In this interview Dr. John Ritschdorff talks about his early education as a Marist Brother and attending Marist College. He also speaks about his early years as a Mathematics professor at the college and how things have changed both with Faculty and Students over the past 40 plus years. He shares his insights of where the college may be headed in the future under new leadership and his hopes for the future of Marist.
The following interview is with Dr. William Reynolds Eidle, who the former
Chair and Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Marist College. In
the beginning of the interview, Dr. William Eidle gives a brief summary of his
educational background as well as his initial acquaintance with Marist College through
Jack Dougherty and Brother Dan Kirk. Dr. William Eidle describes the creation of the
Psychology Department and his years as Chair and Dean of the School of Social and
Behavioral Sciences at Marist College, as well as the former joint Psych special Ed
program between Marist and Vassar Colleges. The interview ends with Dr. William
Eidle’s stance on what he wish would have happened with the College during his term as
well as where he believes the direction of the College lies in the future.