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Board of Trustees


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Ziyad Hopkins, Chair

Attorney, Youth Advocacy; Oberlin College 1992; Shansi Fellow to India, 1992-1994

Phillip Braun Oberlin Shansi Board of Trustees Secretary

Phillip Braun, Treasurer

Professor of Finance Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University; Oberlin College 1981; Shansi Fellow to China, 1981-1983

Oberlin Shansi Board of Trustees, Oberlin College EAS Faculty

Qiusha Ma, Secretary

Associate Professor of Chinese, Oberlin College



Peter Berman

Professor of the Practice of Global Health Systems and Economics, Harvard University; Oberlin College 1973; Shansi Fellow to Indonesia, 1973-1976


Midge Wood Brittingham

Oberlin College Alumni Executive Director emerita; Oberlin College 1960


Joycelyn Eby

Research Associate, Harvard College; Oberlin College 2009; Shansi Fellow to China, 2010-2011


Eric Estes

Vice President and Dean of Students, Oberlin College; Comparative American Studies Faculty, Oberlin College

Jennifer Fraser Oberlin Shansi Board of Trustees

Jennifer Fraser

Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology, Oberlin College

Kim Golden Oberlin Shansi Board of Trustees

Kim Z. Golden

Investor; Oberlin College 1977

Henry McCann, Oberlin Shansi Board of Trustees

Henry McCann

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Oberlin College 1995


Anuradha Needham

Donald R. Longman Professor and Chair of English, Oberlin College

Sarah Newman Oberlin Shansi Fellow to Banda Aceh Indonesia, Member of Oberlin Shansi Board of Trustees

Sarah J. Newman

J.D., Class of 2013 at Northwestern University School of Law; Oberlin College 2007; Shansi Fellow to Banda Aceh, 2007-2009

Ann Sherif Oberlin Shansi Board of Trustees

Ann Sherif

Professor of Japanese, Oberlin College

Oberlin Shansi Trustee, Oberlin Shansi Fellow to Indonesia

Kathryn Wright

Academic Affairs Program Manager at Center for Southeast Asian Studies at University of Michigan; Oberlin College 2001; Shansi Fellow to Indonesia, 2001-2002

Honorary Trustees


Nelson de Jesus

Oberlin College Faculty, French emeritus

James Zinser Honorary Trustee of Oberlin Shansi

James Zinser

Oberlin College Faculty, Economics emeritus

Trustee by Virtue of Office

Marvin Krislov

Marvin Krislov

President, Oberlin College

Advisory Trustees

Beatrice Camp

U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, 2008-2011, Senior Foreign Service Officer on detail from the U.S. Department of State to the Smithsonian Institution. Oberlin College 1972, Oberlin Shansi fellow in Thailand, 1973-1975.

Anya Desai

Desai is a current medical student at University of California, San Francisco; Oberlin College 2008; Shansi Fellow to India 2008-2010

Ellis Ballard

Master of Social Work Program at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work of Washington University in St. Louis; Oberlin College 2007; Shansi Fellow to India, 2007-2009

Vance DeBouter

CPA Consulting and Tax Service Professional

Jesse Gerstin

Project Manager, Clinton Climate Initiative – Forestry, Indonesia; Oberlin College 2007; Shansi Fellow to Banda Aceh 2007-2009

Scott Hassler

Director of Grants & Contracts, John F. Kennedy University; Oberlin College 1982

Scott Kalb

Executive Director at Sovereign Investor Institute, Chief Executive Officer KLTI Advisors, WE Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Investing; Oberlin College 1978; Shansi Fellow to Korea 1978-1980

Tim Liang

AlphaMax Advisors LLC; Oberlin College 1971; Shansi Fellow to Taiwan, 1972-1975

Manish Mehta

Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty, Oberlin College

Ariana Moir

Education Associate at the Japan Society; Oberlin College 2004; Shansi Fellow to Japan, 2004-2006

Viet Ngo

Oberlin College 1995; Shansi Fellow to Japan, 1995-1997

Elizabeth Osborn

Program Director, Indonesia Program, Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Oberlin College 1993; Shansi Fellow to Indonesia, 1993-1995

Jennifer Skarda-McCann

Attorney at Law; Oberlin College 1998

Lindsay Stark

Mailman School of Public Health faculty, Columbia University; Oberlin College 1999; Shansi Fellow to Yogyakarta 2000-2001

Emma Nolan Thomas

Graduate student at University of Michigan; Oberlin College 2008; Shansi Fellow to Yogyakarta, 2008-2010