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The AUC Management Team (MT) is composed of four members and is supported by the College Secretary. A student assessor is also appointed each year in an advisory role.

AUC Management Team 

The four members of the AUC Management Team (MT) are the Dean (chair), the Director of Education, one of the Heads of Studies or the Senior Tutor (rotating on an annual basis) and one of the Heads of the administrative departments (rotating on an annual basis). A student assessor is also appointed on an annual basis and attends the MT meetings in an advisory role. The MT is supported by the College Secretary who also attends the meetings.  

AUC's Management Team 2023-2024
  • Prof. Dr. Martin van Hees (Dean)
    Prof. Dr. Martin van Hees
    Prof. Dr. Martin van Hees

    Prof. Dr. Martin van Hees is Dean of Amsterdam University College.

    Prof. Dr. Martin van Hees is Dean of Amsterdam University College and professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of VU Amsterdam. Previously he held chairs at the University of Amsterdam and University of Groningen. Van Hees' research interests concern the foundations of (moral and political) liberalism. He works on theories of freedom, the analysis of moral responsibility, and the ethics of cooperation and his research has a strong interdisciplinary focus. He has held visiting professorships in Germany (Adam-Smith-Professor of Philosophy and Economics, Bayreuth), China and India. He is a member of the board of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and serves as chair of the Academy’s humanities domain.

  • Dr. Marianne Riphagen (Director of Education)
    Portrait of Dr. Marianne Riphagen
    Dr. Marianne Riphagen

    Dr. Marianne Riphagen is AUC's Director of Education.

    Dr. Marianne Riphagen is AUC's Director of Education. She served as Head of Studies Academic Core from August 2019 through January 2023. Marianne is a cultural anthropologist specialised in Pacific Studies. Since 2004, she has conducted research with indigenous peoples based in Australia’s metropolitan and desert regions. Her research interests include contemporary indigenous art, economic anthropology and visual anthropology. Marianne is the recipient of the 2006 Endeavour Europe Award and the 2009 Radboud University’s Frye Stipend. In 2011, she received her PhD from Radboud University Nijmegen based on her dissertation entitled “Indigenous Cosmopolitans: Up-and-Coming Artists and their Photomedia Works in Australian and International Visual Art Worlds”. Since then, she has worked at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, United States; at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia; and at Radboud University Nijmegen. As a lecturer, Marianne has taught Bachelor' and Master's students about a range of subjects, notably academic writing and research methods within the social sciences. 

  • Dr. Erinç Salor (Head of Studies, Humanities)
    Portrait of Maarten Boerlijst
    Dr. Maarten Boerlijst

    Dr. Erinç Salor is AUC's Head of Studies Humanities.

    Dr. Erinç Salor teaches New Media Analysis, Perspectives on GamesMedia ArchaeologyMedia Lab (with Dr. Alexandra Brown and Huan Hsu), and Theme: Rethinking Play (with Dr. Lara Mazurski). Dr. Salor received his PhD from Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis in 2012, following a research MA from the same department and an MA in European Studies from KU Leuven. He has been a member of the AUC community since 2013 and a core faculty member since 2015. Between 2017 and 2021, he served as the Humanities faculty representative on AUC’s Board of Studies.

    His current research interests are New Media Studies, Media Archaeology, Cultural Techniques, and Game

  • Marcus Smit (Head of Services & Communication)
    Marcus Smit portrait
    Marcus Smit

    Marcus Smit is the Head of the Services & Communications Department

    After completing an interdisciplinary social science bachelor’s programme in Utrecht, and studying abroad at UC Berkeley and Humboldt Universität Berlin, Marcus completed a master’s programme in Social Theory and Public Affairs at the University of Amsterdam. During his studies he found a great interest in themes surrounding social (in)equality, migration and public policy, but also education, so it was only a small leap to start working in university administration. After three years at UvA Student Services, Marcus has been at AUC since 2016, first focusing on study abroad and student services, later also communications and finally management.  

Student Assessor
College Secretary
  • Dr. Belinda Stratton (College Secretary)
    Dr. Belinda Stratton
    Dr. Belinda Stratton

    Dr. Belinda Stratton is AUC's College Secretary.

    Until June 2022, Dr. Stratton served as AUC's Managing Director. Dr. Stratton obtained her BSc (Honours) and PhD in Chemistry at the University of East Anglia in the UK, with a study abroad period at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After her studies, she worked in an editorial department of the scientific publishing company Pergamon Press before moving to the Netherlands and starting to work at the European Association for International Education (EAIE) in 1993. She was the EAIE's Publications and Information Manager when she was recruited to the AUC team at the end of 2007.