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Date: Feb 24, 2010
New Dean Appointed for School of Communication at Hofstra University
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz today announced the appointment of Evan W. Cornog as the Dean of the School of Communication at Hofstra University.
"Dr. Cornog is an accomplished academic leader and a working journalist who continues to write for a wide range of publications with national and international reach," President Rabinowitz said. "His deep and varied experiences make him the ideal person to help the University's School of Communication navigate the dynamic, dramatic changes facing the media industry."
Cornog, served as an associate dean at Columbia University School of Journalism for more than a decade, and handled a variety of responsibilities during his tenure there. He led fundraising efforts, coordinated the development of a new curriculum, directed the school's new Master of Arts program in Journalism and served as publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review.
"Hofstra's size, its location, its existing faculty and programs, and its current leadership offer the chance to play a major role in shaping the debate over the proper and practical role of communications in our digital republic," Cornog said. "I welcome the chance to help lead that effort."
Cornog is also the author of several books on politics and press - expertise he honed as press secretary to New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch and as a freelance writer and editor whose stories have appeared in publications such as the The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times, Slate and the Boston Globe.
He also served as director of external relations at Bennington College in Vermont and as special assistant to the President of the New School in Manhattan.
Cornog earned his bachelor's degree in history and literature from Harvard University, and his master's and doctorate degrees in history from Columbia.
He was appointed after a national search, administered by a search committee comprised of trustees, administrators and faculty. He will start on July 15, 2010. Dr. Cliff Jernigan, the current dean, will continue in the School of Communications as an associate dean.
The School of Communication offers a liberal arts-based program of study in all forms of communication. Students choose from a wide range of undergraduate program options offered through the Departments of Radio, Television, Film; Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations; and Speech Communication, Rhetoric, and Performance Studies.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. The University also provides excellent facilities with state-of-the-art technology, extensive library resources and internship programs that match students' interests and abilities with appropriate companies and organizations. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.