Valparaiso University's administered study abroad programs have resident directors who manage the programs on a day-to-day basis, teach two courses for the students and coordinate group excursions and cultural activities. Since 1990, VU has sent 16 different faculty members, and their families, to the Hangzhou, China program.
The fall 2013 resident director is Professor Zhimin Lin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science. Professor Lin received his Bachelor's degree from Fudan University in Shanghai, his Master's degree from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. A specialist on China and East Asia, Professor Lin has done extensive research on Chinese Politics and international relations in the Asia-Pacific area. Many of his works have appeared in professional journals and books. Professor Lin is now working on two book projects. One is focused on China's changing central-local relations, and the other is on the prospect of modernization of China's diplomacy. Prof. Lin also serves as Chair of the Chinese and Japanese Studies Program.
| 1993, 2001, 2007
|2000|| Stepehn Smith and Linda Lewis
|2002|| Rachel Gretencord
|2004|| Jennifer Oldstone-Moore
|2005|| Dennis Friesen-Carper
|2006|| Gregory Hume
|2008|| John Ruff
|2009|| George Heider