Kushner, Harvey W(olf) 1941-
KUSHNER, Harvey W(olf) 1941-
PERSONAL: Born December 9, 1941, in New York, NY; son of Albert and Iryne (Fieman) Kushner; married Sarah Yerich, May 23, 1970; children: Meredith Hope. Education: Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1969; New York University, M.A., 1970, Ph.D., 1974. Hobbies and other interests: Running.
ADDRESSES: Home—140-03 Jewel Ave., Flushing, NY 11367. Office—Department of Criminal Justice and Security Administration, C. W. Post Center, Long Island University, Brookville, NY 11548. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Long Island University, C. W. Post Center, Brookville, NY, assistant professor, 1974-78, associate professor of sociology, 1978-83, professor of criminal justice and security administration, 1983—, coordinator of graduate studies of College of Arts and Sciences, 1976-79, director of undergraduate studies of Criminal Justice Department, 1983, department chair, 1988—. P/RA Research, Inc., head research methodologist, 1975-79. Correctional Educational Consortium, member of board of directors, 1988-96; Village of Freeport, NY, member of Mayor's Advisory Blue Ribbon Panel of Criminal Justice, 1990-93; National Crime Stoppers, board chair, 1997; consultant to Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Jersey State Police, Federal Aviation Administration, and other agencies and organizations.
MEMBER: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, American Society of Criminology.
AWARDS, HONORS: Commissioners Award, Nassau County Police Department, 1991; awards from JFK International Airport Chamber of Commerce and Eastern Armed Robbery Conference, both 1996.
(With Gerald De Maio) Understanding Basic Statistics, with instructor's manual, Holden-Day (San Francisco, CA), 1980.
(Editor) The Future of Terrorism: Violence in the New Millennium, Sage Publications (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1998.
Terrorism in America: A Structured Approach to Understanding the Terrorist Threat, Charles C. Thomas (Springfield, IL), 1998.
(Editor and contributor) Essential Readings on Political Terrorism: Analyses of Problems and Prospects for the Twenty-first Century, Gordian Knot Books (New York, NY), 2002.
Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Sage Publications (Thousand Oaks, CA), 2003.
Contributor to books, including Politics 1976, edited by Oral E. Parks, East Carolina University, 1976. Columnist, Airport Press, 1997. Contributor of about fifty articles and reviews to political science, sociology, psychology, and criminology journals. Editor, Criminal Organizations, 1991-93, and Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 1995; member of editorial board, Correctional Education, 1989-97.
SIDELIGHTS: Harvey W. Kushner once told CA: "The titles of most of my writings—whether on political science, sociology, or criminology—address a common desire: to give the reader a better understanding of social science phenomena. The titles of my other writings—whether on statistics, mathematical modeling, or computer science—address a similar desire: to give the reader the tools to better research and thus understand social science phenomena."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Annual Review of Psychology, Volume 33, 1982.
Choice, September, 1999, review of Terrorism in America: A Structured Approach to Understanding the Terrorist Threat, p. 236.
Library Journal, January, 2003, Dale Farris, review of Encyclopedia of Terrorism, pp. 90-91.
Public Choice, summer, 1976.
Reference and Research Book News, February, 1999, review of Terrorism in America, p. 105.*