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Allan B. Goldstein

Allan B. Goldstein

Senior Lecturer

Technology, Culture and Society


Allan B. Goldstein, NYU Tandon School of Engineering Senior Lecturer, teams student innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs with disabled community members to create digital stories that make society care and remember.
Being a sibling of a survivor of the notorious Willowbrook State School for the Mentally Retarded, his personal experience writing explores the social barriers impeding an inclusive society. Goldstein is on the screening committee of the Sprout Film Festival, which features films by and about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


CUNY School of Professional Studies, 2015

Master of Arts, Disability Studies

Authored + Edited Books


In the School News

An Unanticipated Love
Making Disability Less Abstract
First-Class Innovators

Research Interests

Experiential Learning: establishing ties with community members, not-for-profits, BIDs, and government leaders to match their needs with NYU-Tandon's capabilities for professor developed project-based courses.

General / Collaborative Research

  • Bing Wang, documentary filmmaker, The Ability Exchange
  • Dr. Jim Lawler, Professor of Information Technology, Seidenberg of CSI, Pace University--Disability Studies; Pace Faculty Institute presentations; NYS ARC
  • Amy Bittinger, Director of Operations, Family Support Services, UCP of NYC
  • Peter Cobb, Director of Community Outreach, UCP of NYC,
  • Linda Temple, Exec. Director, Heartshare