The Academic Advisory Panel

At the end of 2018, an Academic Advisory Panel (AAP) was instigated consisting of 6 persons representing professors from 6 business schools in 4 countries and three continents. These well-established scholars provide valuable input on the trends in educations and the various existing programmes at WUAS.

The current members of the WUAS AAP are:

  • Dr Peter van der Sijde, Professor of span style="background:white">Organization, Entrepreneurship and Technology, Faculty of Science, Business & Innovation and the Faculty of Social Science, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Dr Beatrice van der Heijden, Professor of Strategic HRM, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
  • Dr Ad Kil, Professor of Research Didactics for Professionals, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Breukelen, the Netherlands.
  • Dr Leo Paul Dana, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Montpellier, France and New Zealand.
  • Dr Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, Professor of Marketing, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
  • Dr Brigitte Nicolaud, Director Teaching and Learning, Aston Business School, UK.
Professor Ronald Tuninga

Prof. Ronald S.J. Tuninga is Vice-President Academic Affairs and Chair of the Academic Advisory Panel at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences. He is Emeritus Professor and the former Pro-Vice-Chancellor International and Enterprise and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at Kingston University, London, UK. He is also Honorary Dean at AVT Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has been the Director of the PhD Program and Professor of International Management and Marketing at the Open University of the Netherlands, Visiting Professor at various international business schools, and is the former Director Dean and Professor of International Business and Marketing at the Maastricht School of Management. 

Prof. Tuninga has been involved in many international projects funded by the Dutch government, the World Bank, European Union, United Nations and other international organisations. From 2007 until 2009, he was the President of the International Management Development Association. He was the Vice-Chair of the International Management Board (Board of Trustees), Chair of the Faculty of Assessors and a member of the IAAB of the Association of MBAs (AMBA – UK). He has been a member or chair of more than 50 AMBA assessment teams to business schools around the globe. He has been a consultant for companies, such as Melitta North America and GE, and a partner of the Holland Consulting Group.

Leo Dana PhD

Leo Dana, PhD, started at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in 2019. Previously, he was an employee of McGill University and Concordia in Montreal, and deputy director of the IB MBA at Nanyang. Also, he is a Professor at Montpellier Business School and a member of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation chair, which is part of LabEx Entrepreneurship - University of Montpellier, France. This “laboratory of excellence” is funded by the French government in recognition of high-level research initiatives in human and natural sciences.

Dr Brigitte Nicoulaud

Dr Brigitte Nicoulaud received her MBA and PhD from the French business school Bradford. Her experience encompasses teaching, advising, and education in management. She taught Advertising in the programs of Aston MBA and Executive Education. She is a specialist in MBA, post-experience, and PG. Experienced in the development and implementation of MBA curricula in all delivery modes as well as strategic leadership, she acts as an external advisor and external examiner on MBA programmes. 

Dr Carol Kaufman-Scarborough

Carol Kaufman-Scarborough has taught at the Camden Campus of Rutgers University for over 30 years. She is a committed teacher, author, and advocate for her students as a marketing professor at the School of Business. Following her role as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the School of Business, in addition to her research and teaching responsibilities, Carol became Director of the Business Leader Development Program in Summer 2012.

Dr Ad Kil

Dr Ad Kil is Professor of Professional Research Didactics and Director of Executive PhD Programmes at Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands, and Chendu, China, and Professor of Research at the Nordic International Management Institute, China. He is a former HRD professor at Nottingham Law School, United Kingdom, former Master of Conflict Management Research Manager, Maastricht University Law School. He is a senior lecturer at the Dutch Bar Association (NOvA), where he developed the Advocacy Skills Programme, and Radboud University's Law School.

Marina Dabic

Marina Dabic is Professor of Entrepreneurship and International Business at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics & Business, Croatia, and Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Her research has appeared in a wide variety of journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Ethics, European Management Journal, Thunderbird Business Review, Management Decision, JHRM, Journal of Manpower, amongst others. She is the editor of the International Journal of Transition and Innovation Systems, Inderscience, and her research areas include entrepreneurship, international business, innovation, management of technology and the impact of innovation on CEE countries. For her research she has been granted ALIS, Erasmus and Leonardo scholarships, and was grant holder of several EU projects and the JP TEMPUS Project: Fostering Entrepreneurships in Higher Education - FoSentHE.