Mary Cianni

Clinical Assistant Professor

Human Capital Management

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Mary joined the NYU faculty from Korn Ferry where she was Global Leader, Integrated Solutions. Mary spent 18 years at Willis Towers Watson as Global Leader, M&A and Northeast Leader, Change Implementation. Mary worked with clients on transforming their cultures and workplaces. She spent time in the corporate world as an internal consultant and as Global Head, HR.

Prior to her consulting career, Mary was a tenured Associate Professor of Management at Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University. She launched the Mentor Program for Women and was a founding member of the Women Studies Program. Previously, she held the position of Director, Career Services at Susquehanna and now serves as a Trustee on their Board.

Mary publishes on a range of workplace topics in professional and peer-reviewed journals. In March 2024, her book The Consultant’s compass: Navigating success with courage, curiosity and compassion will be published by Forbes Books. She holds a PhD in Psychology from Penn State University.