Over the past semester, three new key administrators arrived on campus: Arthur Fama, assistant dean for student affairs, Denise Tomasini-Joshi, assistant dean for public interest law, and Nancy Mah Chau, director of residence services. Here's a little bit about each of them.

Arthur Fama, the new assistant dean for student affairs, came to NYU Law from the office of career services at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served as assistant dean and, subsequently, as associate dean. During his time at Cardozo, Fama was responsible for managing the operations of Career Services as well as the Center for Public Service Law, and was also instrumental in advancing diversity initiatives at the school. Before transitioning to higher education, Fama worked for many years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.


Denise Tomasini-Joshi, the new assistant dean for public interest law, previously worked at the Open Society Justice Initiative, where she led efforts to implement alternatives to pretrial detention in Latin America. She has been a senior policy analyst with the Council of State Governments’ Criminal Justice and Mental Health Consensus Project, and served as an attorney at the Columbia University/Goddard Riverside Tenant Assistance Project as well as at MFY Legal Services. Tomasini-Joshi has a J.D. and an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University.

Nancy Mah Chau came to NYU Law this fall as the new director of residence services. She has more than 20 years of experience in residential life and has been at NYU for 16 years. Most recently, Mah Chau was the assistant director of residential life and housing services at NYU, a position that involved managing nine resident halls housing approximately 4,200 students. Mah Chau graduated from Binghamton University with both a B.A. in Sociology as well a Master of Applied Social Science with a concentration in Human Services. She also holds a certificate in Human Resource Management from NYU.


Posted January 23, 2013