Dr. David Lou's major responsibility is to work with the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, deans and directors to set a direction for the Confucius Institute that meets its mission and university standards of excellence. As Director, Dr. Lou represents the program and university on a local, national and international level.
Dr. Lou works collaboratively with the Office of Academic Affairs in developing the budget for the Institute; and the faculties of all colleges and support units of the university in developing programs for the Confucius Institute. As director, Dr. Lou also supervises all staff employed by the Institute.
In addition to Director of UNL Confucius Institute, Dr. Lou serves as Director of UNL's Office of China Initiatives and holds a faculty appointment of J.K. Ludwickson Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Lou obtained his doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has published extensively in his area of expertise. He is also active professionally at the national and international level.
Executive Associate Director, UNL
Dr. Rachel Zeng is responsible for daily managerial and operational duties of the Confucius Institute. Serve as liaison between Hanban / Confucius Institute Headquarters and the Confucius Institute's Chinese language and culture staff and its target audiences. Assist the language and culture staff in the development, implementation, and marketing of appropriate non-credit language and culture programming. Work with the Director of the Confucius Institute as needed to support and solidify partnerships and educational initiatives with the University.
Associate Director, Xi'an Jiaotong University
As a representative from the Chinese partner - Xi'an Jiaotong University and Associate Director for the UNL Confucius Institute, Prof. Huang's major responsibility is to assist the Director in planning and operation of the Institute. In particular, Prof. Huang is responsible for Chinese language teaching activities which include designing the curriculum and syllabi, selecting teaching materials and methods, and teaching quality supervision. He also works with the Director and associate directors in organizing Chinese culture activities, submitting program application and activity reports to the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), and promoting exchanges between China and the State of Nebraska.
Program Coordinator, UNL
Lei Shi's general responsibilities include assisting the Director and Associate Directors to promote and develop the Chinese language and culture programs, and to provide overall program support; maintaining good communications with all personnel involved in, and monitoring the status of all ongoing programs statewide; collecting feedback from students, teachers, and other educators and administrators; facilitating the setting up of new programs and scheduling major cultural activities for the Institute; assisting new Chinese teachers and scholars to enter the USA to teach or give lectures; and coordinating meetings of UNL-CI staff and outside people and organizations.
Duanduan (Dana) Wang
Program Assistant, UNLDana's general responsibilities include assisting the Director and Associate Directors in carrying out various instructional, cultural and outreach activities; helping the visiting Chinese teachers settle into life in Nebraska; providing guidance in paperwork for teachers' legal status and teaching certificate applications and renewals; and communicating with those on- and off-campus offices/organizations on various inquires and topics.
Office Associate, UNL
Angela Rystrom's general responsibilities include assisting the Director and Associate Directors with various administrative duties; assist in planning and organizing activities; and general office management for the Institute.
Lei (Annabelle) Liu
Lei Liu is a lecturer from International Education Center at Ocean University of China in Qingdao, China who teaches Chinese language and culture classes for the Institute in Lincoln, NE.
Office: W205.5 Nebraska Hall
Mei Li Keith
Mei Li Keith is current President of Omaha Chinese Culture Association who teaches Chinese language and culture for the Institute at University of Nebraska at Omaha and Bellevue University in Nebraska.
Yuchen (Lancy) Fan
Yuchen Fan is from Xi'an Jiaotong University City College who teaches Chinese language and culture for Crestridge Magnet Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska.
Ying (Reagan) Li
Ying Li is from Beijing Foreign Studies University who teaches Chinese language and culture for Lincoln Public Schools.
Office: W207.1 Nebraska Hall
Bo (Robert) Liu
Bo Liu is from Liao Cheng University and teaches Chinese language and culture for Lincoln Public Schools.
Office: W207.1 Nebraska Hall
Zhenqiao (Julia) Yang
Zhenqiao Yang is from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and will teach Chinese language and culture for Lincoln Public Schools.
Office: W205.7 Nebraska Hall
Xiaoxi (Sissi) Che
Xiaoxi Che is from Weifang College of education and will teach Chinese language and culture for North Platte Public School.
Rong (Rose) Lu
Rong Lu is from School of International Education at Xi'an Jiaotong University and will teach Chinese language and culture for Scottsbluff Public School.
Liqing (Jessie) Guo
Liqing Guo is from Xi'an Jiaotong University and will teach Chinese language and culture classes for the Institute in Lincoln.
Office: W205.5 Nebraska Hall
Xinyu (Caroline) Li
Xinyu Li is a lecturer from School of International Education at Xi'an Jiaotong University and will teach Chinese language and culture for ESU #5 in Beatrice, NE.
Wen Jia is from Nanjing Agricultural University and will teach Chinese language and culture for ESU #5 in Beatrice, NE.
Yanqiu (Autumn) Xu
Autumn is a music teacher. She has a master's degree in Music Education from Harbin Normal University and taught Chinese in Russia. Most recently Autumn worked at Normal College at Dalian University in China. She will teach singing classes to children on Sunday afternoons.
Chinese InstructorLianmei Hu is from Huanghai Vocational College and has worked two years in South America as a Hanban teacher. She will teach Chinese language and culture in Omaha Public Schools.
Chinese InstructorGuihua Zhan is from Xi'an Jiaotong University. She will teach Chinese language and culture at Lincoln Public Schools.
Chinese InstructorLihua Xu is from Xi'an Jiaotong University. She will teach Chinese language and culture at Lincoln Public Schools.
Chinese InstructorZhuanyun Yin is from Xi'an Jiaotong University. She will teach Chinese language and culture at Omaha Public Schools.
Chinese InstructorYanping Shen is from Xi'an Jiaotong University. He will teach Chinese language and culture at Scottsbluff Public Schools.
Student Intern, UNL
Skylar's main responsibility is to help promote the Institute and its programs to targeted individuals and groups. Her other duties include helping the Institute carry out its various teaching and cultural activities, such as Chinese Speech Competition and Chinese Culture Festival.
Jing (Jane) Gu
Jing is a local part-time teacher. She teaches Chinese culture classes and cooking classes for the Confucius Institute.
Weidong is a local part-time teacher. She teaches Chinese dance classes in Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha.
April is a local part-time teacher. She teaches Chinese culture classes at Confucius Institute.
Fengyi is a local part-time teacher. She teaches Chinese art classes at Confucius Institute.