Stanley Goldstein, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Hofstra University
Location: Kingston, New York, United States

Stanley Goldstein, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Hofstra University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Engineering.

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Dr. Goldstein has been recognized as professor emeritus of Hofstra University since 1984, having been a member of the faculty since 1954. Roles he held with the school include professor of engineering from 1957 to 1984, chair of the Engineering Science Department from 1980 to 1983, director of the academic computer center from 1970 to 1972, and chair of the Engineering Science Department from 1956 to 1968 and again from 1970 to 1972.

In addition to his work with the Engineering Science Department, Dr. Goldstein was active with the College of Arts and Sciences in a variety of positions, including as associate dean in 1973 to 1974 and again in 1977, and as associate provost of planning, budgeting, and institutional research from 1974 to 1976. Following his retirement, he remained as minorities program director from 1984 to 1987. Prior to joining Hofstra University, Dr. Goldstein was a project engineer with Alderson Research Laboratories from 1952 to 1954, and an engineer with Vapor Recovery Systems Corporation from 1950 to 1952.

Dr. Goldstein began his career with the United States Army Air Forces, serving to 1st Lieutenant from 1942 to 1945. As a navigator and learning aerial radar, he was taught by a physicist, instead of by an engineer, and sought to combine the two disciplines following his service. He first studied at the University of Oklahoma, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in 1949. Working in the field for a few years, he found that he had new ideas about how to educate regarding engineering science. He studied at New York University, completing a Master of Science in 1956. Dr. Goldstein concluded his studies in 1969 at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now New York University Tandon School of Engineering) with a PhD in astronautics.

Throughout his career, Dr. Goldstein has been recognized for his contributions, including with the Dean’s Award of Excellence from Hofstra University. For his military service, he earned a Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal With Four Oak Leaf Clusters, and the French Normandy Medal. In 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron awarded him the Chevalier de La Legion de Honner.

Dr. Goldstein credits his success in life to his recently deceased wife, who was also highly accomplished and intelligent. He considers their nearly 70 year marriage to have been his greatest accomplishment.

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