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Dr. James Butler

Founder of The American College in Dubai (1989), Dr. James Butler’s vision was to bring affordable American education to both expat and local students by providing them with the opportunity to begin their academic studies in the United Arab Emirates and then transfer to a university in the USA, Canada, or the United Kingdom to obtain associate and BBA degrees​

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in History and Economics from the Ohio State University.

  • Former professor of History and Economics at the University of Maryland (European division).

  • Founder of numerous university programs in various countries, the latest being The American College of Dubai.

  • Former CEO of the Board of members of the American College of Dubai, which is accredited by the Ministery of Education of the United Arab Emirates.

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Poonam Singh, Ph. D.

Former Vice President of Academic Affairs - American College of Dubai

Visiting lecturer – The American College in Spain

Dr. Singh obtained a Doctorate in Anthropology from Syracuse University in New York. She previously held the position of Director of General Education and worked for The American College of Dubai from 1999 till 2019. She  participated actively in the accreditation process of the university programs that ACD offered. She worked as a Community Development Specialist for the Center for Human Settlements of the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya and Nepal, and subsequently as a Rural Sociologist in Myanmar.

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Dr. Lesley Zweigman

Vice President for Academic Affairs at Anglo Educational Services


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in British History from the McGill University. Lesley Zweigman is an expert in Professional Educational Management with a strong background in the planning, administration, coordination of academic programs, scholarships, and study abroad. Currently the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Anglo Educational Services, a division of the Lowy Group that was established in 1971 to serve the growing amount of foreign students in the United Kingdom and Europe. AES offers a comprehensive service ranging from guest lectures to visits to specialized sites and cultural activities.