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Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships

The Walter H. "Bud" Miller Distinguished Professorship in Business
The Walter H. "Bud" Miller Distinguished Professorship in Business, established in 1980 in recognition of Mr. Miller's business acumen, community involvement and concern for higher education. Its purpose is to foster teaching, research and training in the field of marketing and management. The Professorship is currently held by Professor Barry Berman, a faculty member who has a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship in the field of business.

Dr. Barry Berman

Dr. Barry Berman
Professor of Marketing and International Business
Phone: 516-463-5711
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The Mel Weitz Distinguished Professorship in Business
The Mel Weitz Distinguished Professorship in Business was established in 1982 in recognition of Mr. Weitz’s accomplishments in the field of business, his involvement in humanitarian causes and his dedication to higher education on Long Island. The Professorship is currently held by Professor Debra R. Comer.

Dr. Debra R. Comer

Dr. Debra R. Comer
Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship
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The RMI Distinguished Professorship in Business
The RMI Distinguished Professorship in Business was established in 1989 through the generosity of several noted retailers and retail-related firms. It is designed to promote teaching, research, and training in the fields of retailing and retail management. The Professorship is currently held by Professor Joel R. Evans, a faculty member with an outstanding record of teaching and scholarship in the field of business.

Dr. Joel R. Evans

Dr. Joel R. Evans
Professor of Marketing and International Business
Phone: 516-463-5704
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The Robert E. Brockway Endowed Distinguished Professorship
The Robert E. Brockway Endowed Distinguished Professorship was established in 2007 in honor of the former Hofstra marketing professor, Board of Trustees member, and chairman and CEO of Olympus Corporation. This distinguished professorship was endowed by Mr. Brockway’s son, Peter C. Brockway. This professorship is currently held by Professor William James.

Professor William James

Dr. William James
Professor of Marketing and International Business
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The Honey and Arthur Sorin Distinguished Teaching Fellow in Business
The Honey and Arthur Sorin Distinguished Teaching Fellow in Business was established in 1988 through the generosity of Honey and Arthur Sorin. The Teaching Fellow was established to recognize the important contribution made by Hofstra adjunct faculty. The Teaching Fellow is also responsible for the annual Sorin Conference on Mediation which brings together leaders of labor, business and the public sectors to discuss the crucial issues in this area.

Professor Richard G. Ketchum

Professor Richard G. Ketchum
Adjunct Professor of Finance
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The C.V. Starr Distinguished Professorship in Finance and Investment Banking
The C.V. Starr Distinguished Professorship in Finance and Investment Banking was established in 2004 by the Starr Foundation, supporting its ongoing relationship with Hofstra and acknowledging the critical discipline of investment banking operations and capital raising. The C.V. Starr Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Finance and Investment Banking is awarded to a finance department faculty member engaged in ongoing scholarly research and production and other professional activities. The Professorship is currently held by Professor Ahmet Karagozoglu.

Dr. Ahmet Karagozoglu

Dr. Ahmet K. Karagozoglu
Professor of Finance
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The Cypres Family Distinguished Professorship in Legal Studies in Business
The Cypres Family Distinguished Professorship in Legal Studies in Business in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business shall be awarded to a full professor in the Zarb School of Business who is a member of the Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business Department. The recipient should have a national reputation for scholarship in legal studies in business (business law). The recipient should have excellent service to the Zarb School of Business and the University and should be licensed to practice law. The Professorship is currently held by Professor Susan L. Martin.

Susan L. Martin

Professor Susan L. Martin
Professor of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business
Phone: 516-463-5327
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The Brodlieb Distinguished Professorship in Business
The Brodlieb Distinguished Professorship in Business was established in 1984 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brodlieb (Ken and Judy) and Theodore Brodlieb. The Brodliebs firmly believe in a business developing a close relationship with the surrounding community and its responsibility to society in general. This gift reflects their especially strong commitment to quality higher education on Long Island. The Professorship is currently held by Professor Anil Mathur.

Anil Mathur

Dr. Anil Mathur
Professor of Marketing and International Business
Phone: 516-463-2386
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The C.V. Starr Distinguished Professorship in Finance and International Financial Services
The C.V. Starr Distinguished Professorship in Finance and International Financial Services was established in 2003 by the Starr Foundation, supporting its ongoing relationship with Hofstra and acknowledging the critical discipline of global financial and business education. The C.V. Starr Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Finance and International Financial Services is awarded to a finance department faculty member engaged in ongoing scholarly research and production and other professional activities. The Professorship is currently held by Professor Ehsan Nikbakht.

Dr. Ehsan Nikbakht

Dr. Ehsan Nikbakht
Professor of Finance
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The Chaykin Endowed Chair in Accounting
The Chaykin Endowed Chair in Accounting was established in 1990 through the proceeds from the Chaykin continuing professional education programs at Hofstra University. Professor Irving J. Chaykin is a nationally prominent professor of accounting and founder of the Chaykin CPA Review Program. The Chair was established to encourage and reward excellence in research and teaching. The Chair is currently held by Dr. Ralph S. Polimeni, a faculty member with a distinguished background in the field of accounting.

Dr. Ralph S. Polimeni

Dr. Ralph S. Polimeni
Professor of Accounting, Taxation, and Legal Studies in Business
Phone: 516-463-5685
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The Robert F. Dall Distinguished Professorship in Business
The Robert F. Dall Distinguished Professorship in Business was established by Robert F. Dall in 1989. Robert F. Dall is a Hofstra alumnus and a Hofstra trustee who has had a prominent career in finance and investments. The Professorship is currently held by Professor Matthew C. Sonfield, a faculty member with a strong record of scholarly productivity in the fields of entrepreneurship, family business, minority business, strategic management, and automotive business history.

Dr. Matthew C. Sonfield

Dr. Matthew C. Sonfield
Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship
Phone: 516-463-5728
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