OUR Advisors

Cathryn Addy, Ph.D.

Advisor

Cathryn Addy, Ph.D., served as the President of Tunxis Community College from 1993 to 2017 and had previously served as the president of Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA. In 2018, she began serving as Interim President of New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, NH while they undertake a Presidential search. Her experience includes service in higher education as an academic dean and campus director, a student services dean and counselor, and as an English professor.  Dr. Addy has served the Bristol, CT community on a variety of boards of directors, including the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Bristol Hospital, Wheeler Clinic, the Women and Girls Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation, and also chaired the board of a small chamber orchestra, The Connecticut Virtuosi. She has published one book on the community college presidency, many articles, and has appeared numerous times as a keynote speaker and workshop presenter. Her leadership has been recognized at the local and state levels. As President Emerita since 2017, Dr. Addy aspires to become a piano tuner while continuing to be active in causes and organizations she cares about.

Rukhsana A. Siddiqui, Ph.D.

Advisor

Rukhsana A. Siddiqui, Ph.D. has a broad range of international higher education experience. She was Fulbright senior scholar in residence in 1993-94 at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University and had an ongoing relationship with Yale as summer research associate for 10 years from 2000-2010. She taught at Bilkent University Ankara, Turkey in 1990-91 and subsequently spent a year as Bradlow fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa from 1999-2000.  Siddiqui served as a tenured professor for 26 years at Quaid i Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, Pakistan. She is the author of three books on Sub-saharan African political economy and more than two dozen research articles. She is member of the postdoctoral Fulbright selection board in Islamabad and also a member of the syndicate board at the University of Sargodha in Punjab. Professor Siddiqui established and chairs the Mr. & Mrs. Ameer Ahmed Siddiqui Endowment Trust Fund at QAU which provides need-based tuition scholarships for female students.  She enjoys teaching a class here and there and staying in touch with her wide network of former students and fellow researchers.

​​​Francis Vérillaud

Advisor

Francis Vérillaud, as Vice President of Sciences Po from 2002 and the director of international affairs and exchanges at Sciences Po from 1995, has been the principle architect of Sciences Po’s internationalization strategy. Until stepping down in 2018, he vigorously pursued the institution’s growing engagement with international students and faculty, negotiating and helping launch educational and scientific programs such as the dual degrees with the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and many others, including the Global Public Policy Network.  Before coming to Sciences Po, Vérillaud held several positions in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including postings in Washington and Santiago, Chile. He has taught economics classes in several French lycées, at the Universidad Católica de Chile and at Sciences Po.  Vérillaud and Ruther were among the earliest representatives of Yale and Sciences Po engaged in creating the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.  They also collaborated in adding Sciences Po as the French member of Yale University’s Fox International Fellowship.

​Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl

Advisor

Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Ph.D. is Associate Dean of Yale College, Director of the Center for Language Study, and Adjunct Professor of Linguistics at Yale University. Her research interests focus on applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, heritage language learning, and technology-enhanced language teaching and learning.  Current publications include an edited book on second and foreign language education (Volume 4 of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education, 2017).  She has co-authored chapters focused on heritage language learning, pluralingual identity, inter-institutional collaborations, and the role of language centers. With Stéphane Charitos, she serves as co-investigator of a five-year grant project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to share less commonly taught languages among Yale, Columbia, and Cornell via video conferencing. She also co-edits the book series Language Learning and Language Teaching with Nina Spada, published by John Benjamins. In their overlapping years at Yale, she worked with Nancy Ruther in revamping the Directed Independent Language Studies program and securing HEA Title VI funds for Less Commonly Taught languages among other projects.

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