Board of Overseers
The executives serving on the SPS Board of Overseers are our ambassadors to industry, responsible for identifying innovative partnerships and cultivating lasting relationships. Board members also spearhead high-profile initiatives and facilitate networking opportunities for SPS students.
Global Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer and SVP, Talent Management
Senior Managing Director and Head
President and COO
Former President and CEO
McGraw-Hill Education, Inc.
President and CEO
Celebrity Cruises, Inc.
President and CEO
Telmex USA and Televista Inc.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating and Financial Officer
National Geographic Society
Executive Vice President of Football Operations
National Football League (NFL)
Managing Director and Head of Franchise Client Management, Treasury Services
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Columbia University faculty who oversee SPS programming, policies, and full-time faculty appointments, promote academic excellence, and offer the Dean strategic counsel.
Geraldine Downey, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology;
Director; Center for Justice
Robert Klitzman, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Mailman School of Public Health;
Academic Director, Bioethics, School of Professional Studies
Brendan O’Flaherty, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics,
Arts and Sciences
Arthur M. Langer, Ed.D.
Professor of Practice in Technology Management,
Academic Director, Technology Management, School of Professional Studies;
Director, Center for Technology Management
Alondra Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology,
Department of Sociology, Arts and Sciences;
President, Social Science Research Council
Samuel K. Roberts, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History and Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health;
Associate Professor of History, Department of History, Arts and Sciences;
Director, Institute for Research in African American Studies
Dr. Gregory J. Wawro
Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Arts and Sciences
Executives in Residence
By connecting SPS students with industry leaders, the SPS Executives in Residence program helps our students bridge the academic and professional world to accelerate their careers and impact.
Former Global Chief Marketing Officer
Aladdin Product Group, Blackrock
Senior Executive Advisor
The Boston Consulting Group
Former EVP of Innovation and Technology
Azimuth Partners LLC
Chief Business Development Officer
American Family Insurance Company
Roundabout Theatre Company
Duane Morris, LLP