Mary Brabeck, Dean of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, has announced the appointment of Beth C. Weitzman as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, effective August 1. Weitzman, a widely published scholar whose research focuses on urban policies affecting poor families, is currently professor of health and public policy at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
As associate dean for academic affairs, Weitzman will help lead the School on all academic matters. Her responsibilities will include working closely with faculty, administrators, and students to further enhance the School’s academic goals in all of its undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs.
“Dr. Weitzman’s commitment to working with colleagues across fields and professions has been evident throughout her career,” said Brabeck. “Her research has underscored the importance of eliminating the gulfs that separate sectors and services to better address significant social problems. This approach will serve her well in Steinhardt’s unique, interdisciplinary community.”
Weitzman said, “My research has underscored the importance of multi-sector approaches to solving complex social problems. I am attracted to the Steinhardt School because its unique mix of departments and programs allows us to begin the conversation of how we can train tomorrow’s professionals to work across traditional divides to further human development.”
Weitzman will succeed Ron Robin, who has served as associate dean since July 2006 and is moving into a new role as Senior Vice Provost for Planning at NYU.
Long a respected member of the NYU comm
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