Dr. Anitha
Dr. Anitha Ramanna
Mentor
Head, Programs | Educator | Researcher | Mentor
Location: India | Time zone: Asia/Pacific

Hi! I'm Anitha, a passionate educator who believes in the power of teaching to transform lives! I have several years of teaching and research experience in various Universities and hold a doctorate in International Studies. I have published articles in international journals and am a Fulbright Scholar and was affiliated with Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley. I have also held research positions including C R Parekh Fellow with the London School of Economics and Political Science. In my current role as Head Programs with Authentica, an experiential learning company in India, I serve as a mentor for students from Universities in the US, Australia and Canada pursuing internships with companies and non-governmental organizations in Asia.

I am skilled at designing and delivering experiential learning programs, making effective presentations, analyzing and presenting data, conducting workshops and seminars, and ensuring quality assurance in education management. I enjoy working with young people to assist them in their career growth through guidance in designing and delivering projects, presentations, writing, research, public speaking and navigating the complexities of the modern workplace.

Having lived in both the United States and India for several years, I have dealt with the challenges of overcoming cultural barriers. I enjoy interacting with people from various backgrounds and consider myself to be a life-long learner.

Work Experience
May 2019 - Current date

• Designing and delivering internships and experiential learning programs for students from Universities in the US, Canada and Australia in Asia
• Mentoring students as an Expert in Residence for internships to ensure high-quality projects are delivered to the organizations
• Directing thought leadership through research, publications and conference presentations
• Working with clients in the NGO and industry sectors to clearly define and ensure project and internship deliverables are achieved
• Organizing workshops, speaker sessions and lectures focusing on experiential learning and sustainable development
• Quality assurance in design and delivery of programs

Assistant Professor; Manager, Quality Assurance at S P Jain School of Global Management
Jun 2015 - Apr 2019

• Led the implementation of personalized learning in Singapore and Mumbai campuses working with Faculty, students and administrative staff to implement new LMS and curriculum to transition to blended learning
• Responsible for Quality Assurance across four campuses in Singapore, Dubai, Sydney and Mumbai
• Designed curriculum for undergraduate Macroeconomics class including readings, quizzes, tests, activities and group projects for engaged learning
• Taught undergraduate Macroeconomics course
• Designed and delivered workshops for Faculty in all campuses
• Delivered benchmarking report comparing the delivery of learning outcomes, topics, reading materials and presentation of lectures across programs and suggesting measures for improving quality

Adjunct Faculty at Symbiosis Institute of International Business
Jul 2011 - Oct 2014

Designed curriculum and taught postgraduate courses Business, Government and the Global Political Economy and International Studies including readings, tests and engaging group projects

Lecturer at University of Pune
Apr 2005 - Mar 2009

Designed curriculum and taught postgraduate courses Public Policy, India’s Political Economy, Public Administration, Politics and Economics of Development including readings, tests, field visits, and experiential learning projects with NGOs for students

Visiting Research Associate at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
May 2002 - May 2004

Designed curriculum and taught postgraduate course International Political Economy including readings, tests, and engaging projects

Dr. Anitha's Portfolio
Fulbright Fellow, Harvard University and University of California, Berkeley
May 1988 - May 1989