Dr. Harriet C. Arnone

Harriet C. Arnone, Ph.D., is vice president for planning and assessment at NYIT, an independent, comprehensive college that offers, through eight schools, more than 100 courses of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. She has more than 25 years of academic, management and research experience, with a particular emphasis on organizational development.

The Office of Planning and Assessment at NYIT is charged with maintaining and strengthening the links between assessment, planning, and decision-making at the university. To fulfill this charge, she oversees the implementation NYIT 2030, the institution’s strategic plan, as well as its Institutional Assessment Plan. The office works closely with the Office of the President, the Academic Senate and other key constituencies to outline and implement short- and long-term strategic initiatives and to maintain and update the institution’s annual "2030 Scorecard” which enables linkage between anticipated outcomes for each goal in NYIT 2030 to both short- and long-term financial planning processes. Dr. Arnone also oversees professional accreditation and serves as the institutional liaison with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Prior to joining NYIT in 1996, Dr. Arnone was director of corporate communications at Metro-North Railroad, one of the largest regional transportation systems in the United States. She was a member of Metro-North’s executive strategic planning/organizational development group, working with the company president to create a vision for Metro-North in its second decade. Her responsibilities included all employee- and customer-focused publications, advertising, employee and customer events, and community relations. Dr. Arnone also served as the central Metro-North officer overseeing participation in the revitalization of the landmark Grand Central Terminal (1994-1996). She previously served as Metro-North’s assistant director/manager of training and development.

From 1982 to 1986, Dr. Arnone was executive/research director at the Institute for Middle East Peace and Development, within the City University of New York Graduate Center. She managed a new academic institute for the study of Arab-Israeli conflict resolution and initiated joint Arab-Israeli economic and social development projects. Her projects included the study of health status and services in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, both funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Dr. Arnone trained overseas professional staff and resident graduate students in research techniques and the principles of third-party intervention/conflict resolution.

Dr. Arnone also has held professional and academic positions for consulting firms and institutions of higher education in the New York metro area.

Dr. Arnone received her Ph.D. in psychology from the City University of New York Graduate School and her B.A. in psychology from Middlebury College.