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  • Leadership

  • The New School for Social Research is supported and advised by a Board of Governors. Our board is committed to upholding the core values that have defined our school since its beginning as the University in Exile and to fostering an intellectual environment that challenges orthodoxy, promotes public debate, and cultivates academic rigor.

    The NSSR Board of Governors upholds our mission to create a school of free inquiry for students and faculty of different ethnicities, religions, and geographical origins who are willing to challenge academic tradition, connect social theory to empirical observation, and take the intellectual and political risks necessary to improve social conditions.

    Board of Governors

    Susan L. Foote, PhD, Chair
    Paul Vidich, Vice Chair
    Diana Gordon, PhD
    Eva Susan Haller
    Paul B. Marrow, Esq. 
    David E. McClean, PhD
    Caitlin McKoy, PhD
    Ilse Melamid
    Montie Mills Meehan, PhD
    Robert H. Mundheim, Esq.
    Robert N. Pollin, PhD
    David Poma  
    Bernard L. Schwartz
    Malcolm B. Smith 
    David E. Sternberg
    Guido Zanni, PhD

    Office of the Dean

    William Milberg
    Dean and Professor of Economics
    212.229.5777 x3038
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    Desiree Lavecchia
    Executive Assistant to the Dean
    212.229.5777 x3038
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    Robert Kostrzewa
    Vice Dean
    212.229.5712 x3003
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    Ellen Freeberg
    Associate Dean of Faculty and Curriculum
    212.229.5777 x3000
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    Seth Cohen
    Senior Director of Operations
    212.229.5777 x3395
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    Sherri Cohen
    Director of Communications
    212.295.5777 x3019
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    Francesca Ferrono
    Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
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    Kiril Glavev
    Associate Director of Faculty Affairs
    212.229.5777 x3039
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    Ryan Gustafson
    Director of Academic Affairs
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    Jennifer MacDonald
    Director, Center for Graduate Career and Professional Development
    212.229.5600 x1768
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    Aleanna Sonnylal
    Operations Manager
    212.229.5777 x3146
    [email protected]

  • Contact Us

    General Admission Contact
    The New School for Social Research
    Office of Admission
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10003
    212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411
    [email protected]

  • Admission

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

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Graduates

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