Lauren E. Kozol
Honors College Teaching Fellow Adjunct Associate Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor of Writing Studies and Composition
Mason Hall 119
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Degrees: PHD, 2002, CUNY Gr Sch & Univ Cnt; BA, 1988, Columbia U Columbia Coll
Lauren Kozol is currently the Faculty Teaching Fellow in Honors College and Associate Adjunct Professor in the Writing Studies Department at Hofstra University. She received her B.A. from Columbia University and her PhD in English Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, which won the Robert Adams Day Award for “the best dissertation involving interdisciplinary work.” She also holds a Professional Certificate in Music Composition from Berkeley College of Music and has done further studies in connection with Mannes and the Juilliard School. In addition, she participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar on Literature and the Visual Arts. Her primary area of scholarly research is avant-garde collaborations among poets, composers and artists in the 20th and 21st century. Before coming to Hofstra, Dr. Kozol was the Director of Academic Writing at Manhattanville College and Research Assistant Professor at Polytechnic University where she won prizes for “outstanding and dedicated service” and as “Faculty Advisor of the Year” for her work with the Performing Arts Club. As well as teaching traditional writing and literature classes, she has offered interdisciplinary courses in the arts, Professional Writing for Artists and Architects, Contemporary Theater, and Latino Culture in New York. She enjoys collaborating with students both academically and creatively and has run workshops for them with professional actors, musicians and orchestral conductors in the city. Her most ambitious excursion to date involved co-leading a semester abroad program at Polytechnic in which she took twenty-three students to seven countries in Asia – China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Outside the university, her favorite activities include writing poetry, composing music, and playing the piano in chamber groups.