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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

Prioritizing Equity in our Schools as the World “Returns to Normal”

NYU Metro Center hosts a discussion on the importance of Equity and Culturally Responsive & Sustaining Practices in School Settings

NYU Professor and Students Help Create a New Grammy® Special Merit Award for Best Song for Social Change

The Recording Academy announced the creation of a special merit award for Best Song for Social Change. The award was proposed by Music Business Professor Carlos Chirinos. Students cataloged 400 songs dealing with social change.

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.

Faculty Thought Leadership

Department of Teaching and Learning’s Kongji Qin Published in Urban Education

Data shows that so-called “Tiger parenting” is often parents’ attempt to circumvent racism against Chinese students.

Study Comparing Urban and Migrant Parents in Shanghai Finds That Migrant Parents Have More Effective Parenting Practices

A study led by Associate Professor Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng suggests that that migrant parenting practices have a greater impact on children’s academic performance.

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.

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.