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Date: Jun 04, 2008
Dr. David Foulk Named Dean of Hofstra University's School of Education and Allied Human Services
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY: Culminating an almost year-long national search, Dr. David F. Foulk has been named the new dean of Hofstra University’s School of Education and Allied Human Services (SOEAHS), effective July 1, 2008. Dr. Foulk earned his Ed.D. in Health Education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and most recently served as a professor of health education and associate dean for administration and research at Florida State University’s College of Education.
Hofstra University Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Herman A. Berliner said, "We were fortunate in our national search for a new dean of the School of Education and Allied Human Services to have an impressive and highly qualified pool of finalists. As the process progressed, it was clear to President Rabinowitz and all of us involved, that Dr. David Foulk was the most qualified and best suited to lead our school. We are all delighted that he will be joining us as dean."
"I am very excited about the opportunity to work with such a respected group of faculty, staff and students," said Dr. Foulk. "I eagerly anticipate exploring new areas of potential collaboration within our academic community and am excited about the potential synergy we can create across our campus, across the region and across the nation. SOEAHS has a long standing reputation for quality of instruction, service and research that we will continue while expanding our visibility among our many constituencies."
Prior to serving as associate dean, Dr. Foulk was chair of FSU’s Department of Middle and Secondary Education for a decade and chair of Georgia Southern University’s Health Sciences Department for seven years. He has published extensively in the areas of public health and health education, specifically in the fields of adolescent obesity, HIV/AIDS and tobacco prevention. He has also been involved in submitting successful grant proposals at the multi-million dollar level.
Dr. Foulk’s diverse academic background includes serving as an instructor at Tennessee State School for the Deaf and Georgia School for the Deaf, as well as coaching basketball and football at both schools. He was a member of the curriculum writing team and health and physical education curriculum for the State School for the Deaf in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Dr. Maureen Murphy, who served almost three years as the interim dean for SOEAHS, will resume her role as a professor of curriculum and teaching for the 2008 fall semester.
Hofstra University’s School of Education and Allied Human Services offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs: teacher-education, counselor-education and administrator-education programs that lead to initial certification, graduate degrees and advanced certificates. SOEAHS is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Individual programs have been approved by the New York State Education Department and by the professional associations in each field, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the International Reading Association.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 145 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence, cutting edge technology, extensive library resources, internships and special educational programs that appeal to their interests and abilities. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.