John Meletiadis currently serves as Executive Director of The Center for Global Business Programs (CGBP) and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Lubin School of Business, Pace University. In his role, he manages the strategic and operational management of the Center, specifically the sourcing and execution of custom business programs and International Field Study Courses. John works closely with Lubin faculty and department chairs to organize international field study trips, and with Deans and Directors of business schools around the world to forge new partnerships with Lubin. He has worked in this role since 2004 and in 2006, John was awarded the Presidential Outstanding Contribution Award for his outstanding work. John is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education in the area of intercultural mixing of international students.
Ethan is a Senior Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program, where he's taught since 2001. In 2013, Ethan was nominated by College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) students and faculty to be the recipient of a Golden Dozen Teaching Award — an honor bestowed upon only twelve CAS faculty each year for their outstanding contribution to learning in the classroom. He holds a BA in Theatre Studies from Yale and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from our own Tisch School of the Arts. One of his plays, The Sublet Experiment, was performed to sold-out crowds in real New York City apartments for over 6-months. As a born-and-raised New Yorker, Ethan's lived in every borough except Staten Island and roots for the Yankees because he loves excellence in all things.
MA Students, Higher Education and Student Affairs
Steven Baker graduated in 2011 with a B.S. from Hofstra University on Long Island with a major in Jazz Guitar Performance. While a student, Steven worked as a student aide in the Department of Fine Arts & Art History and led numerous student jazz ensembles of his own. As a student aide with the Fine Arts Department, Steven formed close relationships with the administrators, which sparked his interest in academic administration. Steven's research interests were formed through his relationships with faculty members as an undergraduate. His interests include the study of the academic profession, higher education governance and leadership, the politics of education, and teaching and learning evaluation. Steven is a part-time student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs M.A. program, and is currently a Recruitment Specialist with the Office of Faculty Recruitment for NYU's portal campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.
Jossie is a second-year, full-time student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs M.A. program. She currently works as a Residential Life Assistant for NYU's living-learning programs, where she assists Professor Matt Mayhew in his research on the National Study of Living-Learning Programs. With such great exposure, Jossie believes she will be better prepared to apply research into practice. Moreover, Jossie knows that the knowledge she has gained from attending personal development workshops, connecting with her professors, and networking with her peers has introduced her to unbelievable opportunities, such as living in one of the most globally-recognized cities. “Many doors have been opened for me, which is why I hope to continually educate myself in order to help facilitate the educational process for other students.” One day Jossie hopes to become the Director of an outreach program geared towards first-generation college students.
Marc Anthony Caporiccio
Marc Anthony is a native Torontonian and full-time, second year student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) M.A. program. His research and professional interests include internationalization of higher education, leadership, and campus community development. Marc currently works for the Office of Student Engagement at the NYU Stern School of Business, Undergraduate College. Marc Anthony also works as the NYU Steinhardt Higher Education Program Assistant and works with several committees related to the international student population and the internationalization of the university. From studying social and educational reform in South Africa to facilitating an international graduate stduent seminar, from conducting original research to organizing the annual Recruitment Days for the program, Marc has enjoyed countless opportunities to grow as a young professional at NYU Steinhardt. He plans to pursue his doctorate in the near future.
Amber Lodman is a second year, full-time student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs M.A. program. Amber received her A.A. degree from Tallahassee Community College before transferring to Florida State University (FSU) and receiving her B.A. in Studio Art. Following graduation from FSU, Amber worked at Tallahassee Community College as a Program Assistant for Minority STEM scholarship programs; FGLSAMP (Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation), MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) and STEM Star. Amber currently holds an graduate assistantship at Pratt Institute in the Office of Student Involvement, as the Community Engagement Advisor. Amber also works as a Student Affairs Assistant at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, where she engaged in issues of student advocacy and compliance. During her time in the NYU HESA program, Amber has become a member of the Association of Student Affairs Professionals and served as a Team Lead on the 2013 Recruitment Days Committee. Additionally, Amber engaged in a summer 2013 study abroad to South Africa, where she studied educational and social reform within the nation. Her research interests include: identity development of underrepresented groups in higher education; perception; and college access. Following graduation, Amber hopes to work at a community college, with college students from underrepresented groups.
Mark Florido is a second year, full-time student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program. Mark graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in American Studies with an Asian-American Studies concentration from Boston College ('09). Following graduation, he entered Amate House, a Chicago-based year-long service program that was committed to social justice, faith exploration and simple living. The next three years, he spent as Program Associate for One Million Degrees: The Community College Project (OMD), where he was involved in scholar management general program support. He also oversaw the recruitment and application process for new scholars. Wanting to expand his higher education skill set, he enrolled at NYU in the fall of 2012 where is he now the graduate assistant for the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs. In 2013, he served as the ASAP Executive Chair.
MA Students, Business and Workplace Education
Adrienne Blanks is a master's degree candidate at New York University in the Business and Workplace Education M.A. program. She received her bachelor's degree in Communication from the University of Texas at Austin. After a career in marketing and advertising in the publishing industry, she decided it was time for a change of careers and pursued her passion for entrepreneurship and education. She started her own cosmetics business and is now a workgroup leader with the non-profit organization Workshop in Business Opportunities in Brooklyn, New York where she enjoys working with budding entrepreneurs in underserved communities.
Annie Mallan, an alumna of George Washington University, is a full-time student in the Business and Workplace Education. As the Program's representative to the Graduate Student Organization and editor of the Business and Workplace Education Newsletter, she strives to present opportunities for students and alumni to get involved and connect with each other outside the classroom. Annie holds an internship at Sotheby’s International Realty where she is assisting the education department launch their personal and professional development program for agents. She believes that continued education in a corporate setting is crucial for individual growth, which therefore results in a more productive and efficient workplace overall. Annie’s future plans include conducting further research on workplace learning as well as consulting for organizations.