Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Institutional Strategy
Faculty Director of Externship Programs
Matt Gewolb is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Institutional Strategy. In this role, he serves as the chief administrator of the Law School’s academic program. He is responsible for the day-to-day budgeting, planning, and management functions for the academic program. He is also the Law School’s General Counsel and works on significant institutional policy, legal, and strategic government affairs matters. He serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees and directs the NYLS Externship program. He was Executive Director and Counsel for the 2018 New York City Charter Revision Commission.
Dean Gewolb previously served as the Legislative Director of the New York City Council. In that capacity, he oversaw the Council’s legislative, policy, and oversight work. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, teaching State and Local Government and the Law of the City of New York.
He also served as the Director of Government Programs and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, where he co-taught the Externship on the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., and directed Social Justice Initiatives programming relating to public service. Prior to joining Columbia, he served as a Legislative Counsel at the New York City Council. He was previously Chief of Staff to Georgia Senate Minority Leader Robert Brown and Executive Director of Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington.
Dean Gewolb holds two master’s degrees and a doctorate in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where his scholarship focused on law school teaching and learning. He serves on a number of Boards, including the Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park.