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Schiller Academic Leadership

Meet the visionary individuals who guide us on our journey towards academic excellence, innovation, and community enrichment.

Our Academic Leadership

Our University Leadership consists of a diverse and international group of dedicated professionals, each with a unique set of skills and a shared commitment to shaping the future of education, with a clear focus on Schiller’s mission, vision and values.

Marta Muñiz holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. She has over 20 years of experience in managing positions in multinational companies including those operating in the higher education sector, including positions with Accenture, Laureate, and Morgan Stanley. Dr. Muñiz’s latest positions include Chief Executive Officer of the Garrigues Law & Business School, Dean of Social Sciences & Communication School at Universidad Europea de Madrid, and Director of the IBM Business & Tech School.  Dr. Muñiz has led Schiller since 2020, including through the initial accreditation by ACCSC in 2023. Under Dr. Muñiz’s leadership, SIU has seen impressive growth while maintaining its dedication to student-focused service and innovative global educational offerings.

Marta Muñiz holds a Certificate in Management Research from Real Colegio de la Complutense in Harvard University (Cambridge) and was granted a scholarship by Banco Santander to attend the W30 Program: Developing Women Leaders at UCLA Anderson Executive Education, University of California Los Angeles, CA (US). She has been appointed Women to Watch for Management Boards by PwC (2019) and received the Academic Talent Award from Human Age Institute, Manpower Group in 2016.

Victoria Bamond holds a BA in Anthropology and a BA in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (UMASS) where she was also a Top NCAA Athlete and graduated Cum Laude. Additionally, she received a Licenciatura (equivalent to BA) in Hispanic Philology from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, and her PhD in Humanities from the Universidad Carlos III, Madrid.

She has over 20 years’ experience in Higher Education holding positions as Professor and Researcher, Chair for the Department of Education, Vice Dean of Internationalization and Academic Projects, and Academic Director at Universidad Europea of Madrid where she led the implementation of Challenge-Based Learning Academic Model and played a key role in the internationalization of the School of Social Sciences and Communication reaching agreements with prestigious universities such as London School of Economics and Heriot Watt in UK, UC Riverside and George Mason in US. She has published in high impact Q1 and Q2 journals, was visiting Researcher at London School of Economics and holds a Management Certificate from Harvard Business School Online. She currently collaborates with the American Chamber of Commerce as a Senior Executive Mentor for the Women’s Mentoring Program;: "Moving Upwards with AmChamSpain".

Jeanette’s qualifications to serve as the Dean of Students for Schiller International University are comprised of academic achievements and professional experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Higher Ed Administration that have provided her with the leadership skills required to fulfill her current dual role. Her professional experiences offer over 15 years of leading /management to include seven years of Campus /Corp. Registrar, five years as Campus Dean, and three years as a Campus President/Director. 

Her leadership style includes the empowerment of team members. Throughout her management career she has proved that utilizing empowering techniques with team members equate to achieving goals faster and efficiently. As a Campus Director, Dean & Corp. Registrar this leadership style equates to a compliant University where all campus staff can efficiently remain compliant at their respective campuses, engage in student retention through the implementation of policies and procedure, and engaging in curricula development support.

Myriam Benraad is a prominent political scientist and scholar with a specialization in Middle East studies. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and is known for her extensive research on Iraq, particularly the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its impact on the country's sociopolitical dynamics.

From her position as Global Academic Chair, Dr. Benraad is involved in faculty development initiatives alongside the Provost and leads the regular review and assessment of programs within the field of International Relations & Diplomacy. Dr. Benraad also facilitates improvement plans in collaboration with Campus Directors and Global Registrars on faculty assignments and coordinate with Academic Deans to oversee Student Career and Employability plans and assure their implementation.

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