AIAA Leadership

AIAA is a team of professional educators dedicated to enhancing the standard of education worldwide. These highly qualified individuals hail from varied geographies and viewpoints and have come together to establish a standard set of global best practices. Our leadership team has the background and expertise to help international schools improve through accreditation.

Board of Directors
Ambassador Dr. Paul Beresford-Hill, CBE
Board Chair
Mr. John Raffaeli
Dr. F. Laird Evans
Dr. John Rogers
Dr. Roland Holstead
Ms. Mary Teatum
Dr. Hassan El Kalla
Dr. Melissa Willby
Dr. Ronald Kovach
Interim Executive Director

Dr. Ronald Kovach currently serves as the Interim Executive Director of AIAASC.  He has held appointments as both a chief academic affairs and as a chief student affairs officers over his 40-year career in higher education. He has presented over 75 papers and workshops on every continent, worked with international faculties, taught in a variety of academic disciplines, and has publications on experiential education and student retention. In the past few months he has trained faculty in Rwanda and served on accreditation teams in Saudi Arabia. In his career, Dr. Kovach has been awarded nearly $3 million in grants including $1.75 million from the United States Department of Education for experiential learning. For eight years Ron served on the Board of Directors of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) as President, Treasurer, Past President and Director of the Experiential Education Academy and is internationally regarded as a subject matter expert in experiential learning. In 2017 he was awarded the Society’s Steuerman Award for Distinguished Service. Throughout his career in education, Dr. Kovach has played leadership roles in accreditation processes and is experienced with program, state, regional, national and international agencies. He earned his doctorate in Counseling and Adult Education at Northern Illinois University, his M.A. in English from Kent State University, a postgraduate certificate in Administration and Management from Harvard University and a B.S.Ed. in English from Ohio University. 

Mr. Christopher Chan
Chief Financial Officer
Dr. John Aziz
Associate Director
Dr. Maged Zaki
Higher Education Advisor