Monique Boelman-Gümüş holds a Bachelors’ in Economic Linguistics (English/French/Dutch, IHBO De Maere), a Master of Science in Psychology from Tilburg University and a Master of Arts in HR-Management from the University of the West of England. In 1991, she started her working career as a psychology lecturer at Tilburg University, after which she went to work as a management consultant. After several years, she took up a position as senior program manager at the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University), where she designed, developed and coached high level management development programs. Her expert knowledge of English and background as an educational psychologist turn out to be an excellent combination while lecturing English at IEU.