Michaela Rome, Ph.D., has joined New York Tech as associate provost. In this role, she will liaise with the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) to gain approval for new degree programs, ensure submission of high-quality deliverables to meet accreditation standards and drive implementation and outcomes assessment in relation to New York Tech’s new three-year strategic plan, among other responsibilities.
She will also collaborate with deans, faculty, and the Offices of Information Technology and Enrollment Management, among others, to develop digital learning processes and incorporate high-impact practices (i.e., service learning opportunities) into the curriculum, as well as facilitate partnerships with other schools for articulation agreements and more.
Rome has nearly two decades of experience in higher education. Prior to joining New York Tech, she served as associate provost for institutional effectiveness and accreditation at The New School, assistant vice provost for assessment and evaluation at New York University, and assistant provost for institutional research and effectiveness at Manhattanville College.
“In our search, Michaela stood out because of her experience and expertise in accreditation, assessment, and data-driven planning. As we continue ongoing assessments of our academic operations and curricular offerings and undertake an ambitious strategic planning process, she will be an invaluable member of our team,” said Junius J. Gonzales, M.D., M.B.A., provost and vice president for academic affairs
In addition to her experiences in higher education, Rome conducted program evaluations in New York City public schools as well as the nonprofit Harlem Children’s Zone, where she covered a variety of areas, including comprehensive school reform, sports and arts after-school programming, parenting programs, community development programs, and health initiatives, among others.
A student of psychology, Rome earned a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, a graduate degree from Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France, and a Ph.D. from CUNY Graduate Center. She also studied at the Institute for Management in Leadership and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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