Intercultural Education and Spiritual Life

Leader Profile

Alta Thornton Mauro

Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Intercultural Education and Spiritual Life

Dr. Alta Mauro is the Assistant Dean of Students and founding Director of Spiritual Life and Intercultural Education at New York University Abu Dhabi where she supports university efforts related to diversity, equity, inclusion.

Alta earned a PhD in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where her research focused on shifting notions of self and identity among upwardly mobile African-American women and Black, critical, womanist perspectives.