Director & Faculty

Our academic faculty is specially chosen among teachers and researchers in some of the world’s leading universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, University College London, the London School of Economics, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, New York University, University of California, Berkeley, the Sorbonne, Universitat de Barcelona, Universidad de Salamanca, and Pompeu Fabra. Every year our faculty is full of Rhodes, Gates, Marshall, and Fulbright Scholars, enabling enabling our students to work with an array of elite academics.

Our creative and workshop courses are taught by full-fledged professionals – acclaimed writers and poets, filmmakers, photographers, and actors – all selected for their talent, their varied experiences in their disciplines, their enthusiasm, and above all their ability to inspire our students.

Led by these outstanding individuals, whose work is thoroughly evaluated after every summer, and operating in small, seminar-style classes, our courses immerse students in subjects about which they are passionate while helping them uncover the spectacular sites and cultures in which they are living.


THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE IN BOSTON Director

Director, Sarah Westerberg

Sarah Westerberg currently teaches 7th and 8th grade Humanities at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, CT. In addition, advises Student Government, coaches soccer and softball, and choreographs the winter musical. She received her B.A. with honors from Wheaton College (MA). While attending Wheaton, she majored in History with a concentration in 20th Century American Social History and minored in both Sociology and Dance. In 2014, she received her M.A. of Educational Leadership and Administration with high honors from George Washington University. She has served as a Dean for Oxbridge at the St Andrews and Boston programs.

 

The College Experience in Boston Faculty

George Agyapong

BA Kwame Nkrumah' University of Science and Technology, MS University of Massachusetts

George studied pharmacology in Ghana before coming to the United States for further studies. He is currently studying toward his MD at Harvard Medical School. He has served as a research scientist at several laboratories in Boston, conducting research and development for new drug therapies. He serves in the US Army Reserve as a combat medic and squad leader, and a Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He is currently pursuing his MD at Harvard Medical School.


John Chipman

BA University of California Berkeley

JT is writing his dissertation on the foundations of mathematics and history of analytic philosophy at Stanford. He has experience teaching a variety of courses at the university level including mathematical logic, theory of computation, Turing machines, recursive functions, and complexity analysis, as well as proof based mathematics.


Colleen Driscoll

BA University of Wisconsin, Madison, MA Harvard University

Colleen Driscoll is a doctoral researcher in the Department of Government, and at the Harvard Center for European Studies (CES). At CES she is co-chair of the Populism, Nationalism and Radical Politics Study Group. Her research focuses on the role that political parties have in shaping, aggregating, and refining political preferences from the electorate into party platforms, with a regional focus on France and Germany. She is currently working on a study on the persistence of authoritarian political views in French municipalities from the time of the Revolution to the present day.


Robert Koch

MA John Caroll University, MD Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Koch is an experienced physician and educator. He is a practicing medical oncologist and hematologist, professor, and researcher. Dr. Koch has taught and mentored residents and fellows at a number of medical schools over the years, including the University of South Florida, and Duke University.


Dr. Gongxian Liao

BS, MS Hubei University, PhD Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Liao began his career in China. He came to the US in 2001 as a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the field of Immunology at PENN State and then as a research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Liao enjoys mentoring young researchers and medical students, and currently teaches in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Tufts University School of Medicine.


Dr. Maddalena Marini

MS University of Padua, PhD University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Dr. Marini is a qualified psychologist with a passion for teaching and for research. She is currently a postdoctoral associate at Harvard University, where she has published papers on reducing implicit racial preferences and weight bias.


Dr. Matthew McMahan

BA Olivet Nazarene University, MFA SUNY Stony Brook, PhD Tufts University,

Dr. McMahan teaches a variety of courses in Acting, Directing, and the History of Theater at Emerson College and Tufts University. He has published research on French and Italian theater, and given lectures on using Improvisation techniques in leadership. His public speaking course teaches students about performance, diction, and presenting arguments with confidence.


David Pena-Guzman

JD Panamericana, Campus Guadalajara, LLM The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

David is a Mexican trained and practicing lawyer with over 8 years of criminal litigation experience. His work centers on international criminal law, public international law, conflict resolution and negotiation. Before attending Tufts, David interned with the Standby defense team of Dr. Radovan Karadzic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague where he honed his skills in International Criminal and Humanitarian Law.


Dr. Robert Reinauer

BA University of New Hampshire, MA, PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dr. Reinauer’s primary fields include economic development, political economy, and also the economics of Latin America. He taught at Rollins College in Florida for eight years before moving back to Massachusetts to teach at the College of the Holy Cross. He has led several international field work programs for his academic departments, and his passion for Spanish and research led him to work on the grant to make the Five College Latin American Studies Consortium a National Resource Center for Latin American Studies.


Dr. Karen Robbins

BA Vassar College, MArH University of Virgina, PhD Boston University

Dr. Robbins is a graduate of the American & New England Studies program at Boston University, where she focused on American architectural history, material culture, and women’s history in the 19th and early 20th centuries. She holds a BA from Vassar College in Urban Studies and a masters in architectural history from the University of Virginia with a concentration in American architecture. Dr. Robbins currently teaches at Boston University in the writing program where she focuses her courses on gender, cultural history, and the built environment.


Kyle Rohrich

BA Nebraska Wesleyan University, MA The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Kyle is an expert in the fields of American government and politics having worked for both the U.S. Senate and U.S. State Department. His main interests include diplomatic studies, EU external policy, human rights, and the Europe/Eurasia region. Kyle is a 2012 Boren Scholar to the Kyrgyz Republic and a 2014 Boren Fellow to Azerbaijan. He has volunteered for international conflict resolution and human rights NGOs and worked with LGBT organizations in Kyrgyzstan. Kyle speaks Spanish, Kyrgyz, Russian, and French.


Dr. Radhika Suresh

BTech Vellore Institute of Technology, PhD Weill Medical College, Cornell University

Dr. Suresh is a research scientist with broad disease area expertise in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and immunology-based research techniques. She is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow, in the Department of Neurology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.


Dr. Felipe von Glehn

MD Bahian School of Medicine and Public Health, MSc, PhD University of Campinas

Dr. von Glehn currently works at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases. He came to know Harvard as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School. His specialty is in Neuroimmunology, Multiple Sclerosis, and Clinical Neurology.