Play is the highest form of research…” Albert Einstein said this – and truly his philosophy inspires Noël’s passion for research and design of interaction activities and experiences. Noël’s quest toward his Master of Arts in Digital Media Design for Learning at The Steinhardt School in New York University has evolved into the founding of PLAYTESTERS LLC in 2012, to serve as a precursor and studio for the design of wearable technologies. Noël’s graduate research and teaching interests span wearable technology designs for consumer domains, serious game-based learning, and designs for digital interactions.
Blake A. Pruit, a Junior at Tisch, pursuing his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Film and Television Production wrote and directed a brilliant documentary entitled, "20 Male Gay NYC" It sheds a light on homosexuality in NYC and was Nominated for 2013 The Iris Prizeand was an Official Selection for many film festivals including, The Johns Hopkins Film Festival, Athens International Film, the Boston LGBT Film Festival and More!
Micheal Dinwiddie is an Associate Professor at New York University Gallatin School of Individualized study. His teaching interests include cultural studies, African American theater history, dramatic writing, filmmaking and ragtime music. A dramatist whose works have been produced in New York, regional and educational theater, he has been playwright-in-residence at Michigan State University and St. Louis University and taught writing courses at the College of New Rochelle, Florida A&M University, SUNY Stony Brook, California State University at San Bernardino and Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He spent a year at Touchstone Pictures as a Walt Disney Fellow and worked as a staff writer on ABC-TV’s Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper . In 1994 he was a Sundance finalist, and in 1995, he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting. A Gallatin graduate, Professor Dinwiddie earned his M.F.A. in dramatic writing from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute, which won the 2009 BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge in Development Cooperation Award. He is the author of three books: The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor (March 2014), The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Harm and So Little Good (2006), which won the FA Hayek Award from the Manhattan Institute, and The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics (2001).
Prof. John Kuo Wei Tchen, Founding director, A/P/A Institute;, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis; and The Gallatin School of Individualized Study & Co-founder, Museum of Chinese in America, NY has recently published the book, Yellow Peril! An archive of anti-Asian Fear (Verso) and is Co-edited w/Dylan Yeats. Pulitzer Prize Winner and MIT Professor, John Dowe said about the book, "Yellow Peril! is kaleidoscopic in historical depth and critical breadth and rigor—a splendid introduction to the demonized "Asiatic Other" that has dominated Western thought and practice since early times, and now confronts us in renewed form as fear and paranoia concerning China's emergence as a major global power.
Nick Heller and Alana Integlia are both full time staff members at NYU where they are enrolled in NYU Steinhardt's Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs Master's program. Nick currently is employed in the Office of the Provost, and Alana in the Office of the President. The significance of this research project titled: Building Diversity is to address the lack of dialogue and space centered around women on campuses today. Both researchers join this project with an interest in exploring the scope of diversity services, while also specifically trying to ascertain a definitive answer from the NYU Steinhardt undergraduate population, regarding their perception of the relevance of female-centric space at NYU.
As a member of the staff of the Opportunity Programs (OP) at NYU, and as a person for whom drawing has been a life-long passion, Steve Edles, felt deeply honored to have been commissioned by the Programs' administrators, some years back, to draw the portraits of five former colleagues who, in varying ways, had made highly impactful and lasting contributions to OP students and staff, and, thereby, to the larger community of the University.
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