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Ann Marcus

Professor of Higher Education; Director of The Steinhardt Institute of Higher Education Policy

Administration, Leadership, and Technology

(212) 998-5005

Ann Marcus joined the program in Higher Education after serving as Dean of the Steinhardt School of Education for 14 years. Her interests in higher education include international and comparative policy, leadership studies, organizational culture and a wide range of issues focused on access and quality in the U.S. and abroad. Her career has included a variety of senior leadership positions in both the public and private sectors of higher education. At the City University of New York, she served as Director of Planning for Community Colleges and later joined LaGuardia Community College as its first Dean of Continuing Education. She joined NYU in 1976 as Dean of the School of Continuing Education, and in the 1980's served as Vice President for Student Affairs, helping to fashion NYU's rise as a national research university. Dr. Marcus directs the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy which seeks to raise public awareness about the essential roles of colleges and universities in modern societies. The Institute supports research and sustained dialogue that enhance our understanding of higher education as an institution that both reflects and influences social, cultural, racial and economic difference. The Institute's programs encourage collaborative relationships among scholars, institutional leaders and policy makers and are informed by the commitment to the ideal of the university as an institution that advances the public interest. Dr. Marcus has a B.A. from Brandeis University, an M.Sc. from The London School of Economics and an Ed.D.in Higher and Adult Education from Columbia University's Teachers College.

Programs

Higher and Postsecondary Education

Our Higher and Postsecondary Education degrees prepare you for leadership and professional roles in a variety of postsecondary settings.

Courses

Doctoral Colloquium in Higher Education

This colloquium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to work closely with program faculty in studying major texts/theorists in the field of higher education. Topics will vary from year to year.
Course #
HPSE-GE 3001
Units
1 - 3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Ann Marcus ,
Department

Global Perspectives in Higher Education: India

Designed to provide graduate students with an opportunity to examine India’s higher education system & to discover & analyze similarities & differences in comparison to higher education in the United States. Through visits to universities & public & private colleges, we will engage in discussion with directors, faculty members, deans of students & their staffs & students themselves. Special lectures with sociologists & national officials will help us understand the goals & future aspirations of Indian higher education & how higher education meets the social, political, & cultural needs of society. In addition to meeting on the campus in New York, students will participate in a two week travel program in Indiathat will provide an in-depth case study of its higher education. The course includes lectures from scholars & visits to Indian colleges & universities to meet with faculty, administrators, & students. Additional sessions will be held with directors of the national government commission on the future of higher education. Topics will include curricular options, admissions requirements, distribution of students by class & ethnic group, college climate, & services offered.
Course #
HPSE-GE 2152
Units
3
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Teboho Moja , Ann Marcus ,
Department