School of Professional Studies
New Faculty 2020-2021
The NYU School of Professional Studies offers undergraduate degree programs, graduate degree programs and certificates, and noncredit courses and certificates in a wide range of professionally oriented areas of study.
Gina Antoniello is Clinical Assistant Professor of Sports Management at the Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sport Management at Troy University, focusing her research on athlete activism and social justice in sport and society. She earned an M.S. in Sports Management from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Communication from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
Antoniello brings over a decade of sports-communications and social responsibility practitioner experience to the classroom. She last served as head of communications for the XFL’s New York Guardians, where she was the primary architect of the communications strategy, leading both business and football communications programs. Prior to joining the ranks of professional football, Antoniello held leadership roles in the NBA, with both the Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors organizations. She led both venue and team strategic communications for two of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment properties: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Long Island Nets. In that role, she spearheaded communications for Nassau Coliseum’s franchises, including concerts, boxing, college basketball, and family shows, while additionally supporting Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets, and the New York Islanders. Before her role with the Brooklyn Nets organization, she spent three years with the Golden State Warriors as director of public and community relations. During that time with the Warriors, she assisted with media operations for two Playoff and NBA Finals runs, and led media operations and strategic communications for two NBA G League Showcases as the host team. She also has appeared on national and regional network television as a courtside reporter for G League basketball games, for which she earned the sideline spot on broadcasts for ESPN, NBA TV, YES Network, and MSG Network.
Prior to joining NYU, Antoniella served as an adjunct professor within Columbia University’s M.S. in Sport Management program. For her work in social responsibility and community programming, Antoniello has been honored as a Congressional Capitol Flag recipient. She also led and developed programs during her time in the NBA, which were recognized as league-wide top social responsibility programs.
Shoshana Bass is Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Director of Management and Technology. She earned a Ph.D. in Organization Management from Rutgers University; an MBA and an MPH in Health Care Policy and Management from the University of South Florida; and a B.A. from the University of Florida.
Bass’ research interests lie at the intersection of organizational behavior and entrepreneurship. An operations, strategy, and business intelligence leader, educator, and consultant, Bass has more than 25 years of professional experience across multiple industries. Most recently, she served as vice president of sales operations at Pearson Education. Prior to that, she held leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Hewlett Packard, and Equifax. Additionally, she has substantial entrepreneurial experience, contributing to two successful startups in New York City.
Prior to joining NYU, Bass taught organizational behavior and entrepreneurship at Rutgers Business School and New York Institute of Technology.
Milos Bujisic is Clinical Associate Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida in Orlando; an M.S. in Tourism and Hospitality from Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia; and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.
Bujisic's main research interest is in services marketing, specifically customer experience and pricing strategies in service sectors, including healthcare, hospitality, and retailing. He has conducted several studies that examine intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of customer experience in traditional and online service environments. His research record includes over 50 conference proceedings and 38 publications in peer-reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Advertising, the Journal of Service Management, the Journal of Consumer Marketing, Annals of Tourism Research, the International Journal of Hospitality Management, and the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
Prior to joining NYU, Bujisic was a tenured associate professor and hospitality management program leader in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. Prior to that, he had 10 years of top-level professional management and consulting experience, including owning and managing a company that provided financial consultancy services in the hospitality industry. He also served as the general manager of Highlander Restaurant, El Gouna, Egypt, and as sales manager of Kandis Company, Belgrade, Serbia.
Andres Fortino is Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Systems. He earned a Ph.D., M.E., and B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York, City University of New York.
Fortino is a thought leader with four decades of experience speaking, teaching, inventing, consulting, and publishing on the topic of education, remote learning, and many technical disciplines, including technology management, data analytics, data visualization, Big Data, and intellectual property management. He is the author of eight books and more than 40 articles on topics related to data analysis and visualization, innovation, invention, information technology, higher education, and entrepreneurship. A highly sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 80 presentations, Fortino has led numerous seminars, and organized conferences and events as a subject matter expert on innovation, technology management, sustainability, and intellectual property management. Presently, he is the principal of Fortino Global Education, which provides education and training services in business data analysis, data visualization, big data, innovation and creativity, and entrepreneurship. He also is co-founder and chief education officer at Autonomous Professional Development.
Prior to joining NYU, Fortino served as a provost, dean, program director, and faculty member at multiple universities, including DeVry College, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Marist College, and George Mason University.
Dustin Jones is Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Academic Director of US Graduate Programs. He earned a J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law and a B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona.
Jones has served as a corporate and government affairs attorney, with an emphasis in land use regulation, zoning, and planning policy with extensive experience in developing and implementing land use visions for clients. He was most recently an attorney at the national law firm of Polsinelli, with a practice focused on real estate, zoning, land use, and government affairs. Among his many honors, Jones was one of 15 individuals to be named a 2013 “Most Admired Leader” by The Phoenix Business Journal for his reputation as a corporate, government affairs, and real estate development attorney. In 2006, he was inducted into the publication's elite “Forty Under 40” club, and in 2005 was named one of the “Valley's 24 Movers and Shakers” by The Arizona Republic.
Prior to joining NYU, Jones was the director of the Baker Program in Real Estate at the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, where he was responsible for curricular development and program administration of the graduate real estate program. In addition to teaching, he led students on real estate programs in San Francisco, Dubai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Vancouver.
Matthew Kwatinetz is Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Director of the NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate Urban Lab. He earned an MBA in Real Estate from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Martin Bucksbaum Fellow and a White House Fellow Regional Finalist. In addition, he holds a certificate in commercial real estate development from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard University.
Kwatinetz is an experienced executive who has dedicated his career to building equitable and profitable double-bottom line investments, as well as public/private and public/public partnerships between businesses, nonprofits, governments and communities. He has organized against gentrification and for social justice as well as working on investments and site selection for Fortune 50 companies and private equity investors.
Prior to joining NYU, Kwatinetz was the executive vice president of asset management for the New York City Economic Development Corporation. In that role he was in charge of managing one of the largest real estate portfolios in the five boroughs and encompassing such assets as the 42nd Street Development Project and Brooklyn Army Terminal.
Jennifer Scott is Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Corporate Communication. She earned a D.Phil. in Political Philosophy from New College, University of Oxford and a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Scott has more than 20 years of experience in brand building, strategic communications, applied research, and operations management. She specializes in using data-driven insights to create and strengthen corporate, product, and employer brands, craft multichannel marketing and communications campaigns, drive business innovations, and manage organizational reputation. Her honors include: selection for the US DoD Joint Civilian Orientation Conference 2013; Best of Silver Anvil Award winner 2013; and US Juror, Cannes Lions 2014. She also is a recipient of the Patrick and Margaret Flanagan Scholarship for international postgraduate study, administered by Rhodes University.
Prior to joining NYU, Scott served as managing director for thought leadership at Ogilvy, where she provided counsel to organizations, corporations, and governments on how to engage audiences with authentic and relevant communications that are tuned to broader social, business, and cultural dynamics. Previously, she led the New York Office of Ogilvy Public Relations. Prior to joining Ogilvy, she was president of Edelman Intelligence.
Beverly Tarulli is Clinical Assistant Professor of Human Capital Management. She earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from The University of Akron and a B.A. in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College.
Tarulli is a data-driven human resources professional who has 33 years of work experience across the human capital management domain—spanning industry, consulting, and academics. Her areas of expertise include partnering with C-Suite executives in succession planning, leadership development, human capital strategy, advanced human capital analytics, strategic workforce planning, talent management, and diversity and inclusion. She has published research in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at numerous conferences. Her recent articles, “Perspectives: Three Ways to Increase the Impact of People Analytics,” and “Evolving the Strategic Workforce Planning Strategy at PepsiCo,” were published in the People + Strategy Journal.
Prior to joining NYU, she taught at the Columbia School of Professional Studies. Before that, she served for nearly 14 years in executive roles at PepsiCo, most recently as the vice president for human capital strategy and advanced workforce analytics. She also spent 13 years at Accenture, with her last appointment as associate partner in the communications and high-tech human performance practice. She has been involved in advisory capacities externally, such as her role serving as one of three US representatives at the American Council on Education Global Alliance for Innovation in Tertiary Education.
Michael Woodward is Clinical Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management and faculty lead for the M.S. in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting. He earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Miami, a Master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Springfield College, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Florida International University.
Woodward is an organizational psychologist and author of the Amazon top-selling book The YOU Plan, and is also a contributing writer for Thrive Global and Psychology Today. He is a CEC-certified executive coach and also serves on the Institute for Management Studies faculty, training managers from a broad array of companies and organizations including BOSE, Verizon, and the NBA. In practice, he focuses on building leadership capacity and has worked with executives from Bacardi, SAP, and The Miami Herald, among many others. A sought-after commentator, Woodward has appeared on The TODAY Show, LIVE with Kelly, and Fox & Friends, among others. He has been quoted as a work-life expert in Forbes,
The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur.
Prior to joining NYU, Woodward served as an HR consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and as a project manager for IBM Business Consulting Services. He was a founding member of the Florida International University Center for Leadership, and served on its advisory board from 2008 to 2015. He also has been an adviser to the Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year and Entrepreneurial Winning Women programs, as well as a thought leader in the IBM Smarter Workforce Futurist program.
New Faculty by School
- Arts & Science
- College of Dentistry
- Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
- Division of Libraries
- Leonard N. Stern School of Business
- NYU Abu Dhabi
- NYU Shanghai
- Rory Meyers College of Nursing
- Silver School of Social Work
- Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development
- Tandon School of Engineering
- Tisch School of the Arts