Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university of 11,000 students just 30 minutes from New York City that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). Our faculty are Fulbright Scholars, Emmy Award winners, successful entrepreneurs, groundbreaking scientists, pioneering educators, best-selling authors and C-suite business executives. They are contributing to significant advances in bio-medical engineering, researching new ways to bring technology into the classroom, leading disaster response and conflict resolution efforts across the globe and inspiring students to use their talents to serve the community. Hofstra offers more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.
Professor of Economics
Dr. Berliner is focused on increasing and promoting global business programs, student entrepreneurship, and other experiential learning.
Economics Economics and Public Policy Finance Financial Policy Economics of Higher Education International Business Education
Assistant Professor of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability
Dr. Bernhardt has had a lifelong passion for studying weather and climate. His current research focuses hurricane preparedness.
Rip Tide safety Hurricanes Climatology Climate Change Weather Climate Environmental History Meteorology Virtual Reality to Promote Evacuation
Professor of Political Science
Dr. Meena Bose is Executive Dean of Hofstra University’s Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs
Presidential Elections Presidential Campaigns Presidential Politics Presidential History
Professor of Biology
Dr. Burke's current research involves diamondback terrapins at Jamaica Bay, wood turtles in northern NJ and the coyote invasion of LI
Urban Ecosystems Urban Environments Suburban Spaces and Development Ecology Evolution Conservation Biology Herpetology
Professor of Religion
The Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman Chair in Catholic Studies at Hofstra University
Religion and Popular Culture Religion and Sports Pope Francis Independent Catholics Roman Catholics Religion and Race Religion, gender and sexuality Religion and Politics Religion and Today's Headlines
Professor of Economics
Prof. DeFreitas is an expert on labor studies.
Labor Economics Research Methods Urban Economics Microeconomics African Economic Development Research Methods Economics of Immigration Earnings Inequality Youth Unemployment Economics of Small Business Labor Unions African Labor Issues New York City Economy
Chair of the Political Science Department, Director of European Studies
Professor Dudek specializes in comparative politics with regional focuses in Europe and Latin America
Latin American Politics European Politics Regional Economic Growth and Development Fluent in Spanish
Professor of History
Specialist in Popular Culture and Politics, as well as Gender and Sports, in Twentieth Century Latin America.
Latin American Culture Latin American Politics Sports in Latin America Gender Studies
Professor of Law
Professor Freedman focuses on constitutional law and history, as well as the death penalty and habeas corpus
Constitutional Law First Amendment Law Death Penalty
Associate Professor of Political Science
Professor Fritz specializes in international relations, with concentrations on international security and US foreign and defense policy.
Foreign Policy Political Science Terrorism International Security International Relations
Industry Experience (1)