Dominic Brewer, BA, MA, PhD
Gale and Ira Drukier Dean
Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East, 4th Floor

Dean Dominic Brewer is responsible for helping to define and accomplish the School’s overall mission. In collaboration with the associate deans, department chairs, and program directors, the dean responds to faculty and student needs and oversees decisions that ensure Steinhardt’s excellence in research, creative works, curricula, and outreach. The dean is also responsible for communicating Steinhardt’s mission beyond the school community: working with University leadership to ensure the school’s success in the context of NYU at Washington Square and as a global network; and representing the School at meetings and conferences both domestically and internationally. The dean also helps to raise funds and build support for the school’s key priorities, including student financial aid, capital improvements, faculty, and academic programs.

Dean Brewer is a labor economist specializing in the economics of education and education policy. He is the author of numerous books, articles and chapters on a broad range of education issues in both K−12 and higher education. Prior to his appointment as dean, Brewer was the Clifford H. and Betty C. Allen Professor in Urban Leadership at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, where he also served five years in Associate and Vice Dean roles. Prior to joining USC, he spent 11 years at the RAND Corporation, rising to vice president in 2004. He holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University; an MA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and a PhD in Labor Economics from Cornell University.

Dean Brewer’s complete faculty bio