About our faculty

We pair students with leading academics from some of the world's greatest universities, many of whom hold prestigious awards such as Rhodes, Gates, or Marshall scholarships. We also employ industry professionals, such as writers, filmmakers, and artists, to teach our creative courses. We are proud of our past outstanding faculty and are happy to share their biographies below. For more information about current faculty, please contact us.

Stacy Davidowitz
Filmmaking
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.
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.
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
Medicine
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.
Joseph McAulay
Criminology
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.
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
Neuropsychology
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.
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.

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