Clinical Assistant Professor
Project Management & Information Technology
Dr. Negar Farakish is the Executive Director of Academic Affairs and Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Professional Studies, Division of Programs in Business. Farakish has over 25 years of experience in teaching and leadership at higher education institutions and has held various leadership positions such as Academic Director of Graduate Programs, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Honors, Campus Provost, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Assistant Dean, Program Director, and Program Chair. Serving in these roles, she has continuously engaged in planning, development, supervision, and evaluation of academic and student services programs and was the recipient of the Chair Academy's International Exemplary Leadership Award in 2015.
A student advocate, Farakish has taught and assisted wide-ranging groups of students from the academically underprepared to those pursuing highly competitive majors and careers at undergraduate and graduate levels. She has been teaching at a variety of institutions, most recently at NYU, as a Clinical Assistant Professor, and at Teachers College, Columbia University, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.
Throughout her career, Farakish has been involved in multiple scholarly activities such as serving as a research affiliate at Teachers College, Columbia University, a graduate curriculum consultant, a doctoral dissertation committee member, an editorial board member, and a federal grant reviewer. She has presented at several national conferences, co-authored two textbooks, and has been conducting research on exemplary faculty and honors students’ experience.
Farakish holds an Ed.D. in Higher and Postsecondary education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.S. in English Education, an MA in TESOL, and a BA in English Translation. She also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.