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The Dean's Scholar-in-Residence program was launched in 2018  and welcomes distinguished academics, artists, advocates, and other thought-leaders to the NYU Steinhardt community to share their expertise; mentor students and faculty; highlight the School’s academics, research, and community impact; and support efforts to advance equity, belonging, and innovation.

In 2021, NYU Steinhardt partnered with the Americana Music Association Foundation to enhance the understanding of and appreciation for the origins, history, and cultural impact of Americana music. As part of the partnership, Steinhardt and the Americana Foundation launched the Artist-in-Residence program. The 2022-2023 Artists-in-Residence are Grammy-winning musicians Taj Mahal and Rudy Pérez.

2022-2023 Scholars-in-Residence

Georgina Kleege named NYU Steinhardt 2022-2023 Scholar-in-Residence

Kleege will work with NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and the NYU Center for Disability Studies to transform arts access.

Leonardo and Olga Suarez Paz named NYU Steinhardt 2022-2023 Scholars-in-Residence

Leonardo and Olga will work with the Dance Education Program in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions to elevate and illustrate the power of the art of Tango.

2021-2022 Scholars-in-Residence

NYU Steinhardt Announces 2021-2022 Dean’s Scholars-in-Residence

Kaya Henderson, Danielle Nierenberg, and Julie Tolentino bring expertise in education, food systems, and performance art as NYU Steinhardt’s 2021-2022 Dean’s Scholars-in-Residence.

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Rosanne Cash Joins NYU Steinhardt as 2021-22 Americana Artist-in-Residence

Multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, one of the most revered artists in the Americana music genre, will work closely with NYU students through a variety of lectures, workshops, and classroom visits

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2020-2021 Scholar-in-Residence

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.

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2018-2020 Scholar-in-Residence

Rubén Blades, Scholar-in-Residence, Addresses Music and Social Change

Rubén Blades, three-time Emmy-nominated actor, activist, lawyer, and politician from Panama, is the School’s first scholar-in-residence.

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