Chautauqua Women's Club

Chautauqua Speaks

Going Back to School as a Professor


Sarah Dyer, Leader-in-Residence, Adjunct Professor, The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York (CUNY)


The talk will be a discussion of the growing dependence on adjunct faculty in higher education to better equip students with practical skills, current industry knowledge and a helpful professional network. The speaker will share insights from her experience as an adjunct professor, and will address how this trend presents opportunities for mid- to late-career professionals to make a substantial contribution to the next generation while diversifying their careers.


Based in New York City, Sarah Dyer has worked within and adjacent to the asset management industry for her entire career. She is a co-founder and current Vice Chair of 100 Women in Finance, and is a Leader-in-Residence and an adjunct faculty member at The City College of New York. Her other roles include serving as an independent non-executive fund director and as the chair of the Asian University for Women’s New York Advisory Board, as well as being the wife and mother to three Chautauquans. Sarah earned a degree in Philosophy and Religion from Colgate University and is a candidate for an Executive M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Baruch College.