Ensuring a Diverse Faculty
- Diversity Training - A program to provide diversity training for human resources and public safety personnel was put in place.
- Finding external funding opportunities for research and scholarship promoting diversity, through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
As part of the Provost's diversity initiatives at Hofstra University, the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs has compiled a list of potential sponsors and their programs.
Faculty Diversity Research and Curriculum Development Grants
Office of the Provost - In keeping with our goal which is consistent with our diversity mission statement, two grants of $2500 each will be used in support of research or curricular innovation regarding diversity.
2013/2014 Faculty Diversity Research & Curriculum Development Grants and
LGBT Research Award
- Creating Competitive Activities in Physical Education for a Multicultural Population submitted by
School of Education faculty Sharon Phillips
- West Indians on Long Island, submitted by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' faculty John Pulis
- Collard Greens and Pupusas: The Untold and Unfinished Story of Suburban Ethnic Change in
Glen Cove, New York, submitted by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' faculty Warren Bratter
- Suburban Health Story Exchange, submitted by School of Health Sciences and Human Services faculty
- American Indian Attitudes Towards Native Sports Mascots: A New Survey, submitted by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' faculty David L. Weiden
LGBT Research Award:
- The Gay Community Engagement on HIV Medicine & Science (GEMS) Project submitted by School of Communication faculty Andrew Spieldenner
2012/2013 Faculty Grant Recipients and LGBT Research Initiative Award
Amy Catalano, Library and Information Services
Improving library instruction and services for students with special needs
Eduardo M. Duarte, School of Education
A Chance for a New Human Togetherness: "The Technology of Difference: Thinking Multi-culturally"
Susan Fortney, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
The Ethics of Diversity
Esther Fusco with Michael Coniker and Yvette Brideau, School of Education
I am the Voice …: Global Expression of Literacy
Sophie Hawkins with Rebecca Gianarkis and Dan Jones, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Sacred in the Suburbs
Genevieve Weber, School of Health Sciences and Human Services
Intent to Persist for LGBTQ College Students: A Study of the Role of Mental Health and Harassment
2010/2011 Faculty Grant Recipients and LGBT Research Initiative Award
Monica Byrne-Jimenez, School of Education, Health and Human Services
Exploring the Influence of Faculty Diversity on Education Leadership Doctoral Students
Christopher N. Matthews, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Examining the History and Archaeology of the Native and African American Community in Setauket, New York
Andrea Perkins Nerlich, School of Education, Health and Human Services
LGBT Research Initiative Award
David A. Powell, Professor of French, for his LGBT Research Initiative project, "Queer Studies Theory and Practice: Toward Integration of Queer Issues into Hofstra Campus Life." Powell's study seeks to improve on-campus, student-oriented coordination between faculty and students, as well as a faculty workshop for Hofstra professors and, eventually, non-Hofstra professors who wish to teach LGBT courses. | abstract |
2009/2010 Faculty Grant Recipients
- “The Cultural Competence of Student Teachers” submitted by the School of Education, Health and Human Services’ faculty Darra Pace and Elfreda Blue | abstract |
- “Development of a Law School seminar to address the pressing issues of diversity within the legal profession, and the law school specifically” submitted by Camille Nelson, formerly of the Law School.
- “Workshop for Latino Newspaper Editors and Reporters” submitted by the School of Communication’s faculty Carol Fletcher and Peter Goodman.
- “Promoting Effective Responses to Hate Crimes in Suffolk County” submitted by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty Gregory Maney | abstract | LIIA Reccomendations |
2008/2009 Faculty Grant Recipients
- Professors Jonathan Lightfoot, Marlene Munn-Joseph, and Irene Plonczak, School of Education, Health and Human Services (SOEHHS) Affirmative Action Committee for their research titled, Climate and Culture in Academia and Hiring and Retention of Faculty of Color. The purpose of the study is to address recruitment and retention of faculty of color with the goals of improving policies and practices to reflect concerns raised by faculty in the interviews. In addition, the narrative experiences collected will be used to inform discussions of these issues within the larger Hofstra community. The specific goals of this qualitative study are to document faculty experiences relating to the work environment in the SOEHHS; instances involving discrimination, marginalization, and support for diverse faculty; and recommendations that faculty members have for recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty. | abstract |
- Johanna Shih, Assistant Professor of Sociology for her research titled, Racial Segregation and Health Disparities in Hempstead, NY: Exploring Parents Perception of the Relationship BetweenTheir Neighborhoods and Healthy Living. This project proposes to investigate parents’ perceptions of healthy living for themselves and their children, and their perceptions and experiences of its relationship to the social and physical characteristics of their neighborhoods. The underlying premise of this study is that racial (and class) segregation is a fundamental factor in the production of health disparities. The study is also premised on the idea that focusing on parents is important because their experiences and perceptions reflect not only their own realities, but the social transmission of these realities to another generation. | abstract |