The Hofstra community is saddened by the passing of Dr. Joann Krieg, an alumna of the University and professor emerita of English, who served on the faculty for more than 30 years. She taught American literature and American studies. Dr. Krieg (pictured above, front row, white sweater) was a former president of the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Huntington and a Whitman scholar. She was the author of three books on Whitman, numerous articles and Epidemics in the Modern World (1992), which focused on the absence of epidemics and their effects on human populations in American literature.
Dr. Krieg was selected to participate in the Fulbright Specialist Program, which awards grants to US faculty and professionals to engage in short-term collaborative projects at academic institutions abroad.