In the news recently when it hosted the second 2012 Presidential debate, Hofstra University has a rich history in the academic community. Founded in 1935 as a campus of New York University, two years later it became Hofstra College. The institution achieved university status in the early 1960s and now comprises10 nationally recognized schools of study.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Hofstra’s School of Education among the nation’s best graduate programs. The school’s Department of Foundations, Leadership and Policy Studies (FLPS) is committed to “preparing reflective leaders for complex educational organizations in diverse, multicultural environments.” Using a variety of methods, the FLPS program teaches psychological, philosophical, and sociological disciplines designed to help educational professionals inspire their students.

About the Author:

New York resident Amy Kenton is a doctoral candidate in Hofstra University School of Education’s Foundations, Leadership and Policy Studies program. She has had a 24-year career in New York State school systems as a teacher and administrator.