VIP Advisors

Meet the faculty who lead the teams!

Each VIP team is led by a faculty member in an area of their expertise. The VIP Advisors span across NYU Tandon and several other NYU schools, connecting students across disciplines as well. 

NYU Tandon

Tandon (Not Pictured)

  • Matthew Frenkel, Engineering Librarian
  • Vanessa Harden, Adjunct Professor of Integrated Digital Media
  • Mark Milkis, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering
  • Ron Pennella, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering

Connecting beyond Tandon

The VIP Program continues to expand its faculty from representation across NYU. 

  • NYU College of Arts and Sciences
  • NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
  • NYU IT Research Technology
  • NYU School of Global Public Health
    • Chris Dickey, Clinical Associate Professor of Global Health
  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine 
    • Luis Angel, MD, Professor, Medical Director of Lung Transplantation
  • NYU Shanghai 
  • NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
    • Kayla DesPortes, Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interactions
    • Alex Ruthmann, Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Technology

Contact the VIP Director, Dr. Jack Bringardner (, to connect with the VIP Program.