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Hofstra University Experts A resource for media professionals

With more than 550 full-time Hofstra University faculty members, 90 percent of whom hold the highest degree in their fields, we offer this guide as only a sampling of the experts at Hofstra who are available to speak with reporters, editors and producers.

Hofstra University Experts

Hofstra faculty members are accomplished in their fields of study and can speak to news media on a wide range of topics. Many of our experts have extensive experience appearing on television and radio broadcasts and on the Web and in dealing with print reporters. Hofstra faculty members have also written news, feature, and Op-Ed articles and columns for a wide variety of professional, local and national publications.


This guide is arranged alphabetically by subject area. Some of our experts are listed under more than one subject area. Next to each expert’s name is the Hofstra school or department with which he or she is associated. Because faculty schedules and the frequency with which faculty members access their office and home e-mail and voice mail vary, we encourage media professionals to work through Hofstra’s Office of University Relations for the initial contact with our experts so that we can assist in arranging interviews or appearances. This listing of experts is also available online at The press room also contains video clips of some of our faculty discussing their areas of expertise. For more information about Hofstra University or to arrange an interview with a Hofstra expert, please call the Office of University Relations at (516) 463-6818. For general University information and the most up-to-date headlines and Hofstra events, please visit

Hofstra University Media Contacts Office of University Relations (516) 463-6818 / (516) 463-5146 (fax)

Melissa Connolly, Vice President

(516) 463-4160 / (516) 376-0422 (cell)

Karla Schuster, Assistant Vice President (516) 463-6493 / (516) 633-2088 (cell)

Ginny Greenberg, Director of Public Relations

Lindsey Calabrese, Associate Director of Public Relations

(Communication, Student Affairs, Hofstra University Museum) (516) 463-4687 / (516) 287-0556 (cell)

Kate Davis, Assistant Director of Public Relations

(Education, Health and Human Services; Honors College) (516) 463-6816 / (516) 320-1173 (cell)

Asia Hauter, Assistant Director of Public Relations

(Zarb School of Business, Skodnek Business Development Center, Breslin Center) (516) 463-7146 / (516) 526-4465 (cell)

Debbi Honorof, Director of Marketing and Communications Continuing Education (516) 463-6331 / (516) 225-3098 (cell)

Alicia Battinelli, Public Relations Coordinator (516) 463-6818

Hofstra Law School Kristen D. McMahon, Director of Public Relations, School of Law (516) 463-4252 / (646) 267-7527 (cell)

Hofstra University Media Contacts

(Humanities, Arts, Alumni Affairs) (516) 463-6819 / (516) 819-8308 (cell)

Athletic Department Stephen Gorchov, Associate Athletic Director for Communications (516) 463-4933 / (516) 523-5252 (cell)

Jim Sheehan, Senior Sports Information Director (516) 463-6764 / (516) 523-6692 (cell)

Jeremy Kniffin, Senior Assistant Director of Athletic Communications (516) 463-6759 / (516) 523-6185 (cell)

Len Skoros, Director of Athletic Publications (516) 463-4602 / (516) 765-5584 (cell)


Hofstra University Profile Location: Hempstead, Long Island, 25 miles east of New York City. Directions: Long Island Rail Road stops less than two miles from campus: J.F. Kennedy and LaGuardia International Airports within 30 minutes. Founding Date: 1935 President: Stuart Rabinowitz, J.D. Character: A private, nonsectarian, coeducational university Campus: With 113 buildings and 240 acres, Hofstra is a member of the American Public Gardens Association.

Hofstra University Profile

Accessibility: Hofstra is 100-percent program accessible to persons with disabilities. Colleges and Schools: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Frank G. Zarb School of Business; School of Communication; School of Education, Health and Human Services; New College Division of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Law; School for University Studies; Honors College; Hofstra University Continuing Education; and Hofstra University School of Medicine in partnership with North Shore-LIJ Health System. Faculty: There are 1,185 faculty members, of whom 551 are full-time. Ninety percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields. Student Body: Full-time undergraduate enrollment of 7,631. Total University enrollment, including part-time undergraduate, graduate and School of Law, is about 12,400. Male-to-female ratio is 44-to-56. States/Countries: The students on main campus come from 47 U.S. states and territories and 68 countries. Students (including undergraduate, graduate and law) come from 51 U.S. states and territories and 73 countries. Academic Level of Undergraduate Student Body: Hofstra is a selective institution seeking to enroll those students who demonstrate the academic ability, intellectual curiosity, and motivation to succeed and contribute to the campus community. Hofstra enrolled almost 2,300 new students, of whom 1,655 are first-time undergraduates in 2008-2009. Degrees: Bachelor’s degrees are offered in more than 145 undergraduate program options. Graduate degrees, including Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., Au.D. and J.D., advanced certificates and professional diplomas, are offered in approximately 160 program options. Undergraduate Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in areas such as comparative literature, fine arts, communications, education, natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, engineering and social sciences, with courses offered to provide a pre-professional and professional background in law, medicine, health, or education; Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater arts; Bachelor of Business Administration with majors such as accounting, finance, legal studies in business, international business, entrepreneurship, information technology, management, and marketing; Bachelor of Engineering in engineering sciences; Bachelor of Science in scientific/technical programs and programs such as business


economics, fine arts, mathematics, computers, music, communications, athletic training, exercise specialist, health education, and physician assistant; Bachelor of Science in Education in areas such as dance, fine arts, music, and physical education. Combined degree programs offered are the B.A./J.D., B.B.A./M.B.A. and B.B.A./M.S. Concentrations and co-majors are offered under many of the degree programs.

Accreditations: 19 academic and 21 total accreditations, including: • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) • American Bar Association (ABA): Law School • A ACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business: All business and accounting programs, with a special accreditation in accounting • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE): Education programs • National Association of School Psychologist (NASP): Doctoral programs in school psychology • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC): Undergraduate journalism programs • Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): Electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and engineering science • American Art Therapy Association (AATA): M.A. in Creative Arts Therapy • American Chemical Society (ACS): Chemistry and biochemistry • American Psychological Association (APA): Psy.D. in School-Community Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology • Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-LanguageHearing Association (ASHA): M.A. programs in Speech-Language Pathology • Council on Rehabilitation Education, Inc. (CORE): M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling

Hofstra University Profile

Graduate Degrees: Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology, applied organizational psychology, and literacy studies; Doctor of Education in educational and policy leadership, learning and teaching, and literacy studies; Doctor of Psychology in school-community psychology; Doctor of Audiology; Juris Doctor; Master of Laws in international law, real estate law, family law, and American legal studies; Professional and Advanced Study Diplomas and Certificates; Master of Arts in areas such as comparative arts and culture, social sciences, education, psychology, mathematics, and communication; Master of Fine Arts in documentary studies and production; Master of Health Administration; Master of Business Administration, with majors such as accounting, marketing, management, sports and entertainment management, taxation, international business, information technology, health services management, quality management, and finance, plus a Juris Doctor/M.B.A.; Executive Master of Business Administration; Master of Science with programs such as business, computer science, natural sciences, mathematics, and marketing research; Master of Science in Education with majors such as English, mathematics, sciences, foreign languages, business, counseling, literacy studies, leadership and policy studies, and special education; postdoctoral re-specialization in clinical and/or school psychology. Concentrations and comajors are offered under many of the degree programs.


• Accreditation

Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA): Physician Assistant Studies Program • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE): B.S. in Athletic Training • American Association of Museums (AAM): Lowe Gallery/Hofstra University Museum • National Association for the Education of Young Children National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC): Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute Membership: Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa – one of only 276 institutions nationwide. Class Size: Average undergraduate class size is 22 students. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14-to-1.

Hofstra University Profile

Alumni: More than 100,000. Libraries: The Hofstra libraries contain 1.2 million print volumes and provide 24/7 online access to more than 47,000 full-text journals and 33,000 electronic books. Museum: The Hofstra University Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The museum coordinates eight exhibitions annually and offers an extensive collection of outdoor sculpture, with 75 pieces. January and Summer Sessions: Hofstra offers a January session and three summer sessions between May and August. Residence Halls: Hofstra has 37 residence halls housing approximately 4,200 students. The University offers a variety of options in campus living, including both single and group accommodations, in traditional room, suite or apartment settings. Dining: Hofstra offers a choice of 21 eateries on campus. Cultural Events: More than 500 per year. Theaters: Hofstra has six theaters. Student Clubs and Organizations: More than 170 student clubs and organizations, of which there are about 30 local and national fraternities and sororities. Varsity Athletics: 18 varsity sports, nine for men and nine for women; Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling. Women’s sports include basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. All sports compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Colonial Athletic Association.


Hofstra University Experts Adoption (Law School) Joanna Grossman

Adoption; same-sex marriage and adoption; family law; marriage; divorce

Advertising (Zarb School of Business) Joel Evans

Advertising strategy; consumer behavior

Charles McMellon

Advertising strategy and tactics; consumer behavior

Yong Zhang

Advertising strategy and tactics; consumer behavior

Cheryl Mwaria (Anthropology)

Afro-American culture; African cultures; cultural diversity

Alan Singer (Education)

Slavery in the northern U.S. states

Animal Rights (Law School) John DeWitt Gregory

Animal rights; cruelty to animals; lab treatment of animals; animal control issues

Anxiety (Psychology Department) William C. Sanderson Anxiety; worry; phobias


Hofstra University Experts

African American Culture

Christopher Matthews (Anthropology; Director, Center for Public Archaeology)

Urban archaeology; historical archaeology; cultural heritage; American landscapes; Creole culture

Artificial Intelligence (Computer Science Department) Simona Doboli

Intelligent systems; artificial neural networks; computational neuroscience


Hofstra University Experts

Astronomy (Physics and Astronomy Department) Stephen Lawrence Space travel

Donald Lubowich

Astronomy Outreach Program

Auto Industry (Zarb School of Business) Steven Krull Anoop Rai Kaushik Sengupta Andrew Spieler

Biology (Biology Department) Christopher Sanford Biology; marine life

Business; Economics; Labor Studies Miriam Albert (Law School)

Financial markets; Dow Jones; business planning; business drafting; contracts; securities regulations; mergers and acquisitions

Gioia Bales (Business)

Domestic and international bond, money and foreign exchange markets; international investing

Scott Colesanti (Law School)

Financial markets; Dow Jones; New York Stock Exchange; securities laws

Ronald Colombo (Law School)

Federal Reserve; subprime mortgage crisis; monopolies; free trade; cartels; mergers and acquisitions; price gouging; business organizations; securities laws; contracts


Gregory DeFreitas (Labor Studies)

Job and pay trends; economics of immigration; earnings inequality; youth unemployment; New York City economy

Joel Evans (Business)

Consumer shopping trends; retail; online retail; big box companies; ethics in marketing; Internet marketing; marketing strategy; retailing and marketing research

David Flynn (Business)

Effects of federal, state and local initiatives on new business development; international business

Daniel J.H. Greenwood (Law School)

Economic crisis; recession; depression; financial markets; monopolies; competition; free trade; cartels; mergers and acquisitions; price gouging; CEO corruption; brokerage houses; banks; mortgages; foreclosures; corporate free speech; securities laws

Robert Guttmann (Chair, Economics Department)

Ahmet K. Karagozoglu (Business; Academic Director, Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room) Financial markets (futures and options, electronic trading); hedge funds; risk management, including credit risk

Sharryn Kasmir (Anthropology)

Working-class cultures; industrial organizations

Steven Krull (Business)

Hedge funds; investing (stocks and bonds); commodities/future; derivatives (options, swaps, mortgage backed securities, CDO)

Harold Lazarus (Business)

Leadership; managing time; managing change; effective meetings; problem solving; decision making; communications

Hofstra University Experts

Money and banking; international trade and finance; European economic integration; history of economic thought

Janet A. Lenaghan (Business)

Work-family conflict; employee benefits; human resource management (compensation, recruitment, selection of employees, performance issues)


Esmeralda Lyn (Business)

Corporate finance; mergers and acquisitions; international finance; corporate governance; gender issues in finance and portfolio management

Martin Melkonian (Economics)

Long Island regional economy; energy economics; military spending

Alan Resnick (Law School)

Bankruptcy; Chapter 11 bankruptcy; debt restructuring; contracts; corporate reorganization; business law

Kaushik Sengupta (Business)

Chinese products in worldwide distribution; supply chain management; auto industry; quality-related Issues; logistics and purchasing

Salvatore Sodano (Dean, Zarb School of Business) Financial markets

Hofstra University Experts

Matthew C. Sonfield (Business; Director, Hofstra Small Business Institute) Entrepreneurship; small businesses; minority businesses; family businesses; automotive business

Yong Zhang (Business)

Chinese business; international business; exports

Children J. Herbie DiFonzo (Law School) John DeWitt Gregory (Law School) Theo Liebmann (Law School) Children’s rights; children’s advocacy; custody issues; juvenile rights; juvenile delinquency; immigrant children matters; child welfare system; children involved in sexual abuse; physical abuse; neglect

Joseph Scardapane (Assistant Provost; Executive Director, Saltzman Community Services Center) Child and adolescent psychology

Andrew Schepard (Law School) Family law (children)

Civil Liberties/Rights (Law School) Eric M. Freedman Leon Friedman Elizabeth Glazer Civil liberties/rights; First Amendment issues; freedom of speech; freedom of religion

Cloning (Law School) Janet Dolgin

Cloning; stem cells; bioethics; reproductive rights

Collaborative Law (Law School) Andrew Schepard

Collaborative law; mediation In family matters; conflict resolution; arbitration


College (Office of Student Affairs) Sandra Johnson (Vice President for Student Affairs)

College experience; adjusting to college life; campus security

Communication (School of Communication) Cliff Jernigan (Acting Dean) Race and the media

Larry Russell

Ritual practices and healing; healing rituals in the aftermath of terrorist bombings in New York

Matt Sobnosky

Political speeches and political debates; communication and public spaces; social protest; medical activism

Hofstra University Experts

Dan Van Benthuysen

Layout and graphic communication

Constitutional Law (Law School) Robin Charlow Eric M. Freedman Leon Friedman Julian Ku Eric Lane Constitutional law; governmental authority; presidential power; foreign policy; federalism; states rights; civil rights/liberties


Consumer Rights (Law School) Norman I. Silber

Consumer rights; consumer protection; consumer law; consumer risks

Copyright; Intellectual Property (Law School) Leon Friedman Michelle Wu

Copyright; intellectual property; library issues; Internet issues; Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Criminal Justice/Forensic Evidence; DNA Evidence Alafair S. Burke (Law School)

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Criminal law and sentencing; criminal prosecutorial policies; community policing; non-punitive responses to crime; domestic violence

Nora V. Demleitner (Dean, Hofstra Law School) Criminal law and sentencing; death penalty

J. Herbie DiFonzo (Law School)

DNA evidence; forensics; the “CSI effect”

Stefan Krieger (Law School)

Evidence; evidence at trial; admissibility of evidence; applied evidence

Robert Leonard (Linguistics)

Forensic linguistics; language and crime

William P. Schaefer (Political Science)

Politics and history of American criminal justice

Vern Walker (Law School)

“CSI effect,” Scientific evidence at trial, expert witnesses

Day Laborers/Hispanic Immigrants on Long Island (Sociology Department) Gregory Maney

Race and ethnic studies; social movements

Death Penalty (Law School) Nora V. Demleitner (Dean)

Death penalty; criminal law and sentencing

Eric M. Freedman

Death penalty; torture; habeas corpus; Guantanamo Bay issues

Defamation; Libel; Slander (Law School) Robin Charlow Eric M. Freedman Leon Friedman Julian Ku


Defamation; false claims; libel; slander; constitutional law; freedom of speech; civil rights/liberties

Disability Rights (Law School) Jennifer Gundlach Grant Hayden

Disability rights; Americans with Disabilities Act; employment discrimination

Dinosaurs (Biology Department) J Bret Bennington

Paleoecology; paleobiology

Diversity/Desegregation Jonathan Becker (Education) School diversity; desegregation

Domestic Violence Domestic violence

Barbara Barron (Law School) Alafair S. Burke (Law School)

Domestic violence; prosecution of batterers; defense of battered women; criminal law and sentencing; criminal procedure; prosecutorial policies; community policing; non-punitive responses to crime

Drama/Theater (Drama and Dance Department) James J. Kolb

American musical theater; drama; opera

Earthquakes/Tsunamis (Geology Department) Charles Merguerian

Geologic structure of New York City area; earthquake and tsunami implications; subsurface geologic structures; fault and foundation analysis

Hofstra University Experts

Margaret Abraham (Sociology)

Education (School of Education, Health and Human Services) Brian Clocksin

Physical education in schools

David Foulk (Dean)

Health education; public health; adolescent obesity; HIV/AIDS and tobacco prevention

Doris Fromberg

Early childhood education

Andrea Garcia

Literacy studies; children and reading

George Giuliani Special education

Jacqueline Grennon Brooks (Director, Institute for the Development of Education in the Advanced Sciences) Science and technology education


Laurie Johnson

Conflict resolution; counseling

Andrea Libresco

Tips for parents on going back to school; parent-teacher conferences; teaching holidays/special events in the classroom; tips for new teachers

Jamie Mitus

Rehabilitation and counseling

Alan Singer

New curriculums for teaching the Irish famine; New York and slavery; the Holocaust; New York City school policies

Eustace Thompson

Education leadership; teacher and administrator conduct; school policy

Hofstra University Experts

Employment (Law School) Joanna Grossman Grant Hayden Susan Joffe

Employment discrimination; labor issues

Environment; Ecology; Pollution Russell Burke (Biology)

Wildlife ecology; natural resources; conservation biology

E. Christa Farmer (Biology) Global warming

Margaret Hunter (Engineering)

Water and soil contaminants; watershed protection and management; energy issues

Ethics and Morality Ralph Acampora (Philosophy)

Environmental ethics; animal ethics

Carol Alberts (Physical Education and Sport Sciences) Ethics in sports

Arthur Dobrin (School for University Studies)

Instilling morals in children; conflict resolution; moral development; comparative religious ethics; human rights; teaching right from wrong

Janet Dolgin (Law School)

Medical ethics; bioethics; health care laws

Monroe Freedman (Law School) Roy Simon (Law School)

Legal ethics; lawyer’s professional responsibility

Kathleen Wallace (Philosophy) Ethics


Evolution (Biology Department) J Bret Bennington

Paleoecology; paleobiology

Russell Burke

Evolution; ecology; conservation biology

Joanne Willey

Bacteriology; bacterial genetics/molecular biology

Family Issues Amy Armenia (Sociology) Sociology of the family

Janet A. Lenaghan (Business)

Work-family conflict; employee benefits Parenting issues; family conflict

George Simon (Education)

Depression; eating disorders; drug and alcohol use

Filmmaking/Documentaries (School of Communication) Sybil DelGaudio

Documentary filmmaking; animation

Phil Katzman

Cinematography; documentary filmmaking

Douglas Morrow

Documentary films; films

Hofstra University Experts

Madeline Seifer (Education)


First Amendment Issues (Law School) Robin Charlow

First Amendment issues; civil rights/liberties; freedom of speech; freedom of religion

Eric Freedman

Civil liberties; constitutional law; death penalty; Guantanamo detainees

Leon Friedman

Civil liberties; constitutional law; Supreme Court

Elizabeth Glazer Julian Ku

First Amendment issues; civil rights/liberties; freedom of speech;, freedom of religion

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Gay (LGBTQ) Issues


Elizabeth Glazer (Law School) Joanna Grossman (Law School)

Gay issues; same-sex marriage; same-sex adoption; gender issues; discrimination; employment discrimination

Linda McClain (Law School) Gay marriage

David Powell (LGBT Studies)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues

Gender and Law I. Bennett Capers (Law School) Joanna Grossman (Law School)

Genetics (Biology Department) Beverly Clendening

Molecular genetics; development of muscular systems

Global Warming (Biology Department) E. Christa Farmer

Climatology; paleontology

Global Warming; Environment; Energy; Green Issues (Law School) James E. Hickey, Jr. Katrina Fischer Kuh

Global warming; environment; energy issues; governmental response to climate change

Health Care Janet Dolgin (Law School)

Health care; health care plans; health insurance; health care disparities; uninsured; under-insured Government and health care

Corinne Kyriacou (Education) Health care in the United States

Robert Lazow (Education)

Health policy, research, analysis and methods

David M. Weiss (Education)

Health care in the United States

Health Education (School of Education, Health and Human Services) David Foulk (Dean)

Health education; public health; adolescent obesity; HIV/AIDS and tobacco prevention

Homelessness/Poverty (Sociology Department) Cynthia Bogard

Poverty; homelessness

Housing Rights (Law School)

Hofstra University Experts

Richard Himelfarb (Political Science)

Stefan Krieger

Landlord-tenant issues; renters’ rights; low-income housing

Human Rights (Law School) Nora V. Demleitner (Dean) Julian Ku Barbara J. Stark

Human rights; international human rights; international law; foreign policy

Immigration Margaret Abraham (Sociology)

Ethnicity; gender and migration; South Asian Diaspora

Gregory DeFreitas (Labor Studies)

Economics of immigration; earnings inequality


Immigration continued Nora Demleitner (Dean, Hofstra Law School) International human rights; immigration law

Gregory Maney (Sociology)

Race and ethnic studies; social movements; day laborers on Long Island

Marc Silver (Chair, Sociology) Race relations; social justice

Lauris Wren (Law School)

Asylum cases; refugees; human rights; immigration laws post-9/11

International Business/Marketing (Zarb School of Business) David Flynn

Hofstra University Experts

Economic development; entrepreneurship in China, India and other Asian countries

Shawn Thelen

International business and marketing

Yong Zhang

International business studies; Chinese business

International Law; Foreign Policy (Law School) Nora V. Demleitner (Dean) Julian Ku Barbara J. Stark

International law; foreign policy; conflict of laws

Internet (Law School) Akilah Folami

Internet technology; copyright; intellectual property; ownership; e-commerce; online contracting; online privacy

Michelle Wu

Internet; Digital Millennium Copyright Act; copyright; intellectual property; library issues

Internet Marketing (Marketing and International Business Department) Joel Evans

Internet marketing

Andrew Forman

Internet marketing

Jing Hu


Songpol Kulviwat

Internet marketing; high-tech marketing

Iraq War


Michael D’Innocenzo (History) Carolyn Eisenberg (History) David Green (Political Science) Richard Himelfarb (Political Science)

Iraq War; War on Terror (Law School) Eric M. Freedman Leon Friedman Julian Ku

Iraq and Afghanistan Wars; war on terror; homeland security; presidential power; torture laws

Irish History Maureen Murphy (Education)

Irish folklore; history; teaching the Irish famine

Alan Singer (Education) Irish famine

Journalism (School of Communication) Media law and ethics

Bob Papper

Broadcast journalism; media economics

Hofstra University Experts

Susan Drucker

Judges (Law School) Leon Friedman Julian Ku Eric Lane

Judges; judicial power; Supreme Court judges; history and power

Landlord/Tenant Issues (Law School) Elizabeth M. Glazer Stefan Krieger

Real estate law; property laws; landlord rights; tenant rights; housing discrimination


Law (Law School) Alafair S. Burke

Criminal law and procedure; domestic violence intervention and prosecution

Robin Charlow

Criminal law; constitutional law; religion and law

Nora Demleitner (Dean)

International law; international human rights; immigration law; criminal sentencing

Eric Freedman

Constitutional law; history; civil and criminal procedure and strategy; death penalty; First Amendment and other civil liberties issues

Monroe Freedman Legal ethics

Hofstra University Experts

Leon Friedman

Copyright law; civil rights; civil procedure; criminal procedure; constitutional law; First Amendment

Joanna Grossman

Sexual harassment; sex discrimination; medical leave and pregnancy discrimination; family law; same-sex marriage

Grant Hayden

Labor law; collective bargaining; employment discrimination; election law; voting rights

Literacy (Literacy Studies Department) Andrea Garcia

Literacy; children and reading skills; summer reading lists

Marriage and Divorce Margaret Abraham (Sociology)

Marital violence

J. Herbie DiFonzo (Law School) John DeWitt Gregory (Law School) Joanna Grossman (Law School) Andrew Schepard (Law School)

Marriage; divorce; domestic partnerships; adoption; children’s rights; custody; alimony; parental responsibility

Madeline Seifer (Education)

Custody; family; remarriage; divorce; single parents

George Simon (Education) Couples therapy

Mediation; Arbitration (Law School) Robert A. Baruch Bush

Mediation; conflict resolution; arbitration; alternative dispute resolution

Scott Colesanti

Business arbitration; arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority


Lisa Hershman Andrew Schepard

Mediation in family matters; conflict resolution; arbitration; collaborative law

Media (School of Communication) Mary Anne Allison

New media and its effects on society; community revitalization and sustainable communities; social change In individuals, communities and institutions; the effect of emerging technologies; sustainable high performance in organizations

Peter Goodman

Media as it relates to arts and culture

Paul Mihailidis

Media and news literacy

Mental Illness (Psychology Department) Fugen Neziroglu

OCD; self-injury; body-dysmorphic disorder; eating disorders; compulsive hoarding Substance abuse in schizophrenia; violence and mental illness; psychosis

Middle East Marcus Dressler (Religion)

Islam in the Middle East; Turkey

Stephanie E. Nanes (Political Science)

Middle East politics; Iran; women and gender in the Middle East

Daniel Varisco (Anthropology)

Islam in the Middle East; Iraq; Yemen; Somalia

Music (Music Department) David Lalama Jazz

Kenneth Lampl

Music merchandising and technology

Hofstra University Experts

Mark Serper


Philosophy (Philosophy Department) Amy Baehr

Contemporary political philosophy; philosophy of law; feminist philosophy

Christopher Eliot

Philosophy of science; philosophy of biology; aesthetics; environmental philosophy

Terry Godlove

Modern philosophy; epistemology; philosophy of religion; philosophy of love

Kathleen Wallace

Hofstra University Experts


Politics; Government; Elections Meena Bose (Political Science; Director, Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency)

The American presidency, leadership and politics; presidential election politics; American foreign policy

Leslie Feldman (Political Science)

Nassau and Suffolk politics; state politics; American politics; the presidency; Ronald Reagan; Memorial Day; terrorism; State of the Union

Bernard Firestone (Dean, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Presidential politics

David Green (Political Science)

International relations; American politics; European politics and integration; EU; foreign policy and international organization

Grant Hayden (Law School) Stefan Krieger (Law School)

Election law; voting rights; turned away voters

Mark L. Landis (Chair, Political Science)

Constitutional law; civil liberties; law and politics; American presidency; political psychology; American electoral and party history; Joseph McCarthy

Eric Lane (Law School)


Government; municipal law; term limits; legislative processes; constitutional law; NYC government/politics; NYC charter revision

Lawrence Levy (Executive Director, The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University速) Suburban issues; local government and politics

Linda Longmire (New College Division of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Local politics; local elections; contemporary political issues

Serge Martinez (Law School)

Election law; voting rights; turned away voters; disenfranchised voters

Stefanie E. Nanes (Political Science)

Middle East politics; women and gender in the Middle East

Rosanna Perotti (Political Science)

Immigration reform; American politics; political parties; elections; public opinion and the mass media

Guillermo Caliendo (Communication) Popular culture

Sharryn Kasmir (Anthropology)

Popular culture; working class cultures

Mary Anne Trasciatti (Communication)

Popular culture; public address; persuasion; political communication

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Psychology Department) Roy Aranda Mitchell Schare

Presidential Power (Law School) Eric M. Freedman Leon Friedman Julian Ku

Presidential power; terrorism; homeland security; torture laws; Guantanamo Bay

Hofstra University Experts

Popular Culture

Psychology (Psychology Department) Roy Aranda

Posttraumatic stress disorder

Fugen Neziroglu

OCD; self-injury; body-dysmorphic disorder; eating disorders; compulsive hoarding

Joseph Scardapane (Assistant Provost; Executive Director, Saltzman Community Services Center) Child psychology; giftedness in children; virtual reality technologies

Mitchell Schare

Posttraumatic stress disorder; effects of caffeine; relationship issues; virtual reality to treat fear of flying

Mark Serper

Substance abuse in schizophrenia; violence and mental illness; psychosis


Public Relations (School of Communication) Ellen Frisina

Public relations industry

Race and Ethnic Relations; Social Justice Margaret Abraham (Sociology)

Ethnicity; gender and migration; South Asian Diaspora

Cliff Jernigan (Dean, School of Communication) Race and the media

Linda Longmire (New College Division of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Social justice; global peace efforts

Hofstra University Experts

Gregory Maney (Sociology)

Race and ethnic studies; social movements

Marc Silver (Chair, Sociology Department) Race relations; social justice

Real Estate; Land Use Policy Robert Campbell (Business) Real estate finance

Elizabeth M. Glazer (Law School)

Real estate law; property laws; landlord rights; tenant rights; housing discrimination

Richard Guardino (Executive Dean, Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies) Long Island real estate; commercial development

Stefan Krieger (Law School)

Real estate law; property laws; landlord rights; tenant rights; housing discrimination

Ronald Silverman (Law School)

Real estate laws; real estate deals; property law; cooperatives; condominiums; homeownership associations; land use regulation

Andrew Spieler (Business) Real estate finance

Religion Balbinder Singh Bhogal (Religion)

Sikhism; South Asian religions and cultures

Julie Byrne (Religion)

Catholic studies; American Catholicism; race and gender issues in Catholicism

Robin Charlow (Law School)

Religion and law; constitutional law

L. Stephanie Cobb (Religion)

New Testament/early Christianity; gender and sex in antiquity; women in early Christianity; the historical Jesus


Janet Dolgin (Law School)

Religion and the law; religious rights

Markus Dressler (Religion)

Islam; religion theory; contemporary Sufism in Western societies

Warren Frisina (Dean, Honors College)

American philosophy; religious studies; Chinese traditions

Daniel J.H. Greenwood (Law School) Religion and the law; religious rights

Jennifer Gundlach (Law School)

Religion; separation of church and state in public schools

Phyllis Zagano (Religion)

Catholic studies; women deacons; Catholic theology

Reproductive Rights (Law School)

Joanna Grossman

Reproductive rights; gender issues

Same-Sex Marriage; Same-Sex Adoption; Gender Issues; Discrimination (Law School) Elizabeth Glazer Joanna Grossman Grant M. Hayden

Same-sex issues; same-sex marriage; same-sex adoption; gender issues; discrimination; employment discrimination

Seniors Richard Himelfarb (Political Science)

Social Security; elderly and poverty policy

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Janet Dolgin

Reproductive rights and technology; bioethics; health care issues

Jeff Rosenfeld (Sociology) Gerontology

Elaine Sherman (Business) The elderly consumer

Sexual Offenses (Law School) J. Herbie DiFonzo

Statutes of limitations; forensics; unreliability of DNA evidence

Joanna Grossman

Sexual harassment; sex discrimination; employment discrimination; gender issues


Slavery Christopher Matthews (Anthropology) Slavery in New York

Alan Singer (Education)

Slavery in New York; slavery curriculum

Speech Therapy (Speech-Language Hearing Sciences Department) Denise Ruscio

Toddler language delays

Stem Cell Research (Law School) Janet Dolgin

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Stem cell research; health care law; bioethics; cloning; reproductive rights

Suburbia/Long Island Lawrence Levy (Executive Director, The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University速) Suburbia; development; politics; local government

Christopher Niedt (Academic Director, The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University速) Suburbia

Geri Solomon (Long Island Studies Institute) Long Island history

Supreme Court (Law School) Robin Charlow Eric M. Freedman Leon Friedman Julian Ku

Supreme Court; Supreme Court justices; judges; judicial power; presidential power; Supreme Court history; Supreme Court power: constitutional law

Taxes (Law School) Linda Galler Mitchell Gans

Taxes; income tax; tax on wealthy; capital gains; inheritance taxes; tax on gifts; taxation of corporations

Terrorism Eric M. Freedman (Law School) Leon Friedman (Law School)

Terrorism; international law; homeland security; torture laws; Guantanamo Bay; presidential power

Tadeusz Krauze (Sociology)

Sociology of terrorism; state terrorism; quantitative studies of terrorism


Julian Ku (Law School)

Terrorism; international law; homeland security; torture laws; Guantanamo Bay; presidential power

Urban Issues (Sociology Department) Gail Satler

Culture of dining out; urban architecture; manners/politeness

Virtual Reality (Psychology Department) Joseph Scardapane (Assistant Provost; Executive Director, Saltzman Community Services Center) Virtual reality technologies

Mitchell Schare

Virtual reality to treat fear of flying

Akilah Folami Mitchell Gans Joanna Grossman

Wills; trusts; estates; distribution of property and assets

Women’s Studies Margaret Abraham (Sociology)

Women’s studies; violence against women; marital violence

Cynthia Bogard (Sociology) Gender issues

Linda Longmire (New College Division of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Women’s studies; women in politics

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Wills, Trust and Estates (Law School)



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