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Affiliated Faculty

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.

Anusuya Banerjee

Lecturer
Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095
abanerjee@arthaconsulting.co

Professor Banerjee teaches strategic management in the MPA program. A systems thinker with global experience, she has served in management roles for supranational organizations and non-profits in Bangladesh, India, and Kenya. Formerly a permanent staff member with the United Nations, in 2017 she launched Artha Consulting to help mission-driven organizations achieve their social impact vision. Anusuya holds Masters degrees in International Education Policy and Comparative Social Policy, from Harvard University and Oxford University respectively. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Gender Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Jules Dasmariñas

Lecturer
Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095

Professor Dasmariñas teaches program and policy evaluation. He has more than 15 years of experience in designing and leading the monitoring, evaluation, and learning initiatives of programs focused on rural development, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, climate action, and human rights in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, MENA, Latin America, and the United States. He holds M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. (candidate) degrees in Sociology from the New School for Social Research.

Marissa Davis

Lecturer
Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095

Professor Davis teaches social entrepreneurship in the MPA program. She has spent the last decade at the intersections of social entrepreneurship, law, public policy, and business, all in service of building bridges across sectors for the sake of nurturing more sustained social impact in historically disenfranchised communities. She is the Program Manager on WeWork's Global Policy team in their headquarters and is also Special Advisor for Harlem Tech Village, an inclusive incubator and education lab for tech entrepreneurs in Harlem.  She graduated from Swarthmore College with Honors and received her Masters in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard Kennedy School, with a concentration in social and urban policy.

Cassie DeWitt

Lecturer
Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095

Professor DeWitt teaches Advanced Quantitative Methods. She works to help cities and organizations solve business challenges through technology and data. Her work combines a utilization of data strategy, current and emerging technology, analytics and solution implementation.Ms. DeWitt has received several awards for her previous accomplishments. These awards include recently being recognized by the EMS Safety Foundation as 2018 Technical Expert. For her work with the Detroit Fire Department, she has been recognized by the American Statistical Association and as a member of LinkedIn’s Top Ten Most Innovative Government Practitioners. She holds a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.

Kevin Foster

Associate Professor, Department of Economics
R 5/103A
212 650-6201
kfoster@ccny.cuny.edu

Professor Foster conducts research in the areas of monetary and fiscal policy, financial management, and environmental entrepreneurship. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Arturo Garcia-Costas

Lecturer
Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095
arturo@galileoconsulting.org

Professor Garcia-Costas works for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as a strategic partnerships manager. Among his many responsibilities, he develops and implements educational/capacity-building activities related to environmental justice. He holds a J.D. from Stanford University. He teaches capstone for the Public Service Management program.

Amanda Kizer

GIIRS Manager at B Lab
Lecturer
Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095

Professor Kizer teaches program and policy evaluation in the MPA program. A former Presidential Management Fellow, Amanda served as an economic policy officer and regional energy analyst at the U.S. Department of State. She also brings expertise in quantitative analysis and evaluation and currently works to promote the burgeoning sector of B Corporations. She received her BA from Cornell and her master’s in nonprofit management from the New School.

Jean Krasno

Lecturer, Department of Political Science
NAC 6/146D
212 650-5244
jean.krasno@gmail.com

Professor Krasno is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at CCNY. She also holds the position of Director, Multilateralism and International Organization Initiative at the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies. She also organized and edited the papers of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. She has taught courses on the UN, peacekeeping, and international organization. She was Executive Director of the Academic Council on the United Nations System from 1998 to 2003 when the organization was housed at Yale. She holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center.

Joseph Lamport

Lecturer
Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095
Joe.lamport@gmail.com

Professor Lamport has an MS in Journalism from Columbia University and extensive experience as a reporter and editor. He spent years working in international development as Communications Manager with CARANA Corporation/USAID West Africa Trade Hub, Accra, Ghana. He has designed and implemented successful communications strategies in a variety of contexts. He has worked with leading media outlets on a variety of stories, and with the U.S. Government and major private sector companies. He has extensive experience analyzing a wide range of marketing, promotional and branding issues and formulating comprehensive communications programs to achieve objectives.

Bhakti Mirchandani

Lecturer
Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095

Professor Mirchandani teaches public budgeting and finance. She has spent 18 years engaging with investors, social enterprises, and non-profits domestically and overseas first on microfinance and then impact investing.  Ms. Mirchandani pioneered micropensions and long-term microsavings at Women’s World Banking, co-founded the Global Microentrepreneurship Awards (later Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards), sourced and marketed the first microfinance CLO without a public investor or subsidy while at Lehman Brothers, and led the first microinsurance investment in India--LeapFrog Investments' investment in Shriram--while at Unitus Capital. Ms. Mirchandani advises a number of social finance organizations and has written numerous social finance articles.  She is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Member of the Economic Club of New York.  She holds a BA, MPA, and MBA from Harvard.

Robyn Rowe

Lecturer
Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095

Professor Rowe teaches Leadership and Governance and Public Administration in the MPA Program. She holds a doctorate in social policy from the London School of Economics and will bring her expertise in maternal and child health and welfare policies, bureaucracy and administration, and research methods, among other areas. She has worked as a teaching assistant at LSE, a high school teacher, and an instructor at Project Renewal, a nonprofit homeless services organization. She has also presented at the conferences of the Political Studies Association and Social Policy Association, among others.