Faculty and Staff Profiles | The China Institute
N.U. Bound is a Northeastern-sponsored partnership between Northeastern and the China Institute, operated by the University of Dayton. As a student in the N.U. Bound program, you will learn from and engage with the highly-qualified faculty members at the China Institute. A selection of faculty profiles are provided below.
Jia Jia Wei, J. D., Executive Director of the China Institute
Jia Jia Wei serves as the Executive Director of the China Institute, as well as the Director of International Initiatives for the Enrollment Management division at the University of Dayton. She earned dual bachelor degrees in Accounting and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne in Australia and her Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton; she is currently completing her MBA coursework. Jia Jia has developed transformational initiatives at the University of Dayton and the China Institute and nurtured an array of strategic partnerships between the University of Dayton, corporations and institutions both in China and the U.S.
If you would like to reach out to Jia Jia, you may do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or via WeChat at 12675630638
Andrea Baldini, Ph.D.
Dr. Baldini’s research interests include aesthetics and philosophy of art, especially at their intersection with metaphysics, philosophy of emotions, philosophy of perception, and social and political philosophy, and visual culture. He received his Ph.D. from Temple University and M.A. from the University of Siena.
Professor Krassenstein is the Director, Asia Operations, for Procon Pacific, a U.S.-based textile manufacturer of flexible intermediate bulk containers for clients such as 3M, Dow, and BASF. He received his MBA from the University of Southern California and his B.S. from Miami University.
Terence Lau, J.D.
Professor Lau holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wright State University and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law. His industry experience includes serving as the director of ASEAN Governmental Affairs for Ford Asia Pacific Operations in Bangkok and as an attorney for Ford Motor Company in Michigan. Professor Lau has published many articles on the legal environment of business and is an Articles Editor for the American Business Law Journal. From 2006-07, Professor Lau served as a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, working for the Counselor to the Chief Justice of the United States.
Kurt Mosser, Ph.D.
Dr. Mosser’s area of scholarly research is in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, specifically the Critique of Pure Reason. He holds a B.A. from SMU (1979) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1991). His current project explores the internal migration, South to North, of both Whites and African-Americans (1920-1960), and the role popular music (specifically bluegrass and blues) played in developing, maintain, and changing cultural identity.
Yanbin SHEN, Ph.D.
Dr. Shen’s research interest is in lithium ion batteries, and she is working on new technologies to make the next generation of batteries more efficient and safer. She has published over twenty peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals. Dr. Shen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Harbin Institute of Technology and her Ph.D. from Aarhus University in Denmark.