Manhattanville Reid Castle In the Spring

The Distinguished Lecturer Series Features Dean Of The School Of Education At Hunter College
Friday, 17 February 2012 12:12

David SteinerManhattanville College is pleased to present David Steiner, Ph.D, Dean of the School of Education at Hunter College, as the Spring 2012 Distinguished Lecturer, who has focused on combining a strong core curriculum with rigorous teacher preparation and support. As a distinguished academic professional, Steiner has had tremendous experience in the field of education.

Steiner will discuss "Passion for Content and for Technique – a Possible Future for Teacher Education" on March 22, 2012 from 4:20 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the West Room of Reid Castle on the Manhattanville campus.

"Steiner brings to this distinguished lecture series his keen intellect, his impressive array of experiences in education, and his important views about the profession that will challenge us to think even more deeply and broadly about ways to serve all children in the classroom," said Shelley Wepner, Dean of the Manhattanville College School of Education.

The Distinguished Lecturer Series co-sponsored by Manhattanville College School of Education, the Teacher Center of Central Westchester, and Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, brings accomplished leaders in the field of education to Manhattanville College twice a year to address new policies, mandates, and practices in the field of education and new ideas for teaching and learning to better understand how to help with student achievement and teacher preparation.

The purpose of the series is to provide professional development for teacher and leadership candidates, teachers and administrators, and members of school district communities. Attendees leave with new knowledge about current policies, mandates, and legislative actions in the field of education, new ideas about teaching and leading, and new ideas about helping an increasingly diverse Prek-12 student population, and new ideas about teacher education.

Before his current position at Hunter College, Steiner served as the Commissioner of Education for the state of New York, and President of the University of the State of New York (USNY). As Commissioner, he was involved in many successful reforms, including designing a new teacher and school leader evaluation system in New York and reforming teacher preparation and certification.

As president of USNY, Dr. Steiner was responsible for overseeing 7,000 public and independent elementary schools, 270 public and independent colleges, thousands of libraries and historical repositories, and 240,000 certified educators.

Dr. Steiner holds a Ph.D in Political Science from Harvard University and B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College at Oxford University.

The Manhattanville School of Education has full accreditation through NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The program offers New York State certification through undergraduate and graduate programs.

For more information or to attend please contact Linda Putorti at (914) 323-3153 or by March 1, 2012.

About Manhattanville College:

Manhattanville College ( is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution located just 30 minutes from New York City serving 1,700 undergraduate students and nearly1,000 graduate students from 66 countries and 33 states. The student body provides more than 30,000 community service hours annually reinforcing Manhattanville's commitment to civic engagement and social action. The College offers more than 50 undergraduate courses of study, ranging from traditional Bachelor's to accelerated programs geared to adult learners. Manhattanville also offers a wide variety of Master's programs including degrees in management, Sports Business Management, and Creative Writing, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.



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