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New Vice Provost for Curriculum and Learning

A message from Stephanie Browner, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Maggie Koozer as Vice Provost for Curriculum and Learning, effective February 8, 2021. Maggie succeeds Adam Brent, who is returning to the full-time faculty at Parsons. During his time in the role, Adam was a valued member of the Provost’s Office who made many important contributions in the area of Curriculum and Learning, especially during the shift to online learning last spring, and we are grateful for his service.

Maggie joins the Provost’s Office from the College of Performing Arts where in her most recent role as Vice Dean of Curriculum and Learning she oversaw all academic affairs and curriculum. Maggie played a key role in the formation of the College, leading the development and launch of the MA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship, MM Performer-Composer, and MFA in Contemporary Theatre Practice. She directed major curriculum revisions to further the vision of the College including the CoPA Core project which connects undergraduate students across Mannes School of Music, Jazz and Contemporary Music, and Drama through a progression of courses based on shared values and multidisciplinary work. Maggie also spearheaded significant curriculum adaptations to rethink online performing arts education in response to COVID-19. She has served on numerous committees at the University, including the University Curriculum Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Academic Policy Group, and the Liberal Arts Task Force. Prior to her work at CoPA, Maggie managed adult continuing education programming at Mannes. 

In addition to her administrative leadership, Maggie has a concurrent appointment as Associate Professor and teaches coursework in curriculum design, community-based teaching and teaching artistry for performing artists, and Topics in Pedagogy (the university’s required course for Teaching Fellows). 

Maggie has worked on curriculum and program design for organizations such as the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Buck-Hill Skytop Music Festival, and Hastings College. Before coming to The New School, she led school-based arts education programming for The Metropolitan Opera Guild and The Metropolitan Opera and served on the board of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable. She frequently serves as a grant panelist for various local and national arts education funding initiatives.

Maggie holds a Doctorate of Education from Fordham University, a Master of Music Education from the University of Connecticut, and Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Hastings College. An accomplished musician, she currently performs with Downtown Voices at Trinity Wall Street in New York City.

Please join me in congratulating Maggie and welcoming her to her new role in the Provost’s Office!

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