Contact Information for Global Network Faculty Leaders

Several senior faculty members have full- or part-time leadership roles related to the global network at the University level. Please reach out to any of us to discuss starting a study away program for your students, enhancing current offerings, connecting with the sites to support your research, or any other question. We will answer directly or connect you to colleagues who can best answer your question(s). If you’re unsure of whom to contact, you can also always reach the Office of Global Programs at

Linda G. Mills, Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs and University Life
Silver School of Social Work

Linda G. Mills is Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs and University Life at New York University, where she oversees student life and a global portfolio that includes oversight of and strategic planning for study away at NYU. Linda is the inaugural Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor at New York University. She also serves as Co-Chair of the NYU Advisory Board of the Of Many Institute and as Executive Director of the NYU Production Lab.

Eliot Borenstein, Senior Academic Convenor for the Global Network 
Russian and Slavic Studies and East Asian Studies, FAS

Eliot helps with ongoing administration of the Site-Specific Advisory Committees and the important role they play in connecting faculty to the global sites; coordinating information flow between New York faculty, including faculty governance bodies, and the global sites; and other projects.

Marianne Petit, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Network Academic Planning
ITP/IMA, Tisch

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Network Faculty Planning
History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, FAS

Zvi helps coordinate faculty hiring at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai and works to expand faculty circulation among NYU's three degree-granting campuses.