This is an exciting time on the Hofstra campus, with the coming presidential debate, our new School of Engineering and Applied Science, the growth of the health professions and the success of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. In this issue of Hofstra Horizons, we again celebrate the research and achievements of our faculty. The article from Julie Agris, assistant professor and director of the Master of Health Administration Program, highlights the potential risks of implementing an interoperable electronic health record, as well as the need for a global institutional policy redevelopment project to strengthen the privacy and security of health information.
The article written by Jacqueline Grennon Brooks, a professor in the Department of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership, and Julia Caliendo, STEM Studio coordinator, focuses on Hofstra’s new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Studio – a complement to Hofstra’s teacher education programs – located in recently renovated space in Hagedorn Hall, which integrates theory and practice for elementary education students.
Robert Brinkmann, professor of global studies and geography and director of sustainability studies, details his research on modern environmental change as well as Long Island’s agricultural sustainability efforts.
Timothy P. Daniels, associate professor of anthropology, examines the interrelationship of ethics and economics through his research in Kelantan, Malaysia.
In the last article, Ling Huang, assistant professor of chemistry, discusses his involvement with Hofstra’s Spice Accelerated Identification Team (SAIT), whose goal is to eliminate, or lessen, the challenges in detecting synthetic components in herbal incenses.
I am pleased to have this opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of our faculty. I hope you enjoy this issue of Hofstra Horizons.