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, and international relations and diplomacy. Advisers serve in a volunteer capacity and appointments are unpaid.
Senior Adviser Edward Roslof smiling at the camera. He's wearing a suit and a Fulbright pin.
Edward E. Roslof, Ph.D. / 2020-

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.