Robert Leonard

Dr. Robert A. Leonard is a professor of linguistics at Hofstra and a lead researcher at Robert Leonard Associates, a consulting firm. Leonard received his B.A. from Columbia College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Columbia Graduate School, where he was a Faculty Fellow. He won a Fulbright Fellowship for his overseas Ph.D. research. He may be the only Fulbright Fellow to have performed at Woodstock. While in college he cofounded and led the rock group Sha Na Na and performed at the Woodstock Festival, the Fillmores East and West, on television’s “Tonight Show,” in the Academy Award-winning “Woodstock” movie and the recently released film “Festival Express” with Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead.

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