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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

Rehabilitating Your Brain with the Touch of an App

Gerald Voebel, associate professor of Occupational Therapy, discusses the role apps can play in the rehabilitation of patients with traumatic brain injuries.

Helping People Communicate

Researchers in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders are tackling high-impact treatment research in a variety of ways, using both innovation and technology to improve quality of life.

Dr. Sajnani Collaborates on New WHO Policy on Health Benefits of the Arts with Displaced Persons

This new policy document provides evidence that art based activities and arts therapies can meaningfully improve one’s self confidence, opportunities to grieve losses, a renewed sense of belonging, and offer hope.

Faculty Thought Leadership

NYU Receives $1M Grant from the Mellon Foundation for Prison Art Initiative

Support of Steinhardt Professor Nicole Fleetwood's Marking Time initiative will amplify the art of the incarcerated.

NYU Steinhardt and Silver Awarded NIMH Grant to Study a System of Care for Black Youth at Risk for Suicide

NYU Steinhardt and Silver awarded a five-year, $5.8 million R01 research grant from the NIMH to implement and study the effectiveness of a system of care for Black youth that combines suicide risk screening with an intervention to help connect at-risk youth to quality mental health services.

Two NYU Steinhardt Faculty Named 2022 ASHA Fellows

Congratulations to Sudha Arunachalam and Adam Buchwald, both from Communicative Sciences and Disorders.

Disability Covid Chronicles

The NYU Center for Disability Studies is documenting the experiences of disabled and chronically ill people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Disabled people, especially people of color and those living in nursing homes or other congregate housing, have been at greatest risk of infection and death from COVID-19.

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.