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  • John Clinton

    Part-Time Faculty


    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    John Clinton


    John Clinton served as Interim Dean (2018-2020) of the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, where he led the development of the MS Program in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management and served as its founding Chair and Associate Professor.  While serving on the university faculty senate, he chaired its Academic Policy Committee, and was chair of the senate’s task force on sustainable and socially responsible design and construction when the University Center was created.  He was the lead faculty for the Schools of Public Engagement in the Solar Decathlon—an international competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy to design and build a model house that is environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable, in which The New School was a finalist and won the Affordability Competition and other recognitions. Clinton has also served as Chair of the university's undergraduate Environmental Studies program, acting Chair of the Human Resource Management program, and special adviser to the provost.  He has also taught at NYU, Long Island University, and Iona College, and prior to his academic career was corporation senior consultant on social responsibility at MetLife; senior vice president of the NGO Lighthouse International, and administrator at New York University, Fordham University, and Hartwick College. He has been a consultant and adviser to foundations, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and higher education institutions, including the Ford and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations, the World Health Organization Global Program on AIDS; American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), National Association of People With AIDS, Greater New York YMCA, and the College Board.  He was Vice Chairman of the Contributions Advisory Group—a network of major corporate philanthropic programs—and a member of the steering committee of the National Interprofessional Education and Training Network. He received a BA at The University of Michigan (magna cum laude; high honors in history), a master's degree at Northwestern University, a PhD at Fordham University, and was a Steffey Fund Fellow, and has published in such wide-ranging journals as New Technology in Human Services, Religion and Education, and Health Affairs.

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    New York City Colloquium

    New York City Colloquium (Spring 2021)

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