Holly Seirup is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions in the School of Health Sciences and Human Services. Before joining the Hofstra faculty in 2006, Dr. Seirup held various positions in student affairs. She continues to focus on the college student experience by serving as the faculty advisor to Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for counselors, as well as a faculty mentor for Hofstra University Honors College. Dr. Seirup is an active member of various professional and community organizations, having served on the board of Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School, the President’s Advisory Council for the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the editorial review board of the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. She has published and presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences on a variety of topics, including the impact of hope on academic success, the transition from high school to college, mental health issues on the college campus, and safety issues in schools. Her research interests focus on mental health, transition issues, academic success, school engagement, and persistence.