Our People

Our people are our most valuable assets. We believe in finding the right person for the right job according to their passion, purpose and calling. We carefully handpick our lecturers who are not only competent but have a heart for educating our future leaders. We work together and we grow together as a family.

Dr. (Hon.) Jonathan L. Parapak, M.Eng.Sc.

Rector

Dr. (Hon.) Jonathan L. Parapak, M.Eng.Sc. is a graduate from the University of Tasmania, Australia, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor from Ouachita Baptist University. He has an extensive experience in business and government services. He was the President, CEO, and Chairman of Indosat. Dr. Parapak served as a Secretary General of the Department of Tourism, Post, Telecommunication; a member of the National Council of Research. Joining UPH in 2001, he was then appointed as the President and Rector of UPH in 2006.

Ir. Budhi T. Yuwono, M.M., M.Pd.

Senior Assistant to Rector

He received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Trisakti University, Master of Management degree from Universitas Indonesia, and Master of Education degree from Universitas Pelita Harapan. He has been working with Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan (YPPH) since 1993 for school development, especially in remote areas. He is also working for UPH in the area of networking and scholarship. Before joining YPPH, he worked for IBM for 8 years in several position in marketing.

Stephanie Riady, B.A. M.Ed.

Vice-President for Marketing, External Cooperation, and Business Development

Stephanie Riady earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Wheaton College and her Masters of Education (M.Ed.) Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. With a background in educational philosophy, Stephanie is now involved at UPH and the Pelita Harapan foundation.

Dr. Curtis Jay Taylor, Ph. D.

Vice President for Student Development

In 2015, after visiting UPH ten times over a period of 5 years, Dr. Curtis Jay. Taylor moved to Indonesia with his family in order to join the International Teachers College at Universitas Pelita Harapan as a teacher and the Director of Admissions. In this capacity he has the privilege of recruiting qualified Christian students from around the world for the primary and secondary English education programs that the ITC offers. Prior to coming to Indonesia, Dr. Taylor served Dordt College in Iowa (USA) for 23 years in various administrative roles, including Dean for Global Education, Special Assistant to the President, Vice President for Student Services, and Director of Residence Life. Over the course of his career in higher education. Dr. Taylor has also held administrative roles at Iowa State University (USA), the University of Washington (USA) and Michigan State University (USA) and has served in leadership positions on numerous national boards related to higher education. Dr. Taylor has had the honor of speaking to groups in over 30 countries in North America and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia on topics related to Christian education, US higher education, leadership, and strategic planning. He has served as president of the Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce, as vice president of the Sioux Center Christian School Board, and as a member of the Board of Directors of St. Luke’s College in Sioux City. Dr. Taylor earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Calvin College (USA), a master's degree in college and university administration from Michigan State University (USA), and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from Iowa State University (USA).

Hana Herawati

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Hana Herawati has had the privilege of managing the administration departments, including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, General Affairs, and Public Relations for almost 20 years at Sekolah Pelita Harapan and PT ORIX Indonesia Finance. She graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology, majoring in Urban and Regional Planning. She firmly believes in UPH's vision and mission as God's instruments in redeeming the fallen world through Christian Education.

Gunawaty Tjioe, B.Ed., M.Pd., Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs

She received her Philosophical Doctor degree (Ph.D.) in Educational Studies from Biola University, California; Master of Education degree (M.Pd.) from Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia; Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree from Tabor College, Adelaide, Australia; and Doktoranda (Dra.) in English Language and Literature from Universitas Methodist Indonesia, Medan, Indonesia. Her theological knowledge was obtained through one year study at the International Theological Seminary, Los Angeles, USA; and she is also equipped in the field of Early Childhood Education through her study at the Pasadena City College, California, USA. She has been with YPPH since 2003, starting as a teacher at the Sekolah Pelita Harapan, Lippo Karawaci, Tangerang, and then taking the role as a Lecturer at UPH Teachers College. She served as the Dean of the Faculty of Education for 4 years before she takes the current role as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The longing of her heart is to see holistic transformative Christian education taking place from preschool to university level across Indonesia, where the students are led to know their Creator and Savior, and where each student will discover, develop and use their talents for the glory of God.

Prof. Dr. Adrianus Mooy, M.Sc

Senior Advisor

Prof. Mooy obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (USA), and M.Sc. in Economics (Money and Banking) from the same University. He received his B.Sc. in Economics from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (Indonesia). He has an extensive experience in many different areas including education as Lecturer mostly at the Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, where he obtained his full professorship in economics. He was also a member of People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) and a member of Government Committees responsible for the drafting of the Guidelines of State Policy (GBHN). He helped the Government in several capacities: as Deputy Chairman of National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) responsible for the formulation of a Five Years Development Plans (REPELITA) particularly on macro-economic planning as well as fiscal, monetary, and balance of payments planning. He also served as Governor of Bank Indonesia (the Central Bank of Indonesia) and as Indonesian Ambassador to the European Union based in Brussels, Belgium. On the international front, he served the United Nations as Under-Secretary-General / Executive Secretary of UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) based in Bangkok, Thailand. Prof. Mooy joined UPH in 2007 as Senior Advisor until today. He was also the Rector of UPH Surabaya until 2018.

Niel B. Nielson, Ph.D.

Acting Dean of Business School

Dr. Niel Nielson earned his Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Vanderbilt University in the USA. He has served as professor and university president, and also has worked in business and in church ministry. Currently he serves as Senior Advisor to Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan, and also on boards of directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises.

Dr.-Ing. Jack Widjajakusuma

Head of Civil Engineering

He was graduated with a diplom degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Applied Mechanics at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany. After then he earned his doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) from University of Stuttgart, Germany. Jack's research interests are in continuum mechanics and green materials such as soil stabilization with rice-husk, fly ash and bacteria and green concrete.

Ferry Gunawan, S.T., M.Arts.

Head of Architecture

He graduated from Tarumanagara University with a Bachelor Degree in Architecture. After spending time professionally in New York for 8 years, he pursued his Master's degree in Germany for Lighting Design specialization and received his degree in 2009. He currently serves as Department Chair of Architecture in School of Design.

Alfiansyah Zulkarnain, S.Sn., M.Ds.

Head of Visual Communication

An Universitas Pelita Harapan graduates, Alfian now serves UPH as Department Chair in Visual Communication Design Department. He earned his Master Degree of Design at Universitas Trisakti, and studied graphic design abroad at Ouachita Baptist University at Arkansas, USA.

Devanny Gumulya, S.Sn., M.Sc.

Head of Product Design

Graduated from Politecnico di Milano in Product Service System Design, Mrs. Devanny is the Head of Department for Product Design, mastering in design theory & history.

Dr. Niko Sudibjo, S.Psi., M.A.

Head of Master of Education

Niko Sudibjo earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology (S1) from the Faculty of Psychology at Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya in 1993. After working several years in Surabaya, he continued to pursue his M.A. in Christian Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas, USA, and graduated in 1998. Then, in 2010, he got his Doctoral degree in Educational Management from Universitas Negeri Jakarta (a Sandwich Like Program with the University of Victoria, Canada). In 2011, he was funded by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of National Education in Indonesia to join a program called Better Education through Reformed Management and Universal Teacher Upgrading (BERMUTU) at The Institute of Education, University College London, UK.

Dela Rosa, M.M., M.Sc.Apt.

Acting Vice Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology

Dr. Ir. Henri P. Uranus, MT, SMIEEE

Head of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Henri P. Uranus published 17 international journals papers, 60 international conference papers (2 of them are post-deadline papers in prestigious conferences, 1 best paper award), 2 international magazines articles, 9 Indonesian national journals papers, and 26 national conference papers to his credit. His international journal papers got more than 250 citation hits, giving an h-index is 9 (according to the SCOPUS) with his highest-cited paper hits > 80 citations (according to the SCOPUS). He also serves as a regular peer reviewer for several prestigious international journals of IEEE, OSA, and IoP.

Ir. W. Donald R. Pokatong, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Head of Food Technology

Earned a bachelor degree in Agricultural Product Processing from Universitas Sam Ratulangi, Manado, and Master of Science and Doctoral degrees, in Food Science and Molecular Biology, respectively, from Department of Applied Microbiology and Food Science at University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. Professionally, he is AACC International, USA and PATPI members.

Julia Tan, M.Sc.

Executive Dean of School of Design

Julia Tan graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design (2000) and Master of Science in Strategic Design Management (2018) from Parsons School of Design. She joined Janko Rasic Architects in New York City, handling clients such as Credit Suisse, Westdeutsche Landesbank, Bank of Thailand, the African Union, the English-Speaking Union and the Coca-Cola Company. In 2004, she received her Interior Designer license from the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) in New York. Julia later opened her own design firm and a retail jewelry business for ten years. She was active not only in Interior Design and Jewelry Design but also in Product Design, Exhibition Design, Visual Merchandising, Web Design and Textile Design. In 2010, Julia moved to Indonesia with her family. She loves teaching and developing people to discover their passion, purpose and calling. She believes that a great designer brings a transformative solution and impact to the society. She hopes that she can bring the design community together and raise Indonesia's appreciation for this community through international accreditation and licensure.

Dr. dr. Allen Widysanto, Sp.P.

Vice Dean of Academic Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

John Riady, B.A., MBA., JD.

Executive Dean Faculty of Law & Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

John Riady received his Bachelor's in Political Science and Economics from Georgetown University; his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania; and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University Law School. He is also a member of the NY Bar Association. Asides from teaching law at UPH, John is also Editor-at-large at Beritasatu Media Holdings; Chairman of the US-Indonesia Bilateral Committee at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KIKAS-KADIN); Member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum; Serves on the Columbia University Law School International Advisory Board; and is Commissioner of Liga Mahasiswa (LIMA), Indonesia's national collegiate athletics league.

Dr. Benedictus A. Simangunsong, S.IP., M.Si.

Head of Master Communications

He earned his doctoral degree in Communication Studies, with a research entitled "Self-construction in Social Media", from Universitas Padjajaran, Bandung. From now on, he focuses his research in digital, literacy, and culture and society. .

Irene A. Lazarusli, S.Kom., M.T.

Head of Informatics

Dr. Diena Mutiara Lemy, A.Par., M.M.

Head of School of Tourism

Diena Mutiara Lemy, has started her academic career with UPH since 1997 as the Deputy Head of Travel Industry Management. She then becomes the Head of Travel Industry Management Dept. from 2000 – 2004 and The Head of Hospitality Management Dept. from 2005 – June 2012. She received her Diploma IV from Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata (STP) Bandung, majoring in Tourism Management. Her Master Degree is obtained from Pelita Harapan University, and in 2010 she obtained her Doctoral Degree from Trisakti University, majoring in Service Management. As a tourism and hospitality management lecturer, she is also active in several activities conducted by The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. Today she holds the position of Secretary General of The Association of Indonesia Tourism Higher Education (Hildiktipari – Himpunan Lembaga Pendidikan Tinggi Pariwisata Indonesia).

Yustisia Kristiana, S.S.T., M.M.

Head of Tourism Management

Yustisia Kristiana earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Tourism from Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bandung. She then earned her Master of Human Resources Management from UPH. Currently, she is a competence assessor of National Professional Certification Board (BNSP). Her research interest is in Tourism, particularly in Sustainable Tourism.

Prof. Aleksius Jemadu, Ph.D.

Dean of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

Dean of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Pelita Harapan joined UPH on January 1, 2009. He got his Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Gadjah Mada University in 1986 and then obtained his MA degree in Social Sciences from University of Indonesia in 1992. In i996 he got his Ph.D., degree from Department of Political Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) Belgium. He was Research Fellow at Asia Research Institute (ARI, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2004 and at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (currently Rajaratnam School of International Studies or RSIS), Singapore in 2005. He was also a visiting professor at Master Program in Cultures and Development Studies (CADES) Faculty of Social Sciences Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) and the University of Antwerp Belgium November 2007.

Dr. Innocentius Bernarto, S.T., M.M., M.Si.

Head of Master Management

Innocentius Bernarto joined UPH since 1996 as a full time lecturer in Business School. His area of expertise include Marketing Strategu, Brand Management, Marketing Services, and Research Methodology and Statistics. He earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering (S.T.) from Indonesian Christian University (UKI), Jakarta. Then he earned Master of Management (M.M.) degree from the Catholic University of Atma Jaya Jakarta, in 1996, and Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Administrative Sciences from the University of Indonesia, Jakarta, 2000. His Doctorate (Dr.) in Economics in Business Management specialization was obtained from the University of Padjajaran, Bandung, in 2008. Finally, he earned his Master of Science (M.Sc.) in social science, at the University of Indonesia, Depok, in 2015. He has vast knowledge in data processing using Generalized Structured Component Analysis (GeSCA), SmartPLS, SPSS and AMOS programs. Structural positions that have been held are the Secretary of the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics from 2000-2003. Then, he served as Chair of the Management Department, Faculty of Economics, from 2003-2004 and as Chair of the Master of Management Study Program since 2017.

Delicia Mandy Nugroho, S.Sn., M.Mus.

Head of Conservatory of Music

Mrs. Delicia Mandy graduated from Universitas Pelita Harapan with a concentration from Church Music with a full scholarship. She received her master's degree in Piano Performance from Texas State University and is currently active as a collaborative pianist, music director, and lecturer in piano applied lessons.

Dr. Reinhard Pinontoan

Head of Biotechnology

Dr. Reinhard Pinontoan is the Head of Biology Department in the Universitas Pelita Harapan. He received his Doctoral degree in Agricultural Science at Nagoya University in 1997 and completed his post-doctoral training on cancer research in Nagoya University Bioscience and Biotechnology Center and Shanghai Cancer Institute in 2005. His current research stretches from the area of environmental sciences to health sciences.

Prof. Dr. Manlian Ronald A. Simanjuntak, S.T., M.T.

Head of Master Civil Engineering

Enriched with his experience as a professional architect, this graduate from Indonesia Technology Institute (ITI) consistently teaches Construction Management since 1998 and in 2001, he started joining UPH as permanent lecturer at Architecture Department. After acquiring SIBP Arsitek and finished his Master Degree in Civil Engineering at Universitas Indonesia in the year 2000, his research interest toward Fire Safety area was being continued as his Dissertation material at the Doctoral Program of Civil Engineering Universitas Indonesia, fully supported by UPH scholarship.

Susi Hartanto, S.Sn., M.M

Deputy Department of Product Design

Graduated from Pelita Harapan University in Product Design & Retail Management, Mrs. Susi is the Deputy Dep. Chair of Product Design, specializing in furniture design & computer modeling.

Dra. Gracia Shinta S. Ugut, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Business School

Prof. Dr. Bintan R. Saragih, S.H.

Dean of Faculty of Law

He was graduated with a bachelor degree in Law at one of the famous government universities in Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia. After then he earned his Doctor degree at Universitas Padjajaran. Currently, he serves as a Professor in Universitas Indonesia and being a member of PERSAHI (Persatuan Sarjana Hukum Indonesia).

Eric Jobiliong, Ph.D.

Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology

Eric joined the Industrial Engineering Department Universitas Pelita Harapan in 2007, as lecturer in Physics and Math. He graduated from Physics department at Universitas Indonesia (UI) in 1996. He has served as the executive director of center for research and community development (CRCD) since 2013 and became the chairman of CRCD in 2017. In 1997, he obtained the University Research for Graduate Education (URGE) Project Scholarship for his master degree in Physics at UI and graduated with cum laude in 1999. In 2002, he started his doctoral program in Physics at Florida State University (FSU). He got postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University, USA in 2006. He also received Fulbright-DIKTI research program in 2011 to do research in USA. His research interest is in condensed matter Physics and laser spectroscopy. He has published more than 30 international journal papers with H-Index of 9 according to Scopus (July 2017). He has working experience both as teacher and employee in private industry, but he believes that his calling is in teaching. He also believes that teaching is not only transferring knowledge but also reaching out and transforming lives.

Dr. Martin Luqman Katoppo, S.T., M.T.

Acting Dean of School of Design

Dr. Martin Luqman Katoppo, S.T., M.T. was educated, trained and graduated as an architect at Universitas Kristen Indonesia (UKI) on the year of 1998, when Indonesia had its turmoil and entering the era of Reformation. The uncertainty at that time made Martin questioning the relevance of architecture and later becoming his obsession. In 2002 Martin obtained his master in architecture - specializing in history, theory and criticism at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), whereas Martin also achieved his Doctoral degree in 2017 with a dissertation entitled ‘Design as Generator for Empowering Community’. Martin then entered both architectural practice and academic institution, believing that both are necessary means for being an architect. In architectural practice, Martin and his wife mostly acknowledged for their Rumah Besi (steel house) – an experimental (sustainable) home that they created and became the finalist in IAI awards 2011 (highest national architectural competition held by Indonesian Architect Association). In academic institution, Martin became a lecturer in Interior Design Department, School of Design, Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) since 2005 until now. Martin held the position of Head of Department of Interior Design from 2010-2013 and now served as Acting Dean for School of Design (SoD), UPH. As an academic Martin published scholarly article in both indexed International and National Journal. Propelled by his passion in architecture and his obsession of always pushing its limits, in 2013 Martin and other lecturers from SoD, UPH founded ‘DAG-Design as Generator’ (www.dagedubrag.org,www.facebook.com/dagedubrag,www.youtube.com/designasgenerator), where he explores the possibility of making design as a champion, a generator of change within community. as an organization with a vision of empowering people with an approach of participatory and collaborative design. DAG already had several projects, especially in urban kampong at Southern Tangerang ranging from making design interventions for domestic waste problems, greenery and creative space for children and up to remote area in Kalimantan. Martin carry out all of these with a belief that ‘design should become light for others’

Ayu Larasati, S.Sn., M.Arch.

Deputy Department of Architecture

Brian Alvin Hananto, S.Sn., M.Ds.

Deputy Department of Visual Communication Design

dr. Dwi Savitri Rivami, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant to Dean Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences Undergraduate Program

Dr. Rivami graduated from Universitas Padjajaran, Indonesia, as a medical doctor in 2001; received Master’s degree in 2004 from Wageningen University, The Netherlands and Ph.D. in Community Nutrition in 2017 from Michigan State University, USA under the sponsorship of the Fulbright program.

Marsefio Sevyone Luhukay, S.Sos., M.Si.

Head of Communications

Master Graduate from Media and Communication Studies, Universitas Airlangga Surabaya, who owns 19-year teaching experience since 1999. Usually taught Communication and Public Relations courses, such as Introduction to Communication, Communication Theory, Communication Research Methods, Public Relations (PR) Writing, PR Campaign, PR Practicum, and Marketing Public Relations. Actively involves in Research, Community Development, and also a Trainer in Communication Workshops.

Elyzabeth Bonethe Nasution, S.I.P., M.A.

Head of International Relations

Jimmy Muller Hasoloang Situmorang, A.Md.Par., B.Sc., M.B.A.

Acting Deputy of Hospitality Management

Priskila Christine Rahayu, S.Si., M.T.

Head of Industrial Engineering

Priskila Christine is the best graduate from the Computer Science Study Program from the Department of Mathematics at Universitas Kristen Immanuel, Yogyakarta, and the Industrial Engineering Master's Study Program at UPH. He is a member of the Clean Resources and Production Efficiency Experts Association (PAESPBI) and his research interest is Information Systems Analysis and Design.

Dr. Susi Susantijo, S.H., LL.M.

Head of Master of Public Notary

Susi Susantijo started her law career as in-house lawyer and Corporate Secretary in a multinational group of companies. She earned her Bachelor of Law (SH) from the Faculty of Law - Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU); Master of Law (LL.M) from Murdoch University - Australia and Doctor of Law from Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH). She joins UPH since 2004, she was the Director of Administration to UPH Law Faculty and started her route in academia teaching Civil Law, Commercial Law and Law & Human Rights. Currently, she was entrusted to serve as Department Chair of Master of Public Notary at UPH Graduate School.

Vanya Alessandra, S.Sn., M.M.

Head of Interior Design

Join the team since 2009. Start as an assistant lecturer, learning from the other great lecturer. Then continuing as a lecturer, learning from extraordinary students. Mainly teach in fundamental study about design, abstraction of form with design elements and principles as the language. Interested in Color Study and how the application of color, with the help of material and lighting, influence the surrounding.

Dr. Amelda Pramezwary, A.Par., M.M.

Head of Hotel Management

She earned her Bachelor of Tourism Applied Science in Hotel Administration from Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Bandung, her Master of Management in Marketing from UPH, and her Doctor in Service Management from Faculty of Economics at Universitas Trisakti. For the past 11 years, she is actively involved as one of the national assessors for the Board of National Accreditation for Higher Education (BAN-PT) and actively takes part in helping the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, been working on various projects related to the national sustainable tourism development since 2010.

Dhany Yufisa W., S.Sn., M.Pd.

Head of Study of Conservatory of Music

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from UPH Conservatory of Music. In 2006, he continued his musical education at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, California. He also holds a Master of Education in Educational Technology from UPH. He has teaching experience in several renowned musical institutions in Indonesia.

Yossi Niken Respati, S.H., M.H.

Deputy Department of Law

In 2001, she was graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Law from Parahyangan Catolic University, Bandung, and after that she earned her Master Degree at Faculty of Law University Indonesia majoring Environmental Law. Currently, she is a member of PPHLI (Perkumpulan Pembina Hukum Lingkungan Indonesia). Yossi's research interest are in environmental law and intellectual property rights.

Prof. Dr. dr. F.X. Budhianto Suhadi, Sp.PK(K)., M.M.

Assistant to Dean of Post Graduate Education Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Dr. Drs. Antonius Herusetya, Ak., CA., M.M

Head of Accounting

He is a Bachelor of Accounting from the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia (FEB UI), one of the best in Indonesia, and holds a Master in Management (S-2) in the field of Finance from Tarumanagara University, and holds a Doctorate (S-3) degree in Accounting Science from the Accounting Postgraduate Program, Faculty of Economics and Business from the University of Indonesia (FEB UI). Registered as a State Register Accountant (Akuntan Register Negara), and an active professional member of the Institute of Indonesia Chartered Accountants (Ikatan Akuntan Indonesia), he also has research fields in the field of audit quality, financial accounting and capital markets.

Dr. V. Esti Purnama Sari, S.H., M.Hum.

Head of Bachelor of Law

She graduated from Faculty of Law, Universitas Atmajaya Yogyakarta, in 2000. And then she earned her Magister in Law from Universitas Atmajaya Yogyakarta in 2002. Her Doctoral degree in Law was earned from Universitas Pelita Harapan in 2013.

Isana S.C. Meranga, S.P., M.M.

Head of Management

Antonius Sugeng Priyanto, S.Ag., B.C.M., M.Mus.

Dean of Conservatory of Music

Antonius Sugeng Priyanto, S.Ag., B.C.M., M.Mus. received his Master of Music in Composition from University of The Philippines in 2011 with full scholarship from Universitas Pelita Harapan. During this period, he wrote his major work, ‘Vision of The Night’ (for Orchestra, Double Choirs and Soloists, and Live-Electronics), an opera based on the Book of Job. This one-act opera was premiered by Metro Manila Concert Orchestra under the baton of maestro Chino Toledo. He obtained the Bachelor in Church Music in 2005 under full-scholarship from the SAMBA-LIKHAAN: The Asian School of Worship and the Arts in Quezon City, Philippines, where he majored in both Voice and Choral Conducting. During this undergraduate study he wrote many Choral Compositions; mostly premiered by the Philippine Children’s Chorus and Vox Angelorum Choir (Jakarta), as well as his works were performed in several International Choral Competitions. Mr. Priyanto completed his Bachelor in Science of Religion from The Institute of Pastoral of Indonesia (IPI – Malang) with full scholarship. In the year 2005-6 he joined Sekolah Pelita Harapan (“SPH”, Lippo Village), as PYP and MYP music teacher. In 2006 he co-founded the Lippo Karawaci Community Choir & Orchestra and took the role as choir director until 2009. He currently teaches at Universitas Pelita Harapan’s Conservatory of Music since 2006. He views his vocation as composer, conductor and music educator as participation in God’s creative works of redemption. His highest joy is to see how the Lordship of Christ is manifested along the way in all his scientific and artistic endeavors.

Phebe Valencia, S.E., S.Sn., M.A.

Deputy Department of Interior Design

Dr. dr. Cucunawangsih, Sp.MK.

Vice Dean of Research and Community Services

Dr. dr. Julius July, Sp.BS., M.Kes.

Assistant to Dean of Clinical Education

Melinda Haryanto, S.E., M.M., Ak., C.A., CSRA.

Deputy Department of Accounting

Dr. V. Henry Soelistyo Budi, S.H., LL.M.

Head of Master & Doctor of Law

Since January 2012, Henry has become Head of Postgraduate Programe, School of Law at Pelita Harapan University (UPH). He got his Doctorate Degree in Law from Gadjah Mada University of Yogyakarta in 2010 with dissertation on “Moral Rights in the Copyright Law”. He finished his study of Master of Laws (LL.M.) specialised in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) from the University of London in 1993. Having been a legislative drafter in the Cabinet Secretariat of Indonesia, this graduate of Constitutional Law of Diponegoro University of Semarang who was born in Solo in 1955 had been the Deputy of Administrative Affairs at the Vice President Office of Indonesia from 2005 to 2010. Previously, Henry headed the Bureau of Law at the same institution. IPR has greatly concerned him in line with the development of the National IPR System as well as his activity as a lecturer at UPH and other universities and that in non government organizations and professional organizations.

Matthew R. Malcolm, Ph.D.

Executive Dean of Faculty of Liberal Arts

Matthew Malcolm graduated with honours from the Australian College of Theology before gaining a Ph.D in New Testament from the University of Nottingham, UK. After working in theological education in Australia he joined the Faculty of Liberal Arts at UPH in 2016, becoming the Dean in 2017. At this time he was also completing an M.Ed at the University of Western Australia. Dr. Malcolm has published several books in the field of biblical interpretation, and continues to conduct research in the areas of biblical interpretation and liberal arts education. He sees the Faculty of Liberal Arts as providing a crucial educational foundation for UPH students, and he strives to enable students to fulfill their God-given potential in their lives and studies.

Heri Yulianto, S.Th.

Head of Faculty of Liberal Arts

After finishing his Theology study in South East Asia Seminary (Seminari Alkitab Asia Tenggara) in 2009, currently Mr. Yulianto is in the final process of getting his Magister of Ministry from Amanat Agung Seminar (Sekolah Tinggi Teologia Amanat Agung). In UPH, he has been involved in academic activities as lecturers and ministry to students.

Richard Anselmus Poeh, S.S., M.Hum.

Deputy Department of Theology and Philosophy

Richard holds a master degree in English Language Studies from Universitas Sanata Dharma (Yogyakarta). His area of specialization is literature, with special interest on the relation between Christian worldview and teaching literature. He also has a passion in apologetics, as it is perceived as the logical consequence of being Christian and scholar.

Drs. Gandadinata Thamrin, M.A., M.M., D.Min.

Deputy Department of Language and Life Skills

He graduated in 1991 from Atma Jaya Yogayakarta University then continued his Magister Management in GS Fame Institute in 1998, Magister of Arts of Sekolah Tinggi Amanat Agung Jakarta in 2003, Magister of Arts in Counseling (STT Jaffray) in 2017 and Doctor Ministry of STT Cipanas in 2018. Besides, he was also member of Yayasan STT Amanat Agung for the period of 2011 to 2015, had 20 years working experience as Plant Manager and Production Manager in manufacturing industry, and had experiences in Skit Management and Arts. He also has interest in family counselling, Logotherapy and reptile.

Connie Rasilim

Dean of Teachers Collage & Faculty of Psychology

She has been involved in Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan for 21 years. She was a teacher at Sekolah Pelita Harapan since 1995 and significantly involved in establishing the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in the Junior School as part of the pioneer team. In 2006 she was selected to be a co-founder of a pioneering team to set up UPH Teachers College, within the Faculty of Education. In April 2012, she was assigned as UPH Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost), while also as the Dean of the Teachers College. After four years, she is currently focusing back on the Faculty of Education at large, including the Teachers College, which by God’s grace, by this June 2016 will have commissioned close to 1,300 teachers, spread throughout Indonesia over its ten years of operation. She earned her Master of Education degree from Universitas Pelita Harapan; Bachelor of Education from Tabor College, Adelaide, Australia; and Bachelor in the English Language and Literature from Universitas Methodist Indonesia, Medan. She is passionate about transformative education in a holistic, relational context and believes that the heart of true education is relationship – first with the triune God, then self and others. She is convinced that education is not merely about acquiring excellent knowledge and developing competent skills, but essentially it is finding our true identity in Jesus Christ. She believes that true education should bring people back to their Creator so that they can freely respond, according to His calling and use their God-given gifts and talents to impact the wider community, and ultimately bring glory to Him.

Juniriang Zendrato, S.Pd., M.Pd., M.Ed.

Head of Primary Teacher Education

She was graduated with a bachelor degree in English Education at Universitas Sanata Dharma. After then, she earned her Master of Education at Universitas Pelita Harapan, specialized in Educational Technology and another Master of Education at Morling College, Australia. Currently, she serves as a lecturer in Primary Teacher Education of Teachers College - Universitas Pelita Harapan.

Destya Waty Silalahi, S.Pd., M.Pd.

Head of Biology Teachers Education

She was graduated with a bachelor degree in Biology Education from Yogyakarta State University (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta). Then she earned her Magister of Education at Universitas Pelita Harapan, specialized in Educational Technology. She teaches, research, and giving back to the community focusing on education field.

Yanuard Putro Dwikristanto, S.E., S.Kom., M.Pd.

Economics Teachers Education Chair

He earned his undergraduate degree from Universitas Bina Nusantara, Jakarta majoring Accounting and Information System. His master degree is on Educational Technology from Universitas Pelita Harapan. Since 2007, he has been joining as a lecturer in Teachers College.

Dr. Budi Wibawanta, S.Sos., M.Si.

Director of Academic Standards & Head of Study Program Social Sciences

He started to join at Universitas Pelita Harapan as a lecturer in Teachers College since 2007. Achieved Master Degree in Political Science at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. Received scholarship from UPH to continue his study and in 2018, accomplished the doctoral degree from Universitas Negeri Jakarta majoring in Educational Technology.

Drs. Dylmoon Hidayat, M.A., Ph.D.

Head of Mathematics Teachers Education

He earned his doctoral degree in Mathematics from University of Iowa (USA). His passion is to teach mathematics holistically from the biblical point of view for teacher education program. Hidayat's research interests are in mathematics education and wavelet analysis. He authors many papers in scientific journals and becomes the chief editor in Journal of Holistic Mathematics Education (JOHME).

Atalya Agustin, S.Pd., M.Pd.

Head of English Education

She earned her undergraduate degree from Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana Salatiga, Central Java majoring English Language Teaching. Her master degree is on Primary Education majoring Indonesian Language Teaching from Universitas Negeri Semarang. She currently serves as lecturer in English Language Education Study Program.

Drs. Pitaya Rahmadi, M.Pd.

Head of Indonesia Language Program

He was graduated with a bachelor degree in Indonesian and Literature Education at Sanata Dharma University-Jogjakarta. After then, he earned his Master of Education at Universitas Pelita Harapan, specialized in Educational Technology. Currently, He serves as a lecturer in Indonesian Education of Teachers College - Universitas Pelita Harapan.

Kelly Gloria Sinaga, S.Tp., M.P.Kim.

Head of Chemistry Education

She earned her bachelor degree in Agriculculture Industrial Engineering from Institute of Agriculture Bogor (IPB) with major in . She then continued her study to Masteral degree of Chemistry Teaching in Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB). Currently, she serves as a lecturer in Chemistry Education Department of Chemistry Education in Faculty of Education - Teachers College. Also, she involved in Indonesian Chemistry Association (HKI). Her interest focus in biochemistry teaching especially enzyme area.

Dr. Yohanes Edi Gunanto, M.Si.

Head of Physics Education

Dr. Yohanes Edi Gunanto, graduated from the Doctoral Program in Materials Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Indonesia. Currently the field of research is nanotechnology in the field of magnetic material. Besides joining the Indonesian Physicists Association, he is also active in training for Physics teachers in Indonesia.

Musa Sinar Tarigan, S.Th., M.Div.

Head of Christian Religion Education

He was graduated with a bachelor degree in Theology of "I-3" Seminary. After then he earned his Master of Divinity at Reformed Evangelical Seminary Indonesia, then he earned his Master of Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary of Indonesia. Currently he serves as lecturer of theology in Teachers - College UPH.

Ir. Yonathan Aditya, M.K., Ph.D.

Ass Dean & Head of Faculty of Psychology

Dr. Yonathan Aditya earned his doctoral degree in counseling psychology majoring in clinical counseling from De La Salle University, Manila. A master's degree in Counseling is obtained from Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Reformed Indonesia, and a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering is earned from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya. He has completed CT / RT (Choice Theory / Reality Therapy) certification from William Glasser Institute. Yonathan's research interests are in close relationships, positive psychology, and spirituality. He believes that to be able to help others better, humans need to be seen holistically; namely, their psychological and spiritual aspects.

Dr. Kie Van Ivanky Saputra, S.Si., Ph.D.

Head of Applied Mathematics

Grace Solely Houghty, M.B.A., M.Kep.

Dean and Head of Faculty of Nursing

Grace Solely completed her bachelor degree in 2004 from Universitas Advent Indonesia, majoring in General Nursing Studies. She, afterwards, gained her Master of Business Administration (2005) from Philippine Christian University and Master of Nursing (2013) from Universitas Indonesia. She once worked at Siloam Hospital Group in 2006. She is one of the editors of Jurnal Skolastik Keperawatan, a journal for nursing studies. In 2018 she had a chance to be the translator in Siloam BIMC Kuta accreditation by Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International. She is also active in research and community service. She loves nursing education and has a dream to see Indonesian nurses be recognized by global community. She believes that those who are called to be nurses should also have a heart that is willing to serve like Jesus Christ. She works together with her team at UPH Faculty of Nursing to produce nurses who are competent, strong in character, compassionate, and committed.

Christine L. Sommers, MN, RN, CNE

Executive Dean of Faculty of Nursing

Christine Sommers joined UPH in August 2012 as a lecturer in Faculty of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Cedarville University in 1989, her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Washington in 1992, and her postmaster’s certificate in nursing education from Washington State University in 2010. While finishing her dissertation in the PhD in nursing program at the University of Kansas, she is researching best teaching practices when teaching culturally diverse nursing students. She has over 25 years of experience as an intensive care nurse and nurse educator. She is certified as a nurse educator and is a CCRN Emeritus. She has enjoyed having the opportunity to present seminars to nurses and other healthcare providers in several different countries and throughout Indonesia. Mrs. Christie is committed to serving Christ through excellence in teaching and mentoring others. She has a desire to make a difference wherever God places her to serve Him.

Prof. Dr. Dr. dr. Eka J. Wahjoepramono, Sp.BS., Ph.D.

Dean of Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

joined the UPH in 2001 as a lecturer in Faculty of Medicine. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from University of Diponegoro, Semarang, Indonesia and continued to pursue his Neurosurgical Training degree at University of Padjajaran, Bandung, Indonesia. Chairman of Neuroscience Center Siloam Hospital, dr. Eka J. Wahjoepramono is also a member of many medical societies such as President of the Congress Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Society of Neurological Surgeons (PIT PERSPEBSI) 2006 and President-elect of The Asian Oceanian International Congress On Skull Base Surgery, 2010-2012. His recent positions are Founder of Indonesia Brain Foundation and President-elect of World Academy of Neurological Surgeons, Founder of World Academy of Neurological Surgeons.

Hendra Tjahyadi, S.T., M.T., Ph.D.

Associate Dean of School of Information Science and Technology

Graduated as an electrical engineer from Maranatha Christian University-Bandung in 1993, he pursued master degree in Instrumentation and Control Program under Physics Engineering Department - ITB and graduated with cum laude predicate in 1996. With the scholarship from Australian Development Scholarships, he studied control engineering in Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and graduated with the Ph.D degree in 2006. In 2009, with a scholarship from Australian government through Endeavour Award scheme he went back to Flinders University as a postdoctoral researcher. Besides his interest in control engineering field, his involvement in university governance attracted his interest to learn more about university management which brought him to be a United Board Freeman Fellow 2012-2013 sponsored by Freeman Foundation. This fellowship enabled him to have a leadership training at Baylor University, USA. He strongly believes that the best education is Christian Education, a kind of education that will bring the students to meet their creator, Jesus Christ, through any field of their study.

Laurence, S.T., M.T.

Director of Administration Faculty of Science and Technology

He earned his master degree in Industrial Engineering from Universitas Pelita Harapan. Laurence's research interests are in life cycle assessment, statistical quality control, and production planning & inventory control.

Dr. Velliana Tanaya, S.H., M.H.

Director of Administration Faculty of Law

She earned all of her degrees in law at Universitas Pelita Harapan. Being a full time lecturer at School of Law Universitas Pelita Harapan, her main focus of study is Business Law, Contract and Indonesian Tort Law.

Adriani Gunawan, M.M.

Director of Administration Conservatory of Music & Faculty of Liberal Arts

Earning multiple bachelor's degrees in Management and Education in Australia, Adriani furthered her master's studies in Early Childhood and in School Management in Indonesia. As co-founder of a kindergarten, she has over 10 years of marketing and management experience in multi-national companies and over 20 years of experience in the education field.

Beverley Wonsono, B.A., M.A.

Director of Administration Business School

She earned a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Wheaton College, Illinois, as well as a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Columbia University, New York. She has had experiences in elementary and high school settings as both a teacher and an administrator.

Rev. Yohanes Halim

Director of Spiritual Growth and Student Affairs

He earned degrees in Chemistry from ITB, Finance from UI, and Divinity & Theology from RTS Orlando. He used to work in Corporate Finance & Banking (1994-2013) and have experienced in ministry for youth & young adult for more than 20 years before serving at Karawaci Presbyterian Church as an associate pastor.

dr. Andree Kurniawan, Sp.PD.

Vice Dean of Student Affairs

Dr. Budi Wibawanta, S.Sos., M.Si.

Director of Academic Standards & Head of Study Program Social Sciences

He started to join at Universitas Pelita Harapan as a lecturer in Teachers College since 2007. Achieved Master Degree in Political Science at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. Received scholarship from UPH to continue his study and in 2018, accomplished the doctoral degree from Universitas Negeri Jakarta majoring in Educational Technology.

Novel Priyatna, S.E., M.Th.

Director of Student Services

He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Trisakti University and a master’s degree in counseling from Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Reformed Indonesia. He has experienced in ministry for adolescent to adult on teaching and counseling areas for more than 15 years. He is a member of AKKI (Asosiasi Konselor Kristen Indonesia).

Lia Yuliana

Director of Administration Teachers College & Psychology

She used to work in Industrial Company such as manufacturing, retail, property and developer, also trading company for almost 20 years. She joined since UPH Teachers College was established in 2006 and really enjoy to lead the Promotion and Student Recruitment team in finding mature Christian who has a calling to be a Christian teacher.

Erwin Widodo, S.T., M.Th.

Director of Administration School of Design

He earned his Master of Theology from Permata Bangsa Seminary, Jakarta. He has been serving in administration since 2008.

Jeffry Widjaja, S.E., M.M.

Director of Administration School of Hospitality and Tourism

Jeffry Widjaja earned his Bachelor of Economic major on Accounting from STIE Bandung. For more than 8 years, he worked in industrial and manufacturing companies (PT. Sinar Mas Agri Resources and Technology; PT. ISM Bogasari Flour Mills) in Financial Division. After then, he continued his study and earned Master of Financial Management from UPH. Currently, he serves as an administrator and also a lecturer of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Grace Wirawan, S.E., M.Sc.

Director of Administration and Student Services

She graduated with bachelor degree in Accounting from Atma Jaya University after then she earned her Master degree at McNeese State University, USA. After graduation she worked several years in finance and and accounting division in one of manufactured company in New Jersey before returned back to Indonesia.

Elfi, S.E., M.M.

Director of Administration of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

She earned her Masters of Business Administration degree from IPMI International Business School in Indonesia. Before joining UPH, she had 14 years of working experiences in several commercial companies functioning in Marketing and Business Development. Now, she teaches subjects such as Introduction to Marketing, International Marketing, and Consumer Behavior.