Ashish Bhatia

Assistant Dean of Students, Engagement, & Innovation

Ashish Bhatia is the Assistant Dean of Students, Engagement, & Innovation in the Undergraduate College.  In his role as Assistant Dean, he manages the Office of Student Engagement (OSE), which plays a critical role in supporting a vibrant community for the more than 2,500 students.  In collaboration with leading industry partners, OSE provides professional development programs that help students explore and prepare for their careers and connect with alumni. OSE also manages the Cohort Program that prepares students for leadership roles by fostering emotional intelligence and innovative thinking. 

Prior to joining Stern in 2015, Assistant Dean Bhatia worked as a market economist and policy advisor for 14 years.  He started his career in bank regulation at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then worked as a portfolio manager in the Markets Group—where he managed foreign currency reserves for the US Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve. After the Fed, he was Director of Central Banks & Public Policy at the World Gold Council, where he wasresponsible for developing research on foreign reserves management and building relationships with global central banks.  Working with faculty at the UC Berkeley HAAS School of Business, he developed and directed the Executive Program in Gold Reserves Management.

Assistant Dean Bhatia is a member of the Economic Club of New York and an Adjunct Professor in the Business & Society program. He is an alumnus of the NYU Stern Undergraduate College, receiving his Bachelors in Economics and International Business. He received his Masters in Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.