Retired Faculty Members: If you wish to add your listing and/or photograph to the roster, please email the information to John Stimson at

Angela M. Aguirre, Ph.D.
6545 Water’s Edge Way
Lakewood Ranch, Fl 34202

Professor, Languages and Cultures
Retired 6/2001 after 21 years of service

Angela M. Aguirre served as department chairperson for six years. She was the creator of the Legal Interpretation and Translation Program, and obtained many state grants for various programs and activities. She now travels and dances tango throughout the world with her husband Meyer Kaplan, also a retired William Paterson faculty member, who taught math.

Laura Tapia Aitken
58 Ramapo Hills Blvd.
Oakland, N.J. 07436

Professor Emeritus, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Retired 7/1996 after 26 years of service.

Laura Tapia Aitken was a major participant on the Master Planning Council, and involved in Institutional Analysis. She won a dean's faculty award for community partnership. She also served on the steering committee for the Latino Higher Education Initiative.

Currently active in the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood.  Art classes (drawing and watercolor, etc), Regular group exercise; Tai Chi Practice; and two Book Discussion Groups.

Richard Atnally
50 Battery Place 5f
N.Y., N.Y. 10280

Professor, English
Retired 2/2000 after 25 years of service

Richard Atnally won a faculty service award in 2002. He was director of the Humanities Honors Program for 25 years, and served as dean, School of Humanities.

Jim Baines
4 Sherwood Drive
Ithaca N.Y. 14850

Professor in Urban Education Department

Currently active in Playwriting with plays produced in Buffalo NY and New York City; Paleantology ( Docent for the Museum of the Earth); and keeping up with 3 kids: Joel at Cornell, Stephen at Stony Brook, and Cathy in Denver.

Vincent P. Baldassano
73 Garden Ave.
Chatham N.J. 07928

Assistant Professor, Education
Retired 1999

Presently employed as Financial Advisor, Oppenheimer & Co. and involved with antique cars and American history.

Catherine A. Barry
98 Medford Leas Way
Medford N.J. 08055

Professor Languages and Cultures

Sidney Berman
295 Araneo Drive
West Orange, N.J. 07052

Professor Emeritus, Communication
Retired 6/1993 after 33 years of service

Sidney Berman served as chairperson of the Communication Department for three years.

Dr. Joseph Brandes
16-36 Raymond St.
Fair Lawn, N.J. 07410-1908


Professor Emeritus, History
Retired 7/1/92 after 34 years of service

Joseph Brandes introduced and taught major new graduate and undergraduate elective courses. He served as acting academic dean during the College "transition phase." He was long-time adviser to our chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honor Society and received its award for "Outstanding Service and Dedication." He served as faculty adviser to the Jewish Students Association (Hillel). He is the author of Immigrants to Freedom, and Herbert Hoover and Economic Diplomacy.

Currently finishing up the publicity for the re-print edition of “Immigrants Freedom: Jews as Yankee Farmers, 1880’s – 1960’s. or 888-795-4274,

Dr. Paul K. Chao
39 Knox Terrace 2-B
Wayne, N.J. 07470

Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Retired 12/1990 after 21 years of service

Paul K. Chao received a Ph.D. from New York University in 1963 and graduated from the University of Cambridge, England in 1967. He taught at William Paterson University for 21 years and retired in 1990. He is the author of four books and ten scholarly articles. He is now translating a French book titled Sorcery to English. The University honored him with the title Professor Emeritus on May 6, 1991. The University also honored him with a Life Achievement Award for his scholarship and promoting understanding of world cultures on November 16, 2002. Dr. Chao was bestowed a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community on November 16, 2002. Currently, he conducts seminars in the Department of African, African-American, and Caribbean Studies.

Nicholas D’Ambrosio
2660 Lancaster Lane
Toms River, N.J. 08755-2555

Associate Professor Emeritus, Science and Education
Retired 6/30/1994 after 36 years of service

Nicholas D’Ambrosio served as an advisor, practicum coordinator, and student teaching supervisor.


Elizabeth DeGroot
122 Greenlawn Avenue
Clifton N.J. 07013

Professor Emeritus, English Department

Currently enjoying travel, especially in New England; and reading: lately, Marilyn Robinson and Ian McEwan.

Richard DeLuca
9 Berkley Court
Wayne N.J. 07470-2425

Asst.Professor of Marketing and Management

Currently advising undergraduates and sponsoring interns: Playing Golf; and writing a memoir.

Joan T. Feeley
203 Berkeley Road
River Edge, N.J. 07661

Professor Emeritus, Curriculum and Instruction
Retired 7/1/94 after 22 years of service

Joan T. Feeley published the Third Edition of Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs (TC Press-2002). She is now busy enjoying trips abroad and her two new grandchildren, Cristina (4) and Laura (1), who live close by in Hillsdale.

Ruth Kane Fern
318 North Shore, Seabrook Village
Tinton Falls N.J. 07753-7733

Associate Professor Emeritus having served in three departments at WPUNJ: English; Administration and Secondary School Programs; and, Reading Department as Director of the Reading Clinic

“At 90 I still drive and am very active here at Seabrook Village.” She has been secretary for four church coucils, had her watercolors on display, and has been on the in-house TV station three times, once teaching “Othello.”

Paul D. Finney
1007 Saddleback Way
Bel Air MD 21014

Assistant Professor, Music
Retired 1996 after 31 years of service

Paul D. Finney has pursued post-graduate studies at Columbia University Teachers College.  He has spent time traveling, performing music at New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Abingdon, MD, and has been involved with activities with his grandchildren.

Richard A. Foley
20 Oak Drive
Roseland N.J. 07068

Professor Emeritus, Music
Retired 2000 after 20 years of service

Richard A. Foley continues his busy freelance career performing as an oboist with professional orchestras in New York City and northern New Jersey.  Recent performances include three concerts at Carnegie Hall and one at Lincoln Center.  In 2005, his wife, a violinist and educator, died of a malignant brain tumor. In 2009 he performed in the Papermill Orchestra for four weeks of “On the Town,” and was soloist with the St. Cecilia Chorus at Carnegie Hall, December 10, 2009.

Don Fornuto
277 Pines Lake Drive East
Wayne, N.J. 07470

Professor, Music
Retired 1994 after 27 years of service

Don Fornuto has been presenting programs for the New Jersey Council on the Humanities, including the works of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and George Gershwin.  He is also a volunteer teacher of English as a second language, St. Mary’s Church, Pompton Lakes, and a student of watercolor painting at the Ridgewood Art Barn. He volunteers teaching ESL at St. Mary's in Pompton Lakes for the last ten years. Composed origianl Jazz compositions for the BMI jazz ensemble for 7 years.

E. Elaine Gardiner
P.O.Box 831- 7 Water Street
Ashburnham MA 01430

Professor of English

Currently: cooking, gardening, reading, volunteering, traveling.

Barbara M. Grant
535 Concord Place
Tyco, NJ 07481-1207

Professor Emeritus, Curriculum and Instruction
Retired 2/1/98 after 35 years of service

Barbara M. Grant served as an advisor for many years and was involved in committee work. She was the founder of Beta Chi Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta. Recently, Barbara has served on the Hobart Manor Restoration Committee and is a member of the Decorative and Fine Arts Society of Bergen County.  She is a life member of the University of Virginia Alumni Association.  Barbara has also participated in Montclair Unwall (2006), the Jane Austin Society conference in NYC, and the Wyckoff YMCA.

Judith Green
549 Tilden Ave,
Teaneck, N.J. 07666

Professor, Biology and Psychology (first five years) and then Psychology
Retired 2002 after 25 years of service

Judith Green is enjoying her work as a psychotherapist specializing in cognitive behavior therapy, “her retirement career.”  It’s a field of constant teaching and learning.  She is also studying the recorder (soprano through bass) and plays with her husband in several formal and informal recorder/early music groups. Any recorder or violin players out there?

Reggie C. Grier
1412 Waterford Drive
Forestville, MD 20747

Associate Professor Emeritus, Accounting and Law

Reggie C. Grier served as Faculty Senate chair from 1995 to 1997 and was department chair from 1985 to 1987. He retired from the U.S. Army a Colonel in 1977 after 30 years of service. He served in Italy, Korea, Philippines, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, and other combat and service medals. He was a Fourth Degree with the Knights of Columbus. He received alumni service awards from DeWitt Clinton High School, CCNY, and George Washington University.

Hella Hakerem
70 Hope Ave, Apt 503
Waltham MA 02453

Associate Professor of Nursing


 Suzanne Law Hawes
41 White Oak Lane
Southhampton, NY 11968

Professor, Health Sciences
Retired 2/1997 after 19 years of service

Suzanne Law Hawes was the elder stateswoman of the Health Sciences Department (-: and former dean of the School of Health Professions.

Stella Hyman
14 Coniston Court
Wayne, N.J. 07470

Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Retired 1998 after 28 years of service

Currently (1) A Court-Appointed Advocate for abused children. (2) Treasurer for the Greater Wayne Area Branch of the AAUW, American Association of University Women; (3) Also, Northern Coordinator for the State AAUW; and (4) Secretary to the Wayne Branch of the League of Women Voters.

Ken Job
5 Navajo Trail
West Milford, N.J. 07480

Professor Emeritus, Social Science/Education
Retired 1988 after 26 years of service

Dr. Patricia Huber Jollie
10 Ardis Lane Unit D
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Associate Professor Emeritus, Exercise and Movement Sciences
Retired 6/30/1994 after 26 years of service

Patricia Huber Jollie's major department function was teaching, advising students, teacher certification coordinator, assistant to chairperson, curriculum development and evaluation. She served on various departmental committees, the council, and the School of Education NCATE Steering Committee. She also served on the college advisement council and various college committees. She initiated and coached women's’ volleyball approximately four years.

Martin Krivin
19 Walnut Street
Oneonta, N.Y. 13820

Professor Emeritus, Music
Retired Spring 1992 after 32 years of service

Martin Krivin was coordinator of jazz studies and executive director of the Wayne Chamber Orchestra.

Robert Latherow
2727 Deanza Rd. (S.D.32)
San Diego, CA 92109

Professor, Music
Retired 1988 after 26 years of service

Robert Latherow is enjoying concerts, cooking, working out and his home in Palm Desert.

Susan Laubach
21 Sylvan Trail, Fayson Lakes
Kinnelon, N.J. 07405

Associate Professor, Exercise and Movement Science
Retired 2001 after 35 years of service

Susan Laubach is involved in worldwide travel, her Community Emergency Response Team, Rutgers extension master gardeners, and cultural events. She is a member of Who’s Who in American Education and Rutgers University Lettermen. She supervises student teachers and is pursuing three professional projects. A William Paterson University alumni scholarship was established in her name for an exercise and movement science major.

Clifton W. Liddicoat
12 I Street
Seaside Park, N.J. 08752

Associate Professor, Economics
Retired 1998 after 32 years of service

Clifton Liddicoat travels extensively, and enjoys attending jazz concerts at Kimmel Center Philadelphia, (for example, Ramsey Lewis, Patti Austin, and Peter Nero), and activities with the Seaside Park Yacht Club.

Anthony Maltese, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 32
Quechee, Vt. 05059

Professor Emeritus, Communication
Retired 6/1996 after 36 years of service

Anthony Maltese was the chairperson of the Communication Department. He introduced the Radio/Television program and served as an advisor to WPSC-FM. He was also the advisor/director for the Pioneer Players (Drama/Musical Theatre/Children’s Theatre).

Anthony J. Mazzella
127 Constitution Way
Basking Ridge, N. J. 07920

Professor, English
Retired 2002 after 34 years of service

Anthony Mazzella describes himself as a Metropolitan Opera and New York City Ballet subscriber, international traveler, museum goer, avid reader, classical DVD collector, and family caregiver.

Harriet F. Modemann
23 Christopher Place
Ridgewood, N.J. 07450

Associate Director of Library Services
Retired 1/1/1981 after 30 years of service

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott
102 Arbor View
Cedar Crest, an Erickson Retirement Community
Pompton Plains NJ 07444

Professor Emeritus, English
Retired 2/1/1997 after 31 years of service

Virginia Ramey Mollenkott is the author of Omnigender: A Trans religious Approach (The Pilgrim Press, 2001) which was awarded the Lambda Literary Award in the bisexual/transgender category in 2002; it was released in an expanded and updated form in 2007. She also has been working on the recently published book, Gender Journeys.

Mollenkott's1992 book, Sensuous Spirituality: Out from Fundamentalism, has been released by the Pilgrim Press in a vastly expanded and revised form (2008). Her papers are now archived at the Pacific School of Religion, in Berkeley, California, and a celebration of that fact was held at Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan on September 19, 2008. She also does lots of guest lecturing.

Recently, Trans-forming Feminist Christianity will be forthcoming in New Feminist Christianity: Many Voices, Many Views, Skylight Paths Publishing, 2010.

William Muir
49 Beech Terrace
Wayne, NJ 07470
Associate Professor, Art
Retired 2/1/01 after 40-1/2 years of service
William Muir taught ceramics, sculpture and art education.  He also served as interim department chair, and was active in curriculum affairs during the transition from a teachers college to a multi-purpose institution. Currently he divides his time among making wood sculptures, operating his model-making firm, and volunteering at his church.  As a member of the New York City Model Making Team, he helped create models for Super Bowl 2001 ads introducing Cingular Wireless, makes production models for a large cookware corporation, and is currently working on an international ad campaign for Xerox.  He is also involved in volunteer work, and travels to Europe and England. Any remaining strength is commandeered by his six grandchildren.


Edward Petkus
Pofessor Deartment of Educational Leadership (Retired as Chairperson)
Gainseville Fla

Currently active in Gainesville civic organizations and is past vice president of the Gainesvill Friends of Jazz.  He has published (Jan 2010) Someone Is Out There Listening: The Life of Eddie Hazell, Hamilton Books.

Susan G. Radner
530 Valley Road- 4G
Montclair, N.J. 07043

Professor,  English
Retired 2000 after 36 years of service

photo of Susan Radner

Susan Radner has published,The Last of life for which the First was Made, in Women Confronting Retirement, Nan Bauer Maglin & Alice Radosh, eds.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003, pp.216-226.  She also enjoys duplicate bridge, tennis, and summers in the Berkshires.

Terence Ripmaster
125 Deer Park Rd.
Hackettstown, N.J. 07480

Professor Emeritus, History
Retired 1997 after 29 years of service

James Ruban
58 Birch Road
Ringwood, N.J. 07456

Associate Professor Emeritus, Art
Retired 7/1991 after 25 years of service

Gunvor G. Satra
1148 Valley Road 2A
Wayne, N.J. 07470

Associate Professor, History
Retired 2002 after 37 years of service

Photo of Gunvor G. Satra

Guvnor Satra is keeping busy with fun and challenging activities, including tennis, bridge, folk dancing (Scottish, English  and international), traveling, and reading.  She volunteers as a guide for blind cross-country skiers, works as an Information Guide for AMC in the White Mountains, N.H., and maintains three miles of hiking trail in the Pyramid Mountain area.

Dr. Alvin F. Shinn
146 Chuniloti Way
Loudon, TN 37774-2603

Professor Emeritus, Biology
Retired 7/1992 after 22 years of service

Alvin F. Shinn served as dean of the School of Science for 15 years.

Toby Silverman
1611 Hemlock Farms
Lords Valley, PA 18428

Professor, Psychology/Women’s Studies
Retired 2002 after 27 years of service

Toby Silverman is writing children’s books, including The Garbage Grandma (2005); this spring (2007), The Carpenter Grandma will be published. She has become a serious potter and enters her pieces in juried shows.  She also works in glass fusion and now combines clay and glass. Yoga and belly dancing complete her fun activities.

Sharon Dunlap Smith
25 East End Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10028

Associate Professor, Art and Communication
Retired 6/1999 after 25 years of service


Peter J. Stein
302 Columbia Place East
Chapel Hill N.C. 27156
919 967 1432

Professor, Sociology
Currently: Associate Director of UNC (University of North Carolina) Institute on Aging, focusing on the aging workforce.


John Stimson
Glen Ridge, N.J. 07028
Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Retired 6/2000 after 26 years of service

John Stimson served as chairperson of the Sociology Department during his first six years at William Paterson. He was the social science representative on the ART committee for many years, and a union representative on the CDC committee. He has co-authored three textbooks, and several research papers. He originated the research methods and statistics courses.

Currently he is treasurer for the AFT Retired Faculty group and the contact person for this RFA website, so please email with any suggestions.

Dr. Gabriel Vitalone
16 Wellington Drive
Wayne, N.J. 07470

Professor Emeritus, Curriculum and Instruction
Retired 6/1991 after 31 years of service

Gabriel Vitalone
and his wife Evelyn have both qualified for the Senior Olympics to be held at Louisville University in June.  Evelyn qualified in the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 1500 meter walks.  Gabe qualified in the 100, 200, 400, and 1500 meter walks as well as the shot put.

Dr. Edith Wallace
19 Iris Cir.
Glen Rock, N.J. 07452-3428

Professor Emeritus, Biology
Retired 1997 after 29 years of service

Edith Wallace served six years as department chairperson.

William M. Willis, Jr.
305 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052
973 731 8139

Professor Emeritus, Sociology
Retired 2001 after 29 years of service

William M. Willis Jr. served as associate dean of the Urban Studies Department, assistant to the academic vice president, acting dean of the College of Education, chairman of the Department of Educational Leadership and, in the summer of 2000, as interim chair of the Department of Sociology. He was the first African American to be elected to public office in West Orange, NJ when in 1999, he was elected to a three year term on the Board of Education. Willis earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard University and served as a Teaching Fellow there during each of his four years of graduate study. He is the co-author of Sociology: The Study of Human Interaction. A jazz enthusiast, he spends most of his time studying and playing the tenor sax and researching his family history.

Recently he has become First Vice Chair, Douglas County Democratic Committee. His newest hobbies include art and model railroading.

William Woodworth
315 Dixon Ave.
Boonton, N.J. 07005

Professor, Music
Retired 6/1996 after 30 years of service

William Woodworth was director of Music Admissions and Recruitment from 1986 to 1996.

Lena L. Zappo, Ph.D.
8691 SW 115th Street
Ocala, FL 34481

Professor, Education
Retired 7/1987 after 20 years of service

Lena L. Zappo supervised student teachers. As school psychologist, she did evaluations of special needs children for school placement. She did research to identify factors needed for success in kindergarten. She served as chairperson of the Multi-Ethnic Festival, and advised and counseled department majors.