Faculty & Staff Profiles

Christian Rafidi

Chief Administrative Officer

Christian Rafidi joined the SMTD as the chief administrative officer in September of 2015. Prior to joining SMTD, Rafidi held roles in similar capacities in other academic institutions, most recently at AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA and prior to that at the College of Arts and Science, the Department of Sociology, and the Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University.

Rafidi’s career in higher education administration has spanned the course of seventeen years. He graduated from New York University as an honors scholar, the highest academic distinction granted by the University, with his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He later earned his Master of Education from Northeastern University.


BA (sociology), New York University
MEd, Northeastern University

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