Michael Markowitz, PhD
Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Vice-President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the University, reporting to the President on all matters related to curriculum, instruction, faculty, and student services. At Holy Family University, these responsibilities include supervision of the deans of the four schools (Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration/Extended Learning, Education and Nursing/Allied Health Professions) as well as the Registrar, Academic Advising, and the Library. The vice-president also oversees the selection and ongoing professional development of full and part-time faculty.
PhD, Sociology: Temple University
MA, Sociology: Temple University
MA, Criminal Justice: Rutgers University
BA, Criminal Justice: Stockton College
Dr. Michael Markowitz comes to the position of Vice-President for Academic Affairs after more than 20 years in higher education. In addition to earning tenure and the rank of Professor at Widener University, Dr. Markowitz has served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Widener and Dean for Graduate and Professional Studies at Cabrini College. At Holy Family University, he served for three years as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences before assuming the vice presidency in 2013. In 2005, Dr. Markowitz was selected from a pool of international scholars to receive a prestigious American Council on Education Fellowship, which facilitated a year-long program of study of best practices in higher education leadership and assessment at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
Dr. Markowitz's research interest has focused on the study of various sociological factors linked to the onset and persistence of criminal deviance. Specifically, his work has explored the impact of race and gender on criminality, with a recent focus on how these factors contribute to patterns of criminal behavior over the life course. This research has led to numerous conference presentations, refereed journal publications, and a co-edited volume of original research essays on the intersection of race, crime, and justice in America.