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Public Affairs

Through communication with the news media and the external community, the Office of Public Affairs is dedicated to supporting the strategic goals of the University: recruiting the best faculty, recruiting the best students, and supporting the research and teaching-and-learning enterprises.  Using a client-based approach, OPA provides communications support to the schools and units, seeking to re-emphasize NYU’s distinctive characteristics: a leading research university that has historically been and will continue to be “in and of the city” and that has created a global network of academic centers that make it “in and of the world.” 

Through both internal and external outlets, the Office of Public Affairs seeks to tell NYU’s stories, showcasing the scholarship and achievements of NYU’s faculty and students, supporting major University events, and advancing the goals of the University. 

University Contacts for Journalists

ContactRelated Categories

John Beckman

Vice President for Public Affairs

(212) 998-6848

University Policies

Matt Nagel

Director for Public Affairs

(212) 998-6833

University Policies

James Devitt

Deputy Director--Media Relations

(212) 998-6808

Faculty of Arts and Science
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Christopher James

Media Relations Specialist

(212) 998-6876

College of Dentistry
College of Nursing
NYU Libraries
School of Professional Studies
NYU Sustainability

Robert Polner

Public Affairs Officer

(212) 998-2337    

Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Silver School of Social Work

John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress

Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response

International Houses

Shonna Keogan

Public Affairs Officer, Arts

(212) 998-6796

Tisch School of the Arts

Institute of Fine Arts

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Arts at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education &  Human Development


Michelle Tsai

Public Affairs Officer

(212) 998-6849  

School of Law

Rachel Harrison

Public Affairs Officer

(212) 998-6797

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development

Julia Cartwright

Associate Dean for Communications, Promotion and Public Affairs

P:  (212) 992-6117                 

M: (202) 550-2501

College of Global Public Health


John Beckman
Vice President

Matt Nagel
(212) 998-6833

James Devitt
Deputy Director

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