Advisory Board

Leaders and experts in International Education

Phil Brown EdD

Dean

Le Cordon Bleu, Australia

Dr Philip R Brown is a leader, administrator and educator with extensive experience in providing independent advice to governments, school systems and other educational entities within the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Ambassador (Ret) Janice L. Jacobs







Asst. secretary of






















consular AffairS

U.S. Department of State

Janice Lee Jacobs was a United States career Senior Foreign Service Officer and the Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, June 2008 to April 2014. She was United States Ambassador to Senegal accredited to Guinea-Bissau from April 2006 to June 2007.

John Katzman

Founder & ceo

Noodle Education, Inc.

John Katzman is best known as an educationalist. He has established a number of companies which assist students with their studies and career choices. He has also authored a number of books on the subject.

Denise Kinsella

associate dean

Santa Monica College

Denise Kinsella provides leadership and support to student services employees and students from over 100 countries during their stay at Santa Monica College. She supervises the international admissions team, immigration team, special programs and activities team, and study abroad.

Koji Ogura

director for japan and






















druker-ito relationships

Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate

School of Management

Koji Ogura joined the Drucker School in 2015 after serving 26 years at Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. a major logistics company in Japan. Within Yamato, Ogura held various positions including president of Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. in Japan and president and CEO of Yamato Transport U.S.A., Inc.

Roger Riske, PhD

President

Education Resource Development Trust

Roger Riske was president of ERDT for 30 years, retiring from that position in 2007.  Roger was an English teacher with the U.S. Peace Corps in Tunisia from 1964-1967.  He obtained his Ph.D. In International Relations from UCLA in 1979 and taught courses in the Department of Political Science and Graduate School of Education from 1979-1989. 

Thomas Shandorf

President

American Language Center 
Instituto Americano and Via Lingua, Florence

Thomas Shandorf is the owner and director of the American Language Center (Istituto Americano) in Florence, Italy, and Via Lingua International and has held various management positions with ELS Language Centers.

Perry Solomon

President & CEO

Aleratec, Inc

Perry Solomon is a graduate of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management Executive Program. He is successful serial entrepreneur and advisory board member with consumer, computer electronics and Internet technology sales & marketing, engineering, product planning and alliances experience.