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Paul DeNicola

Paul DeNicola

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-194
New York, NY 10012



Paul DeNicola is a Director at PwC's Center for Board Governance where he works to extend the firm's thought leadership on leading-edge governance practices. An active speaker at forums for directors and governance professionals, DeNicola also advises audit committees and boards of directors on emerging governance issues. He has twice been named to Directorship Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in U.S. corporate governance. DeNicola was also honored in 2011 as a recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management.

Prior to joining PwC, DeNicola was Director of The Conference Board's Governance Center where he oversaw educational and research initiatives in corporate governance, enterprise risk management and business ethics. In that role, he co-authored The Conference Board's Handbook on Corporate Political Activity. He also co-chaired The Conference Board's Research Working Group on Corporate Governance and Sustainability and served on the advisory group for its Task Force on Executive Compensation.

DeNicola is an adjunct Associate Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business where he teaches a course in corporate governance to MBA students. He was formerly an adjunct professor of ethics in the Department of Philosophy at Hofstra University, The City University of New York, and Nassau Community College. His book Literature as Pure Mediality: Kafka and the Scene of Writing was published by the Atropos Press.

DeNicola earned his BA and MA degrees in interdisciplinary studies from The Gallatin School of New York University and completed a PhD in philosophy and communications at the European Graduate School in Switzerland.

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Governance
  • Professional Responsibility

Academic Background

B.A., M.A., Interdisciplinary
Gallatin School of New York University

Ph D, Philosophy and Communications
European Graduate School in Switzerland.