Senior Advisors

The Foundation’s Senior Advisors 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 Advisors provide critical guidance to and support for the Foundation based on their expertise, and experience. Advisors 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.

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.

Headshot of David Yoken
David Yoken

David Yoken is a Senior Lecturer at the Arts Academy of the Turku University of Applied Sciences. 

He develops projects related to artistic practice, community-based arts activities, and the STEAM approach to environmental education. He has lectured on the performing arts and cross-interdisciplinary arts education at leading universities all over the world. For the past 24 years, Yoken led successfully funded Nordic Council of Ministers’ NORDPLUS Higher Education and Horizontal innovative interdisciplinary networks which brought together students, teachers, and researchers from Nordic and Baltic region universities, schools, NGOs and municipalities all of whom were focused on the praxis of arts and science. He has also coordinated a number of EU Erasmus + and EU Creative Europe supported projects related to the arts and media, and expanding audience accessibility.  

In the spring of 1991, David Yoken was a Fulbright Senior Specialist, at the former Soviet State Theatre Academy in Moscow, U.S.S.R. He was a member of the Fulbright Finland Foundation Board during 2014-2022, serving as the Chair from January 2021 to June 2022.

The President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö bestowed upon Yoken, the honorary Cross of Merit of the Order of the White Rose of Finland, on Finnish Independence Day, December 6th, 2020