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Jeffrey S. Morosoff

Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations, Chair


Degrees

MA, 2001, New York Inst Tech (NYIT); BFA, 1983, New York Inst Tech (NYIT)


Bio

Jeff Morosoff is chair of the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations at The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication and teaches undergraduate and graduate public relations courses. Professor Morosoff served as director of the graduate program in public relations from 2013-2019 and is faculty adviser to the Hofstra chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.


Recognized as the Herbert School’s “Distinguished Teacher of the Year” in 2016, Professor Morosoff’s other honors include the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island’s (PRPLI) Lifetime Achievement Award, PRPLI's Mentor Award, and the International Association of Business Communicators’ Achievement in Communications Award.


Morosoff began his career as a deejay at WGLI-AM, traffic reporter for Shadow Network, and news director at WBLI-FM before joining Cablevision, where he handled community and government relations plus public access TV productions in the early '80s. He later joined the communications team at the Long Island Association, a business and civic organization, and moved on to head communications for the Town of Babylon under Town Supervisors Arthur Pitts and Richard Schaffer. He left government to run political campaigns and provide public relations services for various clients.


In the late '90s, Morosoff returned to his alma mater, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), to become the college's director of alumni and government relations, and later, foundation and corporate relations. He also taught media and public relations courses as an adjunct instructor. Morosoff served as vice president for institutional advancement at Nassau Community College before joining Hofstra in 2010.


Morosoff was elected to three terms as PRPLI’s president and currently serves on the board of advisers at the Museum of Public Relations. He is a member of PRPLI, the Association for Education in Journalism and Media Studies’ Public Relations Division, Public Relations Society of America, Eastern Communication Association, and the New York State Communication Association. Professor Morosoff is also an active volunteer for the Fair Media Council and has written a weekly blog, “Public Relations Nation,” since 2011.





Teaching Interests

Public relations, media


Research Interests

Public relations for not-for-profit organizations: How NFP groups handle communications and marketing activities with generally few resources and little staff.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
PR 100 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC RELATNS Undergraduate
PR 107 PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGNS Undergraduate
PR 113 POP, ROCK, & PUBLIC RELATIONS Undergraduate
PR 170 INTERNSHIP Undergraduate
PR 180M INNVATNS IN ENTRTNMNT INDSTRY Undergraduate
PR 180Q HOFSTRA IN NYC Undergraduate
PR 260 THE PRACTICE OF PUBLIC RELATNS Graduate
PR 270 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP Graduate
PR 271 PR INDEPENDENT STUDY Graduate
PR 272 MEDIA, MESSENGERS AND MESSAGES Graduate
PR 2113 POP, ROCK, & PUBLIC RELATIONS Graduate
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