The McDonnell Academy works closely with distinguished faculty across disciplines and key leaders in the areas of politics, business, science, engineering, and international relations.
WashU Global Leadership
Vice Provost for Graduate Education & International Affairs & Executive Director, McDonnell International Scholars Academy
Envisioning and achieving distinctive and inclusive excellence at scale in graduate education is critical to fulfilling the university’s mission as well as to further elevating our reputation through regional, national and global impact.
McDonnell Academy Leadership
Director, McDonnell International Scholars Acaemy
The McDonnell Academy aims to inspire Scholars and meet their needs as developing world changers and global citizens. It has never been more essential to empower these emerging leaders to work together to solve our most challenging problems.
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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 P. Conner|
Retired CEO of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation
|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
Vice President – HR Commercial
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
|Alexander C. Lo|
Great Eagle Holdings Company
|John F. McDonnell|
Retired Chairman of the Board
McDonnell Douglas Corporation
|David L. Morse|
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
|Grace Song Park|
|L. Cartan Sumner, Jr.|
Vice President, International Operations
Credit Venture Partners
Senior Vice President & Head of Regulatory Science
Bayer Crop Science
|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 McDonnell Academy partners.