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Paul Melton

Paul Melton

Joined Stern 2010

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


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Paul Melton joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Adjunct Professor in 2010, where he teaches courses in the Business and Society Program Area. Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Melton spent 10 years working in communications across five countries and several industries, including information technology, telecommunications and international development.

Professor Melton holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and Spanish literature, with honors in both. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Media, Culture and Communication at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. He is also the Director of the MA in Art Business Program at the Sotheby's Institute of Art.

Research Interests

  • Art markets
  • Discourses of value and valuation
  • Contemporary media cultures

Academic Background

B.A., Spanish with Departmental Honors and Highest Disti, 1997
University of Kansas

B.S., Mathematics with Departmental Honors and Highest D, 1997
University of Kansas

Awards & Appointments

US Department of Education Javits Fellow 2008

Areas of Expertise


  • Valuation


  • Art