Dr. Susan B. Neuman specializes in early children’s literacy development and is a professor, researcher, and education policy-maker at NYU. She received her B.A. at American University and teaching certificate at U.C. Berkeley. Her M.A. was obtained at California State University Hayward and Ph.D. at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.
Dr. Neuman served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education. She established the Early Reading First program and Early Childhood Professional Development Education Program. Dr. Susan Neuman also helped establish the “No Child Left Behind Act.”
She previously taught at Temple, Eastern Connecticut State University, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and Michigan. At the University of Michigan, she directed the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement and Research Program on Ready to Learn, focusing on Preschool through Pre-K students.
Throughout her career, Dr. Susan Neuman has worked to improve children’s achievement, including those in poverty. Currently, she is the Chair of the Teaching and Learning Department at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.