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  • Carol Overby

    Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management

    Email
    overbyc@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    L - Sheila C. Johnson Design Center - 2 West 13th Street

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    Carol Overby

    Profile

    Carol Overby's experience as financial consultant to creative industries enriches her teaching of management skills in the BBA program. She is fascinated by the many ways that individuals (mis)understand finance and numbers, and co-founded the Visualizing Finance Lab to research ways of improving financial literacy through visual storytelling. Carol also promotes quantitative literacy across the university, and serves on the board of the National Numeracy Network.

    Professor Overby continues translating left-brain concepts for right-brain thinkers in her professional practice, providing accounting, financial, and management consulting for design firms and other creative enterprises. Clients have included Edward Larrabee Barnes/John M.Y. Lee Architects, Ken Schaffer Wireless, Celluloid Records, Stiff Records, Larry Busacca Photography, Essex Works (stone casting), Atlas Industries (furniture design/fabrication), Odegard Carpets, and The Paris Review. At New York Designs, a business incubator, Carol has consulted and led workshops for creative entrepreneurs.

    MBA University of Chicago; BA Shimer College; full-time faculty since 2006.


    Research Interests

    entrepreneurism,  financial literacy, narrative visualization, visual metaphor, quantitative literacy


    Current Courses

    Accounting Fundamentals

    Accounting Fundamentals (Spring 2020)

    Basic Business Structure

    Basic Business Structure (Spring 2020)

    Financial Management

    Quantitative Reasoning I

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