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. In 2015 our teaching staff in Oxford and Cambridge alone consisted of 28 Rhodes, Gates, Marshall, and Fulbright Scholars, making Oxbridge one of the biggest employers of Rhodes Scholars in the world. 

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.


Dr. Holger Droessler

MA Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, PhD Harvard University

Holger is a College Fellow in U.S. History at Harvard University and Lecturer in History at Tufts University. Before earning his PhD in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University, he studied U.S. history and political science at the University of Munich. His teaching and research revolve around the global history of the nineteenth century, especially U.S. and European imperialism in the Pacific. His current book project, Islands of Labor: Community, Conflict, and Resistance in Colonial Samoa, 1889-1919, explores the crucial role of workers in the making of empire in the South Pacific.


Dr. Danya Goodman

BA Wellesley College, PhD University of Kansas

Dr. Goodman is a practicing psychologist, on staff at the Emerson College Counseling Center in Boston. Her research and publications focus on substance abuse, human sexuality, self-esteem, and Alzheimer’s.


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.


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. 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.