NYU Steinhardt faculty

Cutting-edge research and personal guidance

The NYU Teacher Residency is designed to meet the needs of teaching in diverse classroom environments. The program infuses cutting-edge research and pedagogical techniques with direct personal guidance and useful feedback from NYU Steinhardt faculty.

Our world-renowned faculty have published on a broad range of urban education issues particularly focused on equity, access, and social justice including school violence, racial segregation, restorative justice, and fiscal inequities between urban and suburban schools. Faculty are also experts in emergent bilinguals, special education, curriculum for the 21st-century classroom, and teacher development in primary, middle, and secondary education. As leaders in their fields, faculty are personally committed to crafting and participating in this transformative teacher preparation program.

Faculty

Nada Ahmed
Nada Ahmed
Nada Ahmed, Co-Director of NYU Teacher Residency; Director of Field Studies; Visiting Assistant Professor of Master of Arts in Teaching at NYU Steinhardt

Nada’s research, teaching, leadership, and practice centers on focusing on the role of teacher and teacher-leader professional development, creativity, and personalized learning

Past experience: Innovative school creation, pre-K-12 equity instruction, leadership coaching trainer, middle-school English / K-4 science teacher

Anne Burgunder
Anne Burgunder
Clinical Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

Anne’s interests include the role of visual images in helping students learn mathematics, and other cultures' methods for teaching mathematics.

Past experience: Middle and high school mathematics teacher

Michael Kieffer
Michael Kieffer
Associate Professor of Literacy Education

Michael studies the language and literacy development of students from linguistically diverse backgrounds, including research that can inform instruction and policy to improve reading outcomes.

Past experience: Middle school teacher

Ayanna Taylor
Ayanna Taylor
Clinical Assistant Professor of English Education

Ayanna’s interests include supporting universal student achievement, culturally responsive teaching, and the history of independent schools founded by African Americans.

Past experience: Middle and high school English teacher, curriculum developer, college counselor

Audrey Trainor
Audrey Trainor
Professor of Special Education; Content Director, Programs in Special Education

Audrey studies equity and diversity in special education, focusing on postsecondary transitions for adolescents with learning and behavioral/emotional disabilities.

Past experience: Special education high school teacher

Diana Turk
Diana Turk
Vice Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning; Co-Director, NYU Teacher Residency

Diana brings to her work a passion for civic engagement and a commitment to teaching history for democratic change.

Past experience: English and social studies teacher

Robert Wallace
Robert Wallace
Research Assistant Professor of Science Education

Robert developed curriculum for NYU's Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program for New York City high-needs schools, as well the science content aspect of this NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency.

Past experience: Marine biologist

Heather Woodley
Heather Woodley
Co-Director of NYU Teacher Residency; Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education, and Foreign Language Education at NYU Steinhardt

Heather focuses on meeting the academic, linguistic, and social-emotional needs of emergent bilinguals, particularly Muslim immigrant youth who speak less-common languages.

Past experience: Middle and high school TESOL and ELA teacher

Residency Directors

Annaly Babb-Guerra, PhD
Annaly Babb-Guerra, PhD
Residency Director, Upstate NY Capital Region (Albany); Visiting Assistant Professor
Anna G. Brady, PhD
Residency Director, New York, NY
Christine Gentry
Christine Gentry, PhD
Residency Director, New York, NY; Visiting Assistant Professor
Photo of Emily Grossberg
Emily Grossberg
Residency Director, San Francisco, CA
Margaret Morone-Wilson
Margaret Morone-Wilson
Residency Director, Syracuse, NY; Visiting Assistant Professor
Frank Pignatosi
Frank Pignatosi
Residency Director, New York, NY; Clinical Assistant Professor
Nora Rosensweig
Residency Director, Palm Beach County, FL
Tamara Sewell
Tamara Sewell
Residency Director, New York, NY; Clinical Assistant Professor, Special Education Content Mentor
Shane-Anthony Smith, PhD
Shane-Anthony Smith, PhD
Residency Director, New York, NY; Clinical Assistant Professor