Doctoral Student Spotlights

Anne Bezbatchenko

Higher and Postsecondary Education

I chose this Doctoral Program Because:
I chose to pursue a Ph.D. in Higher and Postsecondary Education at NYU Steinhardt because of the breadth of research interests among the faculty members, the robust size of the department, the location in vibrant Soho, and the career opportunities within New York City as well as the tri-state area. I might add that their unique study abroad programs piqued my interest as well!
My academic passion is:
the intersection of higher education and social issues
One of the things I enjoy doing in New York City when I'm not being a doctoral student:
venturing to new restaurants in various pockets of NYC
Focus of my research of scholarship:
students' attitudes and behaviors related to environmental sustainability
I'm interested in this topic because:
I believe it is and will continue to be an issue of critical importance in the years and decades to come
Professor who has influenced me the most:
Robert Teranishi, my advisor
Favorite course as a doctoral student:
Global Issues in Higher Education: Israel
What I like most about being part of a community of doctoral students:
the support I can receive and give to my fellow doctoral students/friends

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Philadelphia, PA
Career Goals:
Foundation work in higher education
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
AERA, Graduate Student Travel Fund Award, 2010-2011 Stapp Fund Scholarship, North American Association for Environmental Education, 2009 Steinhardt Doctoral Student Travel Fund Award, 2008-2009 Newcome 's Fellowship, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, 2006 Commencement Speaker, Jepson School, Univ. of Richmond, 2004
Other professional or service activities:
2010-Present Doctoral Student Representative, NYU Higher Ed. Faculty Search Committee 2010-Present Student Representative for Steinhardt, NYU Graduate Commission 2008-Present Contributing Member, NYU Sustainability Task Force 2009-2010 Contributing Member, NYU Qualitative Inquiry Collective 2009 Data Collector, National Environmental Literacy Assessment 2008-2009 Co-chair, Fundraising Committee, University of Richmond Alumni Association 2009 Alumni Speaker, Real World Conference, University of Richmond 2005-2006 Student Representative, Safety and Security Committee, Univ. of Pennsylvania