Each of our McDonnell Scholars Academy is mentored by an Ambassador, appointed by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and the Academy, who serves to assist in the development of the Scholar’s academic and professional life.

Each mentor is also an Ambassador to the Scholar’s alma mater and country, responsible for building relationships with the university partner and with alumni, friends, corporations and government entities in that country. The Ambassadors regularly visit their respective university partners to host alumni events, information sessions and meetings with key university contacts. Ambassadors also identify opportunities for scholarly collaboration involving other faculty and students of Washington University and of the partner research university.

Washington University Ambassador

Jean Allman

Ambassador to: University of Ghana

J.H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities, Department of History, Arts & Sciences Director, Center for the Humanities

Washington University Ambassador

Pratim Biswas

Ambassador to: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Lucy and Stanley Lopata Professor and Chair, Department Of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering,School of Engineering & Applied Science and Director, McDonnell Academy Global Energy & Environmental Partnership (MAGEEP); Assistant Vice Chancellor for International Affairs-India

Washington University Ambassador

John Bowen

Ambassador to: University of Indonesia

Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology In Arts & Sciences

Washington University Ambassador

Dedric Carter

Ambassador at Large. Professor of the Practice, School of Engineering & Applied Science Associate Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Washington University Ambassador

Graham A. Colditz

Ambassador to: The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland

Niess-Gain Professor; Chief, Division of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health and Associate Director of Prevention and Control, Siteman Cancer Center

Washington University Ambassador
Guy Genin

Guy Genin

Ambassador to: Xi’an Jiaotong University

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Department of Neurological Surgery

Washington University Ambassador

Daniel Giammar

Ambassador to: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Walter E. Browne Professor of Environmental Engineering Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences

Washington University Ambassador

Shenyang Guo

Ambassador to: Fudan University

Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research; Assistant Vice Chancellor for International Affairs – China

Washington University Ambassador

Tuan-Hua David Ho

Ambassador to: National Taiwan University

Professor of Biology in Arts & Sciences

Washington University Ambassador

Joseph Jez

Ambassador to: China Agricultural University

Professor of Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor at Washington University

Washington University Ambassador

Tao Ju

Ambassador to: Tsinghua University

Vice Dean for Research and Professor, School of Engineering & Applied Science

Washington University Ambassador

Young-Shin Jun

Ambassador to: Seoul National University

Harold D. Jolley Career Development Associate Professor of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Washington University Ambassador

Ohad Kadan

Ambassador to: Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

Professor of Finance, Olin Business School

Washington University Ambassador

Tristram R. Kidder

Ambassador to: US Scholars Program

Edward S. and Tedi Macias Professor; Chairman, Department of Anthropology, Arts & Sciences

Washington University Ambassador

Sándor J. Kovács Jr.

Ambassador to: Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Physics, Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Director, Cardiovascular Biophysics Laboratory, School of Medicine

Washington University Ambassador

Jin-Moo Lee

Ambassador to: Yonsei University

Professor of Neurology; Director, Cerebrovascular Disease Section, Neurology, School of Medicine

Washington University Ambassador

James T. Little

Ambassador Emeritus; Donald Danforth, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Business

Washington University Ambassador
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Mary M. McKay

Ambassador to: Chulalongkorn University

Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean, Brown School

Washington University Ambassador
Nancy Morrow Howell

Nancy Morrow-Howell

Ambassador to: University of Hong Kong

Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy, Brown School Director Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, Institute of Public Health

Washington University Ambassador

Himadri Pakrasi

Ambassador to: Jawaharlal Nehru University

Myron and Sonya Glassberg/Albert and Blanche Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor; Professor, Department of Biology, Arts & Sciences; Professor of Energy, School of Engineering and Applied Science; and Director, InCEES

Washington University Ambassador
William Powderly

William G. Powderly

Ambassador to: State University of Campinas

J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine Larry J. Shapiro Director, Institute for Public Health

Washington University Ambassador

Guillermo Rosas

Ambassador to: Tecnológico de Monterrey

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, School of Arts & Sciences

Washington University Ambassador

Yoram Rudy

Ambassador to: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor of Engineering; Director, Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Washington University Ambassador

Barbara Schaal

Ambassador to: Peking University

Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biology, Arts & Sciences; Dean, Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Washington University Ambassador

Larry J. Shapiro

Ambassador to: Keio University, University of Tokyo

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor; Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean Emeritus, School of Medicine

Washington University Ambassador

Michael Sherraden

Ambassador to: National University of Singapore

George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor; Director, Center for Social Development, Brown School

Washington University Ambassador

Elzbieta Sklodowska

Ambassador to: University of Chile

Randolph Family Professor of Spanish, Romance Languages and Literatures, Arts & Sciences

Washington University Ambassador

Jean-Francois Trani

Ambassador to: Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Associate Professor, Brown School

Washington University Ambassador

Ping Wang

Ambassador to: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Seigle Family Professor, Department of Economics, Arts & Sciences

Washington University Ambassador
Melissa Waters

Melissa A. Waters

Ambassador to: Utrecht University

Professor of Law in the School of Law at Washington University

Washington University Ambassador

Hayrettin Yucesoy

Ambassador to: Boğaziçi University, Middle East Technical University

Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Associate Professor of International and Area Studies, Associate Professor of History, Arts & Sciences