David Steiner

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David Steiner
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New York Commissioner of Education
Former officeholder
In office
October 1, 2009 - June 15, 2011
Base salary$212,500
Elections and appointments
AppointedJuly 27, 2009
Appointed byNew York State Board of Regents
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBalliol College, Oxford University
Master'sBalliol College, Oxford University
Ph.D.Harvard University
Place of birthPrinceton, New Jersey
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David Steiner was the New York Commissioner of Education from October 1, 2009 to June 15, 2011.[1]
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Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of Education, Steiner served as Dean of the Hunter College School of Education at the City University of New York. Prior to that he served as the Director of Arts Education at the National Endowment for the Arts.

From 1999 to 2004, Steiner was a professor at Boston University’s School of Education where he taught in the Department of Administration, Training and Policy Studies and the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. From 1990 to1998, Steiner served as Assistant Professor and Research Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Political Science and Peabody School of Education.[2]


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Harvard University
  • BA/MA, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Balliol College, Oxford University

Political career

New York Commissioner of Education (2009-2011)

Steiner served as New York Commissioner of Education from October 1, 2009 to June 15, 2011.[3]



The New York State Board of Regents named Steiner as New York Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York on July 27, 2009. Steiner stated, "I am honored to be selected by the Board of Regents and look forward to working with them and school leaders in every district across New York as we continue to raise standards, improve accountability and work to transform the State Education Department into a hub of innovation and best practices to boost student achievement."[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard P. Mills
New York Commissioner of Education
Succeeded by
John King