Steven Goss, Ed.D., Named Dean of School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Goss comes to Manhattan College from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Steven Goss profile photoSteven Goss, Ed.D. has been appointed the new Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) at Manhattan College. Cheryl Harrison, Ed.D., who had served as the school’s first dean since 2016, and as executive director of the school since 2011, is retiring at the end of the academic year.

SCPS is focused on adult learners, offering a blended learning approach that combines traditional classroom work with online classes. The school’s mission is to prepare students for success in emerging global, corporate or industrial environments.

SCPS is committed to creating and offering programs designed to serve the adult population with a particular focus on mid-career adults who want to advance their professional careers and fulfill personal achievement goals. SCPS offers a master’s degree in organizational leadership and two undergraduate degree programs in organizational leadership and allied health/healthcare leadership.

Goss joins Manhattan College after serving as the vice provost of digital learning at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he helped to facilitate the institutional mission for online education. 

"I'm looking to strengthen the success of the previous dean by expanding professional learning opportunities for non-traditional students,” Goss said. “I also look forward to providing different pathways for non-traditional students to engage and interact with Manhattan College, including more digital and online opportunities. The work of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies should be to prepare our students not only for their academic studies, but for life altogether."

Prior to Teachers College, Goss led several successful online initiatives at Bank Street College of Education and New York University, including The Center for Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Learning at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He has taught diverse student audiences, including K–12, undergraduate, and graduate. 

Goss has received awards from The Association for the Advancement of Education in Computing (AACE) and Online Learning Consortium (OLC) for his research on learner-centered online education. 

Goss received his Ed. D. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University and holds an M.A. from New York University and a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University in Art Education.

By Pete McHugh