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Dr. Stella M. Flores, Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity offers support and educational programming by and for Steinhardt faculty and staff on issues related to creating an institutional climate that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and professional development. We hope you will find our combined faculty, school and scholarly community efforts of interest and useful to creating more inclusive climates in your own contexts. 

As Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity, my mission is to keep NYU Steinhardt at the forefront of the best diversity-related professional development strategies and practices for promoting a climate of equity, inclusion, and social change that benefit all faculty. These efforts are not solely by one office but of many individuals across the school dedicated to these principles.

Some of the pillars of the development and diversity work developed since the inception of the office include the advisory Diversity Council, engagement sessions and programming designed to bring more educational best practices on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion to NYU faculty and staff, as well as our unique faculty pipeline program known as Faculty First Look Scholars - a competitive program that trains advanced doctoral students across the nation on how to prepare for the faculty and research job market. This office works in collaboration with the Office of Faculty Affairs and is supported by the efforts of Assistant Director of Faculty Development and Diversity Maria Ramirez, M.A.

Steinhardt Faculty Diversity

The Council for Action and Advocacy United for Social Justice and Equity (CAUSE)

Meet the council advising the Vice Dean of Equity, Belonging, and Community Action on equity matters at the School.

Faculty First-Look

Faculty First-Look provides professional development opportunities for current doctoral/terminal degree students from historically underrepresented groups who are preparing for faculty or related scholarly careers. Find out how you can get involved.

Steinhardt Courses that Address Racial Justice & Global Crises

A selection of multidisciplinary graduate and undergraduate Steinhardt courses that address racial justice or global crises in various contexts.

Vanessa Williams Named NYU Steinhardt's 2020-2021 Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence

Vanessa Williams, a multi-faceted performer who has sold millions of records worldwide, has been named NYU Steinhardt's 2020-2021 Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence.

Diversity, Equity, and Social Change Speaker Series

This series highlights prominent researchers and advocates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds relevant to Steinhardt program areas representing the most critical of social issues in the United States and abroad. 

Diversity Innovation Grant

Information about the Diversity Innovation Project grant competition for Steinhardt faculty. 

Diversity Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

This award augments the Provost’s Postdoctoral Program for Academic Diversity and attracts promising scholars who will contribute to NYU's academic excellence.

NYU Steinhardt Celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, NYU Steinhardt hosts a series of events in February in collaboration with NYU departments and student organizations.

Steinhardt Faculty Resources

Faculty Development

Information and resources for NYU Steinhardt faculty development, including research and writing support, funding opportunities, and teaching awards.

Steinhardt Funding Opportunities

Steinhardt offers many funding opportunities to faculty. How can Steinhardt support your research and development today?

Teaching Awards

Information on NYU Steinhardt and NYU teaching awards.