Duke-Kunshan University (China) Welcomes Liberal Arts Undergraduates, Names New Dean


Dr. Marcia France, Associate Provost and the John T. Herwick, M.D. Professor of Chemistry at Washington and Lee University (Virginia, USA) has been named The Inaugural Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Duke-Kunshan University, Kunshan, China.  Duke-Kunshan is a collaborative partnership between Duke University (North Carolina, USA,) and Wuhan University (Wuhan, China).  The new undergraduate degree program will welcome its first class in August, 2018.  The bachelor’s program, based on the liberal arts and sciences tradition, will emphasize critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and exploration, that is to say those skills that are integrated into liberal arts and sciences learning for the 21st century.      


Dr. France has served on the faculty and within the administration at Washington and Lee since 1994. Among her duties at Duke-Kunshan she will the development and implementation of all undergraduate academic policies help to oversee faculty development, curricular development for the undergraduate program, and quality assurance.