Professor Herman is the Director of the Graduate Health Education program and an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Health Studies and Kinesiology. He spent 34 years working as a physical educator, health educator and District Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Health Services in NYC and two districts on Long Island. He taught as an adjunct for eleven years at Hofstra University, and following his retirement was appointed as the Director of Graduate Health Education.
Professor Herman has given workshops on various topics in over 50 school districts in the NY metro area. He has been the President on the N.Y Council of Administrators and has been credited with the implementation of innovative substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and fitness/nutrition programs.
Dr. Ludwig is an associate professor in the Department of Health Studies and Kinesiology at Hofstra University. He received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in Health Education in May, 1994. He also holds an MS (1981) and BS (1976) in Health Education from the State University of New York, College at Cortland. His doctoral dissertation entitled Mass Media and Health Education: A Critical Analysis and Reception Study of a Selected Anti-Drug Campaign examined the relationship among anti-drug public service announcements, their ideological and hegemonic characteristics, and a selected target group's perception of the campaign.
Dr. Ludwig’s research interests include the relations that exist between and among culture, education, health, and politics. Dr. Ludwig is a member of the NYS Health Education Leadership Initiative, a statewide group that seeks to provide professional growth and development for educators and standards-based, learner-centered education for students.
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