The title of professor emeriti is granted to certain faculty members upon their retirement who have made significant contributions to the college during their tenure and are still active members of the college community.
Professor Emerita of Information Technology
Maureen Markel, professor of information technology, came to the Mount in 1976 and was an active part of the Division of Math and Information Technology and the campus community for more than four decades. During her time at the Mount, Maureen served as chair of the division and helped to oversee the development of several new programs. At the college’s 2017 Commencement ceremony, Markel was given the Faculty Award for her dedication to education.
Sr. Patricia (Pat) Sullivan, OP '64
Professor Emerita of Mathematics
Sr. Patricia (Pat) Sullivan, OP ’64 was not only a member of the Mount’s first graduating class – she also taught at the college for 41 years. After graduation, she went on to earn a master’s degree from Ohio State and a doctorate from Columbia University. She taught for nine years in high schools before returning to the Mount as a Mathematics professor. During that time, Sr. Pat chaired the Division of Mathematics and Information Technology twice and served as Faculty in Residence, interim Director of Residence, and part of Campus Ministry. As a professor emerita, she often returns to campus to catch up with alumni or attend lectures. In the community, Sr. Pat served on the Board of the Newburgh Ministry for 13 years and is active in the Newburgh Ministry and Caring for the Homeless and Hungry of Peekskill.