Honors College Senior Associate Dean Neil H. Donahue has been named Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, it was announced today.
The appointment was made in recognition of Dr. Donahue’s work over the last seven years developing programs that have promoted undergraduate research and increased student participation in competitive postgraduate scholarships – efforts that have helped elevate the stature of the University and the success of its students, said Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Herman A. Berliner.
In addition to creating the Undergraduate Research webpage, Dr. Donahue has organized Hofstra’s annual Undergraduate Research Day and Faculty Research Day showcases, and established the Mentor of the Year Award. He organized a Colonial Academic Alliance conference on campus in 2011, and continues to accompany Hofstra students yearly to the event.
Dr. Donahue has also established Hofstra’s Scholarship Nexus webpage, and has helped students pursue and win a number of prestigious national and international scholarships, including the Fulbright, Rhodes, and Gilman.
He is now leading the launch of the upcoming new magazine, Hofstra Horizons of Undergraduate Research, as well as a new Undergraduate Research Fund.
A professor of German and comparative literature, Dr. Donahue is a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, German Academic Exchange Service, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He will continue in his Honors College role while taking on his new responsibilities.