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Maria Rivera

Maria Rivera

Adjunct Instructor

Maria Rivera has over ten years of Management, Sales and Technology Training, Project Management, Web Development, Video Production, and Training & Development experience in Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and professional service organizations. She is currently the Director of Continuing Education at Berkeley College. She led strategic initiatives at NYU The School of Professional Studies as the Associate Director for the Management and Systems Graduate Degree Program & the Management and Technology Continuing Education Programs, The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute - Baruch College as the Associate Director, and also at CUNY School of Professional Studies/ACS Project as the Deputy Director of Learning Operations.

Maria has produced a variety of blended digital media training solutions for various organizations/industries and has spoken at conferences including AT&T's HACEMOS Leadership conference, HISPA.org Youth Conferences, Trenton Computer Festivals, mLearning conference, the 2019 ACE Women's Network Women of Color Conference at Vaughn College. She recently spoke about "The Reality of Extended Reality" at the 2021 International Institute for Learning - Innovation and Leadership conference. In addition, she was a speaker at the ATD Suncoast Event in March 2021 "Women Making a Difference in Talent Development."

Maria is currently teaching an Immersive Media course for NYU SPS Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport. She is the co-organizer of the XR Learning and Training Meetup. Her industry affiliations include the Association for Talent Development (NYC & Northern NJ), the Project Management Institute (NYC), The Society for Human Resource Management (National & NYC), and the National Speaker Association. Giving back to the community is something that she always makes time to do. She has participated in HISPA.org's Role Model Program and helped design and delivered an App Development Training Program for middle school and high school students in NY and NJ.

She received her BA from Lehman College and her MA in Adult Education & Training from The University of Phoenix. She is a certified NYS/NJ Real Estate Instructor, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), and recently earned a Data Visualization Certificate from the New York University School of Professional Studies.

Currently Teaching

Immersive Media

This course aims to equip students with an understanding of the main issues in the management of technological innovation and an appreciation of...