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Faculty retirees


Skidmore said farewell to 12 faculty members in 2010–11, many of them campus legends who have devoted 20, 30, or 40 years of service to the College. For full profiles of the new retirees, visit the “Scopedish” blog, http://scopedish .wordpress.com.


David Atkatz, a scholar of quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and computational physics, has taught at Skidmore since 1989. He was educated at the State University of New York at


Betty Balevic came to Skidmore in 1969. She had worked as a manager and planner for Montgomery Ward in the 1950s, then earned a master’s in business education from SUNY-Albany in 1963. She taught a wide range of courses as the business department evolved, and she was a 20-year stalwart in the prison pro- gram of Skidmore’s University Without Walls. A specialist in retailing, she stud- ied shopping centers in the United Arab Emirates and Canada; she also consulted and gave conference papers on merchan-


has applied global perspectives in her courses, especially from her research on education in South Africa, where she coordinated teacher exchanges and led several trips for Skidmore students.


Regis Brodie joined Skidmore in 1969, fresh from his MFA at Temple University. An internationally known ceramist, he has lectured, demonstrated, work- shopped, and exhibited widely in the US, Europe, and Asia—including being selected to participate in a major inter-


DAVID ATKATZ


BETTY BALEVIC


KAREN BRACKETT ’81


REGIS BRODIE


MARTY CANAVAN


TOM DENNY


Stony Brook, earning his doctorate in theoretical physics in 1979. In the early 1980s he was on the technical staff of Bell Labs and served as staff physicist in the semiconductor division of Sperry Corp. An innovator in the classroom, he took part in an NEH program on teach- ing computational physics. He has pub- lished many articles in, and refereed other submissions to, major physics journals.


TERRY DIGGORY


dising, marketing, and nonprofit busi- ness administration.


After graduation, Karen Brackett ’81 stayed at Skidmore as a teacher in its early childhood center—a school for local children and a lab for Skidmore ed- ucation students. By 1986 she was di- recting the center and teaching educa- tion courses. She holds an MS in reading from SUNY-Albany and did postgraduate work in educational administration. She


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national symposium on outdoor ceramic sculpture, held in Korea. He directed Skidmore’s summer arts programs for many years, and he has been a favorite with alumni attending minicollege class- es during Reunion and other occasions. He has created vessels for the alumni award ees at Reunion and for some of Saratoga’s natural springs.


Marty Canavan, a graduate of Siena College and SUNY-Albany, taught at


PHIL SCALIA


CHRIS WEIGL ‘11


CHARLIE SAMUELS


JOSH GERRITSEN ‘06


PHIL SCALIA


ANDY CAMP


CHRIS WEIGL ‘11


PHIL SCALIA


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