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Ensuring a Diverse Faculty

  • Diversity Training/Opportunities

    Diversity Training/Opportunities

    • Diversity Training - A program to provide diversity training for human resources and public safety personnel was put in place.
    • Finding external funding opportunities for research and scholarship promoting diversity, through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

    Diversity Opportunities
    As part of the Provost's diversity initiatives at Hofstra University, the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs has compiled a list of potential sponsors and their programs.

    Faculty Diversity Research and Curriculum Development Grants
    Office of the Provost - In keeping with our goal which is consistent with our diversity mission statement, two grants of $2500 each will be used in support of research or curricular innovation regarding diversity.

  • 2016/2017 Faculty Diversity Research & Curriculum Development Grants and LGBT Research Initiative Award

    2016/2017 Faculty Diversity Research & Curriculum Development Grants and LGBT Research Initiative Award

    • Learning Disabilities and Distance Education in Post-Secondary Education: Using Participatory Research Methods to Improve DL Course Design for Students with Learning Disabilities, submitted by Library Services faculty Amy Catalano

    • Political Engagement with Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth at Hempstead High School, submitted by School of Education faculty Theresa McGinnis

    • Rating Cycling and Pedestrian Infrastructure in Nassau County, submitted by School of Health Professions & Human Services faculty Jessica Holzer

    • Stephen Crane's Anti-Gothic: Disability and Race in the Monster, submitted by School of Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts faculty Karyn Valerius

    LGBTQQIA Research Initiative Award

    • Examining the Role of Sexual Identity Openness and Social and Institutional Support in Shaping Health Outcomes in LGBQQ College-Aged Young Adults, submitted by Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing & PA Studies faculty Christina Ventura-DiPersia

    Undergraduate Student Diversity/LGBTQQIA Research Awards

    • Assessing LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency in Medical, Nurse Practitioner, and Physician Assistant Students at Hofstra University, submitted by School of Health Professions & Human Services faculty Zachary Yingling

  • 2015/16 Faculty Diversity Research and Curriculum Development Grants and LGBT Research Initiative Award

    2015/16 Faculty Diversity Research and Curriculum Development Grants and LGBT Research Initiative Award

    • Anthony Santella

      Project SYNC (Sex in Youth in Nassau County)
      While many suburban YMSM have gotten some of the “big picture” information about sexual health, vital information that is inconsistently known continues to compromise effective HIV prevention and likely contributes to high rates of infection. Effective interventions should create a culture of sexual health within YMSM.

    • Martine Hackett

      Mapping Health and Housing Inequity on Long Island
      The places where people live significantly influence health and safety, especially for populations at risk.  However, in suburban areas the link between housing and health is often hidden from public view, shielded by the stereotypical imagining of safe, tidy single family homes that provide a haven from the outside world.  This project examined the interaction between housing and health on Long Island using interactive digital maps, videos and photos in order to develop an ongoing resource that is available to policymakers, local residents and students to facilitate a dialogue that educate and informs about local health inequities.

    • Kara Alaimo

      Promoting Education in Intercultural & International Public Relations
      Kara Alaimo, Ph.D. used her Faculty Diversity Research and Curriculum Development Grant to help fund focus groups in Brazil and South Africa for her forthcoming book on global public relations and strategic communication.  As part of the project, she interviewed 87 public relations practitioners in more than 30 countries to document best practices for adapting messages, strategies, and tactics for different cultures.  Her book, Pitch, Tweet, or Engage on the Street: How to Practice Global Public Relations and Strategic Communication, will be published by Routledge in August 2016.

  • 2014/2015 Faculty Diversity Research & Curriculum Development Grants and LGBT Research Initiative Award

    2014/2015 Faculty Diversity Research & Curriculum Development Grants and LGBT Research Initiative Award

    • The Quest for More Equitable Schooling: Choice, Charts and Suburban Districts, submitted by School of Education faculty Catherine DiMartino
    • The Influence of Family Acceptance on LGBT College Students’ Well-Being, submitted by School of Health Sciences and Human Services faculty Genevieve Weber

    LGBT Research Award:

    • Increasing Access to Legal Services for LGBT Immigrants on Long Island, submitted by Maurice A. Deane School of Law faculty Lauris Wren
  • 2013/2014 Faculty Diversity Research & Curriculum Development Grants and LGBT Research Award

    2013/2014 Faculty Diversity Research & Curriculum Development Grants and LGBT Research Award

    • Creating Competitive Activities in Physical Education for a Multicultural Population submitted by School of Education faculty Sharon Phillips
    • West Indians on Long Island, submitted by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' faculty John Pulis
    • Collard Greens and Pupusas: The Untold and Unfinished Story of Suburban Ethnic Change in  Glen Cove, New York, submitted by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' faculty Warren Bratter
    • Suburban Health Story Exchange, submitted by School of Health Sciences and Human Services faculty  Martine Hackett
    • American Indian Attitudes Towards Native Sports Mascots: A New Survey, submitted by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' faculty David L. Weiden

    LGBT Research Award:

    • The Gay Community Engagement on HIV Medicine & Science (GEMS) Project submitted by School of Communication faculty Andrew Spieldenner
  • 2012/2013 Faculty Grant Recipients and LGBT Research Initiative Award

    2012/2013 Faculty Grant Recipients and LGBT Research Initiative Award

    Amy Catalano, Library and Information Services
    Improving library instruction and services for students with special needs

    Eduardo M. Duarte, School of Education
    A Chance for a New Human Togetherness: "The Technology of Difference: Thinking Multi-culturally"

    Susan Fortney, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
    The Ethics of Diversity

    Esther Fusco with Michael Coniker and Yvette Brideau, School of Education
    I am the Voice …: Global Expression of Literacy

    Sophie Hawkins with Rebecca Gianarkis and Dan Jones, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Sacred in the Suburbs

    Genevieve Weber, School of Health Sciences and Human Services
    Intent to Persist for LGBTQ College Students: A Study of the Role of Mental Health and Harassment

  • 2010/2011 Faculty Grant Recipients and LGBT Research Initiative Award

    2010/2011 Faculty Grant Recipients and LGBT Research Initiative Award

    Monica Byrne-Jimenez, School of Education

    Exploring the Influence of Faculty Diversity on Education Leadership Doctoral Students

    Christopher N. Matthews, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  

    Examining the History and Archaeology of the Native and African American Community in Setauket, New York  

    Andrea Perkins Nerlich, School of Education

    Improving the Persistence and Engagement of Students With Disabilities Through Skill Development

    LGBT Research Initiative Award

    David A. Powell, Professor of French, for his LGBT Research Initiative project, "Queer Studies Theory and Practice: Toward Integration of Queer Issues into Hofstra Campus Life." Powell's study seeks to improve on-campus, student-oriented coordination between faculty and students, as well as a faculty workshop for Hofstra professors and, eventually, non-Hofstra professors who wish to teach LGBT courses. | abstract |

  • 2009/2010 Faculty Grant Recipients

    2009/2010 Faculty Grant Recipients

    • “The Cultural Competence of Student Teachers” submitted by the School of Education, Health and Human Services’ faculty Darra Pace and Elfreda Blue | abstract |
    • “Development of a Law School seminar to address the pressing issues of diversity within the legal profession, and the law school specifically” submitted by Camille Nelson, formerly of the Law School.
    • “Workshop for Latino Newspaper Editors and Reporters” submitted by the School of Communication’s faculty Carol Fletcher and Peter Goodman.
    • “Promoting Effective Responses to Hate Crimes in Suffolk County” submitted by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty Gregory Maney | abstract | LIIA Reccomendations |
  • 2008/2009 Faculty Grant Recipients

    2008/2009 Faculty Grant Recipients

    • Professors Jonathan Lightfoot, Marlene Munn-Joseph, and Irene Plonczak, School of Education (SOE) Affirmative Action Committee for their research titled, Climate and Culture in Academia and Hiring and Retention of Faculty of Color. The purpose of the study is to address recruitment and retention of faculty of color with the goals of improving policies and practices to reflect concerns raised by faculty in the interviews. In addition, the narrative experiences collected will be used to inform discussions of these issues within the larger Hofstra community. The specific goals of this qualitative study are to document faculty experiences relating to the work environment in the SOE; instances involving discrimination, marginalization, and support for diverse faculty; and recommendations that faculty members have for recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty. | abstract |
    • Johanna Shih, Assistant Professor of Sociology for her research titled, Racial Segregation and Health Disparities in Hempstead, NY: Exploring Parents Perception of the Relationship BetweenTheir Neighborhoods and Healthy Living. This project proposes to investigate parents’ perceptions of healthy living for themselves and their children, and their perceptions and experiences of its relationship to the social and physical characteristics of their neighborhoods. The underlying premise of this study is that racial (and class) segregation is a fundamental factor in the production of health disparities. The study is also premised on the idea that focusing on parents is important because their experiences and perceptions reflect not only their own realities, but the social transmission of these realities to another generation. | abstract |
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