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Advisors to the MPA Program

Master's in Public Administration
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Advisors to the MPA Program

The MPA program draws a highly-credentialed network from leading institutions in public service. Our faculty, mentors, and advisors are affiliated with organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union, the New York Philharmonic, the Open Society Foundation, USAID, UN-Habitat and B Lab. In addition to bringing decades of experience in all aspects of public service, they possess rich academic accomplishments and hold degrees from universities like Oxford, Columbia, Yale, the Kennedy School at Harvard, and the London School of Economics.

R. Mark Musell

Senior Advisor to the MPA Program
Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095

Professor Musell spent twenty-five years serving the Congress as an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office in Washington. He is one of the founding leaders of both Rangel Center and the Graduate Program in Public Service. He holds an MPA degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. His areas of research and expertise include government budgeting and public personnel management.

Danielle Moss-Lee

Lecturer
Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095
danielle.r.moss@gmail.com

Professor Moss-Lee is the Executive Director of the New York City YWCA. Previously she served as CEO of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund. She has significant experience in curriculum development and program design and a commitment to expanding educational enrichment opportunities for underserved students. She teaches courses in urban youth policy and also manages capstone projects for the graduate program.

Bill Thomas

Executive Director, New York Philharmonic
Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095

Professor Thomas teaches Strategic Management in the PSM program. Mr. Thomas joined the NY Philharmonic in 1999 and until recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He previously served as CFO of the Metropolitan Opera and as Deputy Executive Director of the Brooklyn Public Library, Commissioner of Finance for the City of Yonkers, Deputy New York City Finance Commissioner, Budget Director for the Manhattan Borough President, Associate Director of Research and Negotiations for DC 37, AFSCME, and Analyst for the NYS Financial Control Board. He has also served as Board Chairman of the West Side YMCA, and is presently a Board Member of Delta Dental of New York as well as a Trustee of the American Federation of Musicians Pension Fund. Mr. Thomas has served as a faculty advisor at the New School, and has lectured at NYU's graduate program in arts management. Mr. Thomas holds a BA in American History, Magna Cum Laude, from the City College of New York, and an MPA from Columbia University, where he was a Public Service Fellow.