The number of people who retired in the second half of 2021 was on the light side, but the University Times still wanted to take notice of their departures.
The names and information were provided by each school or responsibility center.
Ronald Mattis, 36 years, associate professor of engineering
DIETRICH SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Celia Brownell, 39 years, professor emeritus of psychology
Sandra Foster, 30 years, staff support, office administrator, Humanities
Charles Gochman, 45 years, associate professor emeritus of political science
Bernard Hagerty, 28 years, senior lecturer emeritus of history
Robert Hayden, 35 years of service, professor emeritus of anthropology
Irina Livezeanu, 27, associate professor emeritus of history
Patrick Rabier, 34 years, professor emeritus of mathematics
Jean-François Richard, 30 years, distinguished university professor emeritus of economics. Richard was elected as Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1980 and Fellow of the Econometrics Journal in 2007. He has consistently ranked in the top 5 percent of economists worldwide in terms of research.
H. Anne Weis, 45 years, associate professor emeritus of history of art and architecture
Susan Gillis Kruman, 42 years, clinical Instructor of dance education in our Department of Health and Human Development
Ellice Forman, 32 years, professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Candace M. Kammerer, 20 years, associate professor of human genetics
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
John Mendeloff, 28 years, professor
HEALTH AND REHABILITATION SCIENCES
George Carvell, 46 years, professor of physical therapy. Throughout his career, Carvell taught neurosciences in åthe physical therapist education program. He received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1986 and the Excellence in Neurology Award from the Neurology Special Interest Group of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association in 1998. Over the past 4 years, Carvell’s scholarly activity has been focused on developing realistic models of the right half-brain, left cerebrum and right brainstem.
Valerie Watzlaf, 36 years, associate professor, Department of Health Information Management, and vice chair of education
Regina Evans, 25 years, executive assistant, Department of Physical Therapy
INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING
Rosita Apodaca, 22 years, executive director. Read more about her here.
Maggie (M. Margaret) Folan, 31 years, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy & Therapeutics Folan began her time at Pitt as a nurse research program coordinator. Over the years, she earned a Ph.D., was recruited as a faculty member and served as the director of the graduate program for many years.
Ed Ochester, 43 years, Pitt Poetry Series editor. Under Ochester's leadership, books in the series have been recognized as winners or finalists for the National Book Award, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, the PEN America Jean Stein Book Award, and many others. He also established the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize in 1981, one of the premier prizes for a first full-length book of poems. He was also the editor for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize for many years and director of the writing program in the English department until 1998.
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SYSTEM
William Gentz, 26 years, director of administrative services