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Faculty Tenure and Promotions

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Hofstra University has awarded tenure and/or promotion to 26 faculty members, including 14 from the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, three from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, three from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, two from the School of Education, two from the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, and two from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business.

“Our standards for tenure and promotion are a reflection of the priorities of the University,” said Herman Berliner, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Hofstra homes in on three criteria: excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

“The first standard is continued excellence in teaching and related activities. This is our highest priority, and we continuously assess whether this standard is being met. We are convinced that for a student to maximize the benefits of his or her education, excellence in teaching is a key ingredient in helping to make it happen,” said Dr. Berliner. “At the same time as looking for excellence in teaching, we also look for ongoing scholarly productivity. Essential to a person being an excellent teacher is up-to-date knowledge of, and involvement in, his or her discipline. Our third tenure criterion is service. We look for faculty who are fully involved in the life of their department, and/or school and/or the university” to ensure Hofstra University continues to move forward and broaden its reach, he said.

In addition to those three core criteria, Hofstra also considers the long-term needs of the University. “For a person to be awarded tenure, having a continuous need for that person’s expertise is also essential,” Dr. Berliner said. “We are very fortunate to have a faculty that meets these high standards for tenure and serves our students, their discipline and the community with distinction.”

Faculty tenures effective September 1, 2015, and promotions effective September 1, 2014
Constantine Alexandrakis, in the Department of Economics, granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Lisa Dresner, in the Department of Writing Studies and Composition, granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Jamie Ghigiarelli, in the Department of Health Studies and Kinesiology, granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Christina Lacey, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Ethna Lay, in the Department of Writing Studies and Composition, granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Christopher Niedt, in the Department of Sociology, granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Ashira Pelman Ostrow, in the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Professor.
Dennis Quinn, in the Department of Radio, Television, Film, granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Philip Stoecker, in the Department of Music, granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Pei-Chi Su, in the Department of Drama and Dance, granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

Tenure on appointment effective September 1, 2014
Kevin Craig, in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, granted tenure.

Tenure effective September 1, 2015
Hak Kim, in the Department of Information Technology and Quantitative Methods, granted tenure.

Promotions effective Sept. 1, 2014
Simona Doboli, in the Department of Computer Science, promoted to the rank of Professor.
Sleiman Ghorayeb, in the Department of Engineering, promoted to the rank of Professor.
Martha Hollander, in the Department of Fine Arts, Design, Art History, promoted to the rank of Professor.
Stephen Lawrence, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, promoted to the rank of Professor.
Claire Lindgren, in the Department of Fine Arts, Design, Art History, promoted to the rank of Professor.
Martha McPhee, in the Department of English and Creative Writing, promoted to the rank of Professor.
Nathalie Robinson, in the Department of Music, promoted to the rank of Professor.
Shawn Thelen, in the Department of Marketing and International Business, promoted to the rank of Professor.
Nanette Wachter, in the Department of Chemistry, promoted to the rank of Professor.
Gloria Wilson, in the Department of Special Education, promoted to the rank of Professor.
Miguel-Angel Zapata, in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, promoted to the rank of Professor.
Kristal Zook, in the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations, promoted to the rank of Professor.

Promotion effective July 15, 2014
J. Colesanti, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, will be promoted to the rank of Professor.

Promotion effective June 1, 2014
Kevin McElroy, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

 

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