Advisement & Resources

Assistance to Achieve Your Goals

NYU Wagner faculty and staff assist students in the development of a plan of study that helps them achieve their academic and career goals. The school offers several sources of advisement for students, including full-time faculty, program advisors, and the Office of Career Services.


Full-time faculty are available as a source of advisement to help students shape their specialization and elective courses toward academic and professional goals. Students are encouraged to seek advisement from a range of faculty found in the Faculty Advisement Search.

Student Services Program Advisors

Program Advisors are staff who can assist you with general academic progress questions within your program.

Walk-in hours for all Program Advisors are Mondays 3:00-6:00pm during the fall and spring terms, unless otherwise noted. If you are unable to meet your Program Advisor during her walk-in hours, please email your advisor directly to set up a meeting.

The last week of spring walk-in hours is May 8, 2017. 

Program assignments and contact information as follows:

Hannah Atchison: all International specializations (all programs)

Diana Beck: MPA-Health (except International); MUP (except International); Doctoral

Debra Cabrera: Advanced Certificate

Pamela Kavalam: MPA-PNP (except International)

Lola Odunsi: Executive MPA; Dual-Degrees (except undergraduate)

Adrienne Smith: undergraduate Public Policy Major and all minors; BA-MPA, BA-MUP, and BS-MUP


Offices are located at NYU Wagner (2nd floor of the Puck Building). 


NYU's Division of Libraries Andrew Battista provides guidance to NYU Wagner students with regards to research methods, literature reviews, data qualitative and quantitative research software packages and more. He holds office hours at NYU Wagner every other Thursday from 4-6pm in the Puck Building, Office 3045 (on the third floor). View more information, including links to subject specialty guides.

Software at NYU and the Puck Building

In addition, you have access to software through Virtual Computer

Lab and NYU computer labs, the four workstations in the Student Project Room at The Puck Building have the following programs:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher)
  • Adobe Acrobat X
  • Stata 14
  • SPSS 24
  • ArcGIS 10.2