Our faculty consists of world-class scholars with backgrounds in education, computer science, cognitive science and psychology, and media arts and technologies. Three quarters of our courses are taught by tenured faculty, who are held to the most rigorous peer-review as professional researchers (compare this to Harvard's master's program, where only one of their eight faculty is tenure-track). Our adjunct (non-tenure track) faculty are selected for their deep ties to professional applications and design, and for their teaching skills. Unusually, our faculty are not only researchers, but also designers.
More information about our program faculty can be found here: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/alt/ect/faculty/