Faculty Directory
Paul Russo



PhD, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 2012
MBA, University of Dallas, 1991
MS, Vanderbilt University, 1987
BS, Loyola University, 1985

Dr. Paul Russo is Vice Provost at Yeshiva University and dean of the University’s Katz School. He is also a member of the faculty at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Department of Technology Management. Before joining Yeshiva, he held positions as Assistant Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction at Long Island University and Director of Online Programs at The City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Russo has over fifteen years experience in leading self-supporting higher education divisions. At LIU, he led the university’s strategic planning process for online education and faculty development. His accomplishments include incorporating new methods for labor market research into degree planning to ensure curricula are tightly aligned with employer needs and that students graduate ready for high-growth, high-wage careers. During Dr. Russo’s tenure at CUNY, he was part of the teams that helped to create the School of Professional Studies, Online Education, and Guttman Community College. His academic responsibilities at CUNY included oversight for Data Analytics and Information Systems Programs. He was co-PI for a $15M award to create the CUNY Center for Big Data. Dr. Russo’s teaches graduate courses including Technology Strategy, Organizational Behavior, and Social Media Applications. His research interests include online communities, social networks, and the use of technology in distributed collaboration. Specifically these studies investigate the influence of user motivations and network relationships on participation in online communities such as Flickr, YouTube, and Yelp. His latest work examines the role of trust in location-sharing technologies such as those embedded in Facebook, FourSquare, and Google.

Online Communities, Social Networks, Data Science, and Technology Enabled Distributed Work


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