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NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Continues to Expand Partnerships with NYC Charter School Summit

Leadership representatives from 10 New York City charter school organizations gathered last month to learn more about partnering with NYU Steinhardt as part of its innovative model for teacher prep, the Teacher Residency master of arts in teaching (MAT) program.
Areas of Study: Education

What We Are Learning: Causal Inference; Statistical Methods for Program Evaluation and Policy Research

Professor Jennifer Hill's course, Causal Inference, focuses on answering questions that take the form of ‘Did A cause B?” Those questions could range from figuring out whether a drug can cure cancer to understanding whether a Facebook post can change your political beliefs.

Lifting As You Climb: An Interview with Jemar Bather (MS ’18), Applied Statistics

Jemar Bather is a biostatistics doctoral student and a HIV/AIDS Training Grant Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. After earning a master’s degree from NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research, he served as a research assistant in the Department of Biostatistics at the NYU College of Global Public Health, where he built statistical models to address health disparities in breast cancer, obesity, health literacy, and patient decision-making.
Areas of Study: Education

Ed Theatre Alum Receives Prestigious Jonathan Larson Grant

Educational Theatre alumna Emily Kaczmarek works as a playwright, bookwriter, screenwriter, performer, and teacher.
Areas of Study: The Arts

NYU Steinhardt Hosts A Conversation with Richard Carranza, NYC Schools Chancellor

Richard Carranza, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education (DOE), was the guest speaker at NYU Steinhardt’s Leadership Lens Series on October 17th. In a conversation with Lisette Nieves, the chancellor answered questions that ranged from information about the songs on his playlist (“mostly Mariachi”), to what he likes to see in a classroom (“curiosity and inspiration, rather than law and order“).
Areas of Study: Education

Voices of the Healing Arts: Three Therapists

At NYU Steinhardt, programs in art, music, and drama therapy teach students how to integrate psychotherapy and the arts into their practices and engage the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment. Here are the voices of three therapists in our community.
Areas of Study: Health

Helping Kids Learn and Lead: An Interview with Kaya Henderson; Former Chancellor, DC Schools

NYU Steinhardt kicked off its Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, with ‘What Will It Take?’, a talk by Kaya Henderson. Best known for the her role as former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public schools, Henderson has worked for three decades in schools, school districts, and international communities.
Areas of Study: Education

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

I am pleased to showcase the diversity, knowledge base, 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. As Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity, I 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.

Questions for Letisha Smith (MS '17), Award-winning Statistician

A graduate of NYU Steinhardt's program in applied statistics for social science research, Letisha Smith put her education to work at the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education at NYU Langone Hospital.

Flutist Victoria Santospago Wins Position with Navy Fleet Bands

A student of Robert Dick, Victoria is currently matriculating in the Artist Diploma program, having completed the MM degree in flute performance.

What We Are Learning: The Science of Human Connection

The Science of Human Connection meets twice a week and teaches students how the natural and social sciences tell a five-part story about who we are as human beings, and what gets in the way of our humanity.
Areas of Study: Health

NYU Steinhardt Launches New 24-Month Technology Enhanced EdD in Leadership and Innovation

The challenges facing organizations and communities are increasingly complex, requiring solutions that are not confined to one discipline, sector, or industry. Successful leaders look for inspiration in a variety of areas and across sectors to make needed changes.
Areas of Study: Education

Researchers Identify New Tool to Help Transgender Women Find Their Voices

For transgender women, developing a voice that matches how they choose to present their gender identities can be a challenge. CSD alum Deanna Kawitzky and Associate Professor Tara McAllister identified a new avenue for conducting voice modification therapy for transgender women.
Areas of Study: Health

The Healing Arts: An NYU Alumna Gives Breast Cancer Survivors a Platform for Self-Expression

Drama Therapist Vera Trifunovich (MA ’96) is the founder and executive director of Bare Breasted Against Breast Cancer, a website that helps breast cancer survivors heal each other by sharing their stories and creativity.
Areas of Study: The Arts

Nisha Sajnani Receives NADTA Gertrud Schattner Award

The North American Drama Therapy Association has awarded Dr. Nisha Sajnani, director the Drama Therapy program, the Gertrud Schattner Award, the highest honor that the organization bestows.

"Fall Fest" Kickball Tournament and Community Fundraiser

Each fall, NYU Steinhardt OT students, faculty, and staff gather for a day of fun to raise money for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation's St. Catherine Challenge.
Areas of Study: Health

Faculty First Look Scholar Program

Faculty First-Look (FFL) provides professional development opportunities for current doctoral/terminal degree students from historically underrepresented groups who are preparing for faculty or related scholarly careers. FFL is a year-long program that provides participants on-site and virtual instructional and social engagement with Steinhardt faculty, postdoctoral researchers, doctoral students, deans, and administrators, to help participants better understand and prepare to launch their faculty careers

Questions about Google: An Interview with Valerie Streit (MA '06)

Valerie Streit (MA '06), a graduate of NYU Steinhardt's media ecology program, talks about her work life at Google.
Areas of Study: Media Studies

Helping Teachers Help Parents: Natasha Strassfeld on Service Delivery in Special Education

Natasha Strassfeld is an assistant professor of special education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning. Strassfeld’s research examines service delivery to parents and students with disabilities in the special education services and accommodations process, minority disproportionate representation, special education policy and law, and juvenile justice.
Areas of Study: Education

MPAP Launches NYU Broadway Orchestra

The NYU Broadway Orchestra is a new ensemble in The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions designed to train the next generation of musicians for a career on Broadway.