Catherine Robson, the Director for NYU London and a professor in the English Department at New York University, specializes in nineteenth-century British cultural and literary studies; she is also a long-time faculty member of the Santa Cruz-based Dickens Project. She is the author of Men in Wonderland: The Lost Girlhood of the Victorian Gentleman (2001) and Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem (2012), and co-editor of The Victorian Age for the Norton Anthology of English Literature. She is currently at work on a new book about the recording of the voices of British prisoners-of-war during the First World War.
Before stepping up to serve as acting director of NYU London, Professor Robson was connected with the site as the director of the CAS Summer in London program (2011-2014) and as its academic director (fall 2016). Born in London and raised in West Yorkshire, she read English Language and Literature at Hertford College, Oxford as an undergraduate and gained her master's degree and doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Previously an assistant and associate professor of English at the University of California, Davis, she joined NYU in 2010.
Ruth oversees all non-academic operations at NYU London, and supports the Director on the Site's strategic long-term planning and academic programme. She has degrees in English from Manchester Metropolitan University and Goldsmiths College, University of London, and an MBA from the Open University. Before joining NYU London, Ruth worked at The Bodleian Library in Oxford.
Amy manages all aspects of academic affairs at NYU London. She works closely with both students and faculty providing support and guidance to ensure high academic standards. Amy has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s in Theology from Harvard University, and a BA in Anthropology & Religious Studies from Colby College (USA). She has done research and lived in the USA, Canada, the Middle East, India, and the UK. Prior to joining NYU she held an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship and was a lecturer at the University of Cambridge.In addition she has worked in high schools both in the US and UK designing curricula and teaching history, social studies and geography.
Courtney coordinates the Liberal Studies freshman program in London, helping to maintain links between the School in New York and London's faculty and students. She also teaches in the Liberal Studies Core and Global Liberal Studies programs, with courses like Writing I & II, Cultural Foundations II, and Experiential Learning I & II. Courtney received her PhD in English from the University of California, Davis, her MA in English from the University of East Anglia, and her BA in English from Mount Holyoke College (USA). In addition to work and study on both coasts of the US and eight years in Britain, she spent a year on a teaching fellowship in Bordeaux, France.
Kate works within the Academic Office, leading the planning of co-curricular events, Special Programmes and the organisation of on-site talks and lectures. She also has responsibility for managing inbound student immigration and ensuring compliance with UK immigration requirements. Kate has an MA in History from the University of Southampton, has lived and worked in Japan, Spain and New York City and has over 10 years experience working in the international higher education field and Study Abroad.
Tara serves as the coordinator for the M.A. in Historical and Sustainable Architecture program at NYU London. She works with both M.A. students and faculty providing support on academic and student life matters. Tara has a PhD in French literature from Boston University, as well as a Master's from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a B.A. from Bates College (USA). She has lived in the USA, France and the UK. Prior to joining NYUL, she held roles in international admissions at University of Cambridge and international education administration at AIFS-a study abroad program in London, George Washington University and Georgetown University. She has taught French at various universities and led high school and university students on study abroad programs.
Nigel is responsible for the provision of health, welfare and Orientation activities, and many other services for NYU London and Tisch in London upperclassmen students, having joined NYU London in February 2005. He has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Leeds and a Masters degree in Management, and has looked after the welfare needs of American students in London for over a decade.
Tony leads the planning of co-curricular events and excursions, within the Student Life team. He is also the primary contact for Freshman students as NYU London, overseeing programmes of student welfare and pastoral support alongside the planning of Freshman events and trips. Tony has an honours degree in Business Administration, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (qualified teacher status) and many years experience working within international education, having run international programmes in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.
Alex assists with student life, working in the Student Affairs Office, with a focus on volunteer programming. While he grew up in North London, Alex got his bachelors degree from Fordham University in New York, double majoring in Theology and Middle East Studies. He also spent a semester abroad volunteering in the Philippines. He is a big Arsenal and New England Patriots fan.
Aisling works in the Student Affairs Office and helps to coordinate the Cultural Programming activities. She studied English and French at Trinity College Dublin and, during the course of her studies, spent a year at the University of Paris Diderot. She previously served as Welfare & Equality Officer at Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union. Outside of work she enjoys yoga and meditation and going to art galleries. She grew up by the sea, in the west of Ireland, and it's the only thing she thinks London is lacking!
Emily is a member of the NYUL Housing Team and she works with students in a pastoral and administrative capacity. She also previously managed a student welfare team at the University of Bristol for two years. Emily has a BA in English, an MA in Philosophy and is in the final stages of completing her PhD on the works of Samuel Beckett and mental illness.
Joe is a Residence Hall Assistant at NYUL and part of the Student Life team. He has an MA in critical theory from the University of Kent in Paris and a background working in visual arts and live events production. Joe is a writer and researcher with an interest in the spatial and socio-political history of London and the built environment.
Meghan Kelley is a licensed clinical social worker. She worked with NYU students in her private psychotherapy practice for several years before joining the Counseling and Wellness team as a full time Global Counselor in 2018. Meghan holds an MSW from the University at Albany and a 4-Year Certification in Psychoanalysis from the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York.
Simon oversees the various financial and operational activities at NYU London. Before joining the team in April 2014, he worked in the accounts payable department at Cambian Group. Simon graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2010 with a degree in Accounting and Finance and moved to London in 2011. When not at NYU London Simon enjoys board games, movies, and pizza.
John has worked at NYU since 2015 and is based at Byron Court. John and the Facilities team manage the three London sites. NYU is the fourth university John has worked for, the others include Royal Vet College (University of London), Kingston University and London South Bank, where John completed his Masters. Outside work John enjoys spending time with his family and trying his best to help them with their homework. Most weekends you will find John running or cycling around Richmond Park, although not all the way around!
Francisco is the Facilities Technician for Byron Court, Guilford House and Bedford Square, and is also a qualified level 1, 2, and 3 electrician. Originally from Colombia, Francisco worked at Fenwick ltd on Bond Street for 11 years before joining NYU London in January 2018. Francisco is a lifelong Liverpool FC supporter
Mark has responsibilities for security, the mail and assists with audio-visual equipment. He is a Londoner born and bred and is a good source of knowledge about London. Mark loves sport, especially football, and is a keen Arsenal supporter.
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Jake is NYU London’s Senior IT Operative, responsible for IT, audio and visual support across NYUL, as well as working closely with various IT Support teams in New York as well as the NYU Service Desk. Prior to joining NYUL, Jake was a member of University College London’s IT service team. Jake enjoys playing and watching most types of sport and supports his beloved Chelsea FC.
Jamiul works alongside Jake as NYUL’s IT Operative, supporting the IT and communication services in London and New York, as part of the IT Service Desk team. Jamiul has a Diploma in IT and Computer Science, and in his spare time regularly volunteers for charity and supports Manchester United FC.
Juan Arellano, Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions oversees our student recruitment and admissions process in Western Europe. He works closely with students, families and school counsellors, representing all three campuses in New York, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi. Juan is originally from the United States and previously worked for the U.S. State Department and lived in Jordan, Mexico, UK and Israel. He has also worked in the British university higher education sector. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Reed College and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University – Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Lisa oversees outreach activities for undergraduate admissions in France, Ireland, Switzerland, and the UK, with a focus on the NYU Abu Dhabi campus. Born and raised in France, Lisa studied marketing and communications before attaining a Masters in English Studies from Université Nice Sophia Antipolis and a Masters in Teaching French as a Foreign Language from Université Grenoble Alpes. She also lived in New York state for two years, studying and teaching at Marymount College of Fordham University. Before joining NYU, Lisa built years of experience in business school graduate admissions, covering many markets from North America to Asia. A proud Star Wars fan since childhood, Lisa is also obsessed with travelling to India, all things Japanese, and tennis at Wimbledon.
Melissa is excited to work with study abroad students going to London!
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