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News Byte: Provost Selected as Panelist for The Atlantic’s Future of Work Conference

December 6, 2019

Junius J. Gonzales, M.D., M.B.A., provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, will join other prestigious leaders in higher education as a panelist at The Atlantic’s fourth Future of Work event in New York City on December 10. During his panel discussion, Gonzales will discuss how universities can prepare students for careers of the future and New York Tech’s unique strategy and practices in STEM education.

Susan Fournier, Ph.D., dean of the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, and Jason Wingard, Ph.D., dean of the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University, will join Gonzales in sharing their insights on how traditional institutions of higher education can best serve students and ensure they succeed in the professional world. The session, which begins at 2:20 p.m. and runs for 25 minutes, will be streamed live on The Atlantic’s website. The community at large is also invited to join the conversation on social media using #FutureWork2019.


From left to right: Moderator and The Atlantic contributor Kathleen Koch; Jason Wingard, dean of the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University; New York Tech Provost Junius Gonzales; and Susan Fournier, dean of the Questrom School of Business at Boston University.

Panel moderator Kathleen Koch, a contributor to The Atlantic, will pose questions about identifying skills gaps, credentials necessary to thrive in an environment where AI threatens to eliminate jobs, and how tuition costs may deter many students, among other topics. 

Gonzales was recruited for the panel by The Atlantic’s editors because of his broad experience in workforce preparedness, STEM education, and student success in a variety of settings including academia, the federal government, and the private sector. In September, he moderated a panel at the Times Higher Education Student Success Forum on “Advancing Equity in Undergraduate STEM Outcomes.”

AtlanticLIVE conferences, grounded in the 160-year legacy of The Atlantic magazine, regularly focus on a variety of timely issues and have featured leaders in business and government, high-profile journalists, filmmakers, authors, and other thought leaders.

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