About | Program for Adults | The New School

Public Engagement


  • The New School's Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students is deeply rooted in the goal of lifelong higher learning articulated by the founders of The New School in 1919. In 1943, The New School began offering a bachelor's degree program for transfer students and adults to address the educational needs of returning WWII veterans. Today, our dedication to that mission continues in a program that offers exceptional services and an innovative curriculum to nearly 1,000 adult students in New York City and online.

    Melissa Friedling, Dean of the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and of the School of Languages
    Juana Kennedy, Director of Administration
    Tracyann Williams, Director of Academic Affairs
    Michelle Materre, Director of the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
    Kemi Soyeju, Program Manager
    Charles Allison, Chair, Management, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship
    Jonathan Bach, Chair, Global Studies
    Bea Banu, Chair, Food Studies
    Laura Cronk, Associate Director of Undergraduate Curriculum, Creative Writing Program
    Lana Lin, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Media Studies
    Rachel Heiman, Chair, Urban Studies
    Timon McPhearson, Chair, Environmental Studies
    Fabio Parasecoli, Director of Food Studies Initiatives
    Lisa Rubin, Chair, Psychology
    Raul Rubio, Chair, Foreign Languages
    Val Vinokur, Chair, Liberal Arts

  • The New School has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1960. For more information, visit Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations. Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 216.284.5000