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In Memoriam

School of Film & Media Studies

  1. Jon Rubin, Associate Professor Emeritus of Film

Please refer to Theatre Arts for film faculty who retired before July 1, 2010.

School of Humanities

  1. Naomi Block, Associate Professor Emerita of Language Arts [Philosophy]
  2. Shirley Blum, Professor Emerita of Art History
  3. Eric Carlson, Associate Professor Emeritus of Art History
  4. Marcia Cavell, Associate Professor Emerita of Philosophy
  5. Bell Chevigny, Professor Emerita of Literature
  6. James Cookman, Associate Professor Emeritus of Language and Culture (French)
  7. Kenley R. Dove, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
  8. Frank B. Farrell, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
  9. Geoffrey Field, Professor Emeritus of History
  10. Albert Fried, Professor Emeritus of History
  11. Maria Gagliardo, Associate Professor Emerita of Spanish
  12. Sheldon Grebstein, University Professor Emeritus of Literature; president of Purchase College, 1981–93
  13. Jean Herskovits, Research Professor of History
  14. Naomi Holoch, Associate Professor Emerita of French and Literature
  15. Alfred Hunt, Professor Emeritus of History
  16. Thomasenia M. Hutchins, Associate Professor Emerita of Literature
  17. Marjorie Miller, Professor Emerita of Philosophy
  18. Julius Novick, Professor Emeritus of Literature and Drama Studies
  19. Gregorio Rosenblum, Associate Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Drama Studies
  20. Ronnie Scharfman, Professor Emerita of French and Literature
  21. Renneth Sorhaindo, Associate Professor Emeritus of Language and Culture (Spanish)
  22. Richard Stack, Associate Professor Emeritus of Literature
  23. Nina Pelikan Straus, Professor Emerita of Literature
  24. Wayne te Brake, Professor Emeritus of History
  25. David Villecco, Associate Professor Emeritus of Language Arts
  26. Philippa Wehle, Professor Emerita of French, Drama Studies, and Literature
  27. Louise Yelin, Professor Emerita of Literature

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School of Natural & Social Sciences

  1. Sybil Barten, Professor Emerita of Psychology
  2. Peter F. Bell, Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics
  3. Taina Chao, Associate Professor Emerita of Chemistry
  4. Kimberly E. Christensen, Associate Professor Emerita of Economics
  5. Elysse Craddock, Professor Emerita of Biology
  6. James Currin, Associate Professor Emeritus of Physics
  7. Thomas E. Dow Jr., Professor Emeritus of Sociology
  8. Joseph Fashing, Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology
  9. Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Anthropology
  10. John Forrest, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
  11. John Gitlitz, Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science
  12. Ronnie Halperin, Associate Professor Emerita of Psychology
  13. John Handron, Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology
  14. John Howard, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Sociology
  15. William Needham, Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology
  16. Esther Newton, Professor Emerita of Anthropology
  17. Séamus O’Cléireacáin, Professor Emeritus of Economics
  18. Mekala Reddi, Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
  19. Nathaniel Siegel, Professor Emeritus of Sociology
  20. Joel Tenenbaum, Professor Emeritus of Physics and Scientific Computing
  21. Joanne Tillotson, Associate Professor Emerita of Biology
  22. James Utter, Associate Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and Biology

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School of Art+Design

  1. Judith V. Bernstein, Associate Professor Emerita of Art+Design (Painting/Drawing)
  2. John Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts (Photography)
  3. Donna Dennis, Professor Emerita of Art+Design (Sculpture)
  4. Jed Devine, Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts (Photography)
  5. Nancy Davidson, Professor Emerita of Art+Design (Painting/Drawing)
  6. Margot Lovejoy, Professor Emerita of Art+Design (Printmaking)
  7. Irving Sandler, Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts (Art History and Painting/Drawing)
  8. Leonard Stokes, Professor Emeritus of Art+Design (Painting/Drawing)
  9. Ken Strickland, Associate Professor Emeritus of Art+Design (Sculpture)
  10. Michael Torlen, Associate Professor Emeritus of Art+Design (Painting/Drawing)
  11. Philip Zimmermann, Professor Emeritus of Art+Design (Graphic Design)

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Conservatory of Dance

  1. Richard Cameron-Wolfe, Associate Professor Emeritus of Dance
  2. Mette Spaniardi, Lecturer Emerita in Dance
  3. Sarah Stackhouse, Associate Professor Emerita of Dance
  4. Carol K. Walker, Dean and Professor Emerita of Dance

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Conservatory of Music

  1. Raymond Des Roches, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
  2. Joseph Ferry, Professor Emeritus of Music
  3. Robert Fertitta, Associate Professor Emeritus of Music
  4. Hal Galper, Lecturer Emeritus in Music
  5. Frederic Hand, Lecturer Emeritus in Music
  6. Dennis Helmrich, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Music
  7. Steven Lubin, Professor Emeritus of Music
  8. Humbert Lucarelli, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Music
  9. Donald MacCourt, Professor Emeritus of Music
  10. James McElwaine, Professor Emeritus of Music
  11. Sandra Miller, Professor Emerita of Music
  12. Anthony Newman, Professor Emeritus of Music
  13. David Ostwald, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Music
  14. Marianna Khazanova Salzman, Associate Professor Emerita of Music
  15. Daphne Spottiswoode, Associate Professor Emerita of Music

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Conservatory of Theatre Arts

  1. Miriam Arsham, Professor Emerita of Film*
  2. Michael Cesario, Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre Design/ Technology
  3. Leigh Dillon, Associate Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts (Acting)
  4. Elaine Galen, Associate Professor Emerita of Theatre Design/ Technology
  5. Lana Fritz, Assistant Professor Emerita of Theatre Design/Technology
  6. Lawrence Kornfeld, Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts (Acting)
  7. Eulalie Noble, Associate Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts (Acting)
  8. Joseph Stockdale, Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts (Acting)
  9. Hal Tiné, Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre Design/Technology

*Retired before July 1, 2010. (On July 1, 2010, the film program moved to the new School of Film and Media Studies , and the conservatory was renamed. It was formerly the Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film.)

School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education

  1. Robert Fabian, Lecturer Emeritus (Graphic Design)
  2. Frank Liotti, Lecturer Emeritus (Mathematics)
  3. Priscilla Schwarzchild, Lecturer Emerita (Printmaking)
  4. Marie Traficante Trump, Lecturer Emerita (Voice)

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