The American Campus

About Our Team

Our History

The American Campus has gathered a group of educators and administrators from the United States and across the globe. Each member of our team has a unique educational and professional background, allowing us to best serve our diverse student body. Our team is passionate about using their unique skills and talents to help others reach their potential. This creates an empowering educational environment for our students that can not be found anywhere else in the world.

Our Goal

We trust in the power of The American Dream, and believe that if our students work hard and have good character, they can and will achieve success. Our students come from a diverse array of cultural and educational backgrounds, which is why we take the time to understand and adapt to each student’s individualized needs. We strive to provide education beyond the classroom to prepare students personally and professionally as well as academically. Our goal is to empower students with the skills they need to succeed in the workforce and in life.

Management Team


Spalding Jugganaikloo

President and Founder

Originally from Mauritius, Jugganaikloo is an executive leader with years of experience in Information Technology in higher education.

He is an innovative and creative thinker in the use of technology to increase efficiency and enhance teaching and learning.

He is a visionary and strategic planner with a rich cultural background and a broad educational foundation. Jugganaikloo has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from BYU-Hawaii, a master’s in Business Administration from Arizona State University, and a master’s in Educational Technology from Idaho State University.

He is currently completing a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Idaho State University.

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Matthias Ehizua

Vice President International

Matthias Joined The American Campus in 2021 as a shareholder to help provide strategic directions and investment in marketing of Th American Campus and support The American Campus post Covid-19 recovery activities.

Matthias oversees the business development strategic direction of The American Campus and provides holistic and collaborative approach to partnership development, internationalization, business development, education marketing, and student recruitment and as well as fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.
Matthias is responsible for growing The American Campus student recruitments, Pathways programs, student mobility, and industry engagement.

Matthias have over 12 years combined experience in financial and educational services in Australia, Asia, and Africa, mainly, in Education financing, Education Marketing, Career Development, and Business Development. Matthias gained most of his professional experience from working with Australian for UNHCR, Christian Super, Allianz, AHM, Medibank and Universities and Colleges. Matthias has firsthand experience in starting and running an education hub and have demonstrated experience in providing training, business development, marketing and students recruitment for Universities and Colleges in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Nigeria, Botswana, and Mauritius. Matthias coordinate in-country marketing activities in Australia, Philippines, South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana.

Matthias graduated with a Master of Taxation in Taxation and Financial Planning Specialization from The University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Charles Darwin University. Matthias completed a course in Disruptive Strategy with Harvard Business School and is well versed in innovation theories and practices.


Jaime Moquin

Executive Director for Student Experience

Jaime Moquin’s career has been dedicated to improving the lives of young people for nearly 20 years. She has taught elementary school, spent many years in postsecondary admissions, and currently works for ACT.

Leading with enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit, Jaime has successfully directed the creation and launch of new products, nurtured and developed partner relationships, and executed strategic initiatives to advance students’ lives.

Jaime received a BS in Elementary Education from Northland College and an MS from the University of Wisconsin – Stout in Educational Leadership.


Dr. Farah Lollmahomed

Executive Director of Research and Planning

Dr Farah Lollmahomed received her PhD in chemistry from McMaster University. She subsequently spent 2 years as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta, where she developed nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

Her research findings have been published in several scientific journals and she has given numerous presentations worldwide. Furthermore, Farah has over 10 years of experience teaching undergraduate students and advises students through their career development. Backed by her wide academic experience and lean six sigma approach, she works closely with the management team to bring projects to execution. With both educational and cultural experience in North America and Mauritius, Farah seamlessly brings the two worlds together at TAC.


Mario Ramiah

Executive Director of Facility Services

Ramiah has worked as a Chief Work Officer for the Central Water Authority in Mauritius.  He has a curious mind and is interested in new technology.

Ramiah has  extensive experience with constructions and maintenance of facilities.

He is an active member of society and he  has been actively practicing Karate for over 20 years.

Academic Leadership


Dr. Deborah Ballard-Reisch

Provost, VP of Academics

Dr. Deborah Ballard-Reisch has over 30 years of experiencing teaching and conducting research in U.S. universities, teaching judges around the world, and serving as a consultant for business, organizations, health providers, and individuals. She was honored by Wichita State University in 2017 at the completion of her ten-year term as the Kansas Health Foundation Distinguished Chair in Strategic Communication and Professor at the Elliott School of Communication. In 2007, she was similarly honored by the University of Nevada, Reno, when she retired as a professor in Public Health.

She was also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Russia where she taught at Kazan State University for a year and a Fulbright Alumni Initiatives grant through which she researched women’s health in the Tatarstan Republic of Russia.

Dr. Ballard-Reisch emphasizes healthy communication and relationships in all contexts. She is perhaps best known for her work in strategic communication, judicial education and training around the globe, and her work as an activist fighting world hunger. Dr. Ballard-Reisch has written and/or contributed to over 60 books and academic publications and her work has been cited by other writers more than 1500 times. She recently completed a three-year term as Publisher of the journal “Women and Language.”


Audra Waite

Academic Support Director

Waite is an educator with experience across a wide variety of ages and disciplines. She holds a Bachelor degree in Multidisciplinary Studies and a Master of Teacher Education from Eastern Oregon University.

Her graduate work included Elementary Education, English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Spanish. Waite has taught in Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, and Adult Education classrooms.

Her roles have also included tutoring students in secondary and college preparation Math and English, as well as career advising.

She also works as a Spanish interpreter for various schools and organizations and volunteers her time helping people through the process of immigration in the United States.


Dr. James Thomas

Associate Provost, Academic Partnership

Emeritus Professor of Agriculture and International Development at Utah State University, Dr. Thomas has extensive experience in educational development in foreign countries.

At USU, he was the Director of International Programs, International Agriculture Specialist, Plant Science Department Head, and Associate Dean of Agriculture.

He also served as the Senior Advisor to the President for the creation of the new Arab American University of Jenin (West Bank). In AAUJ’s 14 years, it has grown to over 7,500 students, 6 colleges, and 3 graduate programs.

Dr. Thomas holds BS and MS degrees from USU, and a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Canada.


Dr. Ganeshen Chelumbrun

Associate Provost, Instructions

Dr Chelumbrun has extensive experience in higher education. He worked as a lecturer at Napier University, The University of Mauritius, and University of Technology. Dr Chelumbrun has significant higher education leadership experience working as a Dean for the faculty of law and management at the University of Seychelles.

During his 5 years in Seychelles he also developed a Bar Vocational Course which got the approval of the Seychelles’ Judiciary and is now being implemented to train law graduates for practice in Seychelles. He has strong communication and decision-making skills; and has experience evaluating, encouraging, and motivating staff and students. He has a proactive nature with exceptional leadership abilities.

Dr Chelumbrun has a BSc. Chemistry and Biology from Panjab University, an MBA from Greenwich University, a PhD in Marketing from Greenwich University, and an LLB.(Hons.) from Wolverhampton University. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Advisory Board


Francis Nmeribe

Advisory Board

Born and raised in Nigeria, Nmeribe currently serves as the International Security Manager for a global religious organization.

Previously, he worked in the Nigerian government as a Principal Security Intelligence Officer for 22 years.

He has over 30 years of experience in both civil and industrial security. A prolific writer, he is the author of hundreds of articles and 8 books.

Nmeribe holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and an advanced diploma in Public Administration, both from the University of Calabar in Nigeria.


Dr. Fenton Broadhead

Advisory Board

Dr. Broadhead has worked at Ricks College/Brigham Young University–Idaho since 1987.

He served in the Dean of Students’ office, as a faculty member in the Department of Economics, and the Dean of the College of Business and Communication. Currently, he is the Academic Vice President.

Dr. Broadhead earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Education Leadership from Brigham Young University.

He holds a doctorate degree in Education Administration with a cognate in Economics from the University of Idaho.


Dr. Loretta Palmer

Advisory Board

Dr. Palmer is an emeritus professor and former Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Utah Valley University.

She received a doctorate in Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She has served as department chair/director over developmental math, distance education, digital media, international programs, and technology intensive curriculum development. Much of her research is focused on intellectual property and higher education program evaluation/assessment.

She has extensive international experience having lived/worked at universities in Mauritius, Namibia, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, and as a Senior Fulbright Specialist for academic evaluation/assessment in Azerbaijan.


Dr. Beverly Neville

Advisory Board

Dr. Neville received a PhD in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah. She has taught for 18 years as adjunct faculty for five traditional and online universities.

She has significant executive experience in the health services arena and has worked at the Salt Lake County Health Department in several positions including Community Health Division Director and Health Promotion Bureau Manager. She has served as president of the Utah Public Health Association and Utah Nutrition Council, and Board Member of the Utah Health Policy Project.

She has contributed to humanitarian projects in Utah, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic and has conducted research on all seven continents.

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Dr. Carrie Prior

Advisory Board

Dr. Prior is associate dean of the School for Graduate Studies at Excelsior College, and a former senior international officer at several U.S. universities. As a practitioner-scholar, her areas of expertise include higher education administration, internationalization, globally focused academics, distinguished international scholarships, experiential education abroad, and COIL/virtual exchange.

Prior holds a BA in anthropology from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, an MA in international education from the SIT Graduate Institute, and an EdD in the design of learning environments from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. 


Emmanuelle Meloen

Advisory Board

Meloen is an experienced educator in France. She currently teaches at the Lycée du Dauphiné. Previously she taught at the Lycée Victor Hugo in Valence and the Lycée Argouges in Grenoble.

Meloen earned a master’s degree in Secondary Education from the Ministère de l’Education Nationale and a master’s degree in Fashion Design from La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.



Dr. Allen Palmer


Dr. Palmer has taught at universities for more than 35 years. His teaching and research deals with international communication, mass media and society, and the cultural history of communication.

He has published articles and chapters in numerous academic journals and professional anthologies; received four academic and professional fellowships, including Fulbright Scholarships, Rotary International Fellowship, American Society of Newspaper Editors Fellowship.

Palmer has been director of International Media Studies in the Communications Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; Cardin Chair of Humanities at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland; Head, International Communications Division for International Association of Media & Communication Research (IAMCR); Visiting professor in Kyrgyz Republic, Kosovo, Namibia, Benin, Mauritius, Philippines; and has been advisory board member for several national journals and academic publisher.


Jonathan Neville


Jonathan Neville is an educator, lawyer, businessman, and author.

He earned a Juris Doctor degree and Master of Science in Agribusiness from Brigham Young University.

He has taught college courses for 12 years in a variety of fields including environmental science, critical thinking, communications and writing.

He was a law clerk for the chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, and practiced law as a prosecutor, defender and corporate counsel. He has written over forty books, including legal commentaries, historical accounts and fiction.


Anju Rambaruth


Anju Rambaruth is a creative, strategic and innovative Business consultant. She has broad based experience in Strategic Brand Management, Marketing, Sales, and Financial Services derived from numerous roles in multinationals, financial and retail businesses in Mauritius, South Africa and UK.

She achieves success by recognizing trends and develops creative solutions that leverage the most up-to-date tools in support of marketing and sales goals. She is an agile problem solver with over 10 years experience managing teams across multiple business units including marketing, sales, finance, and customer service.

She has demonstrated the ability to create rapport & strategic partnerships with people and organizations from all walks of life, cultural and national backgrounds efficiently. She is driven and passionate about woman empowerment and is engaged in projects which contribute towards building capacity among SMEs in Mauritius.

Anju has an MBA from University of Surrey, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, as well as a BSc with majors in Biochemistry and Microbiology from University of Cape Town.


Dr. Padmini C. Waldrom


Dr. Padmini Coopamah Waldron is Associate Professor of Political Science at Sweet Briar College, Virginia, USA. Her areas of expertise and research interest lie in international development and the political economy of developing areas, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa.

Her current research project focuses on the partnership between the public and private sectors in development. Dr. Coopamah is originally from Mauritius and has done fieldwork in Botswana and South Africa.

During her time at Sweet Briar College, she has served as department chair of the Department of Government and International Affairs, and has served on numerous committees such as International Studies, Instructional Technology, and Gender Studies. Dr. Waldrom holds a B.A. (Honors) in French from the University of Mauritius and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Arizona.



Emma Celou Jugganaikloo

Business Development Consultant

Emma has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications and an Intercultural Peace Building Certificate. She is also certified as an MBTI® Practitioner and Jungian Life Coach. Emma has worked in Higher Education since the start of her career. She has held various roles in mentoring, business development, and management at various universities, including The University of Arizona, Utah Valley University, and Brigham Young University Hawaii. Emma prioritizes personal and professional growth for herself and others, which she does through higher education as well as through her private coaching practice.

“I love what I do because it creates an inspiring, empowering, and innovative environment for people to grow.”


Dipshika Bholah

Student Services Coordinator

Dipshika is an energetic and dedicated individual. She completed her Diploma in Tourism Management at Rushmore Business School. She took advantage of the leadership opportunities by participating in the Rushmorian Events Team. In this position, her love for organizing outings and events shined through. Early on in her Career, Dipshika contributed to the Human Resources Department by managing payroll and excelled in administrative experiences from the start. She is fond of teaching and integrating with students. Dipshika’s current position at The American Campus integrates her previous work experience with her love for education. She is very ambitious and has many high goals, including plans to continue her studies.