UMD: A Globally Connected University

Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

The University of Maryland has a wealth of China-related expertise across its schools and colleges. Some of these experts act as advisors to the Office of China Affairs in order to bring different perspectives, relationships, and voices to the wide variety of China initiatives at UMD. These advisors also serve as a sounding board to make sure major decisions are undertaken with an appropriate level of faculty and administrative input.

Dan Mote (link is external), President of the National Academy of Engineering and Regents Professor & Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, Former President of University of Maryland, College Park



Robert Orr (link is external), Dean of the School of Public Policy, and Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General on Climate Change



Xiangdong Ji (link is external), Professor, Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics



Zhanqing Li (link is external), Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center



Hui Liao, Smith Dean’s Professor in Leadership and Management, Robert H. Smith School of Business



Margaret Pearson (link is external), Professor, Department of Government and Politics




Gang Qu, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute for Systems Research (ISR), A. James Clark School of Engineering 



Da-lin Zhang (link is external), Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science




Li Mengxue (link is external), Assistant Professor, Department of Geographical Sciences, Assistant Dean for International Programs of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences



Scott Kastner (link is external), Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Government and Politics




Minglang Zhou (link is external), Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures




Kai Duh (link is external), Director, Maryland International Incubator




If you are interested in joining the advisory board please contact Nat Ahrens (link sends e-mail) to set up a time to meet.