Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Instruction and Leadership Team

Instruction Team

The instructors for the Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering are renowned experts who have built strong connections and research partnerships with leading industry players.

Jasmin Jelovica

Jasmin Jelovica

Jasmin Jelovica is the Seaspan Shipyards Chair in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. His degrees in naval architecture were awarded at the University of Rijeka, Croatia and Aalto University, Finland. He went on to become a lecturer of ship design at Aalto, before joining UBC in 2017. Jasmin is a member of International Ships and Offshore Structures Congress.


Jamsin Jelovica teaches the course CIVL 437: Intro to Ship Structures

Dr. Philip Koenig

Philip Koenig

Dr. Philip Koenig is a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Koenig was appointed Director, Industrial and Economic Analysis Division, Naval Sea Systems Command (Washington, D.C.) in 2010. Prior government service was in ship design and industrial analysis positions in the Office of Naval Research, International Field Office Asia (Tokyo, Japan) and at NSWC Carderock Division (Bethesda, Maryland).


Dr. Philip Koenig teaches the course NAME 522: Ship Production & Industrial Engineering

The UBC Sauder Robert H. Lee Graduate School business instructors for the MEL in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering are renowned experts who lead the way in Canada and internationally in business and management research and knowledge dissemination.

Ryan Rad

Dr. Ryan Rad is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Applied Science and currently teaches Analytics and Interpretation for Applied Sciences for the Master of Engineering Leadership. Ryan has a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from the University of Guilan, a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Malaya, and a PhD in Applied Sciences from Simon Fraser University. Having roots in entrepreneurship and business, Ryan worked as a researcher, engineer, team lead, and product manager for several startups and companies, including Microsoft. Dr. Rad is currently research active in machine learning, computer vision, and AI for suitability.

Justin Bull

UBC APPP Instructor - Justin Bull

Justin is the academic director for the MEL and MHLP programs and a lecturer at the UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School and Chair of the Sustainability and Ethics Group. He teaches extensively on sustainability, innovation and strategy, with a focus on graduate and executive learners. He has worked with big companies – like IKEA, Lyft, and Rolling Stone – to implement climate innovations. Justin serves as an advisor and board member to several technology starts-ups and First Nations in Canada. He graduated with a BA in International Relations and a PhD in Wood Science from the University of British Columbia. 

Dr. Wayne Rawcliffe

Dr. Wayne Rawcliffe is an instructor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Division at UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School, where he teaches HR courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and specifically teaches Organizational Leadership course for the MEL and MHLP. He is a faculty mentor for several HR case competitions and Master’s in Management community projects supervisor. His community involvement has included being a Director on the Calgary Family Service Bureau Board and Director of the Kensington String Orchestra Board, and he is currently the Director of the Coast Social Enterprise Council, Director of the BC Organizational Development Network, and an active mentor for the BCO.

Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley received her BA in Sociology, MSc in International Human Resource Management, and Post Doctorate Diploma in Human Resource Management. With a 20-year career and 8 years of experience working in HR roles, Amy currently serves as the Adjunct Professor in the UBC Sauder School of Business Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Division. A Certified Executive Coach through Royal Roads University, Amy was also awarded the Associate Certified Coach status from the International Coach Foundation. Adding to her previous experiences, she continues to conduct helpful training workshops for large organizations to create an optimized working environment.

Dr. Erika Wong

Dr. Erika Wong received her MA in Creative Practice for Narrative Environment from Central St. Martins in London, England, and PhD in Business from the University of Brighton. She is a sessional lecturer in the UBC Sauder School of Business Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Division and teaches Program Management and Leadership course for the MEL and MHLP. Dr. Wong is also a start-up founder, practicing artist, and podcast co-host. Her research looks at the valuation and legitimization system of the Art World and its relationship to the Creative Class, focusing on creative entrepreneurship and current technologies.

Leadership Team

Get to know the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Directors who are leading the program.

Jon Mikkelsen

jon mikkelsen

Jon Mikkelsen is a strong supporter of extra-curricular design activities and serves as faculty advisor for several student teams including UBC Sailbot, UBC Supermileage and UBC Human Powered Submarine Team. He has been awarded the Wighton Fellowship for innovation in undergraduate experiments and is a Killam Teaching Prize recipient. Mikkelsen is active in several professional organizations and currently serves as chairperson of the Pacific Northwest Section of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers.


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