The Academy works closely with distinguished faculty across disciplines and key leaders in the areas of politics, business, science, engineering, and international relations.
McDonnell Academy Leadership
Vice Chancellor for International Affairs and Director
For the last 15 years, the McDonnell Academy has sought to make a better world in two ways: advance collaborative research and education by developing strong relationships with leading universities and faculty from across the world, and help scholars from around the world develop as leaders with a global perspective.
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External Advisory Council
The McDonnell Academy has a council of leaders to advise the McDonnell Academy on programming initiatives and on developing partnerships with research universities in other countries.
|David L. Morse|
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
|David P. Conner|
Retired CEO of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation
Chief Human Resources Officer
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
|John B. Emerson|
Chairman, American Council on Germany
Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany
Chief Technology Officer
The Boeing Company
Senior Vice President
Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology
|Ganesh M. Kishore|
Spruce Capital Partners LLC
|Alexander C. Lo|
Great Eagle Holdings Company
|John F. McDonnell|
Retired Chairman of the Board
McDonnell Douglas Corporation
|Grace Song Park|
|L. Cartan Sumner, Jr.|
Vice President, International Operations
Credit Venture Partners
Senior Vice President & Head of Regulatory Science
Bayer Crop Science
|Ian J. Watkins|
Senior Vice President and Chief Human
|Mark S. Wrighton|
Washington University in St. Louis
Executive Director and General Manager
China Risun Group (Hong Kong) Limited
The McDonnell Academy Ambassadors are distinguished faculty who mentor Scholars and promote the development of international cooperation among partner universities and sponsoring corporations.
Ambassadors play a key role in every aspect of the McDonnell Academy, from recruiting new Scholars to creating and facilitating international collaborations with the Academy partners.