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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 Alumni Attend White House LGBTQ+ Pride Event

Patience Carter (BS ’20), a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub massacre, and Chris Mosier (MA ’12), a trans advocate and triathlete, attended a Pride Month event hosted by President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden at the White House.

Music Therapy Alum Pepe Benavides Creates Self-Care Project

Benavides is using his background to help others in the medical field deal with the fatigue and stress of caring for Covid patients.

Building Community around Culturally-Responsive Speech-Language Pathology

"The speech-language-hearing profession needs a different future that more accurately represents the multiply-braided identities of the people we serve."

Faculty Thought Leadership

NYU Steinhardt’s Susan Murray Awarded 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship

Susan Murray, a professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced.

Dr. Richard Maloney Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Recognized for his contributions to cultural policy and management education and research, Dr. Maloney will be joining experts from a wide range of fields to help find innovative solutions to society’s pressing challenges.

Ensuring Greener Operations for Global Communication

Media, Culture, and Communication Professor Nicole Starosielski is part of a research team that will offer the first carbon footprint assessment of subsea cables—a global network that currently carries 99% of transoceanic Internet traffic.

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.