Management Team

Peter Birdsall

Peter Birdsall MA.ed, graduated from Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in 1997. After this Peter continued his studies through the UK Open University, completing a Master of Arts in Education Management. His degree was carried out during the period of employment at IJselland University in the Netherlands, as director of the international office at the Deventer Business School and focused on three main areas: Peer Mentoring in (International) Higher Education; Curriculum Development in Higher International Education; Management of Higher Education.

Maggie Feng, MSc

Maggie Feng MSc, has worked in the higher education industry for more than 10 years after graduating from Master of Science programme in Facility Management, from the University of Greenwich, UK. Maggie also holds a Bachelor in Information Services Management, completed in the Netherlands as well as Engineering Management from China. Maggie has management experience in many disciplines, including: marketing, sales, communication, event, HRM, Project Management, Information Management, student accommodation and facility management.

Karen Penninga

Karen Penninga has worked for Wittenborg since 2004, and has been a member of the Executive Board since 2015 and has a special responsibility for strategy and policy within the institute, however has experience in many disciplines, including: HRM, finances, management, marketing, communication, student applications and registrations and facilities.

Peter Odgers, M.Phil

Peter Odgers, M.Phil, has written three books in the areas of hospitality operations and management one of which has been adopted as a standard text by the HCIMA and other UK academic bodies. His Master of Philosophy in International Hospitality Management was awarded by the University of Buckingham in 1996. Peter Odgers has a broad experience of the hospitality industry. At the University of Brighton he is senior lecturer in hospitality management and a guest Lecturer on the MSc and BA degree programmes offered jointly with the University of Brighton at Wittenborg.

Myra Qiu

Myra Qiu started working at Wittenborg since February 2014 as an internship at the beginning and became a full-time employee since April 2015. At the moment, she is working on Marketing and Communication, Event Management, Admonition and Sales, China Desk and Process Tutor.

Dr. Nicolet C.M.Theunissen

Dr. Nicolet C.M.Theunissen is Head of Wittenborg Research Centre and as such responsible for the strategic research agenda and the monitoring of the overall academic quality at Wittenborg. Her current research subject is Virtues for the 21th century: moral competences and moral development using ubiquitous learning techniques. For more information about publications and research: ntheunissen.nl