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Nada Asaaf-Anid, Ph.D.

Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., is vice president for Strategic Communications and External Affairs.


  • Vice president for Strategic Communications and External Affairs


  • New York Institute of Technology


Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., is vice president for Strategic Communications and External Affairs, a new office created by NYIT in May 2018 dedicated to articulating NYIT’s mission as a premier polytechnic that fosters technology innovation and entrepreneurship.

A results-oriented leader with astute business acumen, Anid served as the first female dean of the NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences since 2009. As dean, she spearheaded the creation of NYIT’s NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, its federally and state-funded Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC), and its Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR)-certified business incubator. She also led the overhaul of the school’s academic offerings and research facilities, and the recruitment of outstanding faculty in the areas of cybersecurity and IT, bioengineering, and clean energy and water. Under her tenure, the school forged new community ties and partnerships, created undergraduate honors and research programs, increased its enrollment, and produced unprecedented research output. Globally, she led the U.S.-China EcoPartnership with Peking University, which was sponsored by the U.S. State Department, and the Pathways for Cleaner Production in the Americas projects with seven higher education institutions across Latin America.

Relevant Publications:

Ashton, W. S., Hurtado-Martin, M., Anid, N. M., Khalili, N. R., Panero, M. A., & McPherson, S. (2017). Pathways to cleaner production in the Americas I: bridging industry-academia gaps in the transition to sustainability. Journal of Cleaner Production, 142, 432–444.

McPherson, S., Anid, N. M., Ashton, W. S., Hurtado-Martín, M., Khalili, N., & Panero, M. (2016). Pathways to Cleaner Production in the Americas II: Application of a competency model to experiential learning for sustainability education. Journal of Cleaner Production, 135, 907–918. 

Dong, Z., Li, F., Beheshti, B., Mickelson, A., Panero, M., & Anid, N. (2016). Autonomous real-time water quality sensing as an alternative to conventional monitoring to improve the detection of food, energy, and water indicators. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 6(1), 200–207.

Anid, N. M., Panero, M., Zheng, C., & Liu, J. (2015). EcoPartnership on water quality management and conservation in the U.S. and China. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 7(4), 41516. 

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