July 28, 2020

Jennifer Scott, DPhil, Leaves Ogilvy for the NYU School of Professional Studies

New York, NY — Jennifer Scott, DPhil, who until recently had served as managing director, thought leadership for Ogilvy, has left the industry giant after 14 years, to pursue a career in academia at the NYU School of Professional Studies within the Division of Programs in Business. Scott was recently appointed a clinical assistant professor for PR and Corporate Communication, and will begin teaching this fall.

“The NYU School of Professional Studies is delighted to welcome Jennifer Scott as a faculty member,” said Martin Ihrig, PhD, associate dean of the Division of Programs in Business. “NYU SPS has thrived by providing a unique graduate experience, which includes significant exposure to professional teaching and applied research. Jennifer Scott’s appointment reinforces this commitment to developing excellence in both theory and practice.”

Michael Diamond, a clinical assistant professor and the academic director of the Department of Integrated Marketing and Communications noted, “Jennifer’s appointment reflects the growing reputation of the program at NYU SPS and the strength of the faculty we attract. In addition, our nomination for a PR Week Award this year also underscores our success in developing an educational experience that prepares graduates to be leaders in the communication profession—critical thinkers and valued contributors. Jennifer will build on that momentum.”

In addition to teaching and syllabus development, Scott’s role will include spearheading thought leadership across marketing and PR, in collaboration with experts at NYU SPS, as well as with external organizations. “My aspiration is to help strengthen best practices in modern PR and corporate communication, and to show how what we do works in professional environments,” she asserted.

Prior to joining Ogilvy, Scott was president of Edelman Intelligence. She has provided strategic leadership on award-winning campaigns, including Dove Real Beauty and the DuPont Global Food Security Index. Her clients have included Unilever, LG, Merck, American Express, the Government of Mexico, the CDC, and the World Bank. She has served as US Juror for the Cannes PR Lions and has created proprietary industry products including Ogilvy’s IQ Influencer Mapping Tool. Scott earned a doctorate from the University of Oxford.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

For 85 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 13 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of non-degree courses and credentials.

NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYUSPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 27,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world. To learn more, visit sps.nyu.edu.

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