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Maryalice Mazzara

Staff - Office of Global Affairs

Dr. Maryalice Mazzara

Director of Global Leadership Programs

Maryalice Mazzara joined SUNY in 2005. In her current role as Director of Global Leadership Programs, Dr. Mazzara is the Director of the JFEW SUNY International Relations and Global Affairs Program and SUNY’s Confucius Institute for Business. During her tenure at SUNY she has developed and directed an International Finance Semester at the SUNY Global Center in collaboration with University at Buffalo and  a summer program on Science, Technology, and International Relations for the Russian university, MGIMO. Dr. Mazzara also served as a liaison for Canada and Korea related to specific international programs and assisted with programs on Turkey at the SUNY Global Center.

In 2005, prior to joining SUNY, Dr. Mazzara was the Director of Education for Global Film Initiative, a non-profit organization promoting cross-cultural learning through the medium of film.  From 2002 – 2004, she was Education Attaché for the Government of Québec in New York, which is under Quebec’s Ministry of International Relations. She was responsible for academic relations for the office’s region of eight states and DC and also participated in the office’s international relations work and outreach. Prior to her work with the Government of Quebec, Dr. Mazzara was Director of Teacher Training Outreach for the Harriman Institute’s (Columbia University) U. S. Department of Education’s East European, Eurasian, and Russian National Resource Center for ten years. During this period, she also consulted on corporate cross-cultural training programs and with non-profits for international education projects. Her clients included Samsung, Conoco, Soros Foundation, Business Alliance in Vietnam and the Tokyo Foundation.

Dr. Mazzara received her doctorate in International Educational Development from Columbia University's Teachers College, her MA degree from Hofstra, and her BA from Arcadia University.

Phone: 212-317-3560

Office of Global Affairs