Academics

Simon Koo 古嘉文
Simon Koo 古嘉文Ph.D. Purdue University

Professor and Director of Academics, Faculty and Research

Simon Koo joined TBC in 2017, brining over a decade of teaching and administration experience in higher education. A computer scientist and engineer by training, he received his undergraduate education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and continued his graduate education in the United States at NYU, Columbia University, and Purdue University. He has then taught a wide range of subjects in his own area of expertise as well as in Mathematics, Finance, Political Science, and Architecture, while simultaneously took on administrative roles including curriculum design, academic planning, accreditation, and university partnership building. Prof. Koo is also an entrepreneur, having founded multiple technology startups in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. Currently, he is dedicated to identifying innovative models for international education, and enhancing cross-cultural learning experience for TBC students and scholars.

Interests
  • International Education
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • STEM Education
  • Data Science
Eugene Geinzer 甘优生
Eugene Geinzer 甘优生MFA, Pratt Institute of Art; M.Arch, Illinois Institute of Technology

Academic Advisor and Professor

Eugene Geinzer exhibited his whimsical furniture-sculpture in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Lever House and Zabriskie Galleries of New York, and many university galleries. Gradually, while teaching packaging design, ceramic sculpture and woodworking at Georgetown University and Loyola University Chicago, he began his dual life as teacher of sculpture and a student of architecture.

Interests
  • Traditional Chinese architecture
  • Drawing
  • 3-D design 
  • Ceramic sculpture
  • Woodworking
Sara Huang 黄雅芬
Sara Huang 黄雅芬MBA, Johnson & Wales University

Professional Programs and Partnerships Manager

After receiving her Master’s degree, Sara Huang continued to work in the education field for a year in the U.S. before moving back to Beijing in late 2014. She has six years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within education at several organizations. In her most recent position, Sara was the head admission officer for Education First’s 12 campuses in the U.S. and 9 in the U.K. Her experience is enhanced by her graduate studies in the U.S. and her working experience at JWU and Brown. Sara has a passion for writing fiction in her spare time and volunteers with organizations that work with orphans. She also loves doing outdoor activities with her pets – a Jersey Wooly and a French Lop. Finally, like most people that grew up in Xiamen, Sara is a seafood lover, so be sure to share good seafood places with her!

Interests
  • Travel
  • History
  • Hiking
  • Networking
  • Reading
Molly Gu 谷建苗
Molly Gu 谷建苗M.S. China Agricultural University

Coordinator for Operations and Academic Affairs

Molly joined The Beijing Center in 2017 as the Coordinator for Operations and Academic Affairs. She has over nine years experience working in an international research center and five years with an international academic exchange program. Molly also has experience as a middle school English teacher. With her experience in administration, human resources, finance and teaching, she has brought independent thinking and expertise in cross-culture communication to her roles in operations and academic affairs.

Interests
  • Cooking
  • Chinese Tea
  • Art