Three faculty members retire with a total of 81 years of service

Three Penn State Beaver faculty members retired this summer with a combined total of 81 years of service.

Peter Deutsch, associate professor of physics, retired July 31. Carleen Dinello, assistant to the director of academic affairs and senior instructor in English, and Martin Goldberg, associate librarian, retired June 30.

Deutsch joined the campus in 1981 and was heavily engaged in teaching, research and service. He had more than 23 papers published in refereed journals and co-authored a paper with a Nobel Prize recipient. He also pursued research as a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, one of the world’s leading science and engineering research centers.

In addition to teaching, he also provided astronomy observation events for students, faculty and staff.

Outside the classroom, Deutsch chaired the Faculty Congress and was a member of numerous committees, including the Academic Affairs and Integrated Counseling Committees. He also served as the college representative for the Penn State Eberly College of Science.

Deutsch holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana.

Dinello began working as a teaching assistant in the College of Education for Adult Literacy Action in 1987. She became an instructor in language and literacy education and was appointed coordinator of the campus Academic Achievement Center in 1996.

In 2002 she was appointed assistant director of academic affairs, a job with duties that included hiring and overseeing adjunct faculty, coordinating the Freshman Year Seminar, forming five academic advisory boards, coordinating student internships, serving as the dean’s representative and academic adviser for the College of Education, and coordinating testing for the Penn State World Campus.

Dinello was a two-time recipient of the Penn State Beaver Academic Advisor Award, which is 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.

Goldberg joined the campus in 1990 and worked with all facets of the library’s operation, staffing and acquisitions. The library now holds more than 50,000 volumes.

He oversaw the establishment of the African-American Autobiography Collection, which contains more than 600 African-American autobiographies. In addition, Goldberg worked on special projects, including the Freshman Portal, Teaching and Learning with Technology Faculty Engagement Initiative and Project SAILS (Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills).

Goldberg published articles in a variety of refereed journals, presented at national conferences and wrote extensively about the Holocaust. He also established an annual Sexual Assault Survivors’ Quilt display in the library in conjunction with the Women’s Center of Beaver County and was 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 and an advanced studies diploma in instructional systems from Hofstra University.

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Last Updated January 10, 2015