Dr. Nelly Lejter joined NEC in July of 2008 as the Assistant Dean of the SGPS, after her work as Associate Dean and professor of the Business School at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan. While in Armenia she also carried out field research on community development and non-governmental organizations in rural areas.
Her professional expertise includes the position of Associate Dean and professor at the School of Community Economic Development, Southern New Hampshire University from 2004 until 2007. In that position she developed new curricula, designed new training and graduate programs and courses, and worked in New Hampshire, Central America, and East and South Africa.
Prior to her tenure at SNHU she was professor and Academic Dean of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Administration, IESA, located in Caracas, Venezuela. In this position, she led the first successful and fast-track accreditation of a business school in that country with the International Association for Management Education, AACSB. She was also a Board member of the Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administracion (CLADEA) and in that capacity traveled and worked in Central and South America. In this period, she led the creation of new programs on new leadership, youth-focused entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship.
Nelly’s training includes an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University, and participation in numerous professional development activities, including the Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning and the Program in Negotiation at the Harvard Business School. Nelly teaches courses in the graduate and undergraduate programs at NEC.
- M.A., Brown University
- Ph.D., Brown University