Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

UD OLLI Online


Fall 2020 UD OLLI Online instructors

Volunteer instructors are at the heart of the OLLI program

As an academic membership cooperative, volunteer instructors develop and teach the classes that are at the heart of our lifelong learning program. Their efforts and participation are key to the vitality and success of this academic cooperative.

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ADATO, MARCIA—B.A., Boston University; M.A. in music education, Columbia University. Taught music at a New Jersey elementary school, English in Lucerne and Geneva, Switzerland, and ESL at Delaware Technical and Community College, Wilmington. (D05–02)

AINBINDER, HARRIET—Ph.D., University of Chicago. Retired child psychologist. Has been in a performing folk dance group and taught teenagers Israeli folk dance. (C08)

ALEXANDER, ALLEN—Native of Delaware. Holds degrees in social anthropology (M.A.) and education (Ed.D.). Partner of a consulting firm for 15 years, became chair of the computer science department at Delaware Technical Community College. On retirement, began teaching at OLLI. (L03)

ALVES, ANN—Delaware native with interests in traveling, gardening, needlework and cooking. (D04)

APGAR, MICHAEL—Professional career as a hydrogeologist. Lifelong interest in history, which he enjoys sharing. (R02)


BACA, JO-ANN—Served in various capacities in Delaware as a teacher, supervisor and adjunct instructor. She holds an Ed.D., an M.I. and a B.S. in education and enjoys teaching and working with lifelong learners, creating new programs, walking, kayaking and writing. (J02)

BACKES, NINA—Trained in teaching the various ways of safely using essential oils. Taught for over four years. Works with a team of over 600 people mentored daily. (Q05–01)

BALL, SUSAN—Retired physician with longtime interest in biology. Avid birdwatcher. Currently chair of the board of the Center for the Inland Bays. (P08–02)

BANZ, CAROL—B.S., M.Ed., West Chester University, graduate study University of Delaware. Thirty-two years teaching experience in Delaware and Pennsylvania schools. Ten semesters of facilitating this course at OLLI. (H07)

BARBATI, JOHANNA—Retired from career as an occupational therapist where she practiced academically and clinically with a pediatric population. Favorite arts and crafts pastime is quilting. Past president of the Ocean Waves Quilt Guild in Lewes, Delaware. (X12–02)

BAREFORD, BARBARA—B.S. University of New York at Cortland. She has taught this course for a number of years and has gardened all over the U.S. and served as Garden Club President for eight years. (D04)

BARTH, HOWARD G.—B.A. and Ph.D. in chemistry from Northeastern University. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Hahnemann Hospital, held research positions at Hercules Research Center and DuPont corporate research and development. Although retired from DuPont, continues to publish peer-reviewed scientific papers. (R06)

BEEBE, DIANA—Lifelong educator. She has been stitching and sewing since she was a child. Loves repurposing clothes from the thrift shop or taking bits and pieces of old and new fabric and making them into something fun to wear. Along with Karen McKinnon, she has been leading the Osher Craft Circle for several years. (B11–02, B12–01, X12–02)

BEGLEITER, RALPH—M.S., journalism, Columbia University; B.A. political science, Brown University. Former CNN world affairs correspondent (1981–1999) and professor of communication at the University of Delaware (1999–2016) and founding director of UD’s Center for Political Communication. (S15–02, S16–02)

BENNETT, PATTY—A.B., mathematics, Mount Holyoke College. She is retired high school math teacher, active member of the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild, and portrays Mother Goose for Read Aloud Delaware. (R05–02)

BERGER, ANNA—Holds degrees from Virginia Theological Seminary, DeSales School of Theology, and Trinity College. Retired high school teacher and Army wife. Resided on four continents. Volunteers at Arlington National Cemetery with a bereavement ministry to veterans and their families. (J08–01)

BERSTLER, KAREN—Karen has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. She is fascinated with people, their personal stories and what makes us all tick as human beings. She loves creating paintings that are both fun and meaningful, sharing them with the world and hopefully leaving the space she has occupied a bit more beautiful than it was before she arrived. (B04–01)

BOBOSHKO, SERGEI—B.A., European history, Queens College (CUNY). Banker for over 30 years, principally with The Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) in New York and various assignments overseas. (S11, S33–02)

BRIGLIA, MICHAEL—Full-time wealth advisory professional helping business and affluent households plan for transition-to-retirement readiness, retirement income planning, estate and wealth distribution and other related issues, affiliated with a local Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Delaware and an M.B.A. in finance and economics from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. (S29-01)

BROWN, CLAIRE—M.A., Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; B.A., University of Chicago; four-year Feldenkrais Professional Training Program. Taught Feldenkrais privately and at Esalen Institute in California. She now has a practice in Milton. (J12, Q03, Q04)

BROWN, DEBORAH—M.Ed., George Mason University. Avid follower of Eckhart Tolle. She is a life coach certified by the International Coach Academy and Transformational Presence Coaching. (J01–02)

BRUCKER, ERIC—B.A., University of Delaware. Ph.D., Duke University, economics. Professor of economics and dean, UD College of Business and Economics, 1975-1989. Vice president Trenton State University; dean at University of Michigan-Dearborn, University of Maine and Widener University. Served on Wilmington Trust Mutual Fund Board. Enjoys travel. (S30)

BULLOCK, JOHN—A.B., St. Joseph’s University; M.A., University of Pennsylvania. Retired from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Western Washington University, Holy Family University and Villanova University. (G32, G33)


CALLAGHAN, CAROL—B.A., English education, Merrimack College. Retired high school English and computer teacher for business. Avid and experienced researcher of family genealogy. (E09)

CALLAGHAN, JOHN—B.S., business administration; M.B.A., Northeastern University, Boston. Retired after 35 years running a Wilmington IT consulting organization. Interests include golf, photography, family and travel. (E09)

CAPPIELLO, LEE ANN—Education degree from University of Delaware. Retired teacher and card maker for 30 years. Interests include crafting, visual and performance arts and travel. (X10)

CARTER, CHARLES—A homebrew enthusiast for over 10 years. Charles teaches OLLI brewing courses. (D01)

CATALDI, ALICE—Bachelor’s in English and French, master’s in French and pedagogy from University of Connecticut, graduate studies in linguistics from University of Delaware. First language of literacy is French. French government recognized her contributions to the French culture and language by naming her a Chevalier Knight in the Academic Palms. (O06)

CHAMBERS, JEFFREY—B.S. and Ph.D., chemistry. Retired from DuPont after a 32-year career in research. He is a backyard BBQ cook and Kansas City Barbecue Society Certified Master Judge. He got his start in Eastern North Carolina barbecue. (D01)

CHERRIN, DENNIS—B.S., business, University of Delaware. Retired from the city of Wilmington after 42 years of service. Played in several community bands for many years. (C01)

CHRISTENSEN, GEORGE—M.A., University of Delaware, 2012; B.A., history, University of Hawaii, 1971. Lieutenant commander, U.S. Navy (retired), communications/ cryptology; registered nurse, hospice acute care, 1991–2001. (C18)

CISCO, JOSEPH—B.S., Widener University. President of Caise Benefits, health insurance advocates and consultants with over 25 years of experience. Also currently instructing at the UD Lewes and Wilmington, Widener University, and Immaculata University OLLIs. (S17–01)

COHN, LORRAINE—With a background of classical ballet, Pilates body works, yoga and 50 years of international folk dancing and performing with several groups, Lorraine has collected thousands of dances from many countries to teach and share, from Folk Dance House, Hungaria House, Columbia University and George Tomov’s sessions plus Mainewoods Dance Camps. (Q07)

COLE, DEREK—Professional trial consultant with 20+ years of providing presentation and legal technology consulting to law firms and trial teams. Lifelong fan of film and music, and an enthusiastic technical professional. (F08)

COLEMAN SR., NORWOOD—B.S., music education, Delaware State University; M.S., rehabilitation counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University; ABD, social and behavior sciences, Bryn Mawr College. Retired training/diversity administrator, race relations/social justice trainer/planner. Lincoln University adjunct professor. (G02)

COLLINS, PAUL—Resident of Lewes since 2011 and active with OLLI since 2012. Currently on OLLI Sussex Council and chair of Development Committee. With his wife, they participate in historical reenactments with the Lewes Historical Society, and during the summer races sailboats with the Lewes Yacht Club. (H03–01)

CONNOLLY, MICHAEL—B.A., DeSales University; M.Ed., West Chester University; M.A., theology; J.C.L., Catholic University of America. Retired Latin teacher, high school and college levels. (O21)

CRAIG, RICHARD—M.S., environmental engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology; B.S., environmental engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Licensed engineer in New York. Worked as a consultant to both the public and private sectors and served as a federal and state regulator. Retired. (R03–01)

CRAWFORD, BRUCE—B.A., M.A., University of Delaware. Interests include teaching, research and public service. Hobbies include attending academic conferences, working with multicultural and transnational teams and traveling to other countries. (S18)

CUCCIA, SANDRO–B.S., University of Delaware. Native Italian speaker. Twenty-one years with DuPont information technology. Holds technical certifications from Apple; specialist in technology support and corporate data infrastructure, data security, web operations, and corporate IT training. Developed numerous OLLI courses in Italian, technology, photography and cinema. (O16, O17–01, O18–02, O19–01, O20–02, X01)

CULLEN, BETSEY—B.A., history, University of Rochester, M.A., education, Cornell University. Retired from a fundraising career; began writing poetry at an OLLI poetry workshop in 2007. Work published in online journals, print journals and anthologies. Prize-winning chapbook, Our Place in Line, published fall 2015. (K09)

CUTTING, BURTON—Retired financial/ commodity analyst; taught college courses and published research on the futures/options markets. His avocation for decades has been American colonial history, which includes support for the Princeton Battlefield Society (New Jersey) and the Netherland Institute (New York). (G29)


DAGENAIS, SUSAN—B.A., English, minor in religion and philosophy, Mt. St. Mary College; M.Ed., secondary school counseling, University of Delaware. Certified Myers-Briggs trainer. Retired educator. Enjoys volunteer work, traveling, reading, cooking, grandparenting and knitting. (J03–01, J04–02)

DAVISON, CHENDA—B.A., French and English, Earlham College; M.A., education, Lehigh University; taught at secondary and elementary levels. Born in England, educated in U.S., foreign study in France. Avid recorder player. (H06, O02)

DAVEY, CATHY—B.A., English, St. John’s University, taught middle school and later worked as a corporate manager for Borders Group. Enjoys reading and watching films (both foreign and domestic) and treasures her memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers. (J02)

DESHPANDE, JAG—Degree in architecture from Bombay University, India. Now retired, owned and operated a Wilmington architectural firm for 15 years. Lifelong interest in drawing and art. Paintings exhibited at several local juried shows with awards. (B01)

DIPIETRO, LESLIE CASE —holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland, a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law and a certificate in estate planning from Beasley School of Law at Temple University. (S08–01)

DINER, JUDY—Ph.D., French literature, New York University; M.A., communication studies, West Chester University. Lived in France 14 years. Taught conversational English, worked as a journalist, spent nearly 20 years as nonprofit fundraiser and manager. Interests: French culture and language, cinema, travel and hiking. (O02, O03)

DION, SUSAN—B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., Ph.D., American history, Marquette University. Directed a multifaceted women’s center in northern Wisconsin. Taught history and women’s studies. Published research articles, essays and poems. Developed a nonprofit writing project for the chronically ill. (K01–02, X13)

DOBBS, MADELINE—A realtor in Delaware and Pennsylvania, and the author of the signature program How to Sell a House in 30 Days! M.B.A., Wilmington University. Has taught hundreds of homeowners how to prepare their homes to sell now or in the future. (S31)

DODD, CHRIS—A signature artist member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and previously served as president of that organization. Her work has been accepted into several juried shows, including the Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibit. She has been painting in watercolor for over 20 years and loves sharing her knowledge with beginners. (B05–01)

DODGE, MATT—B.S., mechanical and industrial engineering, Clarkson College; M.B.A., Augusta College. Data analyst and writer for BaseballHQ.com since 2001 and member of the Baltimore Babe Ruth Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research. (SABR). (C10, G04)

DOMBCHIK, STEVEN—B.S., University of Rochester; M.S. and Ph.D., organic chemistry, University of Illinois. Retired DuPont Co. research fellow in new business development. Past OLLI council chair and past president of four nonprofit organizations. Lifelong love of history and current events. (S11)

DOWELL, ANDY—B.S., business administration, American University. Worked as a software developer and database administrator. He enjoys Celtic, old time and bluegrass music, and plays a wood flute in pub sessions, a baroque ensemble and for the Dover English Country Dancers. He and his wife Katharine have camped in their travel trailer from Key West to Cape Breton. (C04, D06–02)

DRESSLER, SARAH—B.F.A., University of the Arts. Creates art using techniques including calligraphy, painting, miniature sculpture, fibers and jewelry. Artwork has been displayed in Art Doll Quarterly and at The Palette and the Page, Newark Arts Alliance, the Gibby Center for the Arts and the Dover Art League. (B09–02)

DROOZ, ANGELA—Born and educated in Germany. Study of library science. Worked as a bookseller and for publishing companies. Retired from New Castle County Community Services. Interests include languages, gardening, tai chi and travel. (O13)

DURANTE, JANICE—M.A., English-creative writing, Temple University; M.L.S., Syracuse University. Former school librarian, newspaper copy editor and English literature/journalism teacher. Audited six Italian courses at the University of Delaware and studied at the Cultura Italiana in Arezzo, 2019. Member, national Italian honor society Gamma Kappa Alpha. Frequent traveler to Italy. (O14–02, O15–01)


EDWARDS, MARY ANNE—B.A., history, University of Delaware. Enjoy international travel, art, current events. Retired vice president, medical/surgical industry in Midwest. Second career in community-based organization, Chicago. Retired to Delaware and found OLLI—folk dancing and so many interesting people, things to learn. Twentieth semester teaching folk dance. (C08)

EHRLICH, ROBERT—M.S., environmental engineering, University of Delaware; Ph.D., physics, Rutgers University. Research in biochemistry and environmental chemistry at University of Delaware. Editor of OLLI-Wilmington Newsletter. (G18, J06, L06–01, L07–02)

EHRLICH, MARION—B.A., political science, Hunter College; M.A., public administration, University of Delaware. Retired senior investigator, U.S. Department of Labor. (J06)

ERIKSEN, ROLF–M.A., economics, University of Delaware. Senior vice president and economist, Delaware Trust Company; CEO, Beneficial Mortgage Corp.; retired as executive director, Lutheran Senior Services, Inc., Wilmington. Served on boards of several local volunteer organizations. Current chairman, Delaware Health Facilities Authority and member since 1974. (B06)


FAIRCLOTH, EVERETT—Began learning about salsa dancing in his late 50s. He was hooked on the music and passion of folks doing the dance. His education has come from dance schools and many venues where salsa is danced. (C02–01)

FAIRCLOTH, MARGO—Has been dancing most of her life, starting with ballet, then African and modern dance, then Latin dance after raising her children. Enjoys the art and creativity of dance, fusing ballroom technique with the natural and cultural evolution of Latin dance styling. Sharing what she loves is a passion. (C02-01)

FEIRING, ANDREW—B.S., chemistry, Georgetown University; Ph.D., organic chemistry, Brown University. Retired from DuPont after 32 years in research and research management and from Compact Membrane Systems after 10 years in research and patent management. Dedicated Mac user for more than 25 years at home and work. (L09)

FELLNER, WILLIAM—Ph.D., biostatistics, University of California at Berkeley. Retired from DuPont. Singer, actor and pianist, works regularly with OLLI music groups, as well as with local community theaters. (C17)

FILIPKOWSKI, JUDY—M.S., M.A., Temple University, Philadelphia native and teacher, was an architectural tour guide in Philadelphia, currently a volunteer guide at the Delaware Art Museum and Rockwood Museum. (A01)

FLEXMAN, ED—B.S., Bradley University; Ph.D., chemistry, Indiana University. Retired DuPont Fellow with 42 years’ experience in polymer chemistry. Recipient of Lavoisier and Pedersen awards. Lifelong interest in many sciences and history. Enjoys travel, world affairs and wide-ranging discussions. (G05)

FLEXMAN, RUTH—B.S., University of Illinois; M.A. Indiana University; Ph.D. University of Delaware. Lutheran Community Services executive director (17 years); OLLI manager, OLLI Wilmington and statewide program coordinator (18 years). Served on numerous statewide/local nonprofit boards. Enjoys nature, travel, writing and music. (K08)

FLOYD, GENIE—Shocked by the 2008 stock market crash, began studying investments via courses at OLLI over five years ago. Active member of several investment study groups. Active student of mindfulness-based stress reduction practices. (S18, S28, X08)

FORMAN, STUART—Retired tax director (B.B.A., City College of New York, J.D., New York University Law School, CPA New York and Maryland, member of New York Bar) with interest in American History. (G27–02)

FOSTER, KAREN—Education degrees from the University of Toledo and the University of Maryland. Ph.D., Catholic University. School administrator for more than 30 years. Interests include art, crafts, cooking and travel. Has taught card making at OLLI Wilmington for the past several years. (X10)

FULLMER, NICOLE—Executive director, Honoring Choices Delaware. Since losing her husband to a heart attack at age 43, Nicole has connected people to the resources needed for healing and moving forward. She champions her vision to power a cultural transformation that normalizes end-of-life conversations so people feel empowered to make choices reflecting their values and beliefs. (Q01–01)

FULTON, SCOTT—Member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, treasurer of National Aging in Place Council and president and Founder of Home Ideations and Longevity Advantage. An aging expert, recognized for bringing practical and appealing lifestyle guidance. (S19–01, S20–02)


GARDNER, JOHN—Taught history at Delaware State University from 1962 to 2003 and many courses at OLLI Dover since its founding in history, music appreciation and literature. (G30–02)

GERARD, ROBERTA—Roberta attended college at the Pratt Manhattan Center and majored in illustration. She also attended the Art Students League where she received a scholarship to study life drawing, painting and portraiture. She also attended C.W. Post Long Island University where she studied art education and earned a bachelor of fine arts degree. (B10–01)

GIBBS, TIM—M.P.H., is the executive director of the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association. He is a native Delawarean who attended Wilmington Friends School. A member of the American Public Health Association, American Planning Association, New York Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine. (P01)

GLICK, RAY—A graduate of college of veterinary medicine, The Ohio State University. Has owned two veterinary practices and actively practiced for 14 years. Held executive management positions with Johnson & Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim, Thompson Publishing Health care and Banfield Pet Hospital. A longtime student of Civil War and American western history. Teaching focus is on how things were done and why. (G07)

GOLDMAN, JERRY—B.A. in accounting from George Mason University. Retired from the mutual fund industry. Has spent a lifetime playing the trumpet in concert bands. Currently playing in both the Wilmington Community Orchestra and the Newark Symphony Orchestra. (C01)

GOODMAN, ALAN—Retired as director of quality from global firm, consultant/ facilitator/instructor for problem solving, continuous improvement activities at manufacturing companies. Beginning Spanish instructor at OLLI for past 10 years. (O22)

GOODMAN, PAT—B.A. biology, Wells College. Retired from 40-year horse business with her orthodontist husband in Chadds Ford, PA. Award-winning published poet in print and online journals and anthologies. First book of poetry published in 2014, second book in April 2019. Third book ready to send to publishers. (K09)

GOODRICK, CHRIS—Educated in Mexico and Switzerland; B.A., French, Louisiana State University. Translator of German to English, proofreader/copy editor, high school teacher’s aide in Spanish, French and German. Lifelong interests in languages, travel, hiking, gardening, music, art, reading and knitting. (O08)

GRADY, VERONICA—Graduate Notre Dame of Maryland University; M.A., social work, University of Maryland. She grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and worked as a social worker and bereavement counselor for Delaware Hospice for 27 years. (G13–02)

GRANT, JERRY—B.A., University of Delaware; J.D., Widener School of Law. Host of soul and rhythm and blues radio program on WVUD-FM for 40 years. Former record store owner and occasional rock band member. (C14, C21)

GRAYSON, ERIC—B.S., accounting, University of Delaware; J.D., Widener University School of Law. Member of the Delaware Bar since 1979. Has appeared before and tried cases in every jurisdictional court in Delaware. More recent scholarly interest is focused upon the application and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. (S14)

GREER, ROSE—B.S., biology, College of Notre Dame of Maryland; M.S., educational leadership, University of Delaware; M.S., guidance and counseling, Loyola College. Retired middle school science teacher in Cecil County, Md. Enjoys travel, reading, sewing and cooking. (D02, K07)

GREGOR, ROZ—Has been fascinated by storytelling for as long as she can remember. Taught writing at Cooper Union Continuing Education in New York City and colleges in New Jersey; and 10 years at Barnes & Noble, Greenwich Village, New York. (K03)

GRIER-REYNOLDS, RICK—B.A., history, Trinity College; M.Ed., Harvard University, former distinguished teacher and history/social science department chair at the Wilmington Friends School. Currently, a consultant for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. He has been recognized for his innovative teaching of economics, international relations and peace studies by various regional, national and international organizations. (S26, S34)

GRIFFITH, HELEN—Graduate of Henry C. Conrad High School and University of Delaware. Professional writer of children’s books, including picture books, beginning readers and novels. (K02)

GRYGO, EDWARD—B.S., business, Seton Hall University. U.S. Naval officer for more than three years. Took over family printing business in New Jersey. Sold the company and became general manager of printing shops in New York and New Jersey. Retired as a senior estimator for large web printing shops. Served as a docent on the Battleship New Jersey for 10 years. (G34, G35)


HAGAN, DICK—Graduate of University of Delaware, history. Member of Society for American Baseball Research. Published book on 1943 Philadelphia Phillies. Currently writing a book on World War I hero Eddie Grant. (C10, G04)

HAIN, RAYMOND–B.S., aeronautical engineering, St. Louis University; M.A., military studies, American Military University; M.A. philosophy, Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Retired engineer and Air Force officer. Worked in the aerospace industry for 40 years. Interested in scale modeling since age 12. (G14, R01)

HAINER, JIM—M.D., Marquette University, internal medicine and MPH, University of Washington. Pharmaceutical industry cardiovascular clinical research and development. Hobbies include wooden boat building, repair of neglected wooden furniture, and trees. (P03–02, X11)

HANNIGAN, NANCY—B.S. chemistry, Rosemont College; M.S., Georgetown Medical School. Retired global market manager from DuPont Fluoroproducts. Lifelong runner. Loves reading, gardening and learning something new. (S07)

HAPKA, ANN—B.S., University of Wisconsin, graduate work in special education. Worked as home training specialist for public health service and as teacher in grades K–8 and special education. Hobbies are gardening, reading and crafts. (D04)

HAPKA, JERRY—B.S., pharmacy, University of Wisconsin; J.D., University of Wisconsin. Retired from DuPont and Pew Center for Global Climate Change. Now pursuing hobbies in photography and fly fishing. Looking to share interests in computers, photography and beyond. (L08–02, X11)

HARRIGAN, PETER—B.S., finance, Siena College; executive leadership program, University of Maryland. Retired Lockheed Martin Corporation, communications executive. Former reporter, editor with the Staten Island Advance, where assignments included state government correspondent. (G19–01)

HASTINGS, LYNDA—B.A., sociology and education, University of Delaware. Retired from state of Delaware. Past commander, Wilmington Sail and Power Squadron. Recovering sailor. Has developed new loves for tai chi and for singing, songwriting and playing guitar at OLLI. (C03)

HAYEK, WINIFRED—B.A., English, history, University of Delaware; M.A. English, University of Maine. Retired English teacher, theatre director, college administrator and speechwriter/writer/ editor for West Chester University president. Authored blog, self-published memoir and novel, editor for memoirs, technical advisor for other self-published books. Interested in literature, languages, dance, music and spirituality. (J11)

HAYS, MARTHA—B.B.A., finance, University of Wisconsin; J.D., Duke University School of Law. Retired partner, Ballard Spahr LLP. Member of Business and Finance Department. Legal practice for 25 years focused on corporate and securities matters. (S03)

HENN, KATHERINE—Taught graduate and undergraduate courses in medical ethics, history, philosophy, and religion. Ph.D., (distinction), M.Phil., The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University; M.A., College of St. Elizabeth; B.A., summa cum laude, Seton Hall University. (G22)

HENNEY, HERBERT—B.A., North Carolina Wesleyan College; B.S., Temple University; Pharm.D., Medical University of South Carolina. After 36 years in academia and the pharmaceutical industry, retirement has rekindled love of playing music. (C05, C06)

HOLDEN, JOHN—M.Div., Union Theological Seminary. Previously retired Methodist clergy, pastor of five local churches and executive director of West End Neighborhood House and of the Methodist Action Program. Recently assigned again as pastor of Mt. Salem Church in Rockford Park. (J05, J10)

HOLSTEIN, BILL—B.S.E., chemical engineering, Princeton University; Ph.D., chemical engineering, Stanford University. Retired from career in research and development for chemicals, alternative energy and electronic materials at DuPont. Interests in art and languages. (O11, O12)

HOOVER, DEAN—taught mathematics at Alfred University for 34 years and is now retired. He has enjoyed teaching courses covering the entire undergraduate math curriculum, including topics like mathematical modeling, nonlinear dynamical systems and chaos. Dean has kept bees in the past and now cares for an observation hive at the Moorings in Lewes, Del. (R08-01)


INNES, WILLIAM—B.A., religious studies and geology, Franklin and Marshall; M.B.A., Ph.D., church history, St. Andrews University. Taught in seminary, was Methodist pastor, spent 40 years in technology and consulting sales. (J15)

IRIS, PTERY—Has been singing since childhood, and started playing traditional music on the English concertina at age 23. She is so happy that Celtic music is here to stay in Delaware. (C04)


JOHNSON, CHARLES—Retired associate professor, chair of arts and science and assistant dean, Goldey-Beacom College. Taught survey of western civilization courses for many years. Has traveled abroad extensively with family for pleasure as well as with students running for-credit trips. (F01)

JOHNSTON, DOUG—A.A.S.M.E., Delaware Technical Community College; B.S., computer management, Neumann University. Retired after 38 years with Delmarva Power. Self-taught computer junkie. Also enjoys genealogy, home repairs, gardening and fixing all things mechanical or automotive. (L02, X09)


KALBFUS, DOROTHY—B.A., University of Rochester. Retired to this area from Washington D.C. Has been active in OLLI and the Book Club since 2007. (X03)

KEANE, THOMAS—B.S., M.S., chemical engineering, MIT. Retired from DuPont after a 46-year career in research, manufacturing and engineering. Specialized in chemical reaction engineering. Interests include computer programming, music and family history. (L01)

KELLOGG, REID—Ph.D., chemistry, Northwestern University. Thirty years in research and marketing for DuPont. Twenty publications in research journals. Thriving on a plant-based diet for three years. (P04)

KELLOGG, LINDA—B.A., Wilson College. President/owner of family business for 25 years, retired. Graduate of the Rouxbe Culinary School for plant-based cooking. (P04)

KEOUGHAN, JACQUELYN—B.A., French, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College; MAT French/education, University of South Carolina. Retired French language educator, Delaware public schools. Backgrounds in credit lending, banking and medical billing. Musician since age of 8. Avid traveler. Loves swimming and tennis. (O04, O07, O08)

KHALIFA, MYRIAM—M.S., organization development. Over 30 years’ experience in international, private sector, nonprofit and consulting organizations (Q01–01)

KIKER, BARBEE—Involved in computer training and course development for ONLC Training Centers in Wilmington, Delaware, for 15 years. Has taught iPhone/iPad and computer-related courses with lifelong learning programs in Delaware and Florida since 2007 and is doing her best to keep up with today’s technology! (L10–02)

KING, SHEILA—B.S., pharmacy, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia. Retired from AstraZeneca after 29 years, mainly devoted to managing product complaints. Long-time knitter. (X06)

KINSEY, CRAIG—Has been with Springpoint Choice, formerly Cadbury at Home, for over 21 years. He has been intimately involved in the growth of the program from its beginnings in southern New Jersey as well as the expansion and implementation of this innovative concept on a national level. Worked closely with Cadbury Consulting and Springpoint Consulting to conduct initial and ongoing client training for numerous continuing care at home programs in several states.

KLEPNER, LARRY—B.S., political science/ urban planning, Rutgers University. Retired from DELDOT. (S06)

KNEAVEL, ANN—Ph.D., modern British literature, University of Ottawa; M.A., University of Maryland; B.A., Notre Dame of Maryland University. Retired college professor of writing, humanities, literature, philosophy. Interests include literature, languages and cultures. (F01)

KRAMER, MICHAEL—Graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and received ordination as a rabbi from Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. He served as a congregational rabbi in New York and Maryland. (J13)

KRIENEN-REYNOLDS, CLAIRE—Graduate of Padua Academy. Worked in the funeral industry for 30 years. Served on Delaware State Funeral Directors Association for 10 years. (S01)


LAROSSA, ROBERT—A retired DuPont molecular biologist with interests in American history, sports and politics. DuPont work addressed problems in agriculture, pollutant detection, environmental biotechnology, genomics and microbial production of biofuels and chemicals. Active in the AARP Tax-Aide program providing support to taxpayers of moderate means. (E01, E02, E07, E08)

LEAGUE, DEBORAH—B.S., finance and accounting, Arizona State University; M.B.A., Arizona State University. Formerly employed in the financial services industry where positions included heading a private banking division and managing commercial loan portfolios for Citibank, First Union and Wells Fargo banks. (O22)

LEWIS, CRAIG—A lifetime amateur astronomer, armchair physicist, rockhound who enjoys history, the cinema, economics, investing and business. University of Delaware alumnus. (R07, S22–02)

LIPPE, GARY—B.S., mathematics, science, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Thomas Edison State University. Technical educator with over 20 years’ corporate and classroom teaching experience. Created and taught computer topics for five years and developed and taught courses on Broadway lyricists for four years at OLLI in Lewes, Del. Growing up in the 1950s during the origin of rock ‘n’ roll, he had a penchant for Broadway musicals. He maintains that passion today and enjoys sharing it with others. (C11–01)

LOVE, MARGARET—B.M.E., Florida State University; M.M.E., Kansas State University; former church music director/ organist and early childhood music teacher. Teaches lever harp and adult piano at the Music School of Delaware. Member of the Brandywine Harp Orchestra and handbell director at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Hobbies include sewing, knitting and crochet. (X06)

LOVELAND, CHRISTINE—Licensed psychologist. Ph.D., psychology, Temple University; M.A., English and clinical psychology, West Chester University. Certifications in school psychology, secondary English and Spanish, elementary and secondary principal. Adjunct professor, Immaculata University. Attended Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Interests include music, writing, spirituality, friends and family. (J11)

LOVETT, CAROL—Licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions counselor. Advocate for families living with dementia. Facilitates several caregiver support groups and has offered workshops that help increase the understanding of dementia. Discovered yoga while caregiving. (X15)

LUCAS, JERRY—B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, electrical engineering; M.B.A., George Washington University. Retired as assistant vice president from Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, Nebraska. Worked for various companies in information technology for over 40 years. (L11)


MACKAY, DON—Rutgers University, mathematics. Retired engineering firm vice president and professional land surveyor. Having played the guitar for over 55 years, I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others. Substantial performance experience with electric, acoustic, flatpicking and fingerstyle methods. (C05)

MAGLIONE, SABATINO—Professor emeritus at Ithaca College where he taught Italian and Spanish language and literature for 40 years. He also taught at Pennsylvania State University, Dartmouth College and OLLI. He holds a doctorate from Pennsylvania State University. (C22–02)

MANTHORPE, WILLIAM—A former naval intelligence officer and government civilian senior executive. He has taught at various military and civilian universities. Since retiring to the Cape Henlopen area, he has been researching, speaking and writing on the naval heritage of Delaware. He is the author of two books and numerous articles on the topic. (G11–02)

MARK, CHRISTOPHER—M.P.A., Princeton University; B.A., Oberlin College. Assistant U.S. Treasury representative in Paris; member of the U.S. delegation to the Multilateral Trade Negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland; senior analyst in the CIA, where he was responsible for preparing assessments and briefings on China for the president of the United States and senior U.S. policymakers. (S27–01)

MARTIN JR., LEWIS—Former principal consultant at DuPont Engineering, retired after 40 years. B.S.M.E., University of Delaware. Hobbies are coaching youth and high school soccer, playing competitive tennis, traveling, challenging projects and computers. (L05, G32, G33)

MATERNIAK, RON—Retired from DuPont. Education in engineering and business. Worked in the fields of design, project management, business analysis, marketing, sales, mergers and acquisitions, and information technology. Has been investing for 40 years at varying levels of personal involvement and using advisors. (S02–01, S13, S23–02)

MCGRATH, MAURICE—Spent over 30 years as a carpenter. He was an officer at the New York City District Council of Carpenters. A passionate basket weaver at OLLI since 2014. (B03–02, X14–02)

MCKINNON, KAREN—R.N., Yale–New Haven Medical Center. Worked for 43 years, in OB/GYN to neonatal ICU and general pediatrics. Active in OLLI as student and instructor since 2011. She enjoys knitting, cross-stitching, reading, cooking and visiting grandchildren. (X12–02)

MCLAUGHLIN, ARTHUR—B.A., political science, B.A., art history, M.A., art history, University of Delaware; A.S., respiratory care; M.S., community health administration. Author of six college textbooks on medical subjects. (A02–02, A03, G15–01)

MCLAUGHLIN KOPROWSKI, MARY—Bachelor’s degree in psychology and doctor of medicine from Temple University. Over 30 years of practice in anesthesiology. Married with three grown children, enjoying retirement. Has always loved dancing and now get to share that with others. Also love travel, skiing and sailing. (C08)

MCLAUGHLIN, SUSAN—Received her B.A. from the University of Delaware and master of information sciences degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She taught at Duquesne University, Robert Morris College, University of Pittsburgh and Delaware Technical Community College for 22 years. (A02-02, A03, G15-01)

MCMENIMAN, LINDA—Has been researching ancestors for over 15 years, “sliding sideways” from a career that included teaching research at the college level. Her other interests include history, poetry, gardening and grandparenting. B.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. (E06–01)

MEEK, RITA—B.A., biology, New York University; M.D., George Washington University; M.S.O.D., American University. Pediatric hematologist/oncologist in Delaware for 30 years. Retired from A.I. duPont Hospital for Children after having been division chief, pediatric hematology/oncology and hospital medical director. Interests include spending time with family, volunteer work, travel, crafts, baking, hiking and ballroom dancing. (G16)

MEITNER, PAM—B.S., chemical engineering, Drexel University; J.D., Widener Law School. Retired attorney for DuPont in the areas of patent, labor, litigation and environment. Member, Community Involvement Advisory Council. (D03, P02)

MEUNIER, LORENA—B.A. German, Trinity College, Washington D.C., M.A., German language and literature, Middlebury College, Vermont. Born and raised in Wilmington. Lived and studied in Germany for three years. Career positions as technical German translator, technical writer and editor. Retired from SAP America. Loves learning languages, hiking and cross-country skiing, knitting and reading. (O09, O10)

MEYER, ANNE—Graduate of University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration. Worked for 40 years in the business world: interior plantscaping but primarily in sales for Batesville Casket Company. Hobbies include skiing and (thanks to OLLI) guitar and music. (C03)

MILLER, CHUCK—B.A., biology, University of Delaware. Taught earth science, biology, physics and chemistry in secondary schools. Retired master gardener, world traveler, student of religions, especially of Judaism and early Christianity. (J07)

MILLER, JOAN—B.A., history, Hunter College; M.S., Fordham University; A.D.L., literature in education, New York University; M.S.Ed., computer education, Fordham University. Retired after teaching 35 years in New York City and Scotch Plains–Fanwood, N.J. (G01)

MILLER, MARY—B.A., English with a concentration in journalism, University of Delaware. Retired from a career in banking, which included project management of various technology and compliance/regulatory initiatives. (C03)

MISCOSKI, MICHAEL—B.E.E., M.B.A., University of Delaware. Retired after 32 years with Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. Worked as an information technology consultant doing “deep data diving” into SAP enterprise software. This was perfect preparation for genealogy research, which was learned here at OLLI in 2012. Researching families from Poland and Ireland. (E01, E02, X13)

MORSE, NATHANIEL—A.A.S.M.E., Delaware Technical Community College. Retired from DuPont. Current member of United States Chess Federation. Enjoys travel and sports. (X04, X05)

MUELLER, HANS—Born and educated in Germany, mechanical engineer by trade, retired from DuPont. Many interests including volunteering, rowing and travel. (O13)


NEATON, BOBBI—B.A., sociology, Western Maryland College; co-owner and operator of businesses in Dover, Delaware, for 35 years. Lover of literature and history. (G06–02)

NEFF, BRUCE—B.S., mathematics, Tulane University, Ph.D., physical chemistry, MIT, postdoctoral fellow at MIT. Retired from DuPont after a long career in research, research management and chemical regulatory management. (R06)

NEWSOM, IRIS—Received her B.A. from the University of Washington at Seattle with a major in Russian and Russian literature. She retired as senior editor, publishing office, Library of Congress with her husband, Jon, in 2005. (F08)

NEWSOM, JON—Retired as chief, music division, Library of Congress in 2005. He has degrees in music from Columbia University and Princeton University. (F08)


OLINCHAK, JOSEPH—B.S. electrical engineering, Drexel University. Retired from Delmarva Power after 32 years in various positions including manager of internet development. Interests include literature, languages, computer technology and comparative religion. (H05)

OSTROFF, JEFF—B.S., communications, Temple University. Career includes entrepreneurial and non-entrepreneurial endeavors. Authored the book, Successful Marketing to the 50+ Consumer (Prentice-Hall). Current interests include travel, professional voice-over work, bridge, exercise, Stoicism, volunteering, investing, and a love of history and music. (S07, F09)


PARIKH, ANIL—M.S., University of Massachusetts; M.B.A., University of Tennessee. Twenty-eight years with Dupont and eight years with Crompton Corporation, global director of Six Sigma. Mastery training in Neuro Associative Conditioning. Teaching stocks and options trading and investing classes at OLLI since 2007. (S28)

PETERSON, LARRY—Retired UD professor of music; former chair of UD music; former Air Force captain; member of OLLI Piano Duo with John Quintus. (C16, F06)

PETRONE, CHRISTOPHER—Director, Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service. A self-proclaimed science nerd, Chris brings almost 20 years of teaching experience to this course, serving students from kindergarten to retirement home. (P06–01)

POLLAK, ELEANOR—M.D., Yale University School of Medicine; A.B., biochemistry, Harvard University; associate professor Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; former researcher and assistant director of coagulation lab at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. (U02)

POLLIO, CAROL—Ph.D. and M.S., environmental science. She retired in 2016 as a chief scientist with 38 years of service in a federal agency, a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and a professor of environmental science. (D09–02)

POLLISINO, DIANA—B.S. in elementary education, master’s in counseling and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Worked in information technology for 20+ years in various roles for a large financial firm. (B12-01)

POWDERLY, THOMAS–B.S., MPS, CTC. Tom recently celebrated his 50th anniversary in the travel industry. He has sailed on or visited over 200 different ocean liners and cruise ships and spent over 500 nights at sea. He was awarded an honorary life membership by The Travel Institute and was an honorary captain of the Cunard liner, Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2). (C12–02, G23–01)

PRITCHETT, DANIEL—M.A., history, University of Delaware; B.S., education, Concord College; taught history in the Capital School District for 34 years and at Delaware State University for seven years. Lectures on history topics for the Delaware Humanities. (G21)

PROCINO-WELLS, MICHELE—B.A., Penn State University; J.D., Widener University School of Law; master of laws degree in taxation, Villanova University School of Law. (S08–01)


REED, EMILY—B.A., philosophy, political science and French, Marquette University; M.A., public administration, University of Hartford; Ph.D., political science, University of Massachusetts. Worked in criminal justice system, taught criminal justice and political science at college level; database and systems administrator. (B10–01)

REED, THOMAS—B.A., Marquette University; J.D., Notre Dame University. Law professor at Western New England College (1976–81). Widener University School of Law (1981–2010), professor emeritus (2011–present). Author of four Civil War books and numerous articles on Civil War history. Historic preservation planner and legal specialist. (G10)

REINE, SAUL—B.S., biology, and M.S. equivalent, microbiology, Long Island University. Retired after 38 years as a biology teacher, assistant principal and director of science. Self-taught computer nerd who loves tinkering with cars and houses, digital photography and roaming Civil War battlefields. (L02, X09)

REMINGTON, THOM—Lifelong musician. Music teacher since retiring from full-time work. Ten years as a volunteer in an elementary school band program. (C01)

RILL, GLENN—B.S., mathematics and M.S., computer science, University of Maryland. Retired after 40-year career in computer technology. Interests include tennis, golf, guitar, traveling and all types of music. (G31)

ROBERSON, ERIC—Long-time Delaware Nature Society volunteer working with environmental education and as a member of the “Dream Team,” a group of volunteers who build infrastructure for experiencing nature, such as the Ashland Nature Center Bird Observatory. (P05)

ROBERTS, DEBRA—Ed.S., M.S., counseling and student personnel services, SUNY Albany; B.A., English literature, art history, SUNY Binghamton. Retired counselor, Delaware Technical and Community College, Terry Campus. (C24)

ROBERTS, JOHN—Retired from Playtex Products (Energizer) in 2008. He has an interest in researching family genealogy and history and has acquired extensive research skills using internet resources. (C24, E04–01, E05–02, E06)

ROE-FOX, JANE—M.S. in both chemistry and computer science, University of Delaware. Technical M.B.A., Stevens Institute of Technology. Retired in 2006 as a principal engineer in the telecommunications research field. Longtime interest in managing investments. Other interests include the beach, sailing, hiking, gardening and fun with grandchildren. (S13)

ROMINGER, MIKE—Thirty-plus years as process control consultant in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Eleven years as facilitator for a national nonprofit addressing sustainable site cleanups. Co-founder of New Castle County Congregations of Delaware Interfaith Power and Light. Interested in the fate of our planet and the role that people play. Enjoy family (especially grandkids!) and friends, travel, tennis and writing. (U01)

RUDOLPH, MICHAEL—Active photography enthusiast, with a background in the science and technology behind imaging technologies including photography. Enjoys travel, especially exploring new places, the outdoors, architecture. Photographic interests are varied and include landscape, macro, astro (night), long exposure, portrait and other genres. (B02, B08)


SALLEE, ERIC–M.Arch., University of Virginia. Practicing architect for more than 30 years. Strong interest in collage, photography and technology and their use in the appreciation and making of abstract art. Enjoys outdoor activities and travel; officer in the Wilmington Travel Club. (B01)

SALVATORE, MICHAEL—M.D., Board-certified in sleep medicine/pulmonology/ critical care/internal medicine and practiced for 35 years. (Q06)

SANCHEZ, GERRI—B.A., Rutgers University. Retired Certified Pension Consultant from Vanguard. Lifelong community volunteer. Loves travel, online games, Toastmasters, biking and anything Disney. Part of the OLLI family since 2017. (X07)

SARIASLANI, SIMA—Has been studying the art of ikebana for more than 18 years and is a certified teacher of the Sogetsu school of ikebana. (F04, F05)

SCHAUB, KAREN—Retired benefits communications project manager working with large companies to communicate benefits for over 30 years. Took her first basket weaving class at OLLI in 2013 and has been hooked ever since. (X14–02)

SCHLEIFER, ERV—Graduate of Brandeis University, Columbia University Business School and Brooklyn Law School. (S06)

SCHUBEL, SANDRA—B.A., Rutgers University; M.B.A., New York University. Management information systems. Ran consulting business and taught IT at Monmouth University for 10 years. Loves music, foreign languages, sailing and Longwood Gardens. (L04)

SEBASTIANI, JOE—Manager, Ashland Nature Center and has been employed by the Delaware Nature Society since 1998. He regularly leads adult programs into the field and online and has guided eco-tours regionally, as well as internationally for the organization. (P05)

SENERTH, DIANE—Former Spanish professor at The College of New Jersey; moved on to be the executive director of an educational foundation and has been a dedicated volunteer in organizations that empower young people. She has a keen interest in community conversations. (X02)

SEXTON, NICOLE—Coordinator for The Art Studio of the New Castle County Department of Community Services. (B04–01, B09–02)

SHENVI, MARY—B.A., University of Delaware. High school foreign language teacher for 30 years. Taught French, German, Spanish and English as a second language with an emphasis on the fun of language learning. Created and ran an immersion summer camp in French for children age 6–12. Lived, worked and/or studied in Germany, Switzerland and England. Passionate about the adventure of lifelong learning. (O03, O05, O11, O12, O23)

SHIELDS, CHRISTIANE—M.A., school psychology, Smith College and Vanderbilt University, University of Hamburg and Berlin. Born and educated in Germany. Retired from the Pilot School, Inc. as psychologist and technology coordinator. Loved to travel when it was possible and simpler. (O09, O10, O13)

SIEGELL, STUART—Doctorate in chemical engineering, Columbia University. Retired from DuPont after 36 years in research and development and manufacturing. Museum guide at the Delaware Art Museum. Has taught many courses in history, art history and culture. (G20)

SILAGY, Z. STEPHEN–M.S., physics, University of Oklahoma, doctor of optometry, Massachusetts College of Optometry. Pioneered X-ray astrophysics and co-patented “all solid-state radiation imagers.” Retired from private practice. Lifelong lap swimmer. (P07)

SIMMONDS, NICHOLAS—B.A., political science and international relations, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel; M.A., international relations, the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. He has a 35-year career in fundraising, public relations and marketing for nonprofits and government in the U.K., U.S. and Canada. He is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Washington, D.C. chapter. (G26–01)

SIMON, LINDA—B.A., English, University of Delaware. Retired from The News Journal after 31 years as a graphic designer. Interests include painting, sculpture and reading. (B06)

SMITH, CURT—B.A., fine arts, Washington and Lee University (1976); M.S., human resource management. Served 11 years active duty Army intelligence officer, then 25 years with several different agencies as an intelligence officer and intelligence analyst. (S33–02)

SMITH, HARRIET—Retired elementary school teacher and reading specialist, having taught for over 30 years in Virginia and Panama. Enjoys making baskets and is eager to share the tradition and creativity of basket making with others. (X14–02)

SMITH, KATE—M.D., MPH. Clinical director for programs at the Academy/DPHA, and leads the state of Delaware’s Immunization Coalition. Comes to Delaware from Australia by way of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of multiple national organizations including the American Public Health Association and the National Immunization Coalition. (P01)

SOULSMAN, GARY—Has been a journalist, dream group facilitator and, on occasion, a religious educator. A reporter at The News Journal for 30 years, often writing about religion. B.A., Johns Hopkins. (J09)

STANFORD, LELAND—B.A., history, Rutgers University; J.D., Rutgers Law School. Private law practice for 43 years in New Jersey. Lifetime interest in history and foreign relations. (S33–02, S11)

STANKIEWICZ, CAROLYN—B.S., business management, Neumann University; M.A., liberal studies plus advanced courses. Explores the world from astronomy to zoology. Has done extensive travel both domestic and foreign. Enjoys foreign films and trivia challenges. Taught over 20 semesters at OLLI. (D08–01, D10–02)

STERLING, ANITA—B.S., M.I.S., Widener University; postgraduate certification, English and business technical writing, University of Delaware. Retired IT administrator and human resources director. Serves on local boards and committees. Interests include fitness, environment and genealogy. (L06–01, L07–02)

STEVENS, DIANA—B.A., political science/international relations, Swarthmore College. Conflict resolution trainer for YMCA Resource Center of Delaware. Enjoys travel, gardening, people, yoga and hiking. (S07)

SUAREZ, RUTH—B.A., University of Illinois at Springfield. Verizon retiree; has been enjoying OLLI since February 2010. (X07)

SZCZARBA, GARY—B.S., chemical engineering, Syracuse University. Retired from DuPont after 37 years of service. Enjoys music, movies, wine tasting and playing chess. (X04, X05)


TERZUOLO, ERIC—As a foreign service officer, dealt extensively with the key institutions of the post-World War II international architecture, including NATO, the European Union and international organizations. (S24–01)

THERANGER, JOE—M.A., theology. Has written two books, Can We Obey Our Way Into Heaven? and What Are We Then To Do? (J14)

THOMPSON, PATRICIA—M.A., English, University of Delaware; M.Ed., counseling and administration, Wilmington University; B.A., English and education, College of William and Mary. Certified life coach. A retired teacher, enjoys family fun, writing, meditating and the arts. (D11)

THOMPSON, TRUDIE—M.S., strategic intelligence, National Intelligence University; M.A., international relations, University of Southern California; B.A., German, Middlebury College. Retired Army Reserve officer and retired foreign service officer (State Department). Served in Germany, Botswana, Korea, Australia, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. (F03)

TYSON, RAE—Professional writer for over 40 years. His book on environmental issues affecting children was published by Random House in 1996. More recently, one of his fictional short stories was published by Cat and Mouse Press in Rehoboth Beach. Has been teaching at OLLI since 2014. (K04, K05–01, K06–02)


VAIDYA, RAJEEV—Retired executive from DuPont, has been active in investor education for three decades. He is director of Better Investing’s Philadelphia chapter, leads Delaware programs for the American Association of Individual Investors and authors a newsletter, https://knowhowtoinvest.com/. (S02–01, S13, S23–02)

VAN DAHLGREN, ELLE—Graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law. Member of the Delaware Bar since 2009. Practices in estate planning, probate and elder law. (S01)

VARLAS, BECKY—B.S., journalism; M.A., counseling and guidance, West Virginia University. Former school counselor. Loves oldies music, aqua fitness, guitar, writing, drawing, trying to make people laugh and learning. (B07, K07)

VINOKUR, JACK—B.A., Temple University; M.A., educational leadership, University of Delaware. Fulbright scholar to Mexico. Over 45 years in education as a teacher of history and a school district and university administrator. Has extensively studied the Holocaust and taught the subject at both the high school and university levels. (G25)

VIOLETTE, ROBERT—Has enjoyed a life of singing the leading roles in the operas of Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Strauss and Wagner, as well as some contemporary composers. Each composer taught him how to listen, understand and appreciate their own language. (C19, C20, C23)


WALSH, MICHAEL—B.S., business administration, University of Delaware; Graduate School of Bank Management, University of Virginia; certified financial planner emeritus, College of Financial Planning; 35-year career in banking. Enjoys Disney, traveling, hiking and good friends. (C09, C13)

WATKINS, LARRY—Retired software design engineer with over 30 years of experience in the design of embedded computer systems. Since retirement, he has done volunteer work with Owls Head Transportation Museum, FIRST Robotics and Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs. (R02)

WATKINS, SUSAN—Retired registered nurse who has a wide range of interests including tai chi, history, music, literature and theatre. Susan loves to research new subjects and find innovative ways to present the material. (O06)

WEBER, MARJORIE—B.A., English, Ohio Wesleyan University. Was consultant for AT&T, specializing in business analysis and technical writing. Certified teacher of the tai chi 24-form by the Silver Lotus Training Institute. (Q02, Q08–01)

WEIDMAN, SONDRA—Recently moved back to Delaware into her childhood home. Loves movies based on true-life stories and looks forward to sharing and discussing them with members. (F02, O01)

WEINBERG, PHILLIP—B.S., chemical engineering, City College of New York; M.S., chemical engineering, Northwestern University. Employed entire career with DuPont. Member of Council for four years and current finance chair. (L04)

WEISBERG, JAY—M.D., Thomas Jefferson University. Started playing guitar in the 1960s. Has been enjoying and performing the music of one of his favorite folk singer performers, Leonard Cohen, since college as his melodies and words never get old. (C05, C06, C15–01)

WELSH, PAUL—A litigator retired from a major Delaware law firm, has written chapters of a legal practice book and given seminars for lawyers. Has published 14 public policy newspaper articles and twice ran unsuccessfully for public office. (S25)

WERNER, GUY—B.S., marine engineering, Maine Maritime Academy. Forty years as chief engineer and superintendent engineer, regulatory interface. Board of directors of New Jersey Chapter of Better Investing and New Jersey Model Club, AAII, options trading seminars and network. Lifelong interest in making money. (S02–01)

WESTERMAN, CARLA—B.A., French and Italian, New York University. Studied in Florence and Perugia; frequent travel to Italy. Did bilingual work at United Nations and for the Franklin Mint. Worked for International Professional Relations leading cross-cultural seminars for corporate executives. (O14–02, O15–01)

WIEST, AIMEE—Ph.D., literature, University of Maryland. Preparation for African American studies completed at the University of Nairobi via Syracuse University. Teaches African American studies at Delaware State University. Also, a pianist who can play by ear and performs with a band and accompanies singers and others. (H02)

WILCOX, ROSS—B.S., University of Wisconsin, M.S. and Sc.D., MIT, chemical engineering. Three years in the navy, seven years at Westvaco Corporation and 29 years at DuPont. Spent a year in Mexico on an exchange program. Holds a private pilot’s license and enjoys traveling and playing tennis. (O23, O24)

WILLIAMS, STANLEY—B.S., elementary education, Cheyney University; M.S., geography, West Chester University; M.Ed., elementary and secondary counseling, Wilmington University. Forty-one years teaching and counseling in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Full-time musician, performing at professional level many years. Hobbies include model trains and African American history research. (G02)

WINTERS, JUDY—M.Ed., University of Delaware. Active with Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT.org), current campaign to power local green jobs by getting PECO to become sustainably responsible. (U01)

WOODLAND, AMBER—B.A., Flagler College; J.D., Regent University School of Law. (S08–01)

WORLEY, REBECCA—Retired University of Delaware English professor with an avid interest in information design, the arts and humanities, and literature, particularly mystery novels. Author of a textbook, scholarly articles and historical research. (D03, H04)


ZAK, T.J.—B.A., University of Delaware. Financial advisor with a Greenville, Del. investment firm, 27 years. Experience certified financial planner. Accredited investment fiduciary as well an institutional plan fiduciary consultant. (S21)

ZURKOW, LIBBY—B.A., economics, Wellesley College, 1946. Licensed realtor for 47 years, auditor, Harvard Graduate School of Business, vice president of Merchandise Research Laboratories. Featured speaker on NBC Home Show, presently president of Libby Zurkow Enterprises and guest speaker at Temple University Medical School. (S05)

ZYRUK, HANNA—B.S., biology, Saint Joseph College. Spent over 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Interests include baking, cooking and gardening. (X11)