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 […]

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 […]

Questions for Letisha Smith (MS ’17), Award-Winning Statistician

Letisha Smith Letisha Smith (MS ’17) is a graduate of NYU Steinhardt’s program in applied statistics for social science research.  An Atlanta, Georgia native, she earned a BA from from Emory University, was awarded an Urban Education Fellowship at Match Charter High School in Boston, and then took a job as a behavioral specialist at […]

Two New Books on Teacher Preparation Spotlight the Outside Forces that Shape Education

A book launch for Teaching Teachers and The New Democratic Professional in Education, was the occasion for a robust conversation on the trends that have shaped teacher preparation and the challenges faced by those who work in public education sector. Held in the Pless Hall Lounge on September 24th, the talk brought students, faculty, and community members together […]

The Dark Side of Data Research:  An Interview with Laura Norén 

Laura Norén writes about the social impact of technology.  She has taught Steinhardt’s undergraduate and graduate students Data Science for Social Impact (with Steinhardt Professor Jennifer Hill), Ethics for Data Science, and New Media Research Studio.  Norén is director of research at Obsidian Security in Newport Beach, California and a contributing editor of the Data Science Community Newsletter.  She earned […]

How Steinhardt Leaders Are Using Education To Promote Global Peace

The refugee crisis, terrorism, and political violence. These are just a few of the pressing issues undergraduate students explored in Steinhardt’s new Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) minor during the Fall semester. To help undergraduate PACS students analyze global conflict and peace-building efforts, faculty recruited three International Education graduate students – Ashley Bertolini (MA ’17), […]

Zachary Klim Receives Award for Emerging Leadership in International Education

Zachary Klim is the recipient of The Association of International Education Administrators’ (AIEA) Harold Josephson Awards for Professional Promise in International Education.  The award was presented at the 2018 AIEA Annual Conference in February in Washington, DC. Klim serves as executive director of global affairs and experiential learning at NYU Steinhardt, and is a doctoral student […]

Steinhardt Study: Multicultural Awareness Boosts Teaching Competency, But Is an Uneven Resource Among Future Teachers

Student teachers with more multicultural awareness foster more positive classroom environments for their students, finds a new NYU Steinhardt study published in the Journal of Teacher Education. However, multicultural awareness varies considerably among future teachers based on their own race or ethnicity and prior experience working with youth of color. Multicultural awareness – which refers […]

LGBTQ Issues in Education: An Interview with Joseph Robinson Cimpian

Joseph Robinson Cimpian is an associate professor of economics and education policy at NYU Steinhardt and affiliated associate professor of public service at NYU Wagner. Cimpian‘s multi-disciplinary research focuses on the use and development of novel and rigorous methods to study equity and policy, particularly concerning language minorities, women, and sexual minorities. His work has been […]