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Long Island University Appoints Jeffrey Kane Vice President for Academic Affairs

Former C.W. Post dean to lead academic units across the University's campuses


Paola Curcio-Kleinman,Associate Vice President Marketing & Public Relations
University Center,
Long Island University

Brookville, NY. -- Long Island University, the eighth-largest private university in the nation, has named Jeffrey Kane of Roslyn, NY, vice president for academic affairs. In this capacity, Dr. Kane will oversee the University's academic operations and initiatives across six campuses. Dr. Kane served as acting vice president while a search was conducted to fill the position. During that time, he helped invigorate the University's academic programs, collaborating with the deans at the campus level and redesigning the management of academic budgets which total more than $110 million. In addition, Dr. Kane sought funding to establish new educational initiatives and articulated a clear academic vision for the institution. His exemplary leadership led to his appointment over a strong field of national candidates.

"I am an educator, and I am extraordinarily pleased to have the opportunity to actively participate in a university dedicated, first and foremost, to its students. Long Island University is committed to ensuring the quality of the human, personal and social dimensions of higher education," Dr. Kane declared. "I am at home."

Dr. Kane's association with the University dates back to 1996, when he became dean of the School of Education at the C. W. Post Campus. During his tenure as head of one of the largest and most comprehensive teacher education, counseling and administration programs in New York State, he worked with the faculty to refine the School's mission, enhance its programs and build a sense of community. A champion of child-centered education, Dr. Kane also played a key role in the implementation of the "Comer" school reform process, a nationally renowned collaboration between Yale University, C.W. Post and the Westbury School District. This successful partnership led to support from the Rockefeller and Verizon Foundations among other leading foundations. Prior to his employment at the University, Dr. Kane was a faculty member, a dean and an associate provost at Adelphi University.

The new vice president remains an active and vocal scholar, writing and publishing on the philosophy of knowledge and educational policy. Among his many academic achievements, Dr. Kane authored "Beyond Empiricism: Michael Polanyi Reconsidered" (Peter Lang) and edited and contributed to "Education, Information and Transformation: Essays on Learning and Thinking" (Prentice Hall). He has written numerous articles and book chapters, and has served as editor of the refereed quarterly, Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, for the past 10 years.

Dr. Kane holds a bachelor's degree in education from Queens College, a master's degree in early childhood/elementary education from Adelphi University and a doctorate in philosophy of education in the area of epistemology of science from New York University. He and his wife, Janet, have three children, Gabriel, Emily and Jesse.

Posted 08/01/2002

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