I have built my career on developing people and organizations. An expert on people and culture, with a Ph.D. in the humanities from the University of Chicago, I have served on the faculty of Princeton University, U.S.C., Pomona College, Nanyang Business School, Yale-National University of Singapore College, and Hult International Business School.
I left my tenured position at Pomona College to earn an M.B.A. in strategic management and health care management from Wharton. Since then, I have consulted in McKinsey's Strategy and Organization practices; founded and led Google's central learning and development program; worked in talent management at Standard Chartered Bank; and built and led People and Organization Development and Public Affairs at Agoda.com, the Asia-based subsidiary of the Priceline-Booking Holdings group, the world's leading online travel platform, and led the People function at APL Group and learning and leadership development at Aegis Ventures.
Boards and Community Service
I received my M.B.A. in strategic management and health care management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
French: I am fluent in French, having completed a Diplôme d'études approfondies (littérature française et comparée) at the Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale de l'Université de Poitiers and taught French language and literature at Princeton University, the University of Southern California, and Pomona College.
Italian: Conversational/reading knowledge
German: Conversational/reading knowledge
Mandarin: I am a student of Mandarin Chinese, currently at HSK Level 4 (speaking/reading)
Latin, Old and Middle English, Old French: Reading knowledge
Honors and Awards
I have received honors, grants, and awards from a number of organizations, including
The American Academy in Rome
The Wharton School
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Whiting Foundation
The Rotary Foundation
The University of Chicago
The St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia