Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.

President, New York Institute of Technology

Edward Guiliano has led New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) to worldwide prestige, particularly in the fields of architecture, medicine, communications, engineering, business, and education. An eloquent spokesman and advocate for the environment and sustainability, global higher education, and educational technology, President Guiliano is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences around the globe. Since becoming the university’s president in 2000, NYIT has significantly increased the size and quality of its diverse student body of more than 12,000 students from nearly 50 U.S. states and 100 nations; added more than 400 distinguished faculty members; and opened campuses in Canada, China, and the United Arab Emirates to complement NYIT’s campuses in Manhattan and Long Island, New York. During this time, NYIT has undergone a major renovation of campus facilities while branding itself to raise its national and international profile. The administration also created a 2030 strategic plan to position NYIT as a model for a 21st-century global university. NYIT has been consistently ranked as one of America’s best colleges by leading publications. In March 2012, in recognition of President Guiliano’s commitment, scholarship, philanthropy, and transformational long-standing leadership, NYIT named its flagship Manhattan campus building on Broadway the Edward Guiliano Global Center. President Guiliano holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a doctorate from Stony Brook University. He has been awarded two honorary degrees and received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his personal accomplishments, social compassion, and outstanding contributions to American society. He is married to best-selling author Mireille Guiliano.