Title: Senior Vice President for Social Justice The New School
Maya Wiley is a nationally renowned expert on racial justice and equity. She has litigated, lobbied the U.S. Congress, and developed programs to transform structural racism in the U.S. and in South Africa. Ms. Wiley is currently the Senior Vice President for Social Justice at the New School and the Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management & Urban Policy, as well as the Chair of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) — the independent oversight agency for the City’s Police Department. Prior to her roles with The New School and the CCRB, Wiley served as Counsel to the Mayor of the City of New York from 2014 to 2016. As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chief legal advisor and a member of his Senior Cabinet, Wiley was placed at the helm of the mayor’s commitment to expanding affordable broadband access across New York City, advancing civil and human rights and gender equity, and increasing the effectiveness of the city’s support for minority/women owned business enterprises. During her tenure, she also served as the mayor’s liaison to the mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary. Wiley holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a B.A. in psychology from Dartmouth College.