NYU School of Professional Studies Appoints Higher Education Innovator and Instructional Design Expert, Karen Miner-Romanoff, as Assistant Dean for Academic Excellence


NEW YORK, July 31, 2017 – The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) has named Karen Miner-Romanoff as the new assistant dean for academic excellence. In this capacity, Miner-Romanoff will preside over the School’s Center for Academic Excellence and Support (CAES), which provides faculty members with access to fundamental teaching resources and information related to faculty development, research, and educational technologies that can be integrated in classroom and online teaching.

Previously, Miner-Romanoff served as the associate provost for academic quality and as executive director for the International Institute for Innovative Instruction at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. Working across university systems, she led teams of instructional designers and specialists in teaching, learning, and assessment to advance academic quality through multiple strategic initiatives that improved and measured student learning. During her tenure, Franklin University was recognized as Ohio’s leading online educational provider. In addition, the institution launched its first professionally oriented doctoral programs, while celebrating the highest levels of student retention in its 110-year-old history. In addition to being the recipient of numerous higher education curriculum design awards, Miner Romanoff also has published and presented extensively as a passionate scholar of teaching and learning.

“Karen’s extensive knowledge and skill sets will rapidly advance the mission of CAES in New York City and around the globe,” asserted Dennis Di Lorenzo, NYUSPS Harvey J. Stedman Dean. “Over the past three months, she has served the School as a consultant, developing a strategic plan and gap analysis for CAES. Her insights and recommendations were both innovative and scholarly, and demonstrated a profound and thorough understanding of faculty development and technology-enhanced education.”

Miner-Romanoff holds a doctorate in public policy and administration from Walden University, a juris doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law, a master of arts in public policy and administration from The Ohio State University, and a bachelor of science in criminal justice from Arizona State University.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.