Mary R. Watson Appointed Executive Dean of the New School for Public Engagemnet

mary-watsonEffective today, Mary R. Watson is the new executive dean of the New School for Public EngagementMary has been the associate dean of the Milano School since 2011 and during the summer and fall of 2013 served as Milano’s interim dean and as NSPE interim associate dean. She has chaired and taught in the Management program and led the working group tasked with reimagining Milano’s academic profile. Her scholarship, creative practice, and teaching, which focus on advancing the human rights of workers worldwide, reflect her commitment to social justice and make an important contribution at The New School.

Beyond The New School, Mary’s leadership in the global 50+20 management education network and the Ashoka Changemaker campus initiative are only two examples of her efforts to bring about educational change. She has been a speaker, consultant, facilitator, and project leader for dozens of organizations, including Social Accountability International, the Posse Foundation, Columbia College, the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service, and Community Voices Heard. She holds a PhD in Organization Studies from Vanderbilt University.

We congratulate Mary on her new role, and we thank her for her inspiring service here at Milano.



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