NEW YORK, November 1, 2011 – Rosemary Scanlon has been named interim divisional dean of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, a division of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She also will continue in her roles as the NYU Schack director of academic affairs and as clinical associate professor of economics.
Scanlon joined the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate in 2000 and has played a key role in helping to position the Institute in the higher education marketplace. She has ensured that the program curriculum for its credit programs –the M.S. in Real Estate, the M.S. in Real Estate Development, the M.S. in Construction Management, in addition to graduate certificates in Construction Management and Real Estate – remains relevant to those seeking an advanced education in these fields. She also will oversee non-credit offerings. A noted expert and scholar in the areas of urban and regional economics, Scanlon was a visiting research fellow at the London School of Economics from 1997 to 1999, where she served as project director of the London-New York Economic Study, published by the Corporation of London in June 2000. In addition, she co-authored four reports on financing issues of the London Underground.
From 1993 to 19997, she served as New York State Deputy Comptroller, with the assignment of monitoring the budget and economy of New York City and conducting performance audits of City agencies, including a financial review in 1996 of the MTA capital plan. Prior to this, she was the chief economist for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, where she initiated a wide range of research programs on the economy, demography, economic impact analysis of capital investment projects, and economic development needs of New York City and the surrounding region. Her publications during this period included annual and semi-annual reports on The Regional Economy, and two major economic impact studies of the arts as an industry in New York City and the metropolitan region.
Scanlon's more recent consulting assignments include construction costs affecting affordable housing in New York City; an assessment of the economic impact of the arts as an industry and of capital investment in the arts in New York City; an assessment of the economic development potential of proposed transportation projects in the New York area; the proposal to establish the economic research capacity for the new London municipal government; and for the OECD in Paris, participation in advisory reviews on long-term economic and infrastructure strategies for Seoul, Korea and Melbourne, Australia.
Recent publications include: Assessing New York City's Property Tax – Yet Again; Raise the Roof, Lower the Costs: Construction Costs and Housing Affordability in New York City; The Arts as an Industry: Their Impact on the Economies of New York City and New York State; Culture Builds New York: The Economic Impact of Capital Construction at New York City's Cultural Institutions; and Building for Growth: A Development Strategy for New York City's Long-Term Prosperity. She also is co-author of At Capacity: The Need for More Rail Transit to the Manhattan CBD; co-chair of the Civic Alliance Economic Development Working Group Report on rebuilding the Downtown Manhattan economy, post September 11, 2001; and coordinator/editor of three studies on New York City's Electricity Needs for the New York Building Congress, in 2006, 2002, and 2001.
Scanlon earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics in her native Canada, at St. Francis Xavier University and the University of New Brunswick, and also is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. She was awarded an honorary doctorate from St. Francis Xavier University on May 1, 2011. She has been an invited speaker in Australia, Canada, China, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Announcements about the search process for a new divisional dean will be forthcoming.