Faculty + Staff – 2019 JESIE 项目组讲师及教职人员

Meet our faculty, staff, and interns for 2019!
2019 JESIE 项目组讲师,教职人员和项目实习生

Faculty –  项目课程讲师

Isaac DiIanni, Ph.D. – Economics Instructor
Professor DiIanni’s research focuses on economic education, law and economics, and public economics. He teachers Microeconomic Principles, Macroeconomic Principles, Managerial Economics, Money and Banking, Government and Business, and History of Thought on Capitalism courses in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Economics Department. Professor DiIanni holds a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University. Professor DiIanni has studied, conducted research and taught in China for a number of years. He studied Chinese at Beijing Normal University and conducted research on school choice programs at Chinese secondary schools in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Hubei and Sichuan provinces. He has taught economics for JESIE students since summer 2016. His favorite Chinese dish is Peking duck (北京烤鸭) and his favorite tea is tieguanyin oolong tea (铁观音).

Julie Shapland, CPA, MST – Accounting Instructor
Professor Shapland has been a faculty member in the University of Illinois, Gies College of Business since 1999 where she teaches accountancy courses. She also worked for many years in the industry, in the fields of tax accountancy, acquisitions and audit at Clifton Gunderson & Corp., McDonald’s Corp, and KPMG. She holds an MA in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. Professor Shapland has taught accounting for JESIE students since summer 2016.


Staff – 项目负责人及领队老师

Elizabeth Hanauer, Ph.D. – Program Director
Dr. Hanauer has over fifteen years of experience in managing and administering international exchange, professional development, and academic programs. Currently, she manages faculty-led study abroad courses and advises international exchange students for the College of Arts & Sciences. She was Administrative Director of several US Department of State-sponsored Study of U.S. Institutes for foreign scholars, students, and secondary educators at New York University and at the University of Illinois. She was a Program Officer at the Institute of International Education (IIE) where she managed a wide range of government, corporate, and foundation-sponsored programs. She holds a BA and MA degrees in French and a Ph.D. in International Education from New York University (NYU).

Maureen Burch, LAS Office Manager

Maureen Burch is a newer addition to our team here at the College of Arts and Sciences but a longtime educator.  Her combined experience in K-12 public education, alongside a long career in non-profit administration and leadership led her to the University of Illinois.  Currently she is the office manager coordinating and supporting the work in our Life+ Career Design Lab, International Programs and First Year Experience Program.  She has a passion for working with international students and has spent many years hosting exchange students in her nearby home in Savoy, Illinois.   Originally from the Chicago area she came to study at the university many years ago and fell in love with the tremendous international diversity and all that living in a thriving campus community offers.

Student Interns – 项目实习生

Adeline Shillington 

Adeline Shillington studies economics with a minor in Spanish. She is excited to participate as an intern for JESIE this summer, to share her academic knowledge of all the coursework she has learned in economics, and to share intriguing cultural experiences with you. She is from the west suburbs of Chicago and calls this area her home. At a very young age, she was adopted from China and grew up in various areas of the midwest and the Chicagoland area. She is looking forward to expanding her cultural horizons and views through the meaningful experiences she will gain from the JESIE program. She is excited to contribute to this program and share her personal experiences with you, learn from you, and create unforgettable memories along the way this summer!

Angela Fu 

This is Angela Fu, she is a double major in Economics and Creative Writing. Her parents immigrated from the Shandong province before she was born and she grew up learning Chinese at home while learning English at school. Every time she visited her relatives during the summer, she would work at her eldest aunt’s jianbing stand and either help her cousins with their English homework or wander through the market streets with them. It is because of these fond memories from her time in China that she applied to work with the JESIE program. She hopes that your experiences this summer are just as unforgettable, insightful, and fun! Welcome to the United States!

Jenny Park 

Jenny Park is an Economics and Statistics double major. She is a rising senior and from Korea. Her family moved to Taiwan when she was 9 and since then she has lived in Taiwan until she came to the University of Illinois. She will be visiting Hefei City this summer due to her father’s relocation and she is very excited about that! She has had a lot of Chinese cultural interaction here on campus from her friends and is open to having more experiences with JESIE students! She hopes all of you will learn a lot and enjoy your time here!


Lana Fitzgerald 

你好! Lana Fitzgerald is an Anthropology major with a minor in Business. She also hopes to minor in East Asian Languages and Culture. She is currently studying Chinese at the University of Illinois. She would like to study abroad in China one day. She is from Urbana, Illinois and looks forward to being able to show you around town. She is excited to serve as an RA for the JESIE program and hopes to learn more about Chinese culture. Moreover, she is excited to practice her Chinese language skills along the way. She hopes that everyone is able to have an amazing experience this summer and make some unforgettable memories!

Quinn Dellinger

Quinn is an Economics major from Naperville, Illinois. For some time he has been fascinated by Chinese language and culture, so he is excited to serve as an RA for the JESIE program this summer! He hopes to have a great exchange of culture and is excited to get to know all of you. During this time, he is going to try to work on his Chinese so that one day he can go study and work in China.

Saheli Sheth

Saheli Sheth will be in her fourth year studying Business Management and Psychology. Her hometown is two hours away from Champaign. She will be studying abroad in China for two weeks this summer and traveling to Beijing, Chongqing, and Shanghai. Due to her participation in study abroad and JESIE, her aim is to learn as much Mandarin Chinese as she can before summer. She is grateful to be able to meet all the students from China that are coming to the University of Illinois this summer!