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Lawrence Levy

Executive Dean, Hofstra University

  • During his 35 years as a reporter, editorial writer, columnist and PBS talk show host, Lawrence Levy won many of journalismu2019s top awards, including Pulitzer Finalist, for in-depth works on suburban politics, education, taxation, housing and other key issues.
  • As a journalist, he was known for his blending of national trends and local perspectives and has covered six presidential campaigns.
  • He works especially close with Hofstrau2019s strong academic community to shape an innovative agenda for suburban study, including a new Sustainability Studies degree, forge alliances with other institutions, not-for-profit groups and government agencies and promote the study of the suburbs nationwide.
  • Levy is a member of a Brookings Institution advisory panel and was a keynote speaker at Brookings 2008 Metro Policy Summit in Washington, DC.
  • Before joining Hofstra, he was Senior Editorial Writer and Chief Political Columnist for Newsday, and remains involved in the world of journalism and politics.
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