Dean, School of Education, Adjunct Professor of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership
Hagedorn Hall 242
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DegreesPHD, 1970, Fordham Univ; BS, 1966, St Francis Coll NY
Dr. Sean Fanelli, adjunct professor of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership, is highly regarded for his expertise in higher education administration and brings to Hofstra University an exceptional breadth of leadership experience. Prior to joining the faculty of the School of Education, Dr. Fanelli served as the president of Nassau Community College for more than 28 years. During his tenure, the college grew to become the largest single-campus community college in New York. He has also held leadership positions at Westchester Community College and has served on a variety of boards and commissions, such as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), American Council on Education (ACE), the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Honored for many achievements in education and administration, Dr. Fanelli is also the proud recipient of the Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom from the American Association of University Professors and the William J. Brennan Award for his protection of free speech and academic freedom in the academy.
In addition to his professional interests in higher education administration, assessment and accreditation, strategic planning, and online instruction, Dr. Fanelli has always been passionate about teaching. He holds a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Fordham University, and has taught courses in this area throughout his career. His achievements and knowledge are invaluable assets to the Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies M.S.Ed. program.
Recent Courses Taught
|APS 351||INDEPENDENT STUDY||Graduate|
|APS 371||ECO & FIN OF HIGHER EDUCATION||Graduate|
|APS 372||GOVERNANCE IN HIGHER EDUCAT||Graduate|
|APS 375||CONTEMPRY ISSUES IN HIGHER ED||Graduate|
|APS 378||PLNG, ASSEMNT, ACCRDTN IN H.E.||Graduate|
|FDED 261||RDGS-FOUND OF ED 1||Graduate|