Education Board Academic Dean

Peter Birdsall, MA.ed

Peter Birdsall MA.ed, graduated from Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in 1997. After this Peter continued his studies through the UK Open University, completing a Master of Arts in Education Management. His degree was carried out during the period of employment at IJselland University in the Netherlands, as director of the international office at the Deventer Business School and focused on three main areas: Peer Mentoring in (International) Higher Education; Curriculum Development in Higher International Education; Management of Higher Education.

Dr. Rauf Abdul, PhD, MSc, MBA

Dr. Rauf Abdul, PhD, MSc, MBA holds a PhD in Human Resource Management from UT in addition to an MBA and MSc in Business. His main focus in research is on issues related to Human Resource Management (HRM). Currently he is interested in researching on HR competencies for future industries such as competency profiles required for smart industry (industry 4.0). He loves teaching and supervising graduate and post graduate students for their graduation assignment / final projects. He contributes actively to University’s HRM department in the screening and hiring process of academic staff for various schools of the university. He has developed and implemented various HR strategies and procedures for the HR function of the university. He has presented many research papers at several international conferences in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands. He is conversant with the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education system and is also part of different assessment panels for educational programmes and institutional accreditations assessments.

Esther Gitonga

Esther Gitonga, MSc. - After graduating with honors in Hospitality & Tourism management at Kenyatta University Esther came to the Netherlands to study at Wageningen University. Esther has a Master degree in leisure, tourism & environmental studies. She is currently preparing for her PhD at Wageningen University, in a joint suprevision with Wittenborg, in which she is exploring climate change adaptation options for marginalized tourism dependent communities in Africa. Esther is fascinated about travel.

Dr. Alexander Bauer

Dr. Alexander Bauer has many years of working experience in international sales and marketing and combines this practical experience with an academic background (PhD in International Business Management). In 2014 he decided to become a lecturer and brought his international Sales & Marketing and Management experience into the Wittenborg classroom. Besides being a lecturer Dr. Bauer is also involved in the Wittenborg Research Centre.

Dr. Jacques Kaat

Dr.Jacques Kaat, Acedemic Dean, is a University director specializing in quality assurance and international accreditation. Key words: integrity, commitment, collaborative leadership, diplomatic and social, versatile, liberal arts & sciences, global citizen, can-do mentality.