Faculty and Advisory Board

Preparing you to manage effectively and efficiently.

You have a distinct advantage attending Brandeis GPS: Learning directly from proven project and program managers — experts renowned for getting results. In fact, some of our instructors are even Brandeis GPS program graduates.

Meet Our Featured Faculty

Edgar Anderson, MSPM, PMP
Project and Program Management Program Chair
Vice President and Project Manager, State Street

Edgar (Ed) Anderson, MSPM, PMP, has over 25 years of experience in project and program management, managing large scale IT and Information Security projects, primarily in the financial services industries. He is also a member of the faculty in Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies, teaching graduate-level project management courses. He has served on the Advisory Board for the Project and Program Management program at Brandeis University's Graduate Professional Studies school. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science in Project and Program Management from Brandeis University. 

Cheryl Coleman
Program: Project and Program Management
Director, Applications, Assurant

Cheryl Coleman, MSPM, PMP, CSM has more than 30 years experience in help desk management, desktop technologies, call center technologies, financial systems, project management, application development and business analysis. She has over 18 years of experience as a technical project manager and has a graduate degree in Project Management. She is a member of Project Management Institute, Scrum Alliance and is a certified Project Management Professional and Certified Scrum Master.

Nadeem Malik
Program: Project and Program Management; Technology Management
Chief Operating Officer, Vicenna

Nadeem Malik is a senior consultant with 20+ years industry experience in project and program management, global software development management and solution architecture for mid to large scale Information Systems. He is certified as Project Management Professional (PMP), Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM), and Enterprise Architecture (TOGAF).

He is a graduate of Brandeis University with a major in Computer Science. He also has an MS in Advanced Information Technology from Imperial College, London.

Nadeem received the Rabb School Outstanding Teacher Award for 2016.

Sean Milligan
Program: Project and Program Management
Global Director of Professional Services

Sean Milligan encompasses over 25 years of enterprise project and program management experience in varying industries. He specializes in leadership throughout the personal, team and organizational layers of project and program management and service delivery, as well as the human dynamics inherent in a collaborative approach to meeting demands of stakeholders and organizations. While project management has evolved from a scientifically driven approach to a people-focused mindset as a result of a shift in human factors, Sean's focus on these factors brings a more holistic approach to leading teams and projects.

Sean received his Master of Science in Project and Program Management from Brandeis in November of 2014, and is also a certified Myers-Briggs Practitioner.

Sean currently teaches the Human Side of Project Leadership and Challenges in Project Management courses, and received the 2019 Award for Outstanding Teaching from the Rabb School of Continuing Studies.

Meet Our Advisory Board

Don Anderson Jr.
Program: Project and Program Management
Chief Information Officer, Tiger Global Management
Melissa Brenner
Program: Project and Program Management
Executive Vice President, Integrations and Operational Strategy, Eliassen Group
Barbara Hubert
Program: Project and Program Management
Project Management Office Lead, KORE Software
Rupal Patel
Program: Project and Program Management
Senior Technical Program Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Resource Management, Google
Victoria Phillips
Program: Project and Program Management
Acting Chief of Staff, MA Department of Environmental Protection
Ellen Rinaldi
Program: Project and Program Management
Retired, Former Corporate Director and Chief Security Officer, Vanguard
Steve Winig
Program: Project and Program Management
Executive Director, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research