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 […]

Janet Njelesani Awarded National Academy of Education (NAEd) Spencer Fellowship to Study Violence Against Students with Disabilities in Zambia

Violence at school exists in every country of the world, spanning across cultures, classes, education levels, and abilities. While violence occurs against all children of all demographics, those with disabilities are at a significantly greater risk than their non-disabled peers.  Janet Njelesani, an assistant professor of occupational therapy has been awarded a $70,000 grant from […]

A Best School of Education:  U.S. News & World Report Ranks NYU Steinhardt #6 

2018 Best Grad Schools U.S. News Education

The NYU Steinhart School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has been ranked #6 in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report ranking of best graduate schools of education. “This is significant progress in a short period of time and is reflective of the impressive work of our faculty, students, and staff, especially in the growth […]

Stella M. Flores and R. Luke DuBois Honored with NYU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award

Stella M. Flores and R. Luke DuBois have been awarded NYU’s 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award. The award is presented annually to faculty members who exemplify King’s spirit through their teaching, public service, leadership, and community-building activities. Flores is Steinhardt’s associate dean for faculty development and diversity.  An associate professor of higher education, […]

New Study Reveals Perceived Gender Bias is Dominant Factor in College Major Choice for Women

College-bound women are not less likely to enter specific fields because more math or science is required, but rather because of the gender discrimination they are likely to encounter in those fields, finds a new nationally representative longitudinal study published in the American Educational Research Journal. Women are often underrepresented in many science, technology, engineering, […]

Assistant Professor Natalie Brito Named Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) has named Natalie Brito, assistant professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Psychology, an APS Rising Star.  The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career whose innovative work has advanced the field and signals potential for continued contribution.  Brito investigates how social […]

Global TIES for Children Will Lead Research on Refugee Child Development Through $100 Million Grant

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Global TIES for Children, Steinhardt’s international research center dedicated to improving the lives of youth in the most vulnerable regions across the globe, will lead research on young children’s development in humanitarian settings through a unique partnership with Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Sesame Workshop and IRC received a $100 million grant […]

Investing in Children’s Early Years: An Interview with Research Professor Lisa Gennetian

Lisa Gennetian is a research professor at Steinhardt’s Institute for Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC). Gennetian studies poverty and policy research, income instability, and children’s development.  In 2015, she launched the beELL initiative; a program that applies insights from behavioral economics to enhance the impacts of early childhood interventions. She is co-principal investigator on a large randomized control study […]

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 […]