Dr. Daniel J. Guhr, Managing Director


 Professional Background

Dr. Guhr has served as ICG’s Managing Director since 2003.  Prior to founding ICG, he served as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in Munich and San Francisco, and as a Director of Business Development with SAP in Silicon Valley. 


Educational and Research Background

Dr. Guhr holds a D.Phil. in Higher Education and a M.Sc. in Educational Research Methodology from the University of Oxford, as well as a M.A. in Political Science from Brandeis University.  He also studied political science at Bonn and Harvard Universities, served as a research specialist at the Center for Studies of Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley, and conducted research at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Studies in Berlin.


Awards and Publications

During his studies, Dr, Guhr was awarded 17 scholarships, fellowships, and grants.  His doctoral dissertation on Access to Higher Education in Germany and California was published in the series Studies in Comparative Education.  Dr. Guhr has authored more than 35 reports, research papers, and studies. He has contributed to more than 85 conference sessions, seminars, and workshops.



Dr. Guhr is the past President of the Oxford University Society’s San Diego branch. He also served as a Council Member of Bonn University's Universitätsgesellschaft. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of the University of California at Santa Cruz’s College Eight.



Mr. German Eichberger, Practice Area Leader Online Communities & Information Technology


Mr. Eichberger serves as a Software Engineer with HP and as a Lecturer at the University of California at San Diego Extension.


Previously, he served as a Software Engineer at Sony Online Entertainment, as a Senior Software Engineer at the University of California at San Diego, and as an information technology consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Mr. Eichberger holds a M.Sc. in computing science from the Universität Karlsruhe.  He also studied at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy.



Prof. Claudius Gellert, Practice Area Leader Institutional Development Strategy


Prof. Gellert has held academic appointments at Cambridge, Florence, Halle-Wittenberg, Harvard, Humboldt, Klagenfurt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and Reading Universities.


He has been involved with many educational and policy organizations, including the German Academic Exchange Service, the OECD, the Wissenschaftsrat, the BMBF, the European Union's Commission on Higher Education Systems, and the World Bank.


Prof. Gellert obtained an M.A. in Sociology, Philosophy, and Psychology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, a Ph.D. in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and his Habilitation from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.



Prof. Michael Wilkes, Practice Area Leader Health Care Capacity Development


Prof. Wilkes serves as Vice Dean of the School of Medicine and Director of the Global Health Program at UC Davis. His prior experiences include service as a faculty member at UCLA and Columbia University, as well as multiple leadership roles as director, chair, and dean.


He has commented extensively on medical issues in the media, including as medical consultant and producer for ABC, CBS, and NBC, as columnist for the New York and L.A. time, and as commentator for NPR. In addition, he has published more than 60 journal articles.


Prof. Wilkes obtained a B.A. from Vassar College, a M.P.H from Columbia University, a Ph.D. from the UCLA School Of Public Health, and a M.D. from the University of Connecticut. He completed residencies at the New York University Medical Center, Columbia University and New York City, and UCLA's Department of Internal Medicine.