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PH/RS Advisory Board

As part of Marymount Manhattan College’s CityEdge program, each academic department sponsors an Advisory Board composed of accomplished professionals from across New York City with relevant knowledge, experience, and expertise in fields related to our respective programs. The PHIL/RS Advisory Board Members provide insight on the current and future state of their industry; review and offer suggestions on program curriculum development; assist with external relations and outreach to the industry; support career development initiatives; and identify job openings, internships, and other professional opportunities.


Advisory Board Members

  • Hadley Cooney ’11 

    Hadley Cooney, MMC’s PHIL/RS Gold Key recipient of ’11, is currently working on her Ph.D. in Philosophy at University of Wisconsin, Madison.  

  • Brooke Ellsworth ’07 

    Brooke Ellsworth ’07 completed her M.F.A. in Poetry at the New School. She is author of the full length collection, Serenade (Octopus Books, 2017).  

  • Brian Lessing 

    Brian Lessing is Senior Director and Actuary at AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company. 

  • Jennifer Miller, Ph.D. 

    Dr. Jennifer Miller is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Ethics and Department of Population Health at NYU School of MedicineShe is also the Founding President of the nonprofit Bioethics International. 

  • Steven Sheinberg 

    Steven Sheinberg, who earned both a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a J.D., serves as General Counsel and SVP, Privacy and Security, at the Anti-Defamation League.