Lin Zhou, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer 

Lin Zhou joined The New School in 2019 after a distinguished 20-year career at IBM, most recently as program director and innovation leader for Watson Education. He played a critical role in leading Watson Education from its start-up phase to its current standing as a global leader in advanced artificial intelligence (AI) for pre-K to grade 12 and higher education. Lin has managed an array of projects and cross-functional teams, overseen multimillion-dollar budgets, and developed new products, including a state-of-the-art cognitive tutoring platform for college students. Lin has collaborated with universities and their IT leaders, gaining a cross-disciplinary perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by the use of technology in higher education. Passionate about education, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Marist College for ten years. Lin speaks frequently at industry forums on topics related to AI. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Glasgow and an undergraduate degree in physics from Nanjing University.


Knowledge and technology to empower the university.


Deliver technology innovation, services, and partnership to enable measurable outcomes in academic, enrollment, alumni opportunities, brand, campus life, and community outreach.


Integrity, Will, Wisdom, Passion for business, and Client-Focus.