Carleen Dinello, assistant to the director of academic affairs and senior instructor in English, and Martin Goldberg, associate librarian, will retire June 30 after a combined total of 49 years at Penn State Beaver.
Dinello began working as a teaching assistant in the College of Education for Adult Literacy Action in 1987. In 1989 she became an instructor in language and literacy education and was named coordinator of the campus Academic Achievement Center in 1996.
In 2002 she was appointed to her current position with duties that included hiring adjunct faculty members; serving as Freshman Year Seminar coordinator; forming and coordinating five academic advisory boards and meetings; coordinating student internships with appropriate faculty; working on the campus Strategic Plan; serving as the dean’s Representative/academic adviser for the College of Education; and coordinating testing for the World Campus.
Dinello received the Academic Advisor Award twice, an honor given by campus students, and she received the campus Quarterly Quality Award.
She holds a master’s degree in education and a K-12 reading specialist certification from Slippery Rock University and a bachelor’s degree in English and social studies from Geneva College.
Goldberg joined Beaver campus in 1990 and has worked with all facets of the library’s operation, staffing and acquisitions; the library has more than 50,000 volumes. He oversaw the establishment of the African-American Autobiography Collection honoring Russell C. Brignano, professor emeritus of English. The collection contains more than 600 African-American autobiographies representing a variety of professions and experiences.
He has worked on a variety of special projects for the campus and University, including the Freshman Portal Project, the Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Engagement Initiative Project, and Project SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills). He and his staff provide regularly scheduled support for students using the Center for Academic Achievement.
Goldberg also implemented a multi-year program of phased upgrades to the library’s interior furnishings for a more useable, technology-oriented, group learning environment. He has published articles in a variety of refereed journals, given presentations at numerous national conferences, and conducted research and written extensively about the Holocaust.
In addition, he was instrumental in establishing an annual Sexual Assault Survivors’ Quilt display in the library in conjunction with the Women’s Center of Beaver County and has been a longtime member of the Campus Climate and Diversity Committee.
Goldberg holds a master’s degree in library science from Long Island University, a master’s degree in urban education from City College of New York, an advanced studies diploma in instructional systems from Hofstra University, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the New York Institute of Technology.