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Our Impact

In the City, of the World

NYU Steinhardt's one-of-a-kind integration of education, communication, health, and the arts puts us at the heart of a movement: education for social change.

Our mission is to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development. 

"Steinhardt was founded in 1890 in the heart of the Progressive Era in the United States, a time marked by Jim Crow laws and repression, but also major governance and economic reforms.

Over the past 130 years, Steinhardt faculty, students, alumni, and leaders have demonstrated a dedication not only to academic excellence but to societal impact.

I believe we are uniquely positioned here at Steinhardt to drive these impacts. With our many interdisciplinary programs, we will provide innovative solutions in the transformation that will occur as we eventually emerge into a post-COVID world  solutions across education especially, but also in media, health care, therapy, psychology, applied statistics, and the arts and humanities.

I am honored to lead a school with such tremendous capacity for a holistic and integrated approach to human development. Please join us as we pursue our mission to advance the health and well-being of people and communities in New York City and around the world."

Jack H. Knott, Dean
Gale and Ira Drukier Chair

Social Impact

When It’s Better for Everyone, It’s Better for Everyone: Occupational Therapy

This is the second in a series of articles highlighting Steinhardt researchers in special education and disability studies who are working to break down barriers and improve equity.

NYU Metro Center Provides NASA Internship Experience for Autistic Young Adults

The ASD Nest Support Project recently partnered with Sonoma St. University to provide professional development aimed at supporting Autistic young adults during their summer internship experience with NASA.

Bringing Research to Policy and Practice in Education

The IES-PIRT fellowship program supports education scholars across disciplines to make a real-world impact for students of all kinds.

Faculty Thought Leadership

"Dirty Works" Wins Gold at the Independent Publisher’s Book Awards

The book, written by Media, Culture, and Communication Associate Professor Brett Gary, explores the characters who ran afoul of stiff obscenity laws in the first half of the 20th century.

Mara Mills Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Media, Culture, and Communication Associate Professor Mara Mills has received the NYU 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award — this year given to only six faculty from across the University.

Research shows how people perceive gender through speech

A study from researchers at the Acoustic Phonetics and Perception Lab (APPL) at NYU finds that using terminology such as “female” and “male” or “feminine” and “masculine” affects how people perceive gender when listening to a voice.

Learning Language

To understand how young children with and without autism spectrum disorder learn language, and to better support those struggling, our Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders is conducting a research study.

Creating Connections in the Queer Community Through Food

Meet Gabby Lenart, founder of This Queer Kitchen and a graduate of NYU Steinhardt's Food Studies program.