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.

Contacts for Journalists

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John Beckman

Senior Vice President for Public Affairs and Strategic Communications


  • All-University
  • University Policies

Joseph Tirella

Senior Director, Executive Communications


  • All-University
  • University Policies
  • NYU Sustainability

Carol Ourivio

Associate Director, Internal Communications


  • All-University
  • NYU Sustainability
  • Internal Communications

James Devitt

Managing Director, Public Affairs


  • Arts and Science
  • College of Arts and Science
  • Graduate School of Arts and Science
  • Liberal Studies
  • Center for Data Science
  • Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • NYU Press
  • Wasserman Center for Career Development

Peggy McGlone

Associate Director, Arts Communications


  • Tisch School of the Arts
  • Departments of Art and Art Professions and Music and Performing Arts Professions (Steinhardt)
  • Gallatin Galleries
  • Institute of Fine Arts
  • Kimmel Galleries
  • NYU Libraries
  • Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Rachel Harrison

Associate Director, Research Communications


  • Rory Meyers College of Nursing
  • College of Dentistry
  • School of Global Public Health
  • Departments of Chemistry and Biology (Arts and Science)

Robert Polner

Public Affairs Officer



  • Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  • Silver School of Social Work
  • International Houses
  • Marron Institute
  • Center for Urban Science and Progress
  • John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress
  • Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Jade McClain

Public Affairs Officer


  • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
  • Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Emily Rosenthal

Public Affairs Officer 


  • School of Law

Cristina Fowler

Director, Budgets & Special Projects


Contacts for Schools

Contacts for Publications

Contact Publication

Renée Alfuso


Scope Magazine

Robin Sayers


NYU Alumni Magazine

Dulcy Israel

Associate Editor

NYU Alumni Magazine

Contacts for University Communications

Jason Hollander

Assistant Vice President, Communications


Eileen Reynolds

Director, Social Media


Carly Thompson

Social Media Manager


Jon King

Assistant Director, Multimedia


David Song

Multimedia Content Producer