Faculty members who teach in the BS in Information Systems Management are scholars, seasoned professionals, and consultants who offer insights into a wide range of specialty areas. Many are involved in research and projects that help to inform their teaching and provide concrete examples of the ways in which technology is evolving and being applied across industries.
Information Systems Management Faculty
Ronah Harris, EdD was an educational consultant for Sesame Workshop before founding the company Play Pattern in 2009. She has taught, written, advised, and conducted evaluation research for two Emmy Award-winning educational television shows, websites, interactive games, and mobile and online-learning and toys.
Harris has lectured at colleges and universities on IoT, Wearable Technology and the future of digital design. She also advises numerous companies and K - 12 school districts on designing curriculum for technology and sustainability. She earned her BA from Eugene Lang College/The New School, MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania, and EdD at Teachers College, Columbia University in Mathematics, Science, and Technology in Education.
David Prager is a seasoned IT professional, who has extensive experience in a wide variety of business and technology environments. For the past 20 years, he has worked in the media industry, providing solutions to the largest broadcasters in the country. Prior to that, he worked in local government and banking on both sides of the Atlantic, implementing and managing huge computer systems. Prager has a proven track record of promoting innovation while lowering companies’ business costs, stimulating profitability, and increasing competitive advantage. He has consistently fostered an atmosphere emphasizing personal growth through training and mentoring programs.
José F. Otero
José F. Otero has collaborated in more than 100 ICT-related research projects and is the author of numerous studies on the telecommunications industry. His experience includes working on projects related to social development, convergence, the adoption of new technologies, and the launch of new telecom operations in the Latin American and Caribbean markets.
His work experience includes research on information and communications technology (ICT) public policy issues for institutions such as the White House, the Senate of the Republic of Mexico, the International Telecommunications Union, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Otero is part of the Inter-American Observatory of Governance and Public Innovation of Spain’s think tank, José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón Foundation. He is frequently invited to speak at events organized by entities such as the Federal Communications Commission (USA), Canning House (UK), GSMA Association, Casa de America (Spain), Inter-American Telecommunications Commission, IEEE, and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union.
Mr. Otero holds degrees from Boston University, University of Edinburgh, Georgetown University, and the University of Cambridge. Visit his blog, www.josefelipeotero.com.
Antonios Saravanos, DR is clinical associate professor of information systems management and serves as the coordinator for the AAS and BS degrees in Information Systems Management as well as the BS in Applied Data Analytics and Visualization. Saravanos received his doctorate in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia University and also holds a master's degree from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and a master's degree from the Judge School of Business at the University of Cambridge. He has over 10 years of experience managing and developing information systems. Saravanos has consulted numerous organizations including: UN Secretariat, UNOPS, UN Peacekeeping, UNDP, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. His primary research falls in the field of HCI and has been presented extensively at academic conferences in the USA and overseas.
Oliver Schneidemann is an adjunct associate professor in the NYU School of Professional Studies, Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies. He is a change management and project/program management practitioner with extensive experience delivering transformative change in Fortune 500 firms and in entrepreneurial environments. Schneidemann is an expert in the areas of project portfolio management, project and program management, transformation management, organizational change management, strategy implementation, and project/program/portfolio/change management governance, frameworks, and methodologies. He earned an MA in Change Leadership/Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, an MBA in Executive Management from Pace University, and a BSin Information Systems Management from New York University. Additionally, Schneidemann holds PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Liat Shetret is director of regulatory affairs & compliance policy at Solidus Labs. For more than 15 years, she has led global capacity-building and technical assistance programs on anti–money laundering (AML), countering the financing of terrorism (CFT), financial inclusion, and countering violent extremism. She has formerly worked as the senior advisor for Crypto-Policy and Regulation at blockchain analytics company Elliptic, at the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, Citigroup Bank, the Global Center on Cooperative Security, and the US House of Representatives Committee for Homeland Security. She has extensive experience implementing technical assistance programs, particularly in emerging markets and developing countries across Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. Shetret is an adjunct instructor in the NYU SPS Division of Applied Undergrauduate Studies and holds a Master's of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a BA in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Illinois. She also is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS).
Dino Sossi produced media for AOL, CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes,” CNN, The New York Times, the United Nations, and VH1. His films have screened at documentary festivals in New York and Los Angeles, as well as at Berkeley, Cambridge, Columbia, Harvard, Oxford, and Pennsylvania. Sossi's storytelling has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with the Zeega storytelling platform, the Tribeca Film Institute, and MIT Open Documentary Lab. He also has worked with the UN Multimedia Resources Unit, UNTV, and Educational Outreach Unit. Sossi was a research fellow at Harvard’s Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society. He produced media for Berkman’s partners including the Digital Public Library of America, Harvard’s i-Lab, MIT Media Lab, Zeega’s storytelling platform, the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching’s #HackTheEDU hackathon, and UNICEF–Youth and Media Lab’s Digitally Connected conference. He has worked as a learning experience designer at the Ryerson Leadership Lab. His writing has been published in AOL’s Popeater, The Conversation, Globe and Mail, MSN, The National Post, Toronto Star, and Yahoo! He has been interviewed about his work by the CBC, CBC/Radio-Canada, Global News, and been consulted by The Economist. Sossi has taught at Adelphi University; Columbia University; Hunter College, CUNY; NYU; OCAD University; The College of New Jersey; and the University of Toronto.
Dongnanzi Zheng holds the position of business insights manager at a Fortune 500 Company, where she leads a Python development team and oversees multiple customer analytics and data science projects to derive business insights from big data in the domains of media and advertisement. This includes developing advanced automated tools and models to efficiently measure multi-screen advertising campaigns conversion, return on investment, and audience delivery. She also serves as an adjunct instructor of applied data analytics and visualization at both NYU SPS and Columbia University. Zheng holds a Master of Science in Applied Statistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her skill set includes Python, SQL, R, SAS, SPSS, Geocoding, Tableau, Power BI, Microsoft Access.