What We Are Learning:  Causal Inference; Statistical Methods for Program Evaluation and Policy Research

In Jennifer Hill’s Causal Inference class, students learn how to use statistical methods to answer pressing research questions that arise across fields as diverse as transportation, psychology, education, marketing, and public health. “Causal Inference focuses on answering questions that take the form of ‘Did A cause B?” explains Hill, a professor of applied statistics and data science. “Those questions could range […]

Helping Teachers Help Parents: Natasha Strassfeld on Service Delivery in Special Education

Natasha Strassfeld is an assistant professor of special education in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning. She earned a J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Law and a doctorate in special education from Pennsylvania State University. Strassfeld’s research examines service delivery to parents and students with disabilities in the special education services […]

Paying it Forward with Art Therapy: An Interview with Grace Noh (MA ’17)

Grace Noh was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to Toronto during high school. While studying fine arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she became interested in working with underserved youth through the creative art-making process. As a student in NYU Steinhardt’s Art Therapy master’s program, she served as an intern […]

Lifting As You Climb: An Interview with Jemar Bather (MS ’18), Applied Statistics

Jemar Bather is a first-year biostatistics doctoral student and a HIV/AIDS Training Grant Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. After earning a master’s degree from NYU Steinhardt’s Program in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research, he served as a research assistant in the Department of Biostatistics at the NYU College of Global Public Health, where […]

Taking “Diversity and Inclusion” to the Next Level: An Interview with Leslie Stevens, MCC Weber Shandwick Scholar

Leslie Stevens is a recipient of an MCC Media Diversity Scholarship at Weber Shandwick, a global communications and engagement agency. Her interests lie at the intersection of social media, culture, race, identity, and power. As an undergraduate, she published her first academic research paper in the ​Howard Journal of Communication ​in 2017, examining Black Twitter as a […]

What We Are Learning:  Field Trips in Food; Immigrant New York

In Field Trips in Food:  Immigrant New York, students tour and taste the city’s ethnic culture and cuisine. We meet outside Nathan’s Famous on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.  It’s a crisp October Day, and, in Jennifer Berg’s Field Trips in Food:  Immigrant New York, we are taking an ethnographic and historical walking tour of Coney Island […]