Provost's Office

About the Office

The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the University.

The Provost is responsible for the smooth operation of the academic units of the University including all of the University's Schools and Colleges as well as the libraries of the University, with the exception of the medical school which reports directly to the president’s office.  The Provost also chairs the University Senate, which is the major University shared governance organization.

Provost's Bio

Dr. Charles Riordan

Dr. Charles Riordan serves as the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of Hofstra University.

As Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Innovation at the University of Delaware, Dr. Riordan had responsibility for advancing the University’s research enterprise, including oversight of UD’s Research Office, six university-wide research institutes, core facilities and the Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships.

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Hofstra Provost Charles Riordan

Provost Office Directory

Office of the Provost
and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Phone: (516) 463-5400 | Fax: (516) 463-6505


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Hofstra Provost Charles Riordan

Dr. Charles Riordan
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Katelynn Miller, MBA
Chief of Staff for Provost
(516) 463-5402

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Nicole Finocchio

Nicole Finocchio, BA
Administrative Assistant
(516) 463-5255


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Shahani

Comila Shahani-Denning, PhD
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
(516) 463-6343

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Alison Zorn

Alison Zorn, MSEd
Coordinator for Faculty Affairs
(516) 463-5408


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Richard M. Apollo, MBA, CMA
Vice Provost for Budget and Planning

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Michael A. Sikorski

Michael A. Sikorski, MBA
Assistant Provost for Budget and Planning
(516) 463-5404

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Denise Shirreffs

Denise Shirreffs, MS
Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs Operations and Technology Systems
(516) 463-5984

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Joyce Pizaro

Joyce Pizaro, AOS
Coordinator of Academic Budget and Planning
(516) 463-5404


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Elfreda Blue

Elfreda V. Blue, PhD
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

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Suzanne Pike

Suzanne L. Pike, MPA
Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad
(516) 463-5400

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Dia Whyte

Dia Whyte, MBA, MSEd
Coordinator of the University Bulletin and Curriculum
(516) 463-6170

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Lisa Bellairs

Lisa Bellairs
Senior Support Specialist
(516) 463-5400


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Sofia Kakoulidis

Sofia Kakoulidis, MBA
Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs
(516) 463-6810

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Alice Diaz-Bonhomme, MSEd
Assistant Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs
(516) 463-6811

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Annemarie Briskie

Annemarie Briskie
Senior Support Specialist 
(516) 463-6810


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Stavros Valenti

S. Stavros Valenti, PhD
Vice Provost for Accreditation and Assessment
(516) 463-5057

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Amy Filadelfo

Amy Filadelfo, MA
Coordinator for Accreditation and Outcomes Assessment
(516) 463-6221


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Jennifer Kamph

Jennifer Kamph, MBA/MS
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
(516) 463-5343

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Lisa Rosen

Lisa Rosen, ScM
Senior Associate Director of Data Science
(516) 463-2804

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Catherine Muccini

Catherine Muccini, MS
Assistant Director for Institutional Research and Strategic Analysis
(516) 463-1802

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Monizah Mahmood

Monizah Mahmood, MS
Research Analyst


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Joseph Scardapane

Joseph Scardapane, PhD
Assistant Provost and Executive Director of the Saltzman Community Services Center
(516) 463-5605


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Athelene A. Collins

Athelene A. Collins, BBA
Executive Director, Hofstra Cultural Center
(516) 463-5658

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Carol D. Mallison

Carol D. Mallison, BBA
Manager of Conferences and Events, Hofstra Cultural Center
(516) 463-5670

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Jeannine Rinaldi

Jeannine Rinaldi, AA
Senior Assistant to the Director, Hofstra Cultural Center
(516) 463-5669


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Mitch Kase

Mitch Kase
Director, Educational and Research Technology Services
McEwen Hall 0202


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David Dinowitz

David Dinowitz
Associate Director, Instructional Technology
McEwen Hall 0204

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Rebecca DeRespino

Rebecca DeRespino
Instructional Technologist
McEwen Hall 0200B

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Clarissa Shenocker

Clarissa Shenocker
Instructional Technologist
McEwen Hall 0200B

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Mike Ferruzzi

Mike Ferruzzi
Manager, Media Engineering
Butler Annex 0102

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Leo Zuppani

Leo Zuppani
Senior Audio-Visual Programmer
Butler Annex 0102

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Kevin Alvarenga

Kevin Alvarenga
Senior Audio Visual Technician
Butler Annex 0102

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Alex Smiros

Alex Smiros
UI/UX Instructional Designer
McEwen Hall 0203

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Tom Jennings

Tom Jennings
Senior Instructional Designer
McEwen Hall 0200C

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Taylor Weingart

Taylor Weingart*
Instructional Designer

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Luke Stong

Luke Stong*
Instructional Designer

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Joe Zona

Joe Zona
Project Leader
McEwen Hall 0206


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Oppenheim

Marc Opennheim
Dean for Center for University Advising

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Herbert

Diane Herbert
Dean for Center for Academic Excellence

*fully remote employee