Jeff Morosoff is director of the graduate program in public relations, and teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses in public relations and media studies at Hofstra University. A professional communicator for more than three decades, Professor Morosoff first worked in radio as a disk jockey and news anchor before his public relations career began in 1983 at Cablevision, where he handled community and government relations and public access TV productions. He later joined the communications team at the Long Island Association, a regional business and civic organization, and moved to direct public relations activities for the Town of Babylon, serving as press secretary and chief of staff for two elected town supervisors. He left government in the early '90s to run political campaigns and provide public relations services for various clients.
From 1999-2008, Morosoff taught media and public relations courses as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), where he had earned bachelor's and master's degrees in communication arts. He was director of alumni and government relations, and later director of foundation and corporate relations at NYIT, before being appointed vice president for institutional advancement at Nassau Community College. Before arriving at Hofstra, Morosoff served as vice president of communications for the Early Years Institute.
Recipient of the 2000 International Association of Business Communicators' Achievement in Communications Award and a frequent guest lecturer, Morosoff served as president of the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island (PRPLI) from 1995-97 and again from 2006-07. He is a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Media Studies' Public Relations Division, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and faculty advisor to the Hofstra chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Morosoff remains a member of PRPLI, is an active volunteer for the Fair Media Council, and consults for nonprofits and area businesses.
Professor Morosoff's research focuses on how nonprofit organizations faced with minimal resources conduct public relations programs and is also researching the relationships between public relations practitioners and journalists.
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WGLI, Shadow Traffic, WBLI
Public, government and community relations
Long Island Association
Spokesman, Chief of Staff
Town of Babylon
Alumni, government, foundation, corporate, and public relations
VP of advancement
Nassau Community College
PR professor and director, graduate program