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Open Ed Faculty Bios

Like many of our talented NYU faculty members, our current Open Ed pilot faculty are published experts in their fields.


Professor Cyrus Patell

Cyrus R. K. Patell holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor of English at New York University and Associate Dean of Humanities for NYU Abu Dhabi.


Professor Daniel Walkowitz

Daniel J. Walkowitz holds a joint appointment as Professor of Metropolitan Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and Professor of History in the History Department.


Professor Harvey Molotch

Harvey Molotch is Professor of Sociology and Metropolitan Studies at New York University where he conducts research on issues of city growth and urban security as well as on product design and development. His books include Urban Fortunes (with John Logan) and Where Stuff Comes From.


Professor Mark L. Siegal

Mark L. Siegal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. Dr. Siegal studies how complex biological traits evolve, by studying the gene networks that underlie the development of these traits.


Professor Elizabeth Bauer

Elizabeth A. Bauer is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Psychology Department of New York University. Dr. Bauer's training is in experimental psychology with a specialization in visual perception. From 1998-2001 she was Research Project Director for the MVA Institute for Vision Research, coordinating and supervising a major US testing site for a Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Products Company. There she led a team in clinical research for a new and innovative spectacle lens product.


Professor Matthew Leingang

Matthew Leingang is Clinical Associate Professor in the Mathematics Department of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Since 2010 he has directed the department's undergraduate program as Vice Chair for Undergraduate Affairs.


Professor Wendy Suzuki

Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University.  Wendy received her undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley in the Department of Physiology/Anatomy and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from U.C. San Diego. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health before starting her faculty position in the Center for Neural Science at New York University in 1998.


Professor Daniel Fleming

Daniel Fleming is a Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science, New York University and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard.  Daniel has completed research in the following areas: Assyriology, Hebrew Bible interpretation and cultural history, ancient Syria, Emar, ancient religion, interplay of ancient Near Eastern societies.


Professor Nirupama Rao

Nirupama Rao is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service.  Her research concerns the economic effects of fiscal policy, focusing on the impact of policy on firms’ production, investment and pricing decisions.  She is a recipient of the National Tax Association Dissertation Award.  Rao completed her PhD in economics at MIT in June 2010 where she previously earned her undergraduate degree.  Prior to joining the NYU Wagner faculty, she worked at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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