Henry J. Watkin is associate director of graduate admissions and coordinator of international exchanges for the Division of Enrollment Management, a position he has held since May 1998, though in prior years, his associate directorship was associated specifically with the New School for Social Research (formerly known as the Graduate Faculty). A classicist by training, Watkin earned his B.A. in history from Rutgers University (1973), his M.A. in history from Columbia University (1978), and his Ph.D. also from Columbia in ancient history (1988). He held teaching positions at Columbia, New York University, Hunter College, Queensborough Community College, and Manhattan College from 1989 until 1993, before taking various jobs in the corporate sector through 1996. Then he returned to academia with his appointment as assistant director of graduate admissions at the New School in December 1996, a position he filled until his promotion, in May 1998, to the associate directorship.
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