Heather Herrera, BA, MA, PhD
Director, Academic Affairs
E-Mail: heather.herrera@nyu.edu
82 Washington Square East, 5th Floor

In collaboration with faculty, Heather develops and designs courses and programs. She also provides direct support for ongoing program assessment and oversees 14 external accreditation self-studies, as well as Steinhardt’s annual report to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. She supports the senior administration with data-driven decision making and strategic planning. She also manages the approval and registration of new programs with the New York State Education Department and the University advisory committees.

Heather is Steinhardt’s liaison to several University offices and committees: the Office of Academic Program Review, the Office of Academic Assessment, and the University advisory committees. An ex officio member of several school academic committees, Heather is also a member of the NYU Academic Assessment Council and the NYU Learning Portfolio Working Group. She served on the 2013–14 NYU Middle States Assessment Committee.

Prior to joining Steinhardt, Heather was Chair of Letters at the College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources. She has taught first-year composition, literature, and English education methods courses at NYU, the City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Hunter College, and Fordham University. Her work focuses on immigrant-origin students in higher education, higher education policy as it relates to access and completion, the role of language and literacy on student academic achievement, and developmental education.

She holds a PhD in English Education from NYU Steinhardt, an MA in Language and Literacy from the City University of New York, and a BA in English from Mills College.