Tory Watts Donohue is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Tory brings over a decade of experience working with social impact organizations across four continents, in three languages and at all hours to bring people together for good. Her work has focused on strategic program design/ monitoring, evaluation & learning; and impact assessment. Tory’s key interests lie in developing accountability to affected populations by breaking down real and perceived barriers to collaboration.
Tory has taught at Fairfield University, Fordham University and Rutgers University, working with undergraduate and graduate students to develop their understanding of public service and global humanitarian work.
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. Wagner's Capstone program provides 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.