Barry Seldes
Emeritus Professor Email: seldes@rider.edu
Phone Number: (609) 896-5268
Office Location:
Fine Arts 270

Faculty Office Hours

Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Emeritus Professor
Email: 
seldes@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
(609) 896-5268
Office Location: 
Fine Arts 270

Dr. Seldes teaches Political Theory, Freedom and Authority, European politics, Politics of the Global Economy, and American Political Thought. He also teaches a course on New York in the American Studies Department, and Musical Expression and Political Culture, and Cultural Politics for the Baccalaureate Honors Program.  He has published an monograph on the history of US political-economic policy in Handbook on Public Administration, an essay on the Soviet avant garde appeared in For the Voice, jointly published by the British Library and by the MIT Press; his essay on Kafka and Wittgenstein was published in Legacy of European Ideas; his essay on Jewish mysticism appeared  in a Dutch anthology, Islam en Joden in de Wereld van de Islam; review articles published on various websites and for the Austrian History Yearbook and The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography; his article on the European Union’s military force is about to be published in the forthcoming book, New Europe at the Crossroads. He lectured a number of times at the Jewish Historic Museum in Amsterdam on Spinoza. He is currently finishing a book provisionally entitled Leonard Bernstein: Survival and Triumph in Cold War America. His current projects include studies of the work of the critic Susan Sontag.

Education

  • 1971 Ph.D Rutgers University. Dissertation: “Social Cleavages and Electoral Behavior: The Case of Republican Spain.”
  • 1964 M.A. City University of New York. Thesis: “The New York State Feinberg Law: An Administrative and Constitutional Analysis.”
  • 1961 B.A. City College of New York

Academic Experience

  • 2009- Director, Rider University European Area Studies Program
  • 1988-2003 Director, Rider University Baccalaureate Honors Program
  • 1990-1993 Lecturer: Amsterdam (Netherlands) Summer University
  • 1986-1987 Field Faculty Advisor in Graduate (M.A.) Program, Vermont College
  • 1985- Professor, Political Science and American Studies
  • 1974-1985 Curriculum Consultant and Evaluator, Thomas Edison State College
  • 1972-1985 Associate Professor, Political Science and American Studies
  • 1968 Assistant Professor, Political Science and American Studies
  • 1967 Rutgers University: Instructor
  • 1967-1968 Rutgers University: Teaching Assistant and Adjunct Instructor

Courses Taught

  • Political Science: Political Theory from Machiavelli through Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Mill; Hegel and Marx; Freedom and Authority (At various times, Nietzsche Weber; Kafka, Sartre, Marcuse, Foucault, Rawls); Liberty and Security, American Political Thought; Sexual Politics (Freud, Foucault, Nussbaum, et. al.)
  • Global Studies: Politics of the Global Economy
  • European Area Studies: Introductory Survey
  • Interdisciplinary Team-Taught Baccalaureate Honors Program: Cultural Politics in Film, Spectacle and Literature; Political Culture of a High-Tech Society; Musical Expression and  Political Culture: From Haydn to Schoenberg; Politics and Literary Form: New York’s Avant-Gardes 1930 – 1980s

Research Positions

  • 1983-85 Member, Rider Institute for Policy Research
  • 1973 Consultant and Lecturer to anti-poverty study group, Montclair Library System, Montclair, NJ
  • 1971-72 Consultant to New Jersey Country and Municipal Study Commission, Trenton, NJ
  • 1966 Researcher and Interviewer, Analysis of the NJ Constitutional Convention, Bureau of Government Research, Rutgers University
  • 1965 Administrative Intern, Office of the Township Manager, Franklin Township, NJ
  • 1964 Social Case Worker, New York City Department of Welfare
  • 1962 Researcher and Interviewer, Manhattan Bail Project, VERA Foundation, New York City

Awards, Fellowships, and Scholarships

  • 2012 Paid Research Leave, Rider University. Fall Semester
  • 2010 American Association of University Libraries: University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries: The Best of the Best from the University Presses, 20 top books: Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician. View article
  • 2010 Summer Research Grant, Rider University
  • 2009 Summer Research Grant, Rider University
  • 2006 Summer Research Grant, Rider University
  • 2004 Paid Research Leave, Rider University, Spring Semester
  • 2003 Summer Research Grant, Rider University
  • 1999 Summer Research Grant, Rider University
  • 1996 Summer Research Grant, Rider University
  • 1995 Inducted into the Honor Key Society, Rider University
  • 1994 Summer Research Grant, Rider University
  • 1992 Summer Research Grant, Rider University
  • 1989 Charles and Mary Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
  • 1984 Paid Research Leave, Rider University, Spring Semester
  • 1980 Summer Research Grant, Rider University
  • 1967 University Fellowship, Rutgers University, 1967-1968
  • 1964 Research Assistantship, Rutgers University, 1964-65
  • 1964 Tuition Scholarship, MA Program, City University of New York
  • 1956 New York State Regents Scholarship, 1956-1960

Publications

Book

  • 2009 Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of An American Musician (Berkeley: University of California Press)
  • Audible Audio Edition
    • 2010 Spoken by Dick Hill (University Press Audio Books)
  • Translations
    • 2011 Leonard Bernstein:  Vita Politica di un Musicista Americano. Translated into the Italian by Francesca Cosi (Turin: EDT)
    • 2010 Leonard Bernstein: A Intervenção Cívica de um Musico Americano. Translated into the Portuguese by Bárbara Pinto Coelo (Lisbon: Editorial Bizancio)
  • Selected Reviews of Seldes, Leonard Bernstein
    • 2009 Anonymous, “Leonard Bernstein: A Lovely Liberal,” The Economist, May 30-June 5, p. 85
    • 2009 Carol Iaciofano, “Bernstein, The Man, Musician, His Politics,” Boston Globe, July 11. View article
    • 2009 David Gutman, in International Record Review, July/August, p.82
    • 2009 Michael Fellman (Simon Fraser University Professor of History), “Leonard Bernstein's politics were central to his art,”  The Vancouver Sun, September 12. View article
    • 2009 Stephen Brown, (Emeritus Professor of Music, University of Southern Illinois), “We like to Be In… Times Literary Supplement, October  2, p. 13
    • 2009 Lucy Caplan, “Left Side Story: The Political Overtones of Leonard Bernstein,” Perspective, October 26.
    • 2009 Raphael Mostel, “Davening in the Particular,” Jewish Daily Forward, August 28. View article
    • 2009 William R. Braun in Opera News, November, p. 73
    • 2009 Adam Kirsch, “Chic Radical: A new biography is overly impressed by Leonard Bernstein’s liberal politics, Tablet Magazine. View article
    • 2010 Peter Drucker, “Leonard Bernstein’s Tragedy,” in Europe Solidaire sans Frontières, 1 January.
  • Radio Interviews Regarding Seldes, Leonard Bernstein
    • 2009 “Music Matters,” BBC 3, June 17
    • 2009 “Late Morning with Jeff Schechtman, KVOR (N.California)
    • 2009 “Think,” with Krys Boyd, KERA, Dallas, TX, July 1
    • 2009 “Soundcheck” with John Schaefer,  WNYC FM, August 19.
    • 2009 WORT (Madison, WI) August
    • 2011 RAI Swiss Italian Radio. May 25
  • Book in Preparation:  Susan Sontag: Criticism and the Public Intellect
  • Monograph
    • 1989 “U.S. Economic Policy, 1865-Present: An Essay in Political Economy.“ In J. Rabin, B. Hildreth and G. Miller, Eds. Handbook on Public Administration. (New York: Marcel Dekker), 883-963.
  • Papers and Reviews
    • 2011 Review of Jack Gottlieb, Working With Bernstein: A Memoir, Musica Judaica On Line Reviews. View article
    • 2007 “The EU Military Policy and the Question of Militarization,” in Ursula Beitter, editor, New Europe at the Crossroads (New York: Peter Lang), 121-132.
    • 2000 "Sensibilities for the New Man: Politics, Poetics and Graphics in Mayakovsky and Lissitzky's ‘But You?’" In: For the Voice: Facsimile and Anthology.  Patricia Railing, ed. (London and Cambridge: British Library and MIT Press, October 2000.
    • 1998 Review of Nicholas Till, Mozart and the Enlightenment: Truth, Virtue and Beauty in Mozart's Operas (New York and London: W.W. Norton, 1992), in The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography, James Springer Borck, General Editor. American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies).
    • 1998 Review of Nancy Cartwright, J. Cat, L. Fleck and T.E. Uebel, Otto Neurath: Philosophy Between Science and Politics. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), The Austrian History Yearbook, 29.
    • 1997 "Running Against the Boundaries: Franz Kafka and Ludwig Wittgenstein." with S. Terwee. European Legacies I, 4, 1408-1413.
    • 1997 "Language, Logic and Culture." An Essay for a Forum on the Republication of A. Janik and S. Toulmin, Wittgenstein's Vienna. In H-NET REVIEWS (Electronic, Refereed Journal, REVIEWSatH-NET.msu.edu), January 22, 1997.
    • 1996 “Constructing Memories: A Moderator’s Ruminations on ‘Memories and Legacies: Constructions and Reconstructions of Twentieth Century European Thought. Memory, History and Critique: European Identity at The Millennium. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, at the University of Humanist Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 19-24. [CDROM], Editors: Frank Brinkhuis and Sasha Talmor, ISSEI/University for Humanist Studies, Utrecht, ISBN 90-73022-11-8.
    • 1995 "Sjabbetai Zewi, messianisme en kabbala" in Islam en Joden in de Wereld van de Islam. Eds. Julie-Marthe Cohen and Irene W. Zwiep (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Bulaaq, Joods Historisch Museum), 81-95.
    • 1995 Review of Robert Rotenberg, Landscape and Power in Vienna (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995), in H-NET REVIEWS (Electronic, Refereed Journal, REVIEWSatH-NET.msu.edu), December.
    • 1992 Review Essay, "American Photography and the American Dream" by James Guimond, Perspectief (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), 43, February, 71-74.
    • 1991 "How I was Arrested at the Museum of Modern Art." (A fictional Freudian case study dealing with commodification and violence in contemporary life.)  Kelsey Review, 1991, 53-58.
    • 1983 “Dutch Economic Policy and Planning in the 1980's. A Monograph of 102 pages. Lawrenceville:  Rider Institute for Policy Research, 1983.
    • 1975 "Reification and Bourgeois Scholarship," Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Newsletter, III, 4 (November), 97-98.
    • 1971-75    Reviewer, Library Journal (about 20 reviews).
    • 1961 "Henry Wallace and the Farmers' Fight for a New Deal: 1920-1934." Journal of Social Studies (City College of New York), Spring, 43-63.

Radio Program Panelist

  • 2012 ”Variations on a Theme of Protest: Where are the Great Political Pieces? Conducting Business WQXR Radio, New York. June 1.

Interviews

  • 2012 Alan Jalon, "Leonard Bernstein Boycotts the Koch" in The Huffington Post November 10. View article
  • 1991 Interview. "Professor Barry Seldes Sees Spinoza As The First Social Psychologist." By Tamarah Benima. Nieuw Israelietisch Weekblad (Amsterdam): 2 August 1991.

Lectures, Conference Papers and Panels

  • 2012 “The Artist in the American Cold War: Leonard Bernstein.” A Lecture to be  delivered at the Instituto Universiatrio de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos “Benjamin Franklin,” Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Heneres, Madrid, Spain, September 13
  • 2011 ”Sontag-Benjamin-Arendt”: A paper delivered at the Humanities Conference, Granada Spain, June 10.
  • 2010 “How do We Engage?” Heine Festival, Westminster Choir College, January 30
  • 2008 “Gustav Mahler”: Two Lectures Delivered to the Westminster Orchestral Choir, in their preparation for concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, October
  • 2005 “The EU Military Policy and the Question of Militarization,” A Paper delivered at the Conference on New Europe at the Crossroads) from July 25-27, at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
  • 2004 “Johannes Brahms in Vienna: Politics and Culture,” A Lecture Given at the Inauguration of the Westminster Choir College Brahms Festival: Johannes Brahms: His World and His Music. October 21
  • 2003 “Globalization and Its Discontents: Immigration and Identity in Contemporary Spanish Film” (With Linda Materna): at the International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities Conference held in at the University of the Aegean on the island of Rhodes, Greece, August
  • 2001 "Leonard Bernstein: From Blacklist to Podium." Conference on Crisis in Liberalism: New York in the 1950s. Herbert Lehman Collection, Columbia University, 6 April
  • 2001 "Kiss and Caress: Manuel Puig's Spider Woman -- Film and Novel." Northeast Modern Language Association Meeting, Hartford, Connecticut, 29 March 1
  • 2000 Panel Chair and Organizer, “Cultural Expression in Post-Authoritarian European Nations,” Congress of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Bergen, Norway, 14-18 August
  • 1999 "Beyond the Third Dimension: The Effect of Cinematic Representation upon Lorca's House of Bernarda Alba and Blood Wedding." Panel on Spanish Theater and Film, Northeast Modern Language Association Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, April
  • 1999 Panel Chair and Organizer, “Cultural Expression in Post-Authoritarian European Nations,” Fourth Biannual Austrian Convention on Contemporary History at Graz, Austria, May 27-29
  • 1999 "Bernstein and Adorno."  A Paper delivered at the Conference on The New Europe at the Crossroads, Berlin, Germany, July 4-8
  • 1998 “Commodification, Depoliticization and Art: Recent Spanish Literature and Film.”  With Linda Materna. A paper read at the Second Crossroads Conference, Tampere, Finland, June 28-July 1
  • 1997 “Brecht’s and Weill’s Aesthetic, The New Deal, and Marc Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock,” A Dramaturgic Essay read on the occasion of the production of The Cradle Will Rock by the Pocquelin Players, Princeton, New Jersey, January 23
  • 1997 Dramaturge’s “Introductory Lecture” to each of the performances of Marc Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock. Princeton Unitarian Church January 31, February 1, 7, 8 and 9
  • 1997 Panel Chair and Organizer. "Literature and the Holocaust." Northeast Modern Language. Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. April 8-9. 1997. "The Persistence of Mahler: Culture, Politics and Epistemological Crisis." Conference concerning The New Europe at the  Crossroads. St. Johns University, York, England, August 3 -7
  • 1996 "Miguel de Unamuno: Tragic Spinozist." A paper delivered at the panel on Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature, Northeast Modern Language Association Meeting in Montreal, Canada, 19-20 April
  • 1996 "Globalism in Today's World." Presented at Student Leadership Conference, Preparing for Our Future: Leadership in the 21st Century. Sponsored by Rider University and American Re-Insurance.  American Re- Insurance Company, Forrestal Village, Princeton, N.J. November 9, 1996 Lecture. "On D.E. Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners,” Congregation Brothers of Israel, Trenton, N.J., November 13
  • 1995 Panel Chair. "Music and Literature." Northeast Modern Language Association Meeting, Boston, MA. March 31-April 1
  • 1995 "Honor: A Linguistic History from Indo-European Roots through Jeffersonian America. Rider University Honor Key Society Induction Lecture, April 26
  • 1995 "Habsburg Imperial Cultural Politics during the Biedermeier Period," A Lecture Delivered at  The Schubert Festival, Westminster Choir College, Rider University, Princeton, New Jersey, July 17
  • 1995 "Vienna 1900/New York 1990 -- Gustav Mahler/Leonard Bernstein." A paper presented at Culture and Identity: City/Nation/World: 2nd Theory, Culture and Society Conference, Berlin, Germany, 12 August
  • 1994 Panel Chair. Session on "Memory and Denial" at the 4th Annual Scholars Conference on the Holocaust and the German Church Struggle, The Third Biennial Conference on Christianity and the Holocaust. "The Holocaust: Progress and Prognosis, 1934-1994." March 7
  • 1994 "From Wunderhorn to Kindertotenlieder and Das Lied von der Erde: “Gustav Mahler and the Cultural Politics of the Viennese fin-de-siècle.” A paper presented at the Panel on Literature and Music, Northeast Modern Language Association Meeting in Pittsburgh, 8-9 April 1994
  • 1994 "Isaac Bashevish Singer's Baruch Spinoza: On Singer's The Spinoza of Market Street.'" Presented at Congregation Brothers of Israel Synagogue, Trenton, N.J., April 20, 1994
  • 1994 Moderator/Commentator: Session on "Views about the Holocaust in the Region of the former German Democratic Republic." 13th Annual Conference on the Holocaust. Millersville University, Millersville, PA. "Holocaust Denial." April 25, 1994
  • 1994 Referee for History of European Ideas, June 1994, article on "Schopenhauer and Tolstoy." Author anonymous
  • 1994 "Running Against the Boundaries: Franz Kafka and Ludwig Wittgenstein." A paper written with S.J.S. Terwee, Unit of Experimental and Theoretical Psychology, University of Leiden, presented at the Fourth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas: The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms. Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria, 26
  • 1993 "From Wunderhorn to Kindertotenlieder and Das Lied von der Erde: Gustav Mahler and the Cultural Politics of the Viennese fin-de-siècle. Lecture delivered to the Graduate Seminar on Voice, Westminster Choir College, 20 April
  • 1993 "Sabbatai Sevi: 17th Century Charismatic Messiah." Lectures at the Amsterdam Summer University, Course on "Jews of Islam: An Historic Encounter" August 19, and accompanying Museum Exhibition: Jews of Islam: An Historical     Encounter, presented at the Jewish Historical Museum of Amsterdam, The     Netherlands, August 23
  • 1992 “Baruch Spinoza: The Inner Life of the Political Philosopher. (A book in progress)  Chapters already in draft include: Mystical Amsterdam: Sephardic Jewry, Renaissance Neo-Platonism and the Messianic Kabbalah (1992); Spanish Honor and the Cartesian Order of Things: Spinoza's Mind and his Library (1992); A Freudian's Spinoza: Baruch's Unconscious Fantasy and his Dream of 1663 (1994); The Ethics: Fantasy and Ecstasy (1991)
  • 1992 Lecture. "Studying Spinoza" Philosophy Honors Society, Rider University April 2
  • 1992 Lectures on "Spinoza, Jews and Politics" the Amsterdam (Netherlands) Summer University, Jewish Historical Museum, July 23, 1990, August 5, August 19, 1992
  • 1992 Film Script: SPINOZA.  A documentary developed with B. Brunner, Viewpoint, Amsterdam. August
  • 1992 "Sensibilities for the New Man: Mayakovsky's and Lissitzky's 'And You?'" Presented at the Third International Conference, European Integration and the European Mind, Panel on Art and Literature, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. 24-29 August
  • 1992 "Honor and the Order of Things: Spinoza's Mind and his Library." Rider College Chapel Series: "People Who Made a Difference," October 15
  • 1991 "An Unconscious Fantasy in the Life of Baruch De Spinoza," Lecture “Spinoza`s autobiographical fragment at the beginning of his early Emendations of the Intellect with material regarding the eternity of the mind, beginning with the Scholium to Proposition 20 of Part V of the Ethics” A Public Lecture Presented at the Antiquariaat Spinoza, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. August 11
  • 1990 "Image/Text -- Modernism/Postmodernism. A critical reading of photographs of Phillipe Halsmann, Victor Burgin and Barbara Kruger presented to a Rider faculty study group, February
  • 1990 "Lissitzky's Ideographic Reading of Mayakovsky's 'And Could You?' (2nd revision) Northeast Modern Language Association, Toronto, Canada, April 8
  • 1990 "The Erotic Spectacle: Robert Mapplethorpe's Photographs, The Uncovering of Male Power Phantasies and the New Censorship" – Baccalaureate Honors Program Faculty Colloquium, Rider College, November 20
  • 1989 "On Interdisciplinary." Lecture at a Symposium on Politics of Discipline Formation in the Context of the Cold War and the Present Period. Rider Baccalaureate Program
  • 1989 "Lissitzky's Ideographic Reading of Mayakovsky's 'And Could You? (Revised) Ursinus College, Collegetown, PA, March
  • 1988 Lecture. "Interdisciplinary Honors Teaching." National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Meeting at Las Vegas, Nevada, October
  • 1987 “Lissitzky's Ideographic Reading of Mayakovsky's 'And Could You?' Foundations of Political Theory Panel 10, American Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, September 3
  • 1986 "Vienna 1900," Lecture for the Rider Baccalaureate Program, October 14
  • 1985 "Power and Policy in Belgium and the Netherlands: 1970`s to the Present." With Paulette Kurzer. A paper presented at the panel on Comparative Politics in Northern Europe, Northeast Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia, November 15
  • 1984 The State and the Development of Capitalism: Europe and the United States from Early Modern Times to the Present. Book manuscript, 1984
  • 1983 "Dutch Economic Policy and Planning in the 1980's". A paper presented at the panel on Economic Policy Making in Western Europe, Northeast Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia, November
  • 1983 "Industrialization and the Social Expenditure Cuts: After Reaganomics." A Lecture at the Peace Fair, George School, Newtown, PA, April 30
  • 1982 "The Political Economy of the Baroque." A Lecture for the Rider Baccalaureate Honors Colloquium, October 8
  • 1982 "The Reagan Cuts." Trenton State College, April 30, 1982, and at the George School, Newtown, PA, May 1
  • 1981 "Reaganomics." Lecture at the Rider Political Economy Society
  • 1980 Toward a Theory of State and Law in Capitalism: A Preliminary Conjecture." Political Science Department Colloquium, Rider College, March 13
  • 1980 “Metaphors of the State in the 17th Century: On the Language of Political Culture During the Transition to Capitalism." Colloquium on the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Rider College, April 1980
  • 1979 "From Cartesian Dichotomies to Cultural Solidarities" and "On the Possibility of Recasting Marxian Categories." Papers circulated and discussed by Rider and Trenton State College Political Economy Scholars’ Study Group, March and April
  • 1978 "The State of the Structuralists' State: A Review Essay of G. Therborn`s What Does the Ruling Class Do When it Rules: State Apparatuses and State Power under Feudalism, Capitalism and Socialism," (unpublished)
  • 1976 "Against Historicity: The Impoverishment of Diachronic Time in the Social Sciences and Philosophy." Lecture at Rider Philosophy Department Faculty Colloquium
  • 1976 "Historicity, Dialectic and Structural Determination of State and Classes: Toward a Critique of the Althusserian Problematic with Special Emphasis on the work of Nicos Poulantzas," A paper presented at a panel on Structuralism, American Sociological Association, New York City, September 1
  • 1976 "Reading Smith: Structure and Substructure in Adam Smith`s Wealth of Nations." A paper read at a Bicentennial Celebration of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, sponsored by the Department of Economics, Rider College, November 18
  • 1976 "Proletarianization and the De-reification of Class Consciousness." A paper presented at a panel on Problems of Marxism, New Jersey Political Science Association Conference, Montclair College, Montclair, NJ, 1976
  • 1976 Panel Chair. Problems of Marxism, New Jersey Political Science Association Conference, Montclair College, Montclair, NJ
  • 1974 "Rationality, Satraps, Sultans and Czars: Cohering and Fragmenting Politics and the Executive Branch." A paper presented to the American Studies Sub-Regional Conference, Rider College, February
  • 1973 "Social Cleavages and Polarization in the 1933 and 1936 Spanish Cortes Elections." A paper presented to the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Washington, D.C., April 8
  • 1973 "The Logic of Political-Scientific Explanation: A Critique of Post-Behavioralism." A Paper presented at the Political Science Forum, Kean State College, Union, NJ
  • 1972 "A Study of the Governance and Structure of New Jersey Special Districts and Autonomous Agencies" New Jersey County and Municipal Study Commission, Trenton, 1972
  • 1965 "Tax Exemption in the New Jersey Central City: An Historical Study." Rutgers Urban Studies Center, New Brunswick, NJ

University and Professional Service

  • 2009- Director, European Area Studies Program
  • 2006 Member, Film Studies Minor Committee
  • 1988-2003 Director, Rider University Baccalaureate Program
  • 1989-1990 Member, Presidential Search Committee, Rider College
  • 1986-1991 Member, Rider College Core Committee
  • 1988-1989 Member, Race-Class-Gender Curriculum Study Committee
  • 1988-89 Participant, Writing Across the Curriculum Program
  • 1983 Member, Team for Evaluating Social Science Courses and Programs at Catherine Gibbs Business School, Montclair, NJ, for Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ
  • 1982-84 Chair Rider Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • 1982 Chair, Rider Credit Union Nominating Committee
  • 1981-82 Chair, Rider School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Policy Committee
  • 1981-2000 Member, Baccalaureate Honors Council
  • 1980 Member, Academic Vice President’s Committee on Allocation of Library Carrels
  • 1980-81 Member, Rider School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Policy Committee
  • 1979 Member, Rider School of Liberal Arts and Science Search Committee for an Associate Dean
  • 1975-1979 Member, New Jersey Political Science Association
  • 1975-76 Chairman, Rider School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Policy Committee
  • 1974-75 Member, Rider College Academic Policy Committee
  • 1974-75 Member, Rider School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Policy Committee
  • 1972 Member, Rider Academic Theme Committee
  • 1971-72 Secretary, Faculty Association and Senate
  • 1971-72 Member, Rider Curriculum Committee
  • 1970-71 Chairman, Cultural Affairs Committee

American Association of University Professors

  • 2001 Recipient: John Long Lifetime Achievement Award: Rider University Chapter AAUP
  • 1995-96 Member, Nominating Committee, New Jersey American Association of University Professors
  • 1991-1994 Member by election, AAUP National Council (New Jersey)
  • 1988-1989 Member, National AAUP Nominating Committee
  • 1987 Member, National AAUP Resolutions Committee
  • 1985-1995 Chair, Rider AAUP Nominating Committee
  • 1984-87 Member by election, AAUP National Council, District VII (New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia)