Senior Advisers

The Foundation’s Senior Advisers are experienced experts with specialization in one or more of the areas of the Foundation’s work, such as internationalization of higher education and research, academic and professional exchanges, leadership development, international relations and diplomacy, science diplomacy, alumni relations, non-profit management, advancement and fundraising. Senior Advisers provide critical guidance to and support for the Foundation based on their expertise, and experience. Advisers serve in a volunteer capacity and appointments are unpaid.
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Peter B. MacKeith

Peter B. MacKeith is dean and professor of architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. He is a nationally recognized design educator and administrator, and the author or editor of twelve books.

Previously, MacKeith served as associate dean, professor of architecture and associate curator for architecture and design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and director of the Master of Architecture – International Program at the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, and held academic and administrative appointments at the University of Virginia and Yale University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Literature and International Relations, with distinction, as an Echols Scholar from the University of Virginia (1981) and his Master of Architecture and the Alpha Rho Chi Medal from Yale University (1985).

Since receiving a Fulbright Fellowship to Finland in 1990, MacKeith has worked as a liaison between the architecture, art and design cultures of the United States, Finland and the Nordic region, through educational programs, teaching, exhibitions and publications. He served as Honorary Consul for Finland in the state of Missouri from 2012-2014, and serves now as a member of the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York Advisory Board. In 2014, he was installed as a Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of Finnish culture.

See full bio here.

Senior Adviser Edward Roslof smiling at the camera. He's wearing a suit and a Fulbright pin.
Edward E. Roslof, Ph.D.

Ed Roslof is a historian and consultant on international higher education exchanges, currently living in Helsinki.

Previously, Dr. Roslof was Senior Director in Russia for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He oversaw MIT’s initiative for establishing the Skolkovo Institute of Technology, a new university in Moscow dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship based on cutting-edge scientific research. 

Dr. Roslof was an executive in the Fulbright Program for ten years. He started as director of the Fulbright office in Moscow. Later, he moved to Washington, DC, to become director of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program and then executive director of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), which helps administer the world-wide Fulbright Scholar exchange.

At the start of his academic career, Dr. Roslof held faculty and senior administrative positions at United Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a Ph.D. in Russian history and has written extensively on Russian religious history and culture.