Study Programmes Windesheim


Our lecturers are highly qualified and have international work experience. That gives them and their lectures an added dimension. They aim to incorporate their knowledge and experience into their lectures as much as possible. Let us introduce them!

Teaching staff

Drs Sander Leusenkamp

Sander Leusenkamp
Sander Leusenkamp is from the Netherlands and he is a lecturer on the Global Challenges and Business lines of our curriculum. He acts as coordinator of the Civil Society field. Sander is also a career counsellor and member of the Degree Programme Committee (DPC). He has a Master's degree in Culture, Organization and Management from the Free University of Amsterdam. He is currently doing his PhD research on HIV/AIDS medication in Uganda.

Aryanti Radyo-Wijati (MA, MD, MPH)

Aryanti Radyo-Wijati
Aryanti Radyowijati is from Indonesia. She is a lecturer on the courses relating to Global Challenges and coordinates the internship. She holds a medical degree from Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia, an MPH from the University of Maastricht and a MA in Medical Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam. She combines teaching at WHC with running her own company ResultsinHealth, where she is Technical Director and Senior Public Health Consultant.

Dr Liesbeth Rijsdijk

Liesbeth Rijsdijk
Liesbeth Rijsdijk is from the Netherlands. Alongside her management responsibilities as Director of External Relations at the College, she teaches courses in research and works as a researcher at Windesheim's Professorship of Social Innovation. Her current research topic is Wicked Challenges, Leadership Competences and Governance. Liesbeth holds a PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience. Previous work experience includes working for UNESCO/UNAIDS in the Pacific and Central Asia. She is a Board Member of the African Woman Foundation.

Dr Lineke Stobbe

Lineke Stobbe
Lineke Stobbe is from the Netherlands and she holds a PhD in Organization Studies and an MA in Development Studies. She worked and lived in Argentina for five years. At the College, Lineke is Director of Internal and Educational Affairs. Alongside her management responsibilities, she teaches Organizational Behaviour and Managing Diversity, as well as (qualitative) research skills. Lineke is an expert in honours education and is a member of national and international honours networks.

Drs Maria Garcia - Alvarez (MA)

Maria Garcia Alvarez
Maria Garcia- Alvarez is from the north of Spain and she is a lecturer in History of Globalization, Rhetoric, Global Challenges and Public Relations. She is also the coordinator of the Value Creators in Urban Dynamics. She holds a Master's degree in Communication Sciences from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (Spain). She is a member of the Board of Directors of the social innovation think-tank Asturias Compromiso XXI in Spain. She is connected to Windesheim's Professorship of Social Innovation through her research on characteristics of millennials working with complex issues and wicked problems. She is also Editor-in-Chief of our academic journal Glocality.

Allard Welmers (MA, MBA)

Allard Wellmers
Allard Welmers is from The Netherlands and he is a lecturer in the Business line of the curriculum, which he supervises. He is the Chair of the Examination Board. He holds a Master of Science in Applied Communication Science by the University of Twente (Enschede) and a Master in Business Administration by Tias Nimbas in Utrecht.

Deanne Boisvert (MA)

Deanne Boisvert
Deanne Boisvert is from the United States, but of French-Canadian origins. She teaches or coordinates courses in writing, presenting, non-profit management/civil society, and WHC's public health electives. She is an internship counsellor and the coach for WHC's final course, the Capstone. She is pursuing a PhD through the University of Humanistic Studies (NL) and holds a Master's in Non-Profit Leadership from Seattle University (USA), a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (USA). She has worked primarily in Seattle, Alaska, Israel and Japan.

Maike Verhagen

Maike Verhagen is from Belgium and is a lecturer in Project Management and courses relating to Social & Behavioural Change. She holds a Master's degree in Social Sciences & Adult Education from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Maike has spent more than a decade in postwar Kosovo and Bosnia working on capacity building (leadership) and socioeconomic development with UNDP, OSCE and other civil society organizations. She has also taught and set up the career services and internship programme at the American University in Kosovo.

Heico van der Blonk

Heico van der Blonk is from the Netherlands. He is a lecturer in International Business, Global Business Strategies and Social Entrepreneurship. His research interest is in bottom-up processes of transition to a circular economy and a sustainable future. He holds a PhD in Economics, a Master's degree in Organizational Sociology, and a Bachelor's degree in Business and ICT.

Steve Clemens

Steve Clemens is from Belgium and is a lecturer on the Business and Global Challenges lines of our curriculum. He is also a member of the Examination Board. He holds a degree in Communication Studies and an MBA International Business from UBI in Brussels and combines teaching with doing research and consulting in the field of sustainability.

Agnes Zenaida V. Camacho

Agnes Zenaida V. Camacho is a lecturer on the Project Management and Global Challenges lines of the curriculum. She holds a Master of Arts in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and is currently a PhD candidate at Radboud University Nijmegen. Prior to coming to the Netherlands, she managed a resource and research centre on children's rights and childhood studies based in The Philippines with projects in Southeast Asia and elsewhere.


Guest and affiliated lecturers

Guest Lecturer, Wim Rietberg

Wim Rietberg
Wim Rietberg is from the Netherlands and he is a lecturer in Research at the College, and a lecturer in Project Management, Mathematics and Business Processes at the Department of Business IT & Management. He is also an experienced PRINCE2 trainer and career counsellor. Has two Master's degrees, one in Mathematics and one in Information and Knowledge Technology.

Hans Invernizzi

Hans Invernizzi is from the Netherlands. He has been a journalist and a journalism teacher at Windesheim for almost thirty years and works at WHC as a journalism advisor and trainer for staff and students.


Administration office

Marike Scholten, Recruitment Officer


Elaine Leigh, Student Affairs Officer


Ilse Roos Gravemaker, Admissions Officer

Ilse Roos Gravemaker, Admissions officer is from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is our Admissions Officer, Seven Habits Trainer and a career counsellor. She is currently completing her Master's degree in Learning and Innovation from Windesheim University of Applied Sciences and a Bachelor of Journalism.