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…
Robert BrinkmannWhen 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..."
In the early 1980s, Brinkmann did just that when his first job out of college stirred a passion for sustainability...Read Article
Jeffrey FrohDr. Jeffrey Froh, associate professor of psychology at Hofstra University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, specializes in studying the effects of expressing gratitude...
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 JohnsonDr. 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...
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 JosephDr. Roberto Joseph is working on several initiatives that use gaming and game development to teach math in elementary and middle schools...
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 KumarProfessor 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...
"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 KyriacouAs a teenager, Dr. Corinne Kyriacou volunteered at nursing homes, delivered meals to older adults, and spent a lot of time with her aging grandparents...
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 LeonardDr. 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 ...
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 RabbanyDr. Sina Rabbany's research is in the field of cellular and tissue engineering as applied to the vascular system...
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 RodrigueJean-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
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 WuDr. Jingsi Christina Wu is an award-winning media studies scholar who is fascinated by the crossroads of entertainment media, politics, civic engagement, and culture. ...
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“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