After 32 years as an educator, mentor, leader, colleague, and friend, Dr. Steven Cresap announced his retirement on August 9, 2017. Please join us in saying it has been an honor and we wish him the best!
Dr. Steven Cresap served as faculty and administrator at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). As an Associate Professor in the MCNY School for Human Services and Education, his concentrations included values clarification, critical thinking, rhetoric, ethics, and introductory to world civilization. Dr. Cresap has also lead master’s seminars in philosophy and taught at the MCNY School for Public Affairs and Administration during various periods of his career.
Prior to coming to MCNY, Dr. Cresap showed a whole different side of his skills as a researcher and role player at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City, where he created and performed the character “Jonah Fidd”, a 19th-century sailor.
Specializing in the interaction between aesthetic experience and moral behavior, Dr. Cresap has had numerous publications including; “Is Lookism Unjust?” for The Journal of Libertarian Studies and “Hegemonic Visualism” for Radical Pedagogy, both in collaboration with Dr. Louis Tietje (Professor, MCNY School for Public Affairs and Administration). “Professor Cresap has been an insightful and supportive colleague over the years at MCNY. I look forward to many more years of scholarly collaboration with him,” said Dr. Tietje.
Dr. Cresap will be using his new found time to spend with his family. He will not be a stranger as he is considering guest lecturing and occasionally teaching a class or two at MCNY.
“My father has been an educator at several colleges and universities but has always called MCNY home. He spent 32 years teaching the many minds that have filled the classrooms. I grew up at the College and my mother and I and both alumni. Although he is retiring, I hope pedagogical innovations will remain in the minds and hearts of students and teachers alike,” said daughter Nathasha Cresap. Dr. Cresap also plans to continue his research and writings.
Upon the announcement, former students shared their wishes and memories on MCNY Social Media outlets. Human Services 2014 alumnus, Rodney Hackworth said, “Dr. Cresap, good luck with your retirement. I want to thank you for instilling the values of education and history. ‘Everything has an origin’, as you well know.”