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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

Steinhardt Experts Weigh in on Racial Inequity in Education

At the Commission’s second panel in their “Transforming Foundations” series, Kemple and Kirkland discussed how government can transform to overcome inequality for BIPOC New Yorkers.

With Ford Foundation Grant, Working to Reshape Disability in the Cultural Imagination

The project, Proclaiming Disability Arts, is directed by Media, Culture, and Communication Visiting Scholar Simi Linton. Associate Professor Mara Mills is the Co-Principal Investigator.

NYU Steinhardt co-produces Healing Arts Symposium

Many Steinhardt researchers and artists will be speaking at this first-of-its-kind symposium.

Faculty Thought Leadership

Ken Aigen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Aigen, who is an improvisational-based music therapist, has spent nearly his entire career at NYU in both the Music Therapy program and the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Center based at NYU Steinhardt.

NYU Steinhardt Celebrates Prestigious Faculty and Alumni Awards

The Steinhardt School celebrates faculty and alumni whose powerful, visionary work has been honored with prestigious awards.

An Atrium Named for Professor Marilyn Moffat Recognizes Her Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The named atrium is the highlight of a lifetime commitment to expanding opportunity within the physical therapy profession.

Learning Language

To understand how young children with and without autism spectrum disorder learn language, and to better support those struggling, our Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders is conducting a research study.

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.