Academic Program Group

The Academic Program Group (APG) is a working group dedicated to assisting the Dean in decisions regarding UM-SJTU Joint Institute’s academic affairs including undergraduate and graduate programs, cooperative programs between the UM-SJTU Joint Institute and UM, faculty hiring, tenure and promotion policies and casebook evaluations, governance procedures, expansion of the UM-SJTU Joint Institute’s international programs etc.

Appointed by the Partnership Board, the APG members, include UM and SJTU personnel as follows:

UM Representatives:

Valeria Bertacco

Vice Provost for Engaged Learning & Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Kevin Pipe

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education & Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of Graduate Degree Programs, College of Engineering

Greg Hulbert

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

James Penner-Hahn

Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics, College of LSA

Michaela Zint

Arthur F Thurnau Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School for Environment and Sustainability, & Professor of Education, School of Education

 SJTU Representatives:

Chien-Pin Chen


David Hung

Associate Dean for Graduate Education of JI

Gang Zheng

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education of JI

Jun Ni

Dean, Global Institute of Future Technology

Ming Yang

Professor, School of Electronics, Information and Electrical Engineering (SEIEE)