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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

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.

Diversifying the Academy

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

Faculty Development and Diversity

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity's mission is to keep NYU Steinhardt at the forefront of the best diversity-related professional development strategies and practices for promoting a climate of equity, inclusion, and social change that benefit all faculty.

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