Herman Berliner is in his 45th year at Hofstra University and his 25th year as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University. He is also the Lawrence Herbert Distinguished Professor of Economics. Earlier in his career, Herman served in a number of key administrative positions, including Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Acting Dean of the School of Education, and Associate Dean of University Advisement. He played vital roles in the establishment of many new schools at Hofstra, including the School of Communication, Hofstra University Honors College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Health Services and Human Services, the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Schools of Medicine and of Graduate Nursing and Health Professions. His areas of specialty as an economist include the economics of higher education. He presently serves as a TIAA-CREF Institute Fellow, and President of the North Shore School District Board of Education. Effective the end of the 2014-2015 academic year, Herman will be stepping down as Provost and Senior Vice President, and will serve again as Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business. Herman earned his PhD in economics from the City University of New York.