Dr. Rockwell F. Clancy is a Co-Director of the CGAE, Associate Teaching Professor of engineering ethics and philosophy in the UM-SJTU JI, and a Research Fellow in the Institute of Social Cognition and Decision-making, SJTU. He was a Visiting Scholar at Purdue University in 2016, writing a textbook on global engineering ethics with Heinz Luegenbiehl and setting up a corresponding course. Dr. Clancy’s research and teaching interests lies at the intersection of technology ethics and moral psychology. His work has appeared in Science and Engineering Ethics, New Directions in Children & Adolescent Psychology, and Philosophy and Literature. Dr. Clancy completed his PhD at Purdue University, MA at the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, and BA at Fordham University. Website
Dr. Yun Wu is a Co-Director of the CGAE and an Associate Professor of philosophy in the School of Humanities, SJTU, where she has worked since 2012. Dr. Wu was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy, UC Berkeley, from 2016 until 2017. Her specialties include moral and political philosophy, Chinese philosophy, and comparative philosophy. Dr. Wu has various publications in A&HCI and CSSCI journals. The courses she has been teaching include Political Philosophy (for Chinese students from the Department of Philosophy) and Chinese Moral and Political Philosophy (in English, for foreign graduate students from the “Modern China Studies” program). Dr. Wu received her PhD from Tsinghua University. Website
Dr. Yan Ge is a Co-Director of the CGAE and Director of the Institute of Social Cognition and Decision-making, Distinguished Professor and PhD Supervisor in the School of Media and Communication, and Institute of Psychological and Behavioral Science, SJTU. His research interests focus on communication behavior, media organization, and art history and archaeology. Dr. Ge has served in the Chinese National Academy of Arts, Birmingham Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Boston College, Jupiter Media Metrix, Shenzhen University, and Shenzhen Graduate School of Tsinghua University. He received his BA from Northwest University, China, MA from the Chinese National Academy of Arts, and MS and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. Website
Dr. Horst Hohberger is an Associate Teaching Professor of mathematics and Faculty Advisor for International Programs at the UM-SJTU JI, where he has been working since 2007. Dr. Hohberger’s research interests include semiclassical asymptotics, scattering theory and Maslov operators, as well as academic integrity in international engineering education. He has led the development of the mathematics curriculum and helped establish a process for ensuring academic integrity among students, based on the UM-SJTU JI’s Honor Code. For his teaching, Dr. Hohberger has received numerous awards, funding, and prizes from SJTU and the Shanghai municipal government. Beginning in 2014, he has spearheaded the UM-SJTU JI’s broader international engagement with academic partners in Europe and the US, helping to establish academic exchanges and degree programs with leading international universities. Dr. Hohberger received his PhD from the University of Potsdam, Germany in 2006. Website >
Dr. Manuel Charlemagne is an Assistant Teaching Professor of computer science and mathematics at the UM-SJTU JI. He was trained as a mathematician, and his research and teaching interests extend to computer science, urbanism, and ethics. Dr. Charlemagne completed his PhD at Dublin City University and was a postdoctoral fellow at SJTU before taking up his current position. Website >
Andrew Yang is a Lecturer in academic writing and technical communication, member of the Faculty Committee on Discipline, and a Consultant for the Writing Center in the UM-SJTU JI. He specializes in academic writing, critical race theory, Asian American literature, fantasy literature, and technical communications. Mr. Yang is a graduate of the English literature programs of the University of Toronto and Cornell University. Website >
Joelle Tybon is an Assistant Teaching Professor in academic writing and comparative literature at the UM-SJTU JI. Her research interests focus on the inclusion of nonhuman actors and forces in our conceptions of community and the relationship between community, place, and the visual. She is currently working on a project that considers the potential of music to disrupt the regimes of sight that categorize people and communities based on visual markers. At the JI, Joelle teaches courses on space and place; comics and questions of social visibility and invisibility; and the current environmental concerns and the dystopian futures that await us if we continue to treat nature as separate from humanity. Website >
Dr. Nathaniel T. Murray is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Technical Communication at the UM-SJTU JI. His research focuses on academic language development broadly, and scientific and technical English for native speakers of Chinese specifically. Dr. Murray’s publications have appeared in Linguistics and Education and the Asian EFL Journal. He received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida, and conducted his doctoral fieldwork in China, on the teaching of academic and science writing to university students. Dr. Murray received his MS in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh. Website >
Matthew Risling is an Assistant Teaching Professor of academic writing and literature at the UM-SJTU JI. His research interests include Enlightenment science, eighteenth-century satire in British Literature, and the history and philosophy of humor from the Restoration Era. He is currently writing on anthropocentric biases in Aristotelian and Bergsonian questions of why we laugh. Matthew teaches on the ethics of humor, which is at once a socially conservative and potentially radical phenomenon. He is currently spearheading an initiative exploring the causes and prevention of plagiarism among undergraduate students. Website >
Dr. Ryan Thorpe teaches humanities and writing courses at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute and serves as the assistant director of its writing program. He has a duel focus PhD from Oklahoma State University in creative writing and TESOL. He is also the director the Shanghai Writing Workshop, which holds free and public workshops in Shanghai. He writes columns for The Global Times and Sixth Tone, has published in numerous literary journals, and is currently working on Teaching Second Language Creative Writing for Routledge, which is due out in early 2021. Two fantasy novels, The Willows and Arcadian Midnight from Aethon Books are due out at the end of 2020. He is the editor of the Blue Tiger Review, JI’s literary journal, which publishes the work of second language writers. More information can be found at Website >