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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 CEO Entagen
Dr. Stefan McDonough Executive Director, Head of Genome Analytics Unit Amgen
Dr. Enoch Huang Executive Director, Head of Computational Sciences Pfizer
Dr. Jason Johnson Executive Director, Informatics IT Merck
Dr. Dagmar Ringe Faculty/Chair, Rosenstiel Basic 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
John McDougall President McDougall Interactive
Ed Marsh               Principal                                   Consilium Global Business Advisors
Carol Meyers Chief Marketing Officer


Austin Gardner-Smith  Senior Director, Product Design


Health & Medical Informatics

Rob Havasy  Vice President Personal Connected Health Alliance
Dr. Paul Bleicher CEO Optum Labs
Lassaad Fridhi Privacy and Security Officer Commonwealth Care Alliance
Susan Carman VP, Information Technology Galen Healthcare
Joel Reich SVP, Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Bruce Metz SVP/Chief Information Officer Lahey Health

Information Security

Josh Corman Chief Technology Officer Sonatype
Josh Feinblum VP, Information Security Rapid7
Paul Howell Chief Cyberinfrastructure Security Officer Internet2
David Sherry CIO Brown University
Dennis Kallelis  Chief Security Officer Morpho Trust
Greg Neville VP, Information Security/Information Security Officer  Best Doctors
Joseph Davis Director, Information Security Sensata Technologies 
Ken Leeser Principal Kaliber Data Security and Compliance Consultants 
Mark Arnold, PhD  Director, Information Security PTC
Matthew Rosenquist  Cyber Security Strategist Intel
Sandra Silk Director of IT Security Education and Consultant Harvard University

Information Technology Management

Eric Bird   VP, Information Technology/CIO Road Scholar
Patrick Masson General Manager Open Source Initiative
Rob May CEO/Co-founder Backupify
Jason Chin VP, Development, Academic Cengage Learning
Khalil Yazdi CIO in Residence/Cloud Services Program Development Internet2
Jay Leader SVP IT/Chief Information Officer Rocket Software
M. Chris O'Connor Vice President/Chief Information Officer MIB Group
Miran Fernandez CIO City of Lowell
Tom Doyle CIO EBI Consulting

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
Kevin Corcoran Executive Director CT Distance Learning Consortium
Jackie Armitage EdD, Retired President Hesser College
Bryan Kantor VP, Global Education TaTa Interactive Systems, Inc.
Glen Low Director, eLearning Strategies Publicis Touchpoint Solutions
Jennifer Rafferty eLearning Professional Online Learning Consortium
Laura Lucas Director, Research and Training International Consortium for Law and Development
Laurie Pulido Founder, President Elearning Innovation

Project & Program Management

Deb Giancursio Director, Information Technology BCBSMA
Barbara Hubert Senior Consultant Hubert Consulting Services
Victoria Phillips Director, Enterprise Information Office MA Department of Environmental Protection
Steve Winig Associate Director Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Michelle Runge Program Manager Sunrise Labs
Mohan Nair PMO Director Schneider Electric
Ed Anderson Assistant Vice President State Street Corporation
Rupal Patel Program Manager EMC
Erin Seiden Senior Program Manager MathWorks

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

Strategic Analytics

George Radford CTO EMC/Pivotal
Eric Siegel Founding Chair/Author Predictive Analytics World & Text Analytics World
Eric Lesser Research Director IBM
Abe Weinograd Consultant Slalom Consulting
Elaine Salloway President/CEO Salloway & Associates, inc.
LyNea Tomas Sr. Business Analyst Pegasystems
Stephen Howe Sr. Director, Technical Product Management-Analytics McGraw Hill Education
Steve Root Analytics Practice Advisor Cisco

User-Centered Design

Todd Chapin Steering Committee BostonCHI
Douglas Gibson Director of UI Design Symantec
Carolyn Griffel Senior User Experience Designer Akamai
Adam Goss Principle User Experience Designer iRobot
Brian McLaughlin VP, Product Design & User Experience BottomLine Technologies
Peter Picone               UX Director/Strategist Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Blade Kotelly VP, Design JIBO
Dan Speca Director Interaction Design Intuitive Company
David Hoyos Creative Director/User Experience Kronos


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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