Dr. Monica Coen Christensen currently serves as Dean of Students at Manhattan School of Music and also holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor of Higher & Post-secondary education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She previously served full-time as Lecturer in the Higher and Post-secondary Education Department at Teachers College. While on the faculty at Teachers College, Monica engaged in numerous consulting projects to help institutions of higher education improve student experience. Prior to that, she worked for over 10 years in student affairs positions in New York City. Monica holds degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University and Dartmouth College. Monica has been a career-long member of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and of ACPA College Educators International, and currently serves the latter as a member of the Senior Student Affairs Officer Advisory Board.