Heather Stewart, Ph.D. is the Associate Vice President for Global Technology at New York University. In her current role she brokers partnerships within and on behalf of the university. Her work involves synchronizing various sets of expertise to solve problems whether they are internal, external or global facing.
Dr. Stewart thinks of herself as an educator more than anything else. She is interested in the evolution of higher education and the emerging needs in light of globalization. She approaches her work by first identifying a need, then pairing emerging technologies and people to produce a solution that serves the university’s goals.
Prior to coming to NYU, Dr. Stewart was the AVP for Finance and Technology at Seton Hall University where she pioneered award-winning work in academic technology. She has a strong research background and holds a B.S. in Biology/Psychology from Albright College, and an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Education from University of Delaware and Seton Hall University respectively.
She serves on a variety of boards including the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, the New Media Consortium Horizon Project, the New York State Grid to enable access to HPC and specialized research resources, as a reviewer for the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, and on several corporate advisory boards. She is a founding faculty member and former co-director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership Institute and was a Frye fellow in 2001.