Amy Perez

Executive Director, Office of Professional Education and Workplace Learning


Phone: (929) 221-4648

Amy Perez serves as the executive director of professional education and workplace learning at the CUNY School of Professional Studies after serving in the office since 2011, most recently as a senior program director. Reporting to the senior associate dean for strategy and innovation, and serving as a key advisor, Amy is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic planning for the School’s multi-million dollar portfolio of certificate and customized workplace learning programs.

Amy has over 18 years of experience in program development and management with a strong focus on policies and procedures, negotiation, and grants and contracts. Prior to her work at CUNY, Perez served as evaluation and quality assurance director at Iris House, Inc., assistant director of the department of program evaluation and planning at Good Shephard Services, consultant and leadership development trainer at Association of Junior Leagues International, and management consultant at Service Effectiveness Research Group. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Delaware, and an MSW with a concentration in social administration from the Columbia University School of Social Work.

Recent News

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PEWL Unit Celebrates Program that Provides Anti-Bias Trauma-Informed Training to City Agencies

February 26, 2024

The ABTI program teaches city agency staff to understand automatic patterns of thinking, become aware of unconscious bias in the workplace, and mitigate bias.

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PEWL's Impact on New York City and State Honored During Workforce Development Month

September 28, 2023

Since the workplace learning unit was launched in 2006, more than 250,000 city and state employees have benefited from their work.

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CUNY SPS PEWL Unit Publishes FY22 Year in Review Report

April 25, 2023

The publication, available online now, highlights the work of the School's Office of Professional Education and Workplace Learning (PEWL) over the 2021-2022 academic year.

APHSA Award for CUNY SPS PEWL Program

PEWL Partner NYC DSS Recognized for Anti-Bias Trauma-Informed Program

November 21, 2022

Presented by the American Public Human Services Association, the award honors a PEWL initiative that provides city agency staff with anti-bias training.