Partner and External Relations

Hui Li is senior advisor to chancellors of Duke Kunshan University for partner and external relations since January, 2013. Li previously served as director of the Office of Duke Kunshan Affairs at Wuhan University and deputy director of the International Office managing Wuhan’s role in the partnership with Duke University and Kunshan City to create Duke Kunshan University. Been a Professor in C...

Helen Hu

Chief Financial Officer

Helen Hu is the Chief Financial Officer at Duke Kunshan University, overseeing finance, asset management, and procurement. Helen joined DKU in September 2018 after working as Asia CFO for International Paper (“IP”) for 9 years with responsibilities over finance, IT, and Administration. Besides IP, in her over 20 years of professional career, Helen has also worked for a few multinational compani...

Marcia B. France, Ph.D.

Associate Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies & the Language and Culture Center

Dr. Marcia B. France earned her S.B. in chemistry in 1988 from MIT, where she did undergraduate research under 2001 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry K. Barry Sharpless. She received her M.S. in chemistry in 1990 from Yale University. She was a National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Caltech, where she earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1995. Her work on the development of ruthenium ...

Xin Li, Ph.D.

Associate Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research

Xin Li received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005, and the M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electronics Engineering from Fudan University in 2001 and 1998, respectively. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, and is leading the graduate programs at Duke Kunshan University (DKU...

Hanguo (Luke) Li, Ed.D.

Dean of China Enrollment Management

Hanguo (Luke) Li is leading the China Enrollment Management Office, including the undergraduate student recruitment, marketing, admissions and financial aid teams. His office is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and activities to enroll top-notch students from China for the university’s unique liberal arts undergraduate education program. Previously, he was Associate Dean f...

Jessica Sandberg

Dean of International Enrollment Management

Jessica Sandberg joined Duke Kunshan University in September 2018. As the Dean of International Enrollment Management, she leads international student recruitment, marketing, admissions, and financial aid initiatives for the university. A seasoned leader in international education, Jessica’s career focus is shaping talented and diverse student populations. From 2012-2018, she served as the i...

Raphael X. Moffett, Ed.D.

Dean of Student Affairs

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. Raph...

Hong (Helen) Xu, Ph.D.

University Librarian Associate University Librarian for Duke Kunshan Library Services at Duke University

(Helen) Hong Xu is the University Librarian at Duke Kunshan University and the Associate University Librarian for Duke Kunshan Library Services at Duke University. She was the Associate Librarian at City University of Hong Kong Library. Before that position, she was the Head of the East Asian Library at the University of Pittsburgh. She also taught in the Universities in China and the United St...

Lydia Jin

Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Public Relations

Lydia Jin has joined Duke Kunshan University since October 2016 as senior director of strategic marketing and public relations. She plans and leads all the University marketing, public relations and communications efforts in China and around the world. Lydia received her MA degree in International Development Policy from Duke University as a World Bank Scholar and her BA in English Literatur...

Peter Jin

Senior Director of Construction Planning and Management

Peter Jin joined Duke Kunshan University as the Senior Director of Construction Planning and Management. His main job responsibilities are as key personnel managing the University’s campus construction project activities, leading the whole project team and consultants to involve in the project programming, planning, design and construction. He also maintains open communications with Kunshan cit...

Kevin Gong

Senior Director of Legal and External Compliance Affairs

Kevin Gong is the Senior Director of Legal and External Compliance Affairs at Duke Kunshan University. He is responsible for all legal matters related to the university. Kevin joined DKU in December 2018 after working for many years as a partner at Fangda Partners, a leading Chinese law firm. In his prior practice, Kevin has accumulated rich experience in areas such as foreign direct investment...

Kevin Gong

Senior Director of Legal and External Compliance Affairs

Kevin Gong is the Senior Director of Legal and External Compliance Affairs at Duke Kunshan University. He is responsible for all legal matters related to the university. Kevin joined DKU in December 2018 after working for many years as a partner at Fangda Partners, a leading Chinese law firm. In his prior practice, Kevin has accumulated rich experience in areas such as foreign direct investment, general corporate, mergers and acquisitions. He also has experience in advising on matters related to Sino-foreign cooperatively run university.

Kevin received his bachelor’s degree in law from Fudan University, China in 1996, and an LL.M. degree from the Law School of Cornell University, USA in 2002.

Youmei Feng

Chancellor

Professor Feng Youmei officially became the Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University in September 2018.

Prior to joining Duke Kunshan, Professor Feng served as Executive Vice President of Wuhan University and Dean of Wuhan University Medical School, China. She was formerly President of Tongji Medical University and a key member of the senior leadership team at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Professor Feng is Deputy Chair of China Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education, a member of the National Assessment Committee of New Higher Education Institutions, and a member of the Expert Panel for the National Center of Health Professions Education Development. She receives a special government allowance from the State Council.

Professor Feng graduated from Tongji Medical University with a degree in medicine in 1982 and earned an M.Sc. in biochemistry in 1987. She was a visiting researcher at Ohio State University, U.S., from 1987 to 1989. She participated in the Chinese University Leaders Training Programs held by the Ministry of Education in France and Germany in 2004, and in the U.S. in 2011.

Professor Feng has long been engaged in the administration of higher education and has extensive valuable experience in faculty recruitment and development, and in management and reform of education and teaching. As Executive Vice President of Wuhan University, she vigorously promoted international exchanges, human resources management and medical education development at the university. She enhanced the international reputation and influence of Wuhan University by expanding international exchange channels and elevating the exchange levels. She also continuously improved the quality of faculty by organizing and implementing personnel system reforms, and strengthening measures for recruiting overseas talent and nurturing local talent, and effectively improved the quality of medical education by firmly promoting comprehensive reform of integrated medical education and establishing a medical personnel training system that met the requirements of the new era.

Professor Feng has successively served as the Vice Chairwoman of the Medical Education Committee of the China Association of Higher Education; Honorary Vice Chairwoman of the Compensation Management Research Branch of the China Association of Higher Education; Deputy Director of the Seventh National Assessment Committee for the Five-year Undergraduate Clinical Medicine Textbooks in Higher Education Institutions; Deputy Director of the Basic Medical Education Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education; Director of the Medical Education Society of the Hubei Medical Association; Chairwoman of the Hubei Association for the Study of Teachers; and Founding Editor-in- Chief of the journal Global Health Research and Policy.