Hofstra University Experts
For more information about Hofstra University’s faculty experts, go to http://www.hofstra.edu/experts or contact University Relations at 516-463-6818.
Meena Bose, Peter S. Kalikow Endowed
Chair in Presidential Studies, Director, Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency; Lecturer for Washington Center at Democratic and Republican national conventions
Expertise: the American presidency, leadership and politics, presidential elections, presidential history, foreign policy.
Evan Cornog, Dean, School of Communication
Expertise: presidential politics, media, politics and the press, NYC history
Philip Dalton, Chair, Speech Communication, Rhetoric and Performance Studies
Expertise: Political communication, campaign rhetoric, public argument, debating
Michael D’Innocenzo, Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change
Expertise: Civic engagement, citizen/student activism, Civil Rights movement
Carolyn Dudek, Associate professor of political science; Director, European Studies program
Expertise: Presidential primaries and elections, European and Latin American politics (Fluent in Spanish)
Carolyn Eisenberg, Professor of History
Expertise: Iraq war; Guantanamo Bay; history of presidential elections
Leslie Feldman, Professor of Political Science
Expertise: American politics; the presidency; presidential elections.
Bernard Firestone, Dean, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Political science, International Relations
David Green, Professor of Political Science
Led student trip to New Hampshire ahead of that state’s primaries.
Expertise: American politics, international relations, European politics and integration, EU, foreign policy
Richard Himelfarb, Professor of Political Science
Attended Republican National Convention; led student trip to New Hampshire leading up to that state’s primaries.
Expertise: Presidential politics; Affordable Health Care Act; Social Security.
Corinne Kyriacou, Program Director, Master of Public Health Program
Expertise: Health care policy; Affordable Health Care Act
Lawrence Levy, Executive Dean, National Center for Suburban Studies
Expertise: Presidential election and suburban issues and voters; New York state and Long Island politics.
Gregory Maney, Chair, Department of Sociology; Co-Director, Center for Civic Engagement; Director, Irish Studies Program
Expertise: Immigration issues, population studies, Irish Studies
Mario Murillo, Chair, Department or Radio, Television and Film, Co-Director, Center for Civic Engagement
Expertise: radio journalism, Latin American media and community radio (Spanish)
Stefanie Nanes, Associate Professor of Political Science
Expertise: Middle East politics, women and gender in the Middle East
Christopher Niedt, Academic Director, National Center for Suburban Studies
Expertise: Suburbia, housing issues, mortgage crisis
Bob Papper, Director, RTNDA/Hofstra University Annual Survey on the State of Local Television and Radio News; Chair, Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations
Expertise: Media coverage of the presidential campaign; future of the media industry.
Rosanna Perotti, Chair, Political Science Department
Expertise: Political parties and the voter; voter preferences; campaign finance; the presidential nomination process, Congress
David Powell, Director, LGBT Studies Program
Expertise: same-sex marriage, LGBT issues
Shawn Thelen, Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business
Expertise: Political marketing (Russian proficient; basic Mandarin)
Daniel Varisco, Professor of Anthropology,
Director, Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Program
Expertise: Islam in the Middle East, Yemen, Somalia
Business and Economics
Herman Berliner, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs,
Lawrence Herbert Distinguished Professor
Expertise: Economic issues; economics of education.
Barry Berman, Walter H. Miller Distinguished Professor of Marketing and International Business
Expertise: China; Chinese marketing and products; retail management.
Robert Campbell, Associate Professor of Finance
Expertise: The mortgage crisis and the presidential campaign; real estate.
Gregory DeFreitas, Director, Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy
Expertise: Job and pay trends; economics of immigration; earnings inequality; youth unemployment.
Joel Evans, RMI Distinguished Professor of Business
Expertise: Marketing trends; consumer trends; retail; online retail; big box companies; ethics in marketing.
Robert Guttmann, Professor of Economics
Expertise: Monetary economics; public finance; international economics; economic integration in the European Union.
Patrick Socci, Dean, Frank G. Zarb School of Business
Expertise: Telecommunications, Finance
Anoop Rai, Professor of Finance, Director, Center for International Financial Services and Markets
Expertise: Risk management, Dodd-Frank Bill, Wall Street reforms, international investment
Andrew Spieler, Associate Professor of Finance
Expertise: Real estate, mortgages, corporate governance.
Janet Dolgin, Jack and Freda Dicker Distinguished Professor of Health Care Law, Co-Director, Hofstra University Bioethics Center
Expertise: Stem cell research; medical ethics; health care law.
Eric Freedman, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law
Expertise: Constitutional law; history; civil and criminal procedure and strategy; death penalty;
First Amendment and other civil liberties issues; Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Monroe Freedman, Professor of Law
Expertise: Legal ethics
Leon Friedman, Joseph Kushner Distinguished Professor of Civil Liberties Law
Expertise: Copyright law; civil rights; civil procedure; criminal procedure; Constitutional law; First Amendment
Daniel J.H. Greenwood, Professor of Law
Expertise: Economic crisis, recession, depression, financial markets,, mergers and acquisitions, brokerage houses, banks, mortgages, foreclosures, securities laws
Joanna Grossman, Professor of Law
Expertise: Same-sex marriage; sexual harassment; sex discrimination; family law.
James Sample, Associate Professor of Law
Expertise: Voting rights, campaign finance, government