Historic Districts Council
Why did you choose Wagner for graduate school?
I chose Wagner because I could gain a graduate education through a combined NYU undergraduate-graduate dual degree program at the fraction of the cost of typical programs. I was also impressed by the fact that it coupled a practical graduate skillset with my more theoretical undergraduate Metropolitan Studies education.
How did being in New York impact your professional journey?
New York is an incredible classroom. It's not only the most vibrant, interesting city in the nation -- it's also a port town that allowed me to easily explore so many other important places in the world. You can't put a price tag on that!
Describe your current job.
I'm second-in-command at a 45-year-old grassroots nonprofit dedicated to preserving and improving the places that make our city great. It's a dream come true, and involves a healthy balance of supervision, strategic planning, communications, outreach, compliance, mentorship, policymaking, and special events.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service
Andrew Battista is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Librarian for Geospatial Information Systems at New York University, where he facilitates GIS learning and develops geospatial data collections for the NYU community.
Professor of Public and Health Management
Anthony R. Kovner, Professor of Public and Health Management, is an organizational theorist by training. His research interests include health services management and governance. He has been a senior manager in two hospitals, a nursing home, a group practice, and a neighborhood health center, as well as a senior health care consultant for a large industrial union. Professor Kovner has written numerous articles on health services management, evidence-based management, and hospital governance.