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Stephanie Szitanyi

Assistant Dean, Part-Time Faculty Affairs, Schools of Public Engagement
Dr. Stephanie Szitanyi is the Assistant Dean of Part-time Faculty Affairs at The New School's Schools for Public Engagement, where she manages Labor Relations for over 500 part-time faculty under the collective bargaining agreement with ACT-UAW, Local 7902. Previously, Stephanie worked at New York University, managing the largest graduate program within the School of Professional Studies. Stephanie has also worked with private, start-up educational firms, and launched strategic international program initiatives for U.S. outbound students, and international students looking to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in the U.S.

A higher education leader with expertise in marketing, recruitment, enrollment management, student success and global engagement, Stephanie has over 10 years of experience in both the university setting and the private sector. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated competency in managing teams, developing new programs and strategic initiatives, working with various levels of higher education administration, and implementing marketing and admissions campaigns toward target goals.

Stephanie completed her Doctoral degree in Political Science at Rutgers University in January 2016. Her doctoral research focuses on women in the military and examines shifting gender regimes in an era of growing gender and sexual equality and how these changing gender representations affect civilian-military relations. By using gender as an analytical category, her research offers new insights into military operations, which in turn inform practices of citizenship in the contemporary US.