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.
NYU Steinhardt was founded in 1890 as the first school of education at an American university. Its creation was groundbreaking; it allowed female teachers to get a university education at a time when women didn’t yet have the right to vote.
Among the School’s first students were teachers and administrators of all races and ethnicities, who took the ideals of higher education from their classrooms out into New York City’s diverse communities. It was the mission of our founders to give both teachers and students tools for social and economic mobility.
Today, NYU Steinhardt is a diverse, dynamic, uniquely interdisciplinary school devoted to a holistic understanding of people and human development across the lifespan. Here, members of our community study art, music, culture, media and communications, health and wellness, education, and more. Each day, we foster equity by supporting the research, scholarship, and practices that advance the education, health, and well-being of people and communities worldwide.
At its best, education can offer a solution to pressing social problems and enrich the world we live in. We thank you for joining us in this movement and invite you to accompany us as we continue in our mission.
— Jack H. Knott, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean
What Does an ‘R’ Sound Look Like?
A new speech therapy app helps kids facing persistent pronunciation challenges get "unstuck."
Generous Gift from Okhee Lee Supports STEM Education with Equity and Justice
Lee’s donation will fund a scholarship and an annual symposium for the field.
Helping Veterans Heal
Associate Professor Alisha Ali uses research-based evaluation to understand and improve the efficacy of a NYC-based trauma treatment program for veterans to re-conceptualize their world through Shakespeare’s verse.
Faculty Thought Leadership
“The Story of NFTs” Explores the Democratizing Power of NFTs
Co-authors Amy Whitaker, associate professor of visual arts administration, and Nora Burnett Abrams unveiled their new book at an event at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.
Charlton McIlwain Discusses the Consequences of AI Technology, Social Systemic and Structural Change Needed First
Dr. Charlton McIlwain recently joined the Zócalo Public Square and Future Tense for an important panel discussion, “How Has Computer Code Shaped Humanity?”
Jameel Arts & Health Lab to Measure the Impact of the Arts on Health
With emphasis on equity, the Lab aims to radically improve global health through arts-related research and advocacy to drive policy implementation across 193 UN member states.
This Semester in Outreach
As many pre-pandemic activities on campus resumed during the Fall 2022 semester, students, staff, and faculty from across NYU Steinhardt also came together to support vulnerable groups in New York City and beyond.
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.