Board Of Trustees
Chairman of Governing Board - American College of Dubai
Doctor in Philosophy 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, most recently the American College of Dubai which allows students to begin their academic studies in the United Arab Emirates and then later transfer to a university in the USA, Canada, or the United Kingdom to obtain associate and BBA degrees. He was the 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.
William J. O’Brien, MSc.
President - American College of Dubai
President of the American College of Dubai since 2001. During that time he supervised the implantation and official approval of diverse degrees and qualifications. Before presiding over the ACD, he worked as a Regional President of Raytheon Company in the Middle East and served as an officer in the United States Air Force. He has a Masters in Science from the University of Southern California and a degree from the University of Massachusetts, where he graduated cum laude.
Poonam Singh, Ph. D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs - American College of Dubai
Poonam Singh obtained a Doctorate in Anthropology from Syracuse University in New York. She previously held the position of Director of General Education and has worked for the American College since 1999. 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.
Vice President for Academic Affairs at Anglo Educational Services
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.