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Advisory Boards

Brandeis GPS's highly interactive courses are based on quality standards and best practices for course development. Each of our degree programs and courses are shaped by input from program-specific advisory boards. This professional partnership equips students with even greater access to the applied skills they need to succeed in thriving, global industries.

View advisory board members in:

Digital Marketing and Design
Health and Medical Informatics
Information Security
Information Technology Management
Instructional Design & Technology
Project and Program Management
Software Engineering
Strategic Analytics
User-Centered Design


Dr. Chris Bouton Founder, General Manager Entagen, Thompson Reuters
Dr. Stefan McDonough Executive Director, Head of Genome Analytics Unit Amgen
Dr. Enoch Huang Executive Director, Head of Computational Sciences Pfizer
Dr. Jason Johnson Associate Vice President, Scientific Informatics Merck
Dr. Dagmar Ringe Professor and Chair, Rosenstiel Basica Medical Sciences Research Center Brandeis University
Dr. Alex Parker Vice President, Process Technology Foundation Medicine

Digital Marketing and Design

Chris Lister Chief Revenue Officer & SVP, Sales & Marketing Constant Contact
Ed Marsh               Principal                                   Consilium Global Business Advisors
Carol Meyers Chief Marketing Officer Rapid7

Health & Medical Informatics

Kathy Rowell Founder/Principal Katherine S. Rowell & Associates
Craig Bennett Director, Compliance and Privacy Boston Children's Hospital
Rob Havasy  Team Lead, Product & Tech Development Partners Healthcare
Dr. Dagmar Ringe Faculty/Chair, Rosenstiel Basica Medical Sciences Research Center Brandeis University
Dr. Alex Parker VP, Process Technology Foundation Medicine
Dr. Paul Bleicher CEO Optum Labs
David Reis VP, IT Governance and Security/Chief Information Security Officer Lahey Clinic
Lassaad Fridhi Privacy and Security Officer Commonwealth Care Alliance
Lisa Cappuccilli VP, Clinical Services Wingate Healthcare
Susan Carman VP, Information Technology Galen Healthcare
Joel Reic SVP, Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Bruce Metz SVP/Chief Information Officer Lahey Health
Arthur Harvey Senior Research Director The Advisory Board Company
Andy Sontag Director, IT SAP and ERP Program Shire HGT

Information Security

Dennis Devlin  Information Risk Management Executive Emeritus
Stacy Thayer                Manager, Events Veracode
Josh Corman Chief Technology Officer Sonatype
Gene Kim Independent Director Energy Sector Security Consortium
Ofer Zmiri Security Analyst OZ-S.I.S. Inc.
Ramesh Nagappan Senior Principal Engineer Oracle Corporation
Mike Corn Deputy CIO/Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer Brandeis University
Josh Feinblum Vice President, Information Security Rapid7

Information Technology Management

John Unsworth CIO Brandeis
Eric Bird   VP, Information Technology/CIO Road Scholar
James Francisco Senior QA Analyst/Team Lead Coventry
Fran Hinkley CIO Hebrew Senior Life
Andy Mole SVP, Senior Systems/SW QC Mgr. Bank of America
Patrick Masson General Manager Open Source Initiative
Rob May CEO/Co-founder Backupify
Jim Aylward Founder/Principal Clark Hill Partners
Jason Chin VP, Development, Academic Cengage Learning
Stefan Mehlhorn VP, Operations Thinking Phone Networks
Tom Dionisio Partner/VP/CIO Boston Consulting Group
Phil Holberton President/CEO Speaking of Leadership

Instructional Design & Technology

Jason Gorman VP, Learning Experience Design Six Red Marbles
Joshua Kim PhD, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives/Tech Blogger Dartmouth College, Inside Higher Ed
Sandra Coswatte Director, Online Learning Consortium Institute for Learning Online Learning Consortium
Kevin Corcoran Executive Director CT Distance Learning Consortium
Jackie Armitage EdD, Independent Higher Education Consultant  Retired President, Hesser College
Bryan Kantor VP, Global Education TaTa Interactive Systems, Inc.

Project & Program Management

Russ Edelman CEO Corridor Company
Deb Giancursio Director, Information Technology BCBSMA
Barbara Hubert Senior Consultant Hubert Consulting Services
Mahmood Malihi Exec. VP/Partner Leggat McCall Properties
Christine Maurer Project Management Consultant Various organizations
Victoria Phillips Director, Enterprise Information Office MA Department of Environmental Protection
Ramesh Nagappan Sr. Principal Engineer Oracle Corporation
Steve Winig Associate Director Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Robert Wysocki President Enterprise Information Insights, Inc.
Nicola Buckley Director, Global Services EMC
Michael Crowley Corporate Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities Steward Health Care

Software Engineering

William Goedicke                                      President Brant-Interactive, LLC
Johanna Rothman Owner Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.
Joe Fitzgerald Senior Systems Engineer Cambridge Technology, Inc.
Patrick MeLampy VP, Product Development Oracle
Michelle Runge Strategy Consultant DentaQuest
Olga Svet Senior Software Developer MorphoTrust USA

Strategic Analytics

Dan Vesset                 VP, Business Analytics International Data Corporation (IDC)
Abe Weinograd Consultant Slalom Consulting
George Radford CTO Merck
Eric Siegel Founding Chair/Author Predictive Analytics World & Text Analytics World
Eric Lesser Research Director IBM

User-Centered Design

Peter Picone               UX Director/Strategist Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Blade Kotelly VP, Design JIBO


Brandeis GPS was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in 2006. The NEASC Commission commended GPS on the quality of its online programs, on the uniform content and quality between online and classroom-based courses of the same course title, and on the attention given to advising and support for students enrolled in online courses.

Many online degrees at other institutions lack accreditation. We’re proud to say that all programs at Brandeis Graduate Professional Studies are accredited.

For more information, contact NEASC directly.

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