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A practitioner-scholar, administrator, educator, and author, Mariana is Vice Provost for Global Executive Education and Online Strategic Initiatives in the Provost’s Office of The New School and Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons School of Design, The New School. Mariana is the President of the @CumulusAssociation, the global association dedicated to art and design education and research.
Mariana is part of the core faculty of the university’s Civic Service Design Graduate Minor; her research and publishing focus is on design as a cognitive capacity in transforming organizational culture and advancing innovation.
Mariana brings two decades of expertise conceiving, fundraising for, and managing a portfolio of international and national educational projects, research initiatives, and publications at the intersection of design, design management, and social innovation. Mariana writes and lectures internationally about design, design attitude, and social innovation and serves on a variety of executive and advisory boards in design and the arts. In January 2022, she will join the Board of Aalto University in Finland. Her upcoming book: Design for Social Innovation: Case Studies from around the World (coeditor) will be published by Routledge in November 2021.
Prior to joining The New School, Mariana co-founded and was at the helm of Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. Mariana holds a Ph.D. in Management (Designing Sustainable Systems) from Case Western Reserve University; an M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Southern California, and a Licence en Lettres Degree from the Sorbonne University, Paris, where she also studied Art History at L’Ecole du Louvre. A native of Argentina and the child of a diplomat, Amatullo grew up around the world.