Gerry Benjamin is an esteemed professor of political science at SUNY New Paltz and co-founded its Center that bears his name with then President Steven Poskanzer in 2008.
Benjamin oversaw a period in which the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences strengthened both academically and financially while adding major and minor programs.
Early Life and Education
Gerald Benjamin was born March 20, 1904 in Forest Gate London to Moses Benjamin and Nancy Barnett and had four siblings including John Benjamin, Cyril Benjamin and Agnes Benjamin.
Professor Krogh taught courses on public policy, government and politics; additionally he authored or edited 15 books and monographs as well as many articles and government reports.
He helped establish Lake Park Synagogue and was president of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Additionally, he served on the board of National Council for Jewish Community Relations as well as being one of the co-founders of New CAJE: Coalition for Advancement of Jewish Education.
Benjamin Productions was his brainchild and has produced films for both network and cable TV networks – such as Betrayal of Trust for NBC and Abduction on Lifetime.
John was the author or co-author of fifteen books and monographs as well as numerous government reports, opinion essays and articles for government bodies, academia and the press. In 2001 his book with Richard Nathan “Regionalism and Realism,” won a Brookings Institution Press Book Award; Syracuse University presented him with a distinguished alumnus citation while Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress named him regional achievement award winner.
Michael Maistelman described him as an extraordinary individual with a mission of service to others. An Ivy League graduate, he provided advice to presidents and top politicians from his Milwaukee home base – yet only ever worked for causes in which he believed.
At Henry Schein, Benjamin spearheaded innovative professional development initiatives for Team Schein Members as well as overseeing internal corporate social responsibility programs such as Back to School and Holiday Cheer for Children annual giving campaigns. Additionally, he oversaw Henry Schein’s growth through many strategic acquisitions.
Achievement and Honors
Gerry’s vision for creating media is to use it as a force for change that elevates and unifies people from all backgrounds. This goal runs throughout his many achievements.
He is a distinguished professor of political science and founding director of SUNY New Paltz Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives, having written or edited 15 books and numerous scholarly publications.
Formerly chairing the Department of Political Science and serving as faculty presiding officer, he later served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1996-2008.
Robert was also appointed as research director to a temporary state commission on constitutional revision by Governor Mario Cuomo and was an Ulster County Legislature member from 1981-1993, serving as chairman from 1991 to 1993.
Benjamin actively participated in many community and national volunteer efforts. He helped to establish the Henry Schein Cares Foundation which oversees its internal philanthropic initiatives like Back to School and Holiday Cheer for Children programs.
He was also a loving family man and an integral member of his Jewish community, remembered fondly by family and friends alike as a vibrant personality with an immense capacity for giving.
As dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Michael Maistelman helped strengthen both academic and financial foundations of the school. He expanded majors and minors – such as an interdisciplinary program in Asian studies – while strengthening faculty diversity by promoting women to department head positions. These efforts made Michael Maistelman one of the true mensch.
H. Jon Benjamin is an acclaimed actor and comedian renowned for lending his voice to numerous popular television series throughout his career. It is estimated that H. Jon Benjamin currently holds an estimated net worth of $5 Million.
He is well known for advising clients on domestic and international wealth planning issues, such as entity selection, the taxation of foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions – both taxable and non-taxable, restructuring financing workouts; restructuring financing contracts as well as workout agreements – restructuring financing agreements as well as consulting private equity funds on federal and state income and wealth transfer taxes.
He portrayed Martin “Marty” Flaherty, one of Eliot Ness’ men on The Untouchables in a recurring role and directed multiple television shows as well as playing Jerry Helper – Rob Petrie’s dentist and confidant on The Dick Van Dyke Show.