Faculty member teaching Oxbridge students

Our Faculty

We pair students with leading academics, many of whom hold Rhodes, Gates, or Marshall scholarships which rank among the world's most prestigious and competitive awards. We also employ industry professionals, such as writers, filmmakers, and artists, to teach our courses. We are proud of our past outstanding faculty and are happy to share their biographies below.

Andrea Artz
Studio Art

BS City University of New York, MFA University of Leeds

Andrea is a multimedia artist and writer who lives in London. Her recent solo exhibition, The Forest of Query, was shown at the University of Leeds; and it built on successful solo exhibitions in London, Germany, and Austria. She was recently selected to be a resident artist in 2020 at the prestigious Yucca Valley Material Lab in California. Andrea teaches Oxbridge students Studio Art in Oxford during our academic summer program.

Charity Bhebhe

BSc, Arizona State University

Charity is pursuing doctoral research in Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge, where she is supported by a prestigious Gates Scholarship. She is an expert in biotechnology, and she is particularly passionate about improving science education in developing communities. She has worked on health delivery programs in Zimbabwe, and on HIV education outreach programs.

Alexandre Blondet
Perfectionnement de la Langue

BA, MA Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier

Alexandre has years of experience teaching French as a foreign language at all levels in France, as well as abroad, in India and in Costa Rica. He is also a passionate filmmaker, so he often integrates making art and film into his language courses as a way of teaching expression and conversation.

Dr. Selma Boulenouar
Medical Science

BS Université de Franche Comté, MS Institut Pasteur, PhD University of Cambridge

Dr. Boulenouar’s work focuses on discovering novel immune cells that play critical roles in human health and development. She has been published in top immunology journals (Immunity and PNAS), and has been invited to speak at the American Association of Immunology and the International Society for Natural Immunity.

Dr. Phillip Bradford
Computer Science

BA Rutgers University, MS University of Kansas, Ph.D. Indiana University

Dr. Bradford is an Associate Professor and Director of Computer Science at the University of Connecticut, Stamford. He has had a principal role in designing and developing the CS program at his university and his main areas of mentoring interests include computational biology, algorithms, management, and security.

Steven Michael Colvin

MS University of Michigan

Steven's research focuses on Neurobiology. Specifically, he is studying Fragile X Syndrome and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

Dr. Stacey Cooper

BA, MA, MPhil, PhD The City University of New York

Dr. Cooper holds a doctorate in Developmental Psychology, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at the City University of New York. She has fifteen years of college-level teaching experience. Dr. Cooper’s research interests focus on higher education, immigration, and fostering academic learning identities.

Salma Daoudi
International Relations

BA Al Akhawayn University, MPhil University of Cambridge

Salma is interested in basic human rights, and in how issues such as access to health and education get little attention because those most affected by them lack a political voice. Her undergraduate dissertation was on political power structures and how they impact the treatment of certain infectious diseases - tuberculosis, HIV and Ebola - while perpetuating structural violence against the most marginalised. Today she works as a researcher at the University of Cambridge, where she is studying health and biosecurity with a prestigious Gates Scholarship.

Stacy Davidowitz

BS Tufts University, MFA Columbia University

Stacy is an acclaimed author, playwright, screenwriter, and performer. She has published three novels in her “Camp Rolling Hills” series, and eight full-length plays which have been performed around the world and published by Broadway Play Publishing, YouthPLAYS, and Indie Theater Now. Stacy has performed at The Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, City Center, and A.R.T., on MTV, and Nickelodeon. She also sang the National Anthem solo for a New York Jets game.

Gareth Davis
Terrorism & Modern Politics

MA University of Glasgow, MLitt University of St Andrews

Gareth is conducting doctoral research at the University of Glasgow, where he is an expert in the narratives of radicalisation. He is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews, where he worked in the prestigious Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence.

Ana del Arco Ballesteros
Arte/Bellas Artes

BA, MA Universidad de Salamanca

Ana del Arco is a professional artist. She works in several different types of media, but her specialty is sculpture. She regularly lectures at the University in Salamanca and teaches her students about working in the world famous sandstone and granite, which is characteristic of the unique architecture in the city.

Steve Flatow
Sports Business

BA Cornell University, MBA University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Steve is a senior business development and marketing executive who has held high-profile leadership roles at Wilson Sporting Goods, under PepsiCo ownership, and he was the first sponsorship executive hired by the NHL. His courses on Sports Business teach the ins and outs of corporate sponsorship, team and league financing, fan loyalty, and beyond. They also tap into his wide network of colleagues in the industry, offering students the chance to meet with key influencers in NYC.

Dr. Angel Garcia
Astronomy & Astrophysics

BS Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, MPhil University of Cambridge, PhD University of Cambridge

Angel Garcia is a leading expert in astrophysics and nanotechnology. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering, as well as an M.Phil. in Micro and Nanotechnology Enterprise, both from the University of Cambridge. Before coming to England, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from Benemaritia Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico.

Jeremy Allan Hawkins
Creative Writing

MFA University of Alabama, BA Université de Strasbourg, BA Kenyon College

Jeremy is the author of "A Clean Edge," selected by Richard Siken as winner of the 2016 BOAAT Chapbook Contest. Born in New York City and raised in the Hudson Valley, he has been the recipient of a grant from the US Fulbright Program and a teaching fellowship from the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. His poetry has appeared in Best New Poets 2016, the extended program of the 2018 Venice Biennale di Architettura, and the inaugural 2018 edition of the Rencontre Mondiale de la Poésie, as well as literary journals in the United States and Europe. He lives in France, where he has recently launched the Slight Dérive Reading Series.

Dr. Jasmine Jagger

BA Cambridge University, MSt University of Oxford, PhD University of Cambridge

Dr. Jasmine Jagger is a former Postdoctoral Researcher and current Stipendiary Lecturer at the Faculty of English and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Her research is interested in the energetic bodies of verse and how they behave. She has published articles concerning the overlooked medical contexts of Romantic poetry; lyric poetry in relation to light verse and nonsense; nostalgia in Victorian writing for children; and disorderly modernist verse styles.

Dr. Francisco Javier Rubio Munoz
Culturas Hispanicas

BA, MA, PhD Universidad de Salamanca

Dr. Munoz is a researcher and instructor at the University of Salamanca, where he is based in the Department of Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary History. His current project is in comparative history, focusing on Spanish and Ibero-American Universities during the Golden Age. Dr. Munoz is a member of the prestigious “Alfonso IX,” a research group at the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Institute in Salamanca.

Dr. Tugba Kalafatoglu
International Business

BS University of Nebraska, MBA Georgetown University, PhD ESADE Business School

Dr. Kalafatoglu’s research covers strategy, international business, social entrepreneurship, research methods, and cross-cultural management. She is the Founder and President of Vote Women in Politics; President of Tugba Kalafatoglu & Associates, an international consulting firm; as well as an international author, who has written books and chapters about “City Branding”, published in China, and “Globalization”, in the USA.

Dr. Slobodan Kapor

MSc, MD, University of Belgrade

Slobodan is an expert in neuroscience and neurophysiology. His research has tackled subjects as diverse as the anatomy of the nervous system, embryology, and molecular biology. He is a decorated scholar who has been published in dozens of medical journals, and who holds prizes from the International Brain Research Organization.

Tom Kielbasa

Sous chef, La bête noire Paris; Professional training at Ferrardi Paris - Pastry and Bakery

Tom is a professional chef in Paris. His main passions are the history of food, cooking, and pastry, but in his recent role as sous chef of the restaurant La bête noire Paris, he’s developing a whole range of delicatessen products. He completed his formal training in Paris at the School of Culinary Art Ferrandi and also worked in Australia. He learned the art of pastry from some of the most well-known masters at Stohrer, Cyril Lignac, and Adriano Zumbo.

Senjuti Mallick
International Law

LLM The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, LLB ILS Law College (Pune, India)

Senjuti's research focuses on the concept of areas beyond national jurisdiction, for instance the access and benefit sharing of Marine Genetic Resources and understanding the applicability of the principle of common heritage of mankind. Her work looks at how the Law of the Seas, and maritime law in general, could be applied to outer space as more and more countries are already interacting in space and will be in the future.

Dr. Colette Mazuccelli
International Relations

BA University of Scranton, MALD Tufts University, PhD Georgetown University, EdM Teachers College of Columbia University

Dr. Mazzucelli is a Fulbright Scholar. She teaches conflict resolution, religion, international relations, and ethnic conflict at NYU. She has won the prestigious NYU SPS Excellence in Teaching Award, and was named an Ambassador of Peace for her extensive work linking technology to a better education experience for students.

Joseph McAulay

LLB University of Edinburgh, MSc University of Oxford

Joseph is a doctoral researcher in Criminology at the University of Oxford. He has worked on a number of research projects for the University of Oxford’s Pro Bono Publico free law research clinic as a research assistant. Prior to beginning his doctorate, Joseph completed an MSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice at the Centre for Criminology in Oxford, achieving a rare Distinction. He was also awarded the McClintock Prize in Criminology for achieving the highest mark in a criminological subject.

Michael Edward McGuire
Finance and Business

BS Babson College, BA Columbia University, MIA Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

Michael has worked for over twenty years in international business. His career began with a banking position at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. He left this to begin building companies independently. His early projects included a commodity trading and structured finance company, an offshore software development company, and an asset management company. Michael was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2004, and went on to serve on the boards of two publicly-traded enterprises: Stillwater Mining Company and Plug Power. Today, he spends much of his time negotiating and making transactions for businesses based in Russia, China, India, and Europe.

Dr. Luis Melian Rodriguez
Estudios Globales

BA, MA, PhD University of Salamanca

Dr. Rodriguez has given courses in political science at the University of Salamanca. His research focuses on the Arab world: democracy, political change, and investigating the unique cases of Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan during and after the Arab Spring.

Meidiha Ouzal

BA Faculté des sciences de Montpellier, MS Faculté des sciences de Montpellier

Meidiha is a trained nurse and midwife, but her main passions are research, journalism, and teaching. She plans to conduct research and write scientific articles that will be accessible to the general public. Her courses on Medicine integrate practical hands-on aspects, such as taking patient histories, checking vital signs, and advances in music therapy.

Dr. Vanessa Palomo Berjaga
Perfecting the Spanish Language

BA, MA, PhD Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Vanessa Palomo Berjaga has a doctorate in Translation and Language. Her research interest is literary translation, especially the translation of Shakespeare’s plays into Catalan. In her PhD thesis, she analyzes Josep Maria de Sagarra’s translation of Macbeth.

Carmen Paula Garcia Navarro
Perfeccionamiento de la Lengua

MA Universidad de Salamanca

Carmen researches and lectures regularly on the history of comedy, comic books, and graphic novels. She originally hails from Alicante but has been teaching Spanish language in Salamanca since 2014.

Marine Petit
French Language

BA Université Paul Valéry, MA Université du Maine

Marine is a native of Montpellier. While she holds a Masters in teaching French as a foreign language, her academic background makes her unique as she is also a trained artist and art historian. She brings her love and knowledge of art history into her language courses. She is also a passionate chef, so she has taught some gastronomy workshops for our students, which offer them new cooking skills while at the same time reinforcing their language and conversation skills.

Dr. Barthelemy Py
Cultures Francaises

BA, PhD Université de Montpellier III

Barthélémy teaches Cinema and Media Studies at the Université de Montpellier. His doctoral research investigated mountain films and their relationship to the Occident.

Dr. Hemant Sabharwal

BSc Punjab University MB, BCh Ain Shams University, PhD Lunds Universitet

An Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Hematology at Hunter College (CUNY) and a member of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Rockefeller University, Dr. Sabharwal combines extensive teaching and research experience, notably in the field of cancer prevention.

Kristian Saull

MEng Loughborough University, PhD University of Cambridge

Kristian is a supervisor for five different colleges at the University of Cambridge, where he also works as a researcher. He is currently making mathematical models of the human heart, designed to help physicians in their assessment of the heart’s function. Kristian’s expertise is in mechanical engineering, robotics, mechatronics, and a number of coding languages.

Lora Uhlig
International Relations

MA University of Edinburgh, MPhil University of Oxford

Lora completed her MPhil in Russian and East European Studies at St. Antony's College, Oxford. She is interested in looking at issues of national identity in Russian foreign policy, and she also attended The Oxford Tradition as a student as a high school student.

Diego Valdes
Sports Business

MA UPF Barcelona School of Management, MBA Escuela Europea de Negocios

Diego is the Director General of the Sports Business Institute in Barcelona. He is a Sports Marketing and Communication Consultant. Current and former clients have included executives from organizations such as FIFA, the Premier League, La Liga, Manchester United, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, West Ham United, Newcastle United, Wembley Stadium, Major League Soccer (MLS), Galatasaray SK, Inter Milan, Wolverhampton FC, the Mexican Football Federation, Goal.com, IMG, and Western Sydney Wanderers, among many other clubs, federations, media outlets, and player representation agencies worldwide.

Angela Vallori
Fashion and Design

BA Universidadd de Barcelona

Angela is a fashion and graphic designer who has her own brand called XICOIA. She is a costume designer for film, TV and opera, and teaches design courses in her spare time.

Dr. Tijn Van Winden

Doctor of Medicine, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Dr. Van Winden teaches human anatomy to first- and fourth-year medical students at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. When he is not teaching, he is conducting research for his PhD on preterm labor. Dr. Van Winden is a regular volunteer at the Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam, as well as an avid web designer in his free time.

Pierre-Antoine Vettorello

BA, MA Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Pierre-Antoine manages and designs for his own fashion label. His garments seek to mix precision and creativity, poetry and drama. "Vice" magazine has praised them for their "intriguing peeks into a fantastical world." He trained at the Royal Academy in Antwerp and has worked with an array of famous designers, including Zac Posen in New York. Pierre-Antoine regularly gives lectures on fashion history in museums across Europe.

Dr. Felipe von Glehn

MD, PhD Universidade Estadual de Campinas

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

Luke Wallis
Creative Writing

BA, MA Goldsmiths, University of London

Luke is a published writer and a graduate of the prestigious Creative Writing course at Goldsmiths. His poetry and short fiction has been widely published. He is currently working on his first full-length novel. He also teaches English at St. Patrick’s College in London, an institution dedicated to widening participation in literature, where he is responsible for students aged 18 to 80, from Bangladesh to Botswana, from Hungary to Hackney.

Georgia Williams

BSc University of Chichester, MSc London School of Economics

Georgia is a specialist in the psychology of gender development and identity. She has been invited to present her findings at academic conferences held everywhere from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to the Glasgow School of Art. She has taught students up to postgraduate level; and she also has corporate experience, having worked as a consultant organizational psychologist for one of Britain’s biggest realty companies.