Robert DiYanni

Robert DiYanni

Joined Stern 2015

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 3-100
New York, NY 10012



Robert DiYanni is an adjunct professor of humanities and an instructional consultant at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at New York University. In these capacities he teaches courses on critical thinking, interdisciplinary humanities, commerce and culture, and business and its publics, and conducts workshops and consultations with faculty throughout the university on aspects of pedagogical practice. Before coming to NYU, Dr. DiYanni taught at Queens College and Pace University and as a visiting professor at Harvard. He also served, for ten years, as Director of International Services at The College Board.

Professor DiYanni has conducted workshops in twenty countries on teaching and learning, writing and literature, and on critical and creative thinking. He has also written and edited numerous books on these subjects. Recent books include The Pearson Guide to Critical and Creative Thinking (2015) and Critical and Creative Thinking: A Brief Guide for Teachers (2016). He is currently co-editing a two-volume work entitled Critical Reading Across the Curriculum, scheduled for publication in 2017/2018) by Wiley-Blackwell.

Research Interests

  • Best Practices in College Teaching
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Teaching Literature

Courses Taught

  • Business and its Publics - Discourse
  • Commerce and Culture
  • Critical Thinking (SPS)
  • Cultural Foundations (SPS)

Academic Background

PhD, English, 1976
City University of New York Graduate Center

BA, English, 1968
Rutgers University

Awards & Appointments

Excellence in Teaching CAS/EWP 2012
Excellence in Teaching SPS 2005

Selected Publications

DiYanni Robert (2016)
Critical and Creative Thinking: A Brief Guide for Teachers

DiYanni Robert (2015)
The Pearson Guide to Critical and Creative Thinking

Benton Janette Rebold and Robert DiYanni (2013)
Handbook for the Humanities