Doctoral Student Spotlights

Brady Smith

Educational Leadership

I chose this Doctoral Program Because:
I wanted a program that would enhance my practice as a school leader while giving me the skills to conduct research and craft policy. I wanted to learn with and from a diverse cohort of students and from professors doing dynamic research in urban education.
My academic passion is:
Experiential learning.
In 5 or 10 years I hope to:
be published and be leading my school with passion and dedication.
One of the things I enjoy doing in New York City when I'm not being a doctoral student:
Trying new restaurants.
A hobby I have is:
Playing table tennis.
My favorite place to get coffee or eat around NYU:
Focus of my research of scholarship:
Creating opportunities for under-served students
I'm interested in this topic because:
It's about justice.
Academic or other experience that most influenced my choice of doctoral study:
My early years as a student advocate for 'gang-affected' youth.
Research or scholar I most admire:
Richard Rothstein.
What I like most about being part of a community of doctoral students:
The never-ending conversation.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Career Goals:
Continue leading my school while conducting research, publishing and traveling the world. It's an aspirational goal!