Clinical Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of International Education
Dr. Heddy Lahmann is a Clinical Professor of International Education in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development. She has more than a decade of experience in education conflict and crisis contexts, with a focus on arts education with youth affected by political violence. Her research has appeared in the Harvard Educational Review, and she has co-authored rigorous reviews on what works for education and social emotional learning in emergencies for UK’s Department for International Development, USAID, and the Education Conflict Review. Dr. Lahmann has consulted for the Community Arts Network/Porticus Foundation, FCDO, UNHCR, USAID, and the World Bank with expertise in education in humanitarian and development contexts, civic education, and arts for social change. In addition to her research, she has worked as a teaching artist, performer, and artist-researcher with children and youth domestically and internationally including projects with Clowns Without Borders, Bond Street Theatre, and the Refugee Youth Summer Academy and Saturday Learning Series with the International Rescue Committee and Artists Striving to End Poverty. She is currently engaged with projects focusing on multimodal distance learning and global public arts education.
Dr. Lahmann completed her PhD in International Education at NYU Steinhardt, with distinction. Her primary research on a U.S. State Department-funded arts program was a multidisciplinary mixed methods study, nominated for NYU’s University-Wide Best Dissertation Award and Steinhardt’s Outstanding Dissertation Award. Dr. Lahmann was awarded the Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities Community Award in 2021. She was named the Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict Program Fellow by Education Above All in 2017 and 2018, and received the New Scholars Merit Award from the Comparative and International Education Society in 2016. Formerly, she was the Senior Managing Editor and Program Director for the Journal on Education in Emergencies, where she continues to serve as a member of the Editorial Board.
Dr. Lahmann holds a PhD in International Education from New York University, an MFA in Theatre from the University of Connecticut, and BA in Dramatic Arts from San Diego State University.