Nada Anid, Phd

Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., is vice president for Strategic Communications and External Affairs at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).


A results-oriented leader with astute business acumen, Anid served as the first female dean of NYIT’s College of Engineering and Computing Sciences since 2009, where she grew enrollment to 3,500 students and spearheaded the creation of new degrees and research laboratories in cybersecurity, nanotechnology, materials science, and bioengineering.  Anid also led the establishment of NYIT’s NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, its federally and state-funded Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC), and its Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology, and Innovation (NYSTAR)-certified business incubator.


Coined “leader of change” in a Fall 2017 Society of Women Engineers Magazine article, and long an advocate for women pursuing education and career opportunities in STEM fields, Anid’s influence in this area includes her recent book, The Internet of Women: Accelerating Culture Changea “Salon Talk” interview on Silicon Valley’s gender culture,  and opinion articles in ForbesFox, University Business, Cybersecurity Ventures, Cybercrime Magazineand the Huffington Post, NPR Radio, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among others.


Anid is the recipient of numerous awards including the “Protecting New York” award as one of New York’s most important thought leaders, innovators, and groundbreakers in the fields of cybersecurity, public safety and security, by City and State New York.  Long Island Business News three times named her as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business in recognition of her achievements in workforce and economic development and the Long Island Software and Technology Network (ListNET) conferred to her the Long Island Slugger Award (LISA) as one of Long Island’s Tech All Stars. She is also the recipient of the Saint George Hospital Make a Difference Award for service and leadership as scientist, educator, and community leader and the 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.


Anid is the Chair of the Public Affairs and Information Committee (PAIC) of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), a 60,000-member global organization.  She is an accomplished scholar and expert reviewer for the federal government and several engineering journals, Anid earned her Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

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