Steinhardt Students Make a Difference This Summer

Ece Yuceland (BS ’20), Media, Culture, and Communication Ece is serving as a summer marketing intern at Beam Impact, an app that allows users to donate part of their everyday purchases to support social issues that matter to them. Through field events, press pitches, app store optimization, and influencer marketing, she is working to spread […]

Summer Internships in New York City: Student Spotlights

Meet three Steinhardt graduate students spending their summer gaining hands-on experience in their respective fields.  Jaejin Kim (MS in Applied Statistics) Jaejin is interning at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government, which focuses on analyzing and supporting efforts to make institutions inclusive, effective, accountable, and […]

6 Books on Educational Equity to Read This Summer

A Search Past Silence: The Literacy of Young Black Men David Kirkland, associate professor of english and urban education, shares six stories to illustrate “educators’ need to understand the social worlds and complex literacy practices of African American males in order to pay the increasing educational debt we owe all youth and break the school-to-prison […]

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 […]