Herman A. Berliner

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Herman A. Berliner

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Lawrence Herbert Distinguished Professor and Professor of Economics
Hofstra University

Herman A. Berliner is the Lawrence Herbert Distinguished Professor at Hofstra University. In 2015, he stepped down as provost after 25 years in that position and became dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, where he focuses on increasing and promoting international business programs and student entrepreneurship.

As provost, Berliner was responsible for all of Hofstra’s colleges, schools and academic programs, as well as its libraries, museum, and Saltzman Community Services Center. He has taught economics at graduate and undergraduate levels and specializes in the economics of higher education. He earned his B.A. from the City University of New York and Ph.D. in economics from CUNY Graduate School.

Professional Achievements

  • Oversaw the launch of Hofstra’s Course and Teacher Evaluation Program, Honors Program, Peer Teaching Program, and University Tutorial Program.
  • Helped establish Hofstra’s School of Communication, Honors College, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and School of Health Professions and Humans Services.
  • Serves as a reviewer for both Middle States and the American Bar Association.


August 2008
Identification and recruitment of effective senior administration is crucial to the ongoing success of a college or university and to the ongoing vitality of higher education in general.
January 2009
Chief academic officers (CAOs), often referred to as provosts, are responsible for the teaching, research and service functions at colleges and universities. CAOs are second-in-command on most campuses reporting directly to the president or chancellor.