The Center for

Civic Engagement

Active citizenship is a core part of the mission of Hofstra University, which offers educational, cocurricular, and cultural programs and activities that foster an awareness of local, national, and global issues.

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) educates students in democratic values by actively engaging them as knowledgeable citizens in collaborative partnerships with their campus, local, state, national, and global communities.

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Interim Director

Rosanna Perotti
Professor of Political Science


Sarah Kamaraddine
Graduate Assistant for Community Partnerships
Master of Public Health 2023
Johana Lastor Montes

Graduate Assistant for On-Campus Events
MA, Mental Health Counseling 2023
Alexa Sautter, 

Graduate Intern
MA, Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling 2025

Undergraduate Fellows

Hannah Ardiff
Emma Cerrelli
Steven Curd
Will Germaine
Hamna Haque
Ashley Hernandez
Sa'Tiea Hoyer
Laika Jerome
Donay Lewis
Paris Martinovich
Saddaf Menhaji
Max Raymond
Sage Wenninghoff
Carina Wong-Schultz
Michael Zammit

Interim Director - Rosanna Perotti, PhD


  • Alicia Bosley, Associate Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions
  • Grace Catala, Professor, Allied Health and Kinesiology
  • Athelene Collins, Executive Director, Hofstra Cultural Center
  • Craig Dalton, Professor of Global Studies and Geography
  • Philip Dalton, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy
  • Carolyn Eisenberg, Professor of History
  • Stephanie Freese, EdD, Women’s Diversity Network
  • Alexandra (Sasha) Giordano, Director, Hofstra University Museum of Art
  • Debra Goodman, Professor of Specialized Programs in Education
  • David Green, Professor of Political Science
  • Martine Hackett, AssociateProfessor, Health Professionals and Kinesiology
  • Kari Jensen, Professor of Global Studies and Geography
  • Lauren Burignat-Kozol, Associate Dean of Honors College
  • Aashish Kumar, Professor of Radio, Television, Film
  • Andrea Libresco, Professor of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership
  • Linda Longmire, Professor of Global Studies and Geography
  • Andrea Nerlich, Professor of Counseling and Mental Health Professions
  • Margaret Melkonian, Executive Director, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
  • Martin Melkonian, Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics
  • Lisa Merrill, Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy
  • Mario Murillo, Vice Dean Herbert School of Communication; Professor of Radio, Television, Film
  • Christopher W. Neidt, Associate Professor of Applied Social Research in the Department of Sociology
  • Rosanna Perotti, Professor of Political Science
  • Anthony Robinson, Associate Dean/Executive Director for Center for Educational Access and Success
  • Cindy D. Rosenthal, Professor of Drama and Dance
  • Benita Sampedro, Dorothy and Arthur Engle Distinguished Prof in Literature and Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Katrina Sims, Assistant Professor of History
  • Sandra Stacki, Professor of Teaching, Learning and Technology
  • Mary Anne Trasciatti, Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy


Community Partnerships

CCE has organized dozens of ...

On-Campus Events

 ... forums, conferences, debates, workshops, exhibitions, cultural gatherings, and performances around several important themes including nonviolence, social justice, sustainability, the democratic process, and globalization.