Benjamin Rifkin

Dean, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Hofstra University



Education


Degrees

  • Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • A.M., Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • M.A., Russian and East European Studies, Yale University

  • B.A., Russian and East European Studies, Magna Cum Laude, Distinction in the Major, Yale University

Additional Professional Training

  • Seminars on Interrupting Bias, Institutional Racism and Privilege, Training for Change Associates and University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
  • American Council on Education Institute for New Chief Academic Officers
  • CASE Seminar on Development for Deans
  • Bonner Foundation High Impact Practices Institute (on community-based learning)
  • Council on Undergraduate Research, Mentorship, Collaboration and Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Mesa, AZ
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Training for Accreditation Team Members, Philadelphia
  • Assessment Institute, Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Management Development Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Institute for Higher Education

Employment History


Present-1990

  • Dean, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Hofstra University, Present
  • Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (Tenured), Ithaca College
  • Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs, Ithaca College (IC): responsibilities included Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Athletics
  • Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Russian (Tenured), The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
  • Visiting Professor, Princeton University Slavic Department Graduate Program
  • Tenured Professor of Russian, Temple University
  • Vice Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University
  • Director, Middlebury College School of Russian (summer program)
  • Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, and Department Chair, Slavic Languages, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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