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.
Senior Director, English Language Center, Georgetown University
Marcel Bolintiam is Senior Director of Georgetown’s English Language Center at the School of Continuing Studies with nearly twenty years of experience in international education. As the administrative and academic officer for the ELC, Mr. Bolintiam is responsible for leading all aspects of the Center’s operations. He also sits on the boards of UCIEP (Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs) and NAFSA’s International Education Competencies Commission. 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.
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.
Program Manager for Faculty Affairs and Development, Office of the Provost, George Mason University
Molli Herth brings fifteen years of higher education experience and has been with the Office of the Provost at George Mason University since September 2019. Prior to her current role, she served as the inaugural Program Director for the Higher Education Administration program at Georgetown University where she oversaw launch activities, student advising, and other programmatic initiatives. Prior to her time at Georgetown, Ms. Herth worked at The George Washington University, where she directed team initiatives within online and accelerated campus programs for the School of Nursing. Ms. Herth holds a bachelor's degree in public administration and a master’s in education from Grand Valley State University. Her thesis focused on non-traditional student service accommodation and partnership within higher education. Prior to her career in higher education, she specialized in youth development within the nonprofit sector.
Erwin Hesse, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Enrollment Management, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
Erwin Hesse has a decade of admissions and recruitment experience in higher education. He is the executive director of enrollment management at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, and previously worked at the University of Maryland undergraduate admissions office and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School admissions office. Dr. Hesse holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and criminology from the University of Maryland, a master’s in public administration from the University of Baltimore, and a doctorate in education from Johns Hopkins University. His dissertation focused on the professional development of college admission counselors in the state of Maryland with regards to multicultural counseling competencies when recruiting undocumented students. He has published and presented on his research in academic journals and at major national conferences.
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.
Co-founder, Pérez & Cheng, LLC
Judith Pérez-Caro (she/her/hers) is a sociologist, educator, and master trainer. Most recently, she served as the inaugural Executive Director of Equity and Inclusion at Georgetown Law. Currently, she is busy providing executive and leadership guidance through Pérez & Cheng, the diversity consultancy group that she co-founded, and teaches first-year students in the Georgetown University Scholars Program. Dr. Pérez-Caro also writes, performs, and produces comedic storytelling content for “Mortified” (Netflix and Sundance), and looks forward to her stage debut at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2022. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology and an advanced certification in Latinx studies from Fordham University, an M.A. in higher education administration from Columbia University, and a B.A. in communications and writing from Canisius College. She also received an executive certificate in crisis leadership from Harvard University.
Rondha Remy, M.P.A.
Program Director, Business and Management, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
Rondha Remy serves as Program Director for the business and management programs supporting and overseeing the programmatic activities of the global hospitality leadership, higher education administration, and supply chain management degree programs. 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. 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.
Chief of Staff, 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 April 2021, Dr. Steinberg serves as Chief of Staff in the Office of the 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. During her twenty-year tenure at Johns Hopkins University, where Dr. Steinberg last held the position of Executive Vice Provost, she 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.