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Sean A. Fanelli

Special Professor of Specialized Programs in Education


Degrees

PHD, 1970, Fordham University; BS, 1966, St Francis Coll NY


Bio

Dr. Fanelli directs the MSEd Higher Eduction Leadership and Policy Studies program. He is a special professor in the Department of Specialized Programs in Education, is highly regarded for his expertise in higher education administration and brings to Hofstra University an exceptional breadth of leadership experience. Prior to joining the faculty of the School of Education, Dr. Fanelli served as the president of Nassau Community College for more than 28 years. During his tenure, the college grew to become the largest single-campus community college in New York. He has also held leadership positions at Westchester Community College and has served on a variety of boards and commissions, such as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), American Council on Education (ACE), the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Honored for many achievements in education and administration, Dr. Fanelli is also the proud recipient of the Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom from the American Association of University Professors and the William J. Brennan Award for his protection of free speech and academic freedom in the academy.

In addition to his professional interests in higher education administration, assessment and accreditation, strategic planning, and online instruction, Dr. Fanelli has always been passionate about teaching. He holds a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Fordham University, and has taught courses in this area throughout his career. His achievements and knowledge are invaluable assets to the School of Education and to the Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies M.S.Ed. program.


Teaching Interests

Leadership, higher education administration, strategic planning,assessment, accreditation, issues in higher education

Research Interests

Leadership, higher education administration, strategic planning,assessment, accreditation, issues in higher education

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
APS 294 ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNSHIP Graduate
APS 351 INDEPENDENT STUDY Graduate
APS 371 ECO & FIN OF HIGHER EDUCATION Graduate
APS 372 GOVERNANCE IN HIGHER EDUCAT Graduate
APS 374 TCHNG/LEARN HIGHER EDUCATN Graduate
APS 375 CONTEMPRY ISSUES IN HIGHER ED Graduate
APS 376 LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES IN H.E. Graduate
APS 378 PLNG, ASSEMNT, ACCRDTN IN H.E. Graduate
APS 392 ORG THEORY & DEC MKG HIGHER ED Graduate
EADM 602 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL Graduate
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