Sean Harvey
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Sean Harvey, MSOD, MSEd, is Principal and Founder of Boerum Consulting, a firm dedicated to educating, developing and empowering the next generation of values-driven professionals and leaders. At NYU Wagner, he teaches the capstone course in management. He brings over fourteen years of experience as a consultant and coach in the areas of career, leadership and organizational development to nonprofits, government agencies and socially responsible corporations.
Sean has served on the faculties of Cornell University (ILR), New York University (SCPS), and the City University of New York (Baruch College and Graduate Center). He primarily teaches courses in Organization Behavior, Organizational Change, and Leadership Development. His current research focuses primarily on cross-sector alliances, generational difference, and leadership agility. Most recently, he was nominated for the Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching at Baruch College CUNY.

Sean holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from Loyola University of Chicago, a Master of Science in Education from Fordham University and a Graduate Certificate in Administrative Foundations in Public Services from DePaul University.


Semester Course
Fall 2010 CAP-GP.3116.003 Capstone: Advanced Project in Management

Couples with CAP-GP.3117.

As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for a client organization or conducting research on a pressing social question. Capstone, in architecture, is the crowning piece of an arch, the center stone that holds the arch together, giving it shape and strength. Wagner's Capstone program plays a similar role, by providing students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. Projects require students to get up-to-speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting out on data. Capstone requires students to interweave their learning in all these areas, and to do so in real time, in an unpredictable, complex, real-world environment.

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