Thomas Harford, PhD
I have over 25 years of management and teaching experience in both private and public higher education, including Columbia University, City University of New York, The New School, and NYU-Polytech. My work has focused on: academic advising; learning outcomes assessment; academic support and learning initiatives; academic program design and development (online, hybrid and face-to-face); international partnerships; student life and alumni affairs; admissions, recruitment and marketing; and teaching. I have worked with clients from every background and level: undergraduates, graduate/professional students, returning students and career changers, teachers, veterans, artists, managers and executives. Additionally, I have comprehensive experience working with students facing challenges (whether ADHD, executive function disorder, anxiety, Asperger’s, dyslexia, or other learning obstacles), international students, and first-generation students. My doctoral studies in English inspired my continued interest in the benefits of narrative practice and strategic storytelling, and I remain actively engaged in the latest research on the art and science of human learning. Previous to my academic career, I worked as a professional actor. I still carry a fascination with performance, public speaking and creativity, and I enjoy sharing those insights and cultivating those skills in my clients.
Professional affiliations: The eLearning Guild; The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE); and The National Association for Academic Advisers (NACADA)
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