Summer Springboard courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.
Our Boston program is a little different where we leverage the city of Boston and all of its resources. Classes are located at nearby universities such as MIT, Harvard, Simmons, or other elite locations. No matter the course, you’ll experience a buzzing campus filled with fellow bright, ambitious, energetic students.
See below for more information on the Summer Springboard instructors in Boston!
Business & Entrepreneurship
Dr. Michellana Jester, MIT
Michellana Jester is a Lecturer and GLab Course Manager at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is responsible for leading the design and delivery of MIT Sloan’s largest project-based course, as well as supporting teams of student entrepreneurs around the world. Michellana has a master’s degree from Harvard University and a doctorate from Columbia University.
Dr. Enrique Valdespino, Doctors Without Borders
Most recently, Dr. Valdespino has been recruited by Doctors Without Borders to provide medical care where it is most needed, and is awaiting mission placement. Dr. Valdespino graduated from Harvard Medical School with a Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery. Prior to Harvard, Enrique worked as a physician with Compañeros en Salud México (CES), a sister organization of Partners in Health, after he completed his medical training. At CES he worked as a Regional Supervisor to support primary care physicians in charge of rural clinics in non-accessible areas. In this role, he addressed challenges in regards to medical care delivery, clinic management, and community relations.
Finance & Investing
Stephen Maloney, Northeastern University
Stephen Maloney has served in global executive roles in risk management at Moody’s Analytics, Willis Towers Watson, Accenture, Risk Capital LLC, and Pace Global Energy (a Siemens company) providing risk and financial technology and advisory services. His expertise encompasses insurance, banking, and commodity supply chain risk management. He is experienced in remote sensing and satellite imaging of supply chains, econophysics, thinly traded and illiquid assets, alternative investments, large project finance, catastrophe bonds, climate models and atmospheric physics, and carbon pricing. Mr. Maloney has an MS Applied Physics from The Johns Hopkins University, an MS Operations Research from Northeastern University, and BS Physics and BS Mathematics degrees from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. He also earned a Professional Engineer’s license, and served as a commissioned officer in the US Navy nuclear propulsion program where he qualified Chief Engineer.
Psychology & Neuroscience
Adam Morris, Harvard University
Adam Morris is a Ph.D. candidate and instructor in psychology at Harvard University. He received his B.S. in psychology from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude with honors. Adam specializes in social-emotional learning. Most of us spend decades of our life in school, and yet we are never taught the most meaningful thing: how to be with other people, in a healthy and fulfilling way. Adam seeks to understand the social-emotional skills that support a deep and nourishing social life, and to help people develop those skills. Adam has received numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship and the George W. Goethals Teaching Prize.
George Muksian, Wesleyan University
George Muksian combines a lifetime of courtroom experience with teaching experience at some of the nation’s top universities. He has worked as a criminal defense lawyer and prosecutor for many years, as well as having tried many cases in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts trial courts. George has also been a law lecturer at Tufts University, Johnson & Wales University and other universities. He holds degrees from Harvard University (Ed.M), Suffolk University (J.D.), Wesleyan University (M.A.), and Providence College (B.A.).
Fundamentals of Engineering
Dr. Joshua Ramos, MIT
Dr. Joshua Ramos is a Lecturer and Design Education Practitioner in the Mechanical Engineering department at MIT. As a design educator, he is at the intersection of engineering, education, and digital media. Through the use of active learning, he creates rich in-classroom learning experiences that utilize hands-on activities that give students a chance to practice and explore while they learn. Josh also supports authentic project-based learning for mechanical engineering students learning product design. In addition to hands-on educational experiences, his past research has explored the use of digital media, delivered through the Internet, to enhance both residential and remote hands-on learning environments. Josh received his SB, MS, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT.