Alfred Schutz (1899 - 1959) is an Austrian born sociologist and philosopher associated with phenomenology, who emigrated to the US in 1939, and taught at the New School for Social Research (1943-1959).
Prof. Speier came to the US in 1933 as one of the refugee intellectuals who formed the University in Exile. He was a professor of sociology at the New School from 1933 to 1942, and in 1974 he returned as a professor emeritus.
Hans Staudinger was a German politician and economist who came to U.S. as part of the University in Exile, and was an active and influential figure in The New School for Social Research until his retirement in 1965.
Leo Strauss was a German-American political philosopher and classicist. He joined the New School for Social Research in 1938, and remained there for ten years, which were among the most prolific and pivotal in his work.
Margaret McKay Tee (1882-1955) came to New Yorkin 1902 to attend Cooper Union. Frank Alvah Parsons later hired Tee as a student instructor at the New York School of Art. She maintained a correspondence with him, which is now part of the Kellen Design Archives.
Sara Ruddick (1935-2011) was a feminist philosopher famous for her analysis of mothering and motherhood under patriarchy. She taught philosophy and women's studies at the New School of Social Research for forty years.