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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

Students in the Community

Steinhardt Student Makes a Difference: Ece Yuceland (BS ’20), Media, Culture, and Communication

Ece served as a summer marketing intern at Beam Impact, an app that allows users to donate part of their everyday purchases to support social issues that matter to them.

Steinhardt Student Makes a Difference: Mary Morris (MA ’20), Drama Therapy

Mary interned as a drama therapist at Girl Be Heard, an organization that promotes the voices of young women through socially-conscious theatre-making

Steinhardt Student Makes a Difference: Sanan Panossian (MA ’19), International Education

To achieve her goal of building and sustaining a link between her homeland and the diaspora, Sanan worked as a Diaspora Outreach Coordinator for the Admissions Department of the American University of Armenia (AUA) this summer.

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

6 Books on Educational Equity from NYU Steinhardt Faculty

The pursuit for educational equity never takes a break at NYU Steinhardt. We’ve collected six books on the topic by our faculty to add to your reading list.

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.

Making the List: NYU Steinhardt Faculty Members Are Among the Most Influential Policy Academics in the U.S.

Steinhardt faculty members are among the most influential education policy academics in the country according to the 2019 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ratings published by Frederick M. Hess, American Enterprise Institute director of education policy.