May 9, 2013
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What Have Adelphi Alumni Written?


Adelphi alumni have published books in every genre, from poetry collections to reference works. Here, we cite a few of them.



Gary Dell’Abate ’83, They Call Me Baba Booey

Advice Books:

Diana Kirschner, Ph.D. ’76, Love in 90 Days and Sealing the Deal: The Love Mentor’s Guide to Lasting Love
Joseph Ferrari M.A. ’85, Ph.D. ’89,
Still Procrastinating: The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done
Susan Lipkins,
Postdoctoral Certification ’86, Preventing Hazing: How Parents, Teachers, and Coaches Can Stop the Violence, Harassment, and Humiliation

Reference Books:

Joan Ross Keyes (née Rafter) ’45, The Oxford Picture Dictionary for Kids

Photography Books:

Ruth (Weisbrod) Brown’54 and her husband, Albert Brown ’56, M.B.A. ’66, were wildlife photographers and have authored numerous articles on travel and marine history. The couple has visited Labrador, Newfoundland, Alaska, Columbia, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Galapagos.

Other Nonfiction:

Richard Boyle ’54, an art historian and former museum director, has authored numerous books. Among them are:

Marie Oppedisano M.A. ’74, Ph.D. ’76, Funding in Aging: Public, Private, and Voluntary
Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, M.A. ’86, Ph.D. ’88, Treating the Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Psychoanalytic Perspective
Donna Jackson ’86,Not One Second Late
Michele Rodger ’89, M.S.W. ’90,Carole’s Story…A Scottish Gem
Evan Baker, M.S.W.’07, Rikers Island

Fiction and Poetry

Children’s Books:

Patricia Olson (née DeSena) ’58, Frumpy: The Pumpkin Who Missed Halloween
Mary Jane Hayes, M.A. ’70
, Emma’s House of Sound and Emma’s Freaky Sneakers
Heather Worthington, M.S. ’84,
Miles of Smiles: The Story of Roxey, the Long Island Rail Road Dog.
Jennifer Fauci, B.A. ’10
, A Present for You, A Present for Me


Jimi Bruce ’75, Sad Face King


Franca Mills ’80, Strangers and Memories
Alan Fluger, M.A. ’82,
Dying to Heal
Fred Lichenberg, M.S. ’83,
Hunter’s World

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 This piece is from the May 2013 issue of e-News from Adelphi University.

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