ADVISING: Resource Persons to Support Your LAS Practices

We are proud to present an invaluable opportunity for both aspiring and active liberal arts and sciences practitioners from any institution: one-hour virtual consultations with experienced LAS Advisors from our comprehensive database. These advisors are available to serve as a guiding resource, offering their expertise to those keen on enhancing their LAS education delivery. The best part? These consultations are entirely free-of-charge.

To begin, simply peruse our database below to identify the LAS Advisors who align with your interests and needs. Then, fill out a brief request form. Once we receive your request, we will facilitate a connection with your chosen advisor/s via email, paving the way for a fruitful and enlightening consultation.

Thematic Area: LAS Administration

Daniel Calingaert
Daniel Calingaert
Daniel Calingaert has served as Managing Director of the Open Society University Network since July 2020 and, before that, was instrumental in the network’s start-up. Daniel’s advising specialisms include:
  • Developing international partnerships
  • Planning interdisciplinary curricula
  • Communicating the value of LAS education to stakeholders
  • Measuring impacts of educational programs
  • Kyaw Moe Tun
    Kyaw Moe Tun
    Kyaw Moe Tun believes that a liberal arts and sciences education has the transformative power to develop innovative, adaptable leaders to address fast-changing sociopolitical trends and industrial disruptions. In 2017, he established the Parami Institute in Myanmar and has since raised millions of dollars from local and international philanthropists to transform the institute into a private non-profit degree-granting university licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission in Washington D.C. Kyaw Moe Tun’s advising specialisms include:
  • Leading campus-wide LAS transformations
  • Administrative planning to support LAS education
  • Leading interdisciplinary curricular planning
  • Designing LAS curriculum
  • Nurgul Ukueva
    Nurgul Ukueva
    Nurgul Ukueva is an OSUN Visiting Research Fellow at Bard and an Associate Professor of Economics at AUCA. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University with specialization in Development and International Economics and joined the AUCA Economics Department in 2012. Nurgul has over 10 years of teaching and administrative experience in LAS institutions and has served as Chair of the Department, Head of the Division of Economics and Environmental Studies, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at AUCA. Nurgul’s advising specialisms include:
  • Running registrar services in support of LAS education
  • Communicating LAS education to public stakeholders
  • Measuring impacts of LAS education
  • Leading interdisciplinary curricular planning
  • Phil Enns
    Phil Enns
    Phil Enns is the Dean of Academic Affairs at Parami University. He has many years of experience developing liberal arts programs across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Phil’s advising specialisms include:
  • LAS program development and transformation
  • Quality assurance
  • Curriculum development
  • Rabia Zaid
    Rabia Zaid
    Rabia Zaid has supported liberal arts investments on the team at two universities in Pakistan and in collaboration with Harvard South Asia. Rabia’s advising specialisms include:
  • Creating LAS spaces on campuses (outside the classroom)
  • Producing manuals, podcasts, workshops, and e-content
  • Awareness raising and networking
  • Satya Sundar Sethy
    Satya Sundar Sethy
    Satya Sundar Sethy is a Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India. During his Scholar-in-Residence Fulbright Fellowship, he was invited to give lecture talks across the United States. He is the recipient of the prestigious Young Philosopher Award (2017), conferred by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Ministry of Education, Government of India. Satya’s advising specialisms include:
  • Student counseling and advising
  • Thematic Area: LAS Curriculum

    Brian Mateo
    Brian Mateo
    Brian Mateo has over 14 years of experience working in higher education, international education, civic engagement, and experiential learning. He serves as Associate Dean of Civic Engagement at Bard College where he works with over 40 universities across 20 countries through the Open Society University Network (OSUN), providing training and opportunities for faculty and students on experiential learning and civic engagement. Brian has additionally worked with public diplomacy programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on U.S. foreign policy as well as civic engagement. He is an active member of and content contributor to multiple nonprofit and think tank organizations on topics ranging from climate change, migration, national security, ethics, and education. Brian’s advising specialisms include:
  • Experiential course design
  • Merging curricular and co-curricular experiences
  • Evaluating co-curricular programs
  • Thematic Area: LAS Pedagogy and Curriculum

    Azamat Sakiev
    Azamat Sakiev
    Azamat Sakiev is a professor of International and Comparative Politics, specializing in Russian and Eurasian politics. In total, he has served as faculty in the liberal arts and sciences, specifically in political science, for over 10 years at various institutions of higher education in the United States. Azamat earned his graduate degrees (Ph.D. and M.A) from Syracuse University and Central European University, and he completed his undergraduate degree at the American University of Central Asia. Azamat’s advising specialisms include:
  • Interdisciplinary teaching (political science, economics, humanities, and critical writing)
  • Incorporating writing and speaking skills into coursework
  • Promoting curiosity and student-centered learning
  • Academic advising
  • Curriculum development
  • Fahmida Rahman
    Fahmida Rahman
    Fahmida Rahman is a Senior Lecturer and the Program Coordinator in the School of General Education, Brac University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is also involved with ULAB in Dhaka, where she shares her experience in building resilient universities. Fahmida’s advising specialisms include:
  • Experiential learning and community-driven teaching
  • Constructing syllabi
  • Facilitating interactive classroom discussions
  • Teaching academic literacy
  • Supporting inclusive education practices
  • Guy Risko
    Guy Risko
    Guy Risko has served as the Dean of Studies at Bard High School Early College since 2018, where he oversees academic affairs, faculty development, and curriculum management. Guy has a diverse teaching and curriculum development portfolio covering areas across the liberal arts, including the humanities, fine arts, and STEM fields. He is an active workshop leader, focusing on writing-rich pedagogy and debate in the classroom, and has presented at conferences addressing topics such as early college pedagogy, literature, and critical theory. Guy’s advising specialisms include:
  • Training faculty to use LAS pedagogical strategies
  • Creating and evaluating interdisciplinary courses
  • Creating student-centered and writing-rich curriculum across disciplines
  • Leading writing-to-learn practices
  • Julián Felipe Gutiérrez
    Julián Felipe Gutiérrez
    Julián Felipe Gutiérrez serves as lead for curricular development and evaluation at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He works with the university’s schools and departments as they revise and develop both their curricula and assurance of learning (AoL) systems for programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has over 13 years of experience in elementary education, higher education, and educational research. Julián’s advising specialisms include:
  • Inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning
  • Curriculum and syllabi development
  • Rebecca Ruth Gould
    Rebecca Ruth Gould
    Rebecca Ruth Gould is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Poetics and Global Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She was an inaugural faculty member for Yale-NUS, Singapore’s first liberal arts college, for which she helped to develop the literature and humanities curriculum. Her expertise ranges across literature and the social sciences–particularly anthropology and political thought–and she is passionate about internationalizing higher education. She is also a literary translator with expertise in Persian, Georgian, and Russian literatures. Rebecca’s advising specialisms include:
  • Interdisciplinary curricular planning and syllabi creation
  • In-class critical and creative writing
  • Will Buckingham
    Will Buckingham
    Will Buckingham is a writer and philosopher, and a faculty member at Parami University. Since 2004, He has worked around the world at universities and in community settings teaching philosophy, writing and general humanities courses. His latest book, “Hello, Stranger: Stories of Connection in a Divided World” was published by Granta in 2022. Will’s advising specialisms include:
  • Curriculum development
  • Syllabi creation
  • Diversification and globalization of LAS teaching materials
  • Zlata Božac
    Zlata Božac
    Zlata Božac honed her liberal arts and sciences skills primarily through teaching in the Core Division at Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences in Palestine, and also as an instructor in Human Rights and International Law, Philosophy of Science, and Political Science. She holds degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Zagreb and Central European University, where she gained her PhD. Her previous education and research interests both bear witness to her dedication to interdisciplinarity and social justice. Zlata’s advising specialisms include:
  • Teaching critical thinking and academic literacy
  • Facilitating interactive classroom discussions
  • Tailoring LAS education to the local context
  • Promoting inclusive teaching
  • Developing culturally, topically, and disciplinarily diverse curricula
  • Alisse Waterston
    Alisse Waterston
    Alisse Waterston is a cultural anthropologist with extensive experience guiding the development of new liberal arts and sciences programs, facilitating inclusive education practices, and supporting scholars in writing and publishing for academic and public audiences. She is Presidential Scholar and Professor of Anthropology Emerita at the City University of New York, John Jay College, a long-term Fellow of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), and a former International Scholar, affiliated with Tbilisi State University in the Republic of Georgia. Alisse’s advising specialisms include:
    • Designing new majors
    • Interdisciplinary curricular planning
    • Constructing syllabi
    • Supporting inclusive education practices
    • Writing and publishing

    Thematic Area: LAS Curriculum in Natural Sciences Education

    Jennifer Cole
    Jennifer Cole
    Jennifer Cole is concurrently on the faculty in the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the Graduate School of Sustainability at Harvard Extension. She has over 40 publications in the fields of energy, wetlands, and agriculture, and previously was on the faculty of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard and served as the Director of Environmental Studies at Northeastern University. Jennifer’s advising specialisms include:
    • Designing courses in the natural sciences for liberal education
    • Curricular planning for online teaching and learning
    • Assessing program effectiveness

    Thematic Area: LAS and New Technologies

    Inesa Stolper
    Inesa Stolper
    Inesa Stolper is a Lecturer at the European Humanities University and has more than 10 years of teaching experience focused on integrating innovative teaching methods to enhance student learning. She is deeply passionate about the role of technology in contemporary society, especially Artificial Intelligence, and is committed to exploring how AI can transform educational and legal fields. Inesa’s advising specialisms include:
    • Integrating generative AI into education
    Abderrahim Agnaou
    Abderrahim Agnaou
    Abderrahim Agnaou is an Associate Professor of Communications & Rhetoric at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. He holds a PhD in Education Technology and has extensive experience in instructional design and online teaching. Abderrahim has contributed to accreditation efforts at his university, and led the review and assessment of its General Education program. He is passionate about leveraging technology to enhance teaching and learning. Abderrahim’s advising specialisms include:
    • Educational technology and technology-enhanced learning
    • Online and blended learning
    • Virtual/augmented reality, gamification, and multimedia learning
    • Open educational resources
    • Remote service-learning (e-service)
    • Media literacy and digital citizenship
    • Ethical uses of AI
    • Program assessment and quality assurance

    Thematic Area: LAS Pedagogy

    Chijioke Fidelis Izuegbunem
    Chijioke Fidelis Izuegbunem
    Chijioke Fidelis Izuegbunem is an English and Literature Lecturer at Cheducon in Nigeria and has previously taught in India, Nepal, Ethiopia, South Africa, Qatar, and the United Kingdom. Chiji’s advising specialisms include: 
  • Teaching academic reading and writing
  • Leading classroom discussions
  • Assessing written work
  • Creating syllabi
  • Supporting students
  • Digital media and social media management
  • Thematic Area: LAS Pedagogy and Curriculum in Legal Studies

    Neada Mullalli
    Neada Mullalli
    Neada Mullalli is a lawyer, researcher, and academic with 20 years of experience in the legal field. She is currently a Lecturer with the European Humanities University for various legal subjects. Neada holds a Certificate of Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education, has completed courses on game-based learning and gamification, classroom debate, and writing-based, student-centered teaching and learning methods. Neada’s advising specialisms include:
  • Facilitating interactive classroom discussions in the context of distance learning courses
  • Teaching academic literacy in the field of legal education
  • Designing curriculum and syllabi for the field of legal education
  • Thematic Area: LAS Curriculum in Fine Arts Education

    Chanee Choi
    Chanee Choi
    Chanee Choi holds a Ph.D. in 3D Animation, Data-Driven Art, and Games from the University of Washington’s Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) program. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico, Department of Film & Digital Arts and has previously taught at the University of Washington and Syracuse University. Chanee is a transdisciplinary artist, known for her ritualistic craft-based art practice that transcends the conservative and isolationist roots of traditional East Asian craftwork. Her work focuses on celebrating feminist theory and modern technology. Chanee’s advising specialisms include: 
  • Multidisciplinary video and new media education (including animation, video, and video game simulation)
  • Ruchin Soni
    Ruchin Soni
    Ruchin Soni is a Visual Artist and Assistant Professor at the World University of Design in Sonipat, India and has over 15 years of teaching experience and a strong background in curriculum development. He has made significant contributions to various art education programs in India and has collaborated on public art workshops in Mexico and Germany, bringing visual storytelling to diverse audiences. Ruchin’s advising specialisms include:
  • Curriculum and syllabi development for fine arts education