The 2018-2019 United Board Fellows cohort comprises 14 accomplished young leaders in higher education, representing a wide range of academic disciplines and administrative experiences across nine Asian countries and regions.
Scholar and Fellow Profiles
Learn more about the educators who have participated in our programs.
Strengthening the Voices of Young Women
First as a student and then as a faculty member at Ginling College, Lu Jingjie has seen how young women’s self-confidence grows with quality education. As a United Board Fellow, her placement at Women’s Christian College in Chennai, India, reinforced that belief.
Internationalizing the Curriculum
Dr. Le Hoang Dung believes that internationalizing the curriculum is one of the best ways to make higher education meaningful.
A Language Bridge between Cultures
Intensive English-language training helped Alfons Christian Hardjana prepare for his graduate studies at De La Salle University in the Philippines.
A Paradigm Shift in Teaching
An opportunity to reach across disciplines.
Walking Extra Miles
Dr. Sridevi says Lady Doak College is a place for people who are passionate about teaching and “who are willing to walk extra miles.”
Asking the Big Questions
Dr. Iven Jose’s experience as a 2016-2017 United Board Fellow, especially his placement at the University of Melbourne, helped him expand his ideas about holistic education.
When the Teacher Becomes the Student
Dino Cantal of Trinity University in Asia is pursuing a master’s degree in international journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University, through the support of the United Board and CHED.
A New Perspective on the Asian Region
The Philippines has embarked on a major transition in education, and that is creating an opportunity for academic professionals like Mark Raygan Garcia to take a fresh look at their roles in higher education. Mr. Garcia is enrolled in the Master of Public Policy and Governance, with Social Policy Specialization program at the Education University of Hong Kong.
More Than a Knowledge Provider
“Being a knowledge provider and managing a classroom would not be enough,” Mika Shaura realized, if she wanted to bring whole person education into her Japanese language classes at Assumption University in Thailand. As a 2014-2016 United Board Fellow, Ms. Shaura had been introduced to whole person education during her placements at Tunghai University in Taiwan and Gonzaga University in the United States. As she observed their educators in action, she concluded that they played multiple roles: animator, connector, community servant, caretaker, and the traditional teacher’s role as a knowledge provider.