The Advisory Board for the Master’s in Higher Education Administration consists of distinguished practitioners who guide the future direction of the program and provide students with mentorship and professional opportunities. These esteemed experts play an essential role in connecting the program to a deep network spanning local, national, and global communities.
Marcel Bolintiam, M.S., M.C.P.
Associate Dean of Executive and Language Education, School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University
Marcel Bolintiam is Associate Dean of Executive and Language Education at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. He brings nearly twenty years of experience in strategic planning, change management, and international partnerships. As the School of Continuing Studies, Mr. Bolintiam leads all aspects of the School’s executive programming, including professional development and certificate programs, custom/B2B executive education, the Center for Social Impact Communication, the English Language Center, and the Institute for Transformative Leadership. He holds an M.S. in education from The City College of New York, a master’s in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in sociology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Erika Cohen-Derr, D.L.S.
Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs, Georgetown University
Erika Cohen-Derr serves as Assistant Vice President in Student Affairs at Georgetown University. She oversees a variety of student engagement units, including student organizations, leadership programs, new student orientation, campus recreation, student centers, and events management. She holds a doctorate in liberal studies from Georgetown University, an M.Ed. in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland, and a B.S. in anthropology from the College of William and Mary. Her doctoral research studied the effects of achievement-oriented context on student leadership identity development.
Amol Dani, Ph.D.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Georgetown University Main Campus
Amol Dani is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Georgetown University Main Campus, where he oversees the main campus finance and business services staff in the Office of the Provost. Reporting directly to the Provost, he is responsible for establishing direction and providing leadership in financial and personnel policy formulation, revenue and expenditure management, and financial and longitudinal planning. Dr. Dani holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, a master’s in leadership from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, and a bachelor’s in accounting and economics from the University of Mumbai in India. He is also a certified public accountant.
Lauren Fretz, M.P.S.
Program Manager for Business and Management, School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University
Lauren Fretz first joined the Georgetown community as a student in the master’s in higher education administration. Upon graduating, she now serves as the Program Manager for Business and Management at the School of Continuing Studies, where her role is to advise students and oversee communications. Prior to her time at Georgetown, she completed her undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama where she majored in public relations and graphic design. She has worked professionally in public relations, marketing, and financial grant management.
Thomas Harnisch, Ed.D.
Vice President for Government Relations, State Higher Education Executive Officers
Thomas Harnisch has over a decade of experience in higher education policy and serves as a national voice for state higher education leaders. He joined the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) in 2020 as Vice President for Government Relations. Prior to joining SHEEO, he was Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). He holds a doctorate from The George Washington University, a master's degree from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Molli Herth, M.Ed.
Director of Faculty Affairs, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Molli Herth has worked in higher education for nearly 20 years. She joined Northwestern University as Director of Faculty Affairs for the Kellogg School of Management in June 2022. Prior to her current role, she directed the campus-wide launch of higher education technology to facilitate faculty review for the Office of the Provost at George Mason University. As an active advisory board member for the Georgetown master’s in higher education administration at Georgetown University, Ms. Herth also served as the program’s inaugural Program Director. Prior to her time at Georgetown University, she served as Administrative Manager for the George Washington University School of Nursing. Ms. Herth holds a bachelor's degree in public administration and a master’s in education from Grand Valley State University.
Andrew Hirsch, M.P.S.
Assistant Dean, Business and Management, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
Andrew Hirsch has been at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies since January 2016 when he became Program Director of the sports industry management program. In January 2020, Mr. Hirsch transitioned to Assistant Dean for the business and management programs supporting the global hospitality leadership, higher education administration, human resources management, sports industry management, and supply chain management degree programs. Previously, he worked in professional athletics and intercollegiate athletics focusing on event management, stadium operations, and coaching. He holds a master's degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in management from Juniata College.
Jonathan Kaplan, J.D.
Education Executive, Strategic Advisor & EdTech Investor
Jonathan Kaplan has served in leadership positions in higher education, business, and the public sector. He advises a range of education and other companies on market trends, digital learning, and investment opportunities. Mr. Kaplan also is a lecturer within the Higher Education Administration master’s program at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. Mr. Kaplan previously served as President of Walden University and CEO of the Online Division at Laureate Education, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kaplan served in the White House as special assistant to the President for economic policy under President Bill Clinton, and practiced law as an associate at Covington & Burling.
Judith Pérez-Caro, Ph.D.
Director of Engaged Scholarship and Pedagogy and Assistant Professor of the Practice, Center for Social Justice, Georgetown University
Judith Pérez-Caro (she/her) is the inaugural Director of Engaged Scholarship and Pedagogy and Assistant Research Professor for the Center for Social Justice at Georgetown University. She is trained as a sociologist with expertise in race, diversity, and inequality. Most recently, she spent five years as the founding Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion at Georgetown Law. She is also the co-founder of the boutique diversity consulting firm Pérez & Cheng, and teaches “Mastering the Hidden Curriculum” for first-generation and low-income students in the Georgetown Scholars Program and “Multicultural Student Communities” in Georgetown’s master’s in higher education administration. Dr. Pérez-Caro holds an executive certificate in crisis leadership in higher education from Harvard University, a Ph.D. in sociology and advanced certification in Latin American and Latino studies from Fordham University, an M.A. in higher education administration from Columbia University, and a B.A. in communication studies from Canisius College.
Rondha Remy, M.P.A.
Associate Director of Program Management and Data Analytics, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Rondha Remy serves as Associate Director of Program Management and Data Analytics at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Previously, she was the Program Director for Georgetown’s master’s in higher education administration and also supported the programmatic activities of several other degree programs in the School of Continuing Studies. Ms. Remy has experience working in student life, college athletics, academic operations, and youth development within educational non-profit organizations. She holds a master’s in public administration and a B.A. in political science and sociology/anthropology from Long Island University.
Ray Shiu, M.A.
Deputy Director, Center for Social Justice, Georgetown University
Ray Shiu serves as the Deputy Director of the Center for Social Justice at Georgetown University. He has been in this role since January 2020. In this role, he is responsible for the overall management of CSJ’s staff-run and student-run social justice community-based service, including student development, community and university outreach, and fiscal and administrative management. Mr. Shiu also serves as a board member on two local nonprofits providing services to the unhoused community, Friendship Place and Georgetown Ministry Center. He holds an M.A. in higher education from Columbia University and a B.S. in genetics from the University of California, Davis.
Sarah B. Steinberg, Ed.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President, University of Arizona Global Campus
For more than thirty years, Sarah Steinberg’s professional and personal interests have been at the intersection of technology and education. As of January 2022, Dr. Steinberg serves as Provost and Senior Vice President at the University of Arizona Global Campus. She is also Founder and CEO of Frogstone Strategies, where she leverages her extensive leadership experience in higher education and education technology to work with colleges, universities, and private industry to achieve revenue growth and sustainability. Previously, Dr. Steinberg spent twenty years at Johns Hopkins University, where she last held the position of Executive Vice Provost and oversaw business strategies and the implementation of more than a dozen fully online master’s degree programs. She holds an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University, and a master’s and B.S. in engineering from Cornell University.