Dr. Bogusia Wojciechowska joined SU in London after a 30-year career in higher education in Boston, USA, where she was most recently the Dean of Professional Studies and Workforce Development at Bunker Hill Community College, the most diverse college in Massachusetts, with students from over 100 countries speaking more than 75 languages. One of her responsibilities was to train faculty and staff to be effective communicators, particularly in a multi-cultural environment. Furthermore, the programmes in her Division were revised to reflect and celebrate the diversity of the student body, while preparing students for careers in a global economy. She played a key role in the development of partnerships with industry, colleges and universities worldwide, and prepared and accompanied a group of technology students from Bunker Hill on an internship in Scotland.
Since her return to the UK she has immersed herself in study abroad programmes, teaching courses focused on inter-cultural competency, particularly leadership, team work and management in a diverse environment. As a Brit working in the USA, Bogusia has first-hand experience of the challenges encountered when working in a foreign environment, and now, having returned to England, has been going through some re-entry cultural adjustment which gives her a special empathy for her students!
Bogusia has a BA in History and MA in Comparative Social History from the University of Warwick, and a PhD in Economic and Social History from the University of Kent at Canterbury. Her education also included a semester abroad at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and two years as a doctoral student/teaching assistant at York University in Canada. Recently, her research has focused on political refugees, particularly those displaced by World War II and its aftermath.