NYU Schack Institute Names Rosemary Scanlon Director of Academic Affairs

NEW YORK, May 26, 2010 - The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate announced today that Rosemary Scanlon, one of the nation’s leading experts in regional and urban economics, has been named Director of Academic Affairs. 

As NYU Schack’s Director of Academic Affairs, Scanlon will oversee all academic components of the graduate program.  She also will be involved in overseeing the content of syllabi to ensure that all courses are relevant to the curriculum, as well as working with the Dean and the faculty in developing strategic planning initiatives.  Additionally, she will spearhead recruitment, interviewing, evaluation, and promotion of all new faculty members. 

"Teaching at NYU Schack has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my career," said Scanlon. "Becoming the Director of Academic Affairs will enable me to play a larger role in the day-to-day challenges of our graduate program as well as allow me to maintain close ties to my students in the classroom. Not all academic roles combine the best of both the teaching and administrative worlds, but this one most certainly qualifies."  Scanlon will continue to serve as a Clinical Associate Professor of Economics. 

Scanlon began her career as an economics instructor at the College of William and Mary, and on moving to New York City in 1969, began working as an economist for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, becoming their chief economist in the years between 1983 and 1993. During her tenure she initiated a wide range of research programs on the economy, demography, economic impact analysis of capital investment projects, and the economic development needs of New York City and its region. She served as New York State Deputy Comptroller for New York City from 1993 to 1997, under Comptroller Carl McCall. 

In recent years, Scanlon has authored numerous economic studies, including analyses of New York City’s need for electricity, transportation and affordable housing, and has authored several landmark studies on the economic impact of the arts on New York City, both as an industry, and for its important capital investment in the city. Most recently she co-authored a report on the development potential of the Gowanus Canal district in Brooklyn.  She is a frequent guest speaker on the international lecture circuit and is an active participant in the ‘London-New York Dialogue’ meetings where the leading economic and real estate experts gather to analyze and compare economic issues unique to their respective cities.

A native of Canada, Scanlon earned her undergraduate degree in economics from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and a graduate degree in economics from the University of New Brunswick. She is also a graduate of the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.    

The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, one of several comprehensive academic divisions within the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), was founded in 1967 and is the University’s home for graduate and continuing education programs, industry conferences, and applied research in real estate, construction management, and associated fields.

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