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Educator Network

The core of the Thunderbird Educator Network is its global array of distinguished full-time faculty at Thunderbird and affiliated faculty members, industry experts, coaches and trainers from around the globe, allowing us to meet our clients’ needs around the world. These top-quality educators have consistently been ranked among the best Executive Education faculty by Financial Times.

Thunderbird faculty members are recognized for their experience, diversity, pragmatic research, global business knowledge and applied program design. In addition to our full-time faculty, we also employ more than 20 trainers at Thunderbird’s Center for Business Skills Development in Moscow, Russia. Thunderbird is able to draw from the content and experience of this group in order to deliver exemplary education around the globe.

With the breadth of the Thunderbird Educator Network, we can deploy a network of approximately 200 educators on five continents who have the capability and capacity to deliver dynamic global learning solutions with extensive variety in:

  • Course topics
  • Teaching methodologies
  • Languages of instruction
  • Geographic locations


Featured bios

Rich Ettenson, Ph.D.
Richard Ettenson, Ph.D,. is Professor and Keickhefer Fellow of Global Marketing and Brand Strategy, Global Business Faculty at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. His areas of expertise include helping companies align their business, marketing and brand strategies to create value for customers, employees and shareholders. He is also a senior partner in Type 2 Consulting, a NYC-based business
strategy and brand consultancy.


Tamara Christensen

Tamara Christensen
Tamara Christensen’s work focuses on developing design thinking skills and innovation capacity through collaborative, project-based learning programs that foster immediate application of new ways of working. She has consulted with a variety of organizations from local not-for-profits to global Fortune 100 corporations across industries including aerospace, manufacturing, consumer products and package goods, transportation, consumer electronics, marketing, automotive, security and public utilities. She has effectively presented and lead interactive workshops at conferences and events around the globe.



For more information, contact:

Elena Chavez
Director of Global Operations
Thunderbird Executive Education