Stephanie A Mattera

Clinical Assistant Professor

Marketing and Public Relations

  • BA, University of Rhode Island
  • MBA, Johnson & Wales University
  • MS, New York University
  • PHD, Purdue University, PhD, Higher Education Student
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Stephanie Mattera is a communications and higher education professional that is passionate about positively impacting students' lives and believes in the power of communication as a force for the public good. Stephanie is the academic director and clinical assistant professor of the award-winning M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communication (PRCC) program at New York University's School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS). Stephanie began teaching in the PRCC graduate program at NYU SPS in 2015 and is also an alumna. 

Stephanie is currently a Ph.D. student at Purdue University, where she is being further cultivated into a 21st-century change agent in higher education. Before moving into higher education, her corporate career spanned over a decade in roles at global lifestyle brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Alex and Ani, Ralph Lauren, Glamour Magazine, and Macy's. While at Starwood Hotels, she served on the crisis team and executed public relations activations for Starwood Preferred Guest's (SPG) announcements and Your World Rewards partnership with Emirates.

She served as an NYU Alumni Association board member from 2014-2022 and as an officer for three of those years. Stephanie co-chaired the Communications and Marketing Committee during her service. In addition, she partnered with University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) on the inaugural NYU Alumni Changemakers campaign in 2018, honoring alumni building a better world through their creativity and entrepreneurial vision.  

In 2017, she traveled as a Disruptor Foundation Fellow to Hiroshima, Japan, to join innovators and social entrepreneurs across arts and culture, philanthropy, community building, and technology. That same year, she traveled to Puerto Rico for a rescue mission to save 200 homeless dogs and cats. Stephanie was the spokesperson for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals for a decade and created a cause marketing partnership that generated 1.2 million dollars for the charity's life-saving mission. In 2016, Stephanie received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Office of the President of the United States. In 2013, she received the Bart Lawson Alumni Award for Professional Service and Outreach from NYU SPS.

Stephanie holds an M.B.A. in Global Business Leadership from Johnson & Wales University, a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island, and a Certificate in Digital Journalism from the New York Film Academy in partnership with NBC News.