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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 the first school of education at an American university. New York City school teachers and principals demanded a place to study everything that could influence children's learning: education, art, music, media, nutrition, speech, psychology, and communication. This is a unique interdisciplinary place committed to understanding all aspects of human development, a place where people from different passions and curiosities come together and join forces.

Interim Dean Pamela Morris

Community Response to COVID-19

Susan Unterberg (MA '86), Founder of Anonymous Was A Women, Offers COVID-19 Relief Grants

Susan Unterberg (MA '86), photographer and philanthropist, is distributing $250,000 in emergency relief to women artists who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus.

Championing Academic Continuity During COVID-19: Speech@NYU Alum Builds District Teletherapy Course Template

Communicative Sciences and Disorders alum Erin Dotzel's (MS '19) efforts are helping ensure that students have access to critical speech and language services at home during the pandemic.

Occupational Therapy Students Organize Lunch Deliveries to Future Colleagues on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Occupational therapists (OTs) are providing critical services to patients recovering from COVID-19. Eager to thank their future peers, OT students formed a COVID “OuTreach” Team dedicated to spreading positivity throughout the profession.

Students in the Community

Expanding Opportunity for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe: An Interview with RoseMary Clairmont, Online EdD Student

In Indian education, there is work being done, and RoseMary Clairmont, online EdD student, is invested in doing it.

NYU Ability Project and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Partner to Make the Museum and Other Historic Sites More Accessible

Through a new grant, the Museum will partner with the NYU Ability Project to create experiences that are accessible to visitors with disabilities.

Experiential Learning Spotlight: Maki Thomas Livesay

Maki Thomas Livesay, Vice President of the Food Studies Graduate Society (FSGS), served in the United States Air Force. Department Chair Dr. Krishnendu Ray and Program Director Dr. Jennifer Berg selected Maki as the inaugural fellow for the Mana Contemporary x NYU Food Studies Fellowship.

Diversifying the Academy

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.

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

Learn more about Faculty First Look

Faculty First Look provides a glimpse into what it takes to prepare for future faculty careers, particularly in disciplines and field represented within the Steinhardt School.

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Faculty Thought Leadership

Five Steinhardt Faculty Members Ranked as Most Influential Policy Scholars in the Nation

Five Steinhardt faculty members are among the most influential policy academics in the country according to the 2020 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence rankings.

Nisha Sajnani Leads Special Issue on Drama Therapy and Technology

Dr. Sajnani organized a special issue of Drama Therapy Review related to drama therapy, technology, and new media.

At NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology Launch, Steinhardt Faculty Members Talk Ethics and Accessibility

Steinhardt faculty members presented research at the launch of the NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology, a new initiative that connects faculty members across NYU who collaborate on projects related to public interest technology.

Bringing Meditation into the Classroom

NYU Steinhardt doctoral student and author Bill Meyer makes meditation an important part of a student's life.

Developing Excellent Teachers

Learn how we prepare educators to make a difference for all students.

Teacher Education