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NYU Steinhardt Back-to-School Experts Available

August 30, 2012

The following experts from the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development are available to comment on education-related and back-to-school issues.

Mary Brabeck, dean

Teacher effectiveness; program accreditation, education research, professional
ethics, higher education outcomes; interprofessional services.

Sean Corcoran, associate professor of education economics, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Measuring teacher effectiveness; school finance; school choice (charter schools, high
school choice)

Carolyn Dimitri, associate professor, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health

The feasibility of using local food in schools

Edward Fergus, deputy director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

Special education; race and ethnicity in schools

Thomas Gold, director of strategic initiatives & external affairs, Research Alliance for New York City Schools

Accountability, education policies

James Kemple, executive director, Research Alliance for New York City Schools

High-schools; drop-out rates; graduation rates; on-track indicators; college and career
readiness; school choice; teacher turnover; accountability; data-driven instruction; small
schools; career and technical schools; student test scores; achievement gaps; policy
evaluation; education research; national, NY-state, and NYC education policy

Cynthia McCallister, associate professor, Department of Teaching and Learning; creator of The Learning Cultures Curriculum and Cooperative Unison Reading

McCallister’s Learning Cultures approach is being implemented in 10 K-12 New York
City public schools. Urban Assembly's Unison School, which opened this fall, is based
on McCallister's model.

Literacy curriculum; instruction and assessment; school reform; curriculum design

Sandee McClowry, professor, NYU Steinhardt Counseling Program and Department of Teaching and Learning

Children's behavior problems; classroom management; children’s temperaments
and personalities; and parenting

Lori Nathanson, research associate, Research Alliance for New York City Schools

Measuring the school learning environment; measuring non-academic
outcomes for students, social and emotional learning, high school choice

Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education and director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

How schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in the urban
environment; urban school reform; conditions that promote student achievement;
youth violence; the potential impact of school choice and vouchers on urban public

Lisa Sasson, registered dietitian and clinical assistant professor, Department of Nutrition, Food studies and Public Health

Students and healthy eating habits, dieting, and weight management

Amy Ellen Schwartz, director, NYU Institute for Education and Social Policy and professor of public policy, education, and economics

Effectiveness of small school reform in New York City; impact of school
food policies on childhood obesity; impact of crime on student academic achievement;
student mobility and implications for academic performance; effect of housing
vouchers on educational outcomes; impact of housing crisis and foreclosures on

Adriana Villavicencio, research associate, Research Alliance for New York City Schools

Charter schools; school choice policies; turning around low-performing schools;
improving education for Black and Latino males; the role of communities and families
in children’s education

Niobe Way, professor, Department of Applied Psychology

Bullying; boys development; friendships (boys and girls); racial discrimination in
schools; single vs. coed schools; adolescence challenges (boys and girls)

Lisa Young, registered dietitian and adjunct professor of nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health

Eating healthy in college; healthy snacks while studying; eating out; healthy and
unhealthy choices in the cafeteria; avoiding the freshman 15; avoiding an eating
disorder; healthy eating for kids and families

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to explore the human experience through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit: Follow us on Twitter @nyusteinhardt.


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