Avery M. Horowitz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Economics, Dean of Advisement and Counseling

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Dr. Avery M. Horowitz serves as Dean of Advisement and Counseling. In that position, he is responsible for all undergraduate advisement across Touro’s many New York undergraduate campuses and sites. Dr. Horowitz is also responsible for various activities at the Flatbush branch campus including the preparation of the academic course schedule and the academic calendar. He also coordinates final examinations. He serves as the chair of the college-wide Committee on Academic Standing. He is also a member of the Curriculum, Assessment, and Middle States self-study Committees.

Dr. Horowitz joined the Touro College professional staff in January 1998 after serving as Assistant Academic Dean of Yeshiva College for five years. In that position he was responsible for creating an Academic Advisement Center for the college, as well as the daily operation of the Dean’s office. Prior to this, he taught economics at Yeshiva University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Brooklyn College.

Dr. Horowitz received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brooklyn College and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from City University Graduate School and University Center.  He has served as the New York State representative and executive committee member of the Northeast Region of The National Academic Advising Association. He has presented professional papers on such subjects as transfer credit evaluation and ethical issues facing advisors


Ph.D., Economics, The City University of New York, Graduate School & University Center, Specialized fields: Public Economics/Finance, International Economics/Finance (Dissertation topic: Determinants of Fertility in the United States: An Analysis Based on the 1980 Census of Population)

M.A., Economics, Brooklyn College-Division of Graduate Studies.

B.A., Brooklyn College (cum laude with honors). Major: Economics

Professional Service

New York State Disabilities Council, Member                                                                        
National Academic Advisement Association, Member
National Career Development Association, Member  
Metropolitan Economic Association, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer 
Metropolitan Economic Association, Newsletter Editor 
American Economics Association, Member


"Transfer Credit Evaluation: Practical Issues for Advisors" paper presented at Northeast Regional Conference, National Academic Advising Association, March, 1999

"Have Faith in Your Advisor: The Role and Influence of Religion on Academic Advisement” (with Robert S. Legutko) paper presented at Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, National Academic Advising Association, April, 1999

"Exploring the Registration Process via Sociological and Economic Perspectives” paper presented at New York State Sociological Association Conference, October, 1998

"The Growth of the Used Textbook Market: Ramifications for Professors and Students" Academic Colloquia Series, Yeshiva University, Fall. 1995

"Gross and Net Racial Differences in Human Reproduction" paper presented at the Eastern Economic Association Convention, Washington, D.C. March, 1993.

"Parking and Congestion: Twin Problems or Cause and Effect" (with Herschel W. Yeres) paper presented at the Conference on Transportation Management, SUNY - Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, NY, May, 1994.

"The Determinants of Crime: The Importance of Sentencing Issues" (with Mareleyn Schneider) paper presented at the fifth annual international conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, New York City, March, 1993.

"The Elasticity of Demand for College Textbooks: The Used Book Problem" paper presented at the Eastern Economic Association Convention, New York City, March 1992.

"Predicting Tax Evasion: A Proposed Method for the Internal Revenue Service" (with Mareleyn Schneider) Paper Presented at the 21st Annual Meeting, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, April 1992.

"The Economics of Crime: The Sentence of Uncertainty" (with Mareleyn Schneider), paper presented at the Northeast Business and Economics Association convention, Portsmith, NH, September, 1993.

Guest Speaker, Omicron Delta Epsilon, St. Francis College, Brooklyn NY, 1988.

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

Dr. Horowitz’s hobbies include genealogy, collecting Absolut Vodka advertisements and memorabilia and collecting Lego city building sets.