Faculty Affairs

Meet NYU Steinhardt's Newest Faculty Members

We are delighted to welcome 29 new faculty members to Steinhardt. Their scholarship is interdisciplinary, creative, and central to our mission to prepare leaders whose work is at the intersection of learning, development, creativity, and well-being. NYU and Steinhardt are committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and to creating a campus climate that enhances and supports scholarship and practice for work with people of all backgrounds.

New Faculty for the 2016/2017 Academic Year

Nada Ahmed - Visiting Assistant Professor of Master of Arts in Teaching
Teaching and Learning

June Ahn - Associate Professor of Learning Sciences/Educational Technology
Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Isra Ali - Clinical Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communications
Media, Culture, and Communication

Yoav Bergner - Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences / Educational Technology
Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Michael L. Breaux - Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Education
Music and Performing Arts Professions

Kelly Ann Bridges - Clinical Assistant Professor 
Communicative Sciences and Disorders

George Castle - Clinical Assistant Professor
Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Joseph Cimpian - Associate Professor of Economics and Education 
Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities

Sarah Creider - Visiting Assistant Professor of Multilingual and Multicultural Studies
Teaching and Learning



Charlene Cruz-Cerdas - Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow
Administration, Leadership, and Technology



Hannah Dick - Visiting Assistant Professor 
Media, Culture, and Communication

Ryan Driscoll - Visiting Music Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance
Music and Performing Arts Professions

Rachel Elizabeth Fish - Assistant Professor of Special Education
Teaching and Learning

Grace J. Kim - Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy

Richard Maloney - Clinical Associate Professor of Performing Arts Administration
Music and Performing Arts Professions

Janet Njelesani - Assistant Professor 
Occupational Therapy

Frank Pignatosi - Visiting Assistant Professor of Master of Arts in Teaching
Teaching and Learning

Kongji Qin - Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual, and Foreign Language Education
Teaching and Learning

Adina Schick - Clinical Assistant Professor
Applied Psychology

Shane A. Smith - Visiting Assistant Professor of Special Education
Teaching and Learning

Natasha M. Strassfeld - Assistant Professor of Special Education
Teaching and Learning

Mark Suozzo - Music Associate Professor of Film Scoring
Music and Performing Arts Professions

Judy Tint - Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Business
Music and Performing Arts Professions

Ralph Vacca - Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Communication and Technology
Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Robert Wallace - Visiting Assistant Professor of Science Education
Teaching and Learning

Amy Whitaker - Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Administration
Art and Art Professions

Norissa Williams - Visiting Assistant Professor
Applied Psychology

Alyssa Wise - Associate Professor of Learning Sciences/Educational Technology
Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Ana Flavia Zuim - Music Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance
Music and Performing Arts Professions