Rufus H. Yerxa

Rufus Yerxa joined MIIS as a visiting professor in October 2013, having recently completed more than a decade of service as Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization in Geneva. As the organization’s second ranking official, he helped to broaden the WTO’s membership and strengthen its role as the principal rules-based institution governing world trade.

John Vanek

What is it that you are most passionate about?

I am passionate about enhancing leadership and collaboration to make our communities, and our world, a better place.

What do you enjoy most about being a professor at MIIS?

I love the passion and thoughtful engagement MIIS students bring to the classroom and the world.

Philip S Carmichael

What is it that you are most excited about?

I am most excited about helping bridge the gap of understanding; both culturally and in a business context between Western and Asian societies, especially China and Japan.


What do you enjoy most about being a professor at MIIS?

The intellectual curiosity and excellence of the students makes teaching at MIIS a great experience.

Martin Grandes

Martin Grandes holds a Ph.D in Economics from the “Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales”, Paris. Since July 2009 he has been Full Professor in Economics and Finance at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina and director of the Research Centre at its Graduate Business School. From August 2008 until July 2009 he was Executive Director at the Center for Financial Stability.  He is also Professor of Economics and International Finance at the University of Buenos Aires, Universidad Torcuato di Tella and Universidad Nacional del Sur, among others.


Ross Baird

Courses: Introduction to Social Enterprise and Impact Investing and Scouting and Developing a Winning Social Venture

Robert Rogowsky

The future truly isn’t what it used to be. One prediction is that 40 percent of the jobs today’s students will hold in 20 years don’t exist yet. Our role as educators is to prepare our graduates to thrive and lead in an incredibly challenging and dynamic world.

I am passionate about being a professor at MIIS. Innovative administrators, remarkable faculty, and invigorated students, all working as a team makes MIIS boil with inquisitive and creative energy.  It is a vibrant academic community that blends learning with meaningful application. I am thrilled to be part of it.

Jeff Dayton-Johnson

I am passionate about better understanding what drives inequality, marginalization, social exclusion on the one hand, and collective action and social cohesion on the other -- and how to mobilize that understanding to have less of the former and more of the latter around the world.

Li Juan Zhang

Professor Zhang is a Fulbright Scholar at the Monterey Institute from 1997-1999 and serves as a research fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 2006-2007. She is a full professor in the School of Economics at Shandong University in China. She has authored and co-authored five books and published about twenty academic papers in a number of professional journals.

Brigadier General (Retired) Russell D. Howard

Brigadier General (retired) Russell D. Howard is President of Howard's Global Solutions, Director of MonTREP, and an Adjunct Professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He is also a Senior Fellow at Joint Special Operations University, Senior Mentor for Development Alternatives Incorporated, Senior Advisor for the Singapore Home Team Academy, and on the Board of Advisers for Laser Shot Incorporated.

Amb. Alan Wm. Wolff

Ambassador Alan Wolff has a distinguished career of public service that spans the fields of international trade, legislative and public policy and litigation with a special emphasis on the renewable and clean energy industry. He currently leads Dewey & LeBoeuf's International Trade Practice Group, which has been credited with helping to open international markets for American products including semiconductors, computer parts, telecommunications equipment, soda ash and forest products, consumer photographic film and paper, and insurance and other services. Mr.