Education and Training

‍Dr. Leslie D Joynes



‍Born in California, Les possesses an M.Sc. Management from Boston University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and his MBA specialized in global strategy from California State Polytechnic University. His creative training includes an M.A. from University of London; M.A. from Musashino Art University, Tokyo; PhD from the Faculty of Art, Environment and Technology, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK; and Post-Doctorate at the School of Communications and Arts, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is recipient of Fulbright US Public Diplomacy Awards for China and Mongolia and the 2021 US Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award.



‍Education in Management 

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‍   2019-2019 Certificate in Coaching, Leadership Coaching in Management, New York University, New York

‍   1987-1989 MBA Global Strategy and Consulting, California Polytechnic State University, California

‍   1986-1988 M.Sc Management International Management, Boston University, Boston and the 

‍                        Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Belgium

‍   1984-1986 BA (Cum laude), European History (Phi Alpha Theta), Boston University, Boston 


‍Education in Creativity

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‍   2015-2017 Post-Doctorate, Communication and Arts, University of São Paulo, Brazil

‍   2008-2012 PhD Art, Environment and Technology, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

‍   1999-2001 Masters in Fine Art (Japan), Monbusho Scholar in Asian Art and Culture, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

‍   1996-1996  M.A. Fine Art Art and Theory, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, IK

‍   1991-1996  B.A. (Hons) Fine Art  Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, UK

‍   1995-1995  Erasmus Scholar  Specialized training in sculpture and new media, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts, Paris, FR

‍Other Training 

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‍   2018-2020  Academic Scholar Critical Theory, Arts and Management, Columbia University, New York

‍   2016-2018   Academic Scholar Advanced Curriculum Design, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

‍   2012-2016    Academic Scholar Arts, Philosophy and Management, Columbia University, New York

‍   2017-2017    Overseas Training US Department of State Protocols, ZERO1/ US Department of State, San Francisco

‍   2017-2017    Taiwan Huayu Scholar Chinese Mandarin Language Scholar, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

‍   1999-2001   Research Scholar Monbusho Research Scholar in Japanese Art and Culture, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

‍   1999-2001   Japanese Language Scholar Japan Ministry of Education Training, University of Electro Communications 

‍   1981-1982   Anthropology Interviewing, Oral Histories, American College in Paris (AUP), Paris

‍   1981-1982   Finance Financial Modeling (Project Finance), Credit Lyonnais Group, Paris, France                    

‍   1981-1982   Advertising Direct Marketing Methodologies, Wunderman, Young & Rubicam, New York 

‍   1981-1982   Courses in Psychology Personality, Interpersonal Relations, University of Oregon, Eugene


‍Selected Awards, Fellowships, Grants

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‍2020   Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award (US Department of State)

‍2020   US Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs Grant for Colombia

‍2019    US Department of State, American Arts Incubator ZERO1: Art and Technology Artist 

‍2017    Fulbright Hays US Public Diplomacy Mission China Award

‍2017    CEC ArtsLink Foundation Grant, St. Petersburg, Russia

‍2017    Taiwan Ministry of Education (MOE) Language Scholar National Cheng Kung University

‍2017    Renmin University of China Merit Award for Teaching, Beijing 

‍2016    Wheatley Foundation Fellow, Birmingham City University, UK

‍2016    US Department of State Field Research Fellow, American Center for Mongolian Studies

‍2015    Research Fellow, University of the Arts London

‍2014    Fulbright Hays US Public Diplomacy Award for Mongolia

‍2014    CEC ArtsLink Foundation Grant New York , Mongolia

‍2009    Queenstown Council, Singapore Citation Award, Singapore

‍2009    Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship, National Design Museum, New York

‍2009    Bauhaus Foundation Fellow, Dessau, Germany

‍2008    The Nordic Artists Center Fellowship, Norway 

‍2001    Musashino Art University Selection Award

‍2001    Japanese Ministry of Education and Culture Scholar (Monbusho) (1998-2001) 

‍1998    Japanese Ministry of Education and Culture Japanese Language Scholar (1997-1998)

‍1995    Erasmus Scholarship, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts, Paris

‍1995    King Sturge Award, London

‍1982    Deans List, University of Oregon













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