Assistant Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations
DegreesMA, 2001, New York Inst Tech; BFA, 1983, New York Inst Tech
Jeff Morosoff teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations and mass communication at Hofstra University. A professional communicator for more than three decades, Professor Morosoff first worked in radio as a disk jockey and news anchor before his public relations career began in 1983 at Cablevision, where he handled community and government relations and public access TV productions. He later joined the communications team at the Long Island Association, a regional business and civic organization, and moved to direct public relations activities for the Town of Babylon, serving as press secretary and chief of staff for two elected town supervisors. He left government in the early '90s to run political campaigns and provide public relations services for various clients. From 1999-2008, Morosoff taught media and public relations courses as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), where he had earned bachelor's and master's degrees in communication arts. He was director of alumni and government relations, and later director of foundation and corporate relations at NYIT, before being appointed vice president for institutional advancement at Nassau Community College. Before arriving at Hofstra, Morosoff served as vice president of communications for the Early Years Institute.
Professor Morosoff's research focuses on how nonprofit organizations faced with minimal resources conduct public relations programs. Recipient of the 2000 International Association of Business Communicators' Achievement in Communications Award and a frequent guest lecturer, Morosoff served as president of the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island (PRPLI) from 1995-97 and again from 2006-07. He is a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Media Studies' Public Relations Division, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and faculty advisor to the Hofstra chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Morosoff also remains on the PRPLI board of directors and is a PR consultant to nonprofits and area businesses.
Teaching InterestsPublic relations, media
Research InterestsPublic relations for not-for-profit organizations: How NFP groups handle communications and marketing activities with generally few resources and little staff.
Recent Courses Taught
|JRNL 271||PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP||Graduate|
|JRNL 281||INDEPENDENT STUDY||Graduate|
|JRNL 299||CAPSTONE PROJECT||Graduate|
|MASS 001||MASS MEDIA: HIST & DEVELOPMENT||Undergraduate|
|PR 101||PR RES METHODS & CASE STUDIES||Undergraduate|
|PR 105||MEDIA RELATIONS||Undergraduate|
|PR 106||PUBLIC RELATIONS TOOLS||Undergraduate|
|PR 107||PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGNS||Undergraduate|
|PR 150||INDEPENDENT STUDY||Undergraduate|
|PR 180B||SPC TPC: PR & THE PRESIDENCY||Undergraduate|
|PR 261||SURVEY OF PUBLIC RLTNS ISSUES||Graduate|