If you are having any difficulty using this website, please contact the Help Desk at Help@nullHofstra.edu or 516-463-7777 or Student Access Services at SAS@nullhofstra.edu or 516-463-7075. Please identify the webpage address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered and we will address the issue.

Scholars, Mentors, Teachers

Hofstra professors are leaders in their fields and mentors in the classroom. They are Fulbright Scholars, Emmy Award winners, successful entrepreneurs, groundbreaking scientists, pioneering educators, best-selling authors and business executives. They are contributing to significant advances in bio-medical engineering, researching new ways to bring technology into the classroom, leading disaster response and conflict resolution efforts across the globe and inspiring students to use their talents to serve the community. They are passionate about their work and dedicated to teaching and training the next generation of leaders. Meet the scholars, mentors and teachers of Hofstra University…

Loading Icon
Kara Alaimo

Kara Alaimo

Dr. Kara Alaimo is a global public relations consultant and author who has worked in the administrations of a U.S. president, a New York City mayor, and a United Nations Secretary General...
Read more
Kara Alaimo

Kara Alaimo

“I want to teach my students to be creative, strategic public relations professionals, but if that’s all I do, I will have failed them,” she says....

Read Article
Robert Brinkmann

Robert Brinkmann

When asked what advice he would give to students, Dr. Robert Brinkmann replies:“Think about life and your career as a vocation. A job will come from finding a path that makes sense for your own personal values and interests..."
Read more
Robert Brinkmann

Robert Brinkmann

In the early 1980s, Brinkmann did just that when his first job out of college stirred a passion for sustainability...

Read Article
Jeffrey Froh

Jeffrey Froh

Dr. Jeffrey Froh, associate professor of psychology at Hofstra University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, specializes in studying the effects of expressing gratitude...
Read more
Jeffrey Froh

Jeffrey Froh

His new book, Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character, teaches parents and other adults how to make children and adolescents grateful using over 30 scientifically-supported concrete strategies.

Read Article
Laurie Johnson

Laurie Johnson

Dr. Laurie Johnson’s work as a mental health counselor and scholar has taken her to local disaster sites and to regions riven by strife around the world...
Read more
Laurie Johnson

Laurie Johnson

In countries where cultural and political conflicts have divided society, Dr. Johnson has lived and worked among the people, creating systems that foster understanding and integration...

Read Article
Roberto Joseph

Roberto Joseph

Dr. Roberto Joseph is working on several initiatives that use gaming and game development to teach math in elementary and middle schools...
Read more
Roberto Joseph

Roberto Joseph

Tapping into the tech and graphic design talents of two Hofstra students, Joseph developed a math app called TOPS, based on a street game he played growing up in Brooklyn...

Read Article
Aashish Kumar

Aashish Kumar

Professor Aashish Kumar is a documentary filmmaker and social action scholar whose award-winning work turns a spotlight on issues such as emerging democracies, social stigmas and globalization...
Read more
Aashish Kumar

Aashish Kumar

"My work is driven by the belief that electronic media is a powerful tool in shaping and empowering communities – whether they are residing in high schools, colleges, or in neighborhoods,” Professor Kumar says. His commitment is evident not only as a teacher, but also as a director of several Hofstra film and media programs that benefit students and nonprofit organizations around Long Island and New York City.

Read Article
Corinne Kyriacou

Corinne Kyriacou

As a teenager, Dr. Corinne Kyriacou volunteered at nursing homes, delivered meals to older adults, and spent a lot of time with her aging grandparents...
Read more
Corinne Kyriacou

Corinne Kyriacou

Her work over the past 20 years, in the field and in the classroom, bridges many sectors and disciplines. "I love that social justice is a core mission of public health...

Read Article
Rob Leonard

Rob Leonard

Dr. Rob Leonard, director of the Graduate Program in Linguistics: Forensic Linguistics, is one of the world’s leading experts in this growing field of study ...
Read more
Rob Leonard

Rob Leonard

In addition to serving as director of the graduate program, Dr. Leonard is professor of linguistics and Swahili and co-director of the Institute for Forensic Linguistics, Threat Assessment and Strategic Analysis.

Read Article
Sina Rabbany

Sina Rabbany

Dr. Sina Rabbany's research is in the field of cellular and tissue engineering as applied to the vascular system...
Read more
Dr. Sina Rabbany

Sina Rabbany

He and colleagues from Weill Cornell Medical College recently served on a research team that found that damaged or diseased organs may someday be restored with an injection of endothelial cells...

Read Article
Jean-Paul Rodrigue

Jean-Paul Rodrigue

Jean-Paul Rodrigue, professor of Global Studies and Geography, has been on the Hofstra faculty since 1999. His expertise is in transportation and energy prices, freight distribution, public transit, and alternative fuels
Read more
Jean-Paul Rodrigue

Jean-Paul Rodrigue

His decision to focus on this area of research came about as he was working on his PhD on transportation issues and China, which was then becoming a major global exporter and where many American companies were relocating.

Read Article
Jingsi Christina Wu

Jingsi Christina Wu

Dr. Jingsi Christina Wu is an award-winning media studies scholar who is fascinated by the crossroads of entertainment media, politics, civic engagement, and culture. ...
Read more
Jingsi Christina Wu

Jingsi Christina Wu

“I view it as my mission to foster the kind of worldly curiosity that my students can take with them to any job they are given, and a cosmopolitan worldview that enables them to better participate in conversations that move beyond specific professions or skill sets...”

Read Article

Drag the Cards Left and Right to View Faculty Profiles