Dr. Ann Verrett Guillory joined Felician College is May, 1983 after completing her Ed.D at Teachers College of Columbia University. Dr. Guillory holds a Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters in Education in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola University of the south. She also holds a Masters of education in Gerontology form Teachers College.
She has taught in the Psychology and Social and Behavioral Science departments while here at Felician. She currently is an associate professor of psychology. She has taught courses in gerontology, psychology, and cultural diversity here at Felician over the past 21 years.
In addition she has chaired and served on many faculty committees including admissions, graduate studies, student services, student affairs, promotions, curriculum, faculty development, and administrative advisory, and has served as a member of the sexual harassment task force.
In 1989, she was appointed director of the educational opportunity program at Felician. Since that time over 450 students have gone through the program. The program is a partnership with the Commission on Higher Education of the State of New Jersey and is designed to provide an opportunity for a college education to economically and educationally disadvantaged students (see FC Link – http://www.felician.edu/eof. Students have graduated in nursing, education and liberal arts majors, such as math computer sciences, history, art, etc.
Under her direction, the program developed its current mission statement and has grown from 20 students to a current annual enrollment of over 120 students.
In 1993, under the guidance of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Dr. Guillory coordinated the formation of FC’s first interdisciplinary concentration in gerontology. The concentration includes courses in the History of Aging, Cultural anthropology of aging, sociology of aging, adult development and aging, economics of aging, and a wellness course. The history of aging course, developed by Dr. Maria Vecchio was selected for publication by AGHE to be a model for history of aging courses in gerontology majors and concentration in other AGHE member schools. Graduates of the concentration have included senior center directors, recreational workers, and health science workers.
Dr. Guillory’s community involvement includes her board membership on Care Plus NJ and the Care Plus Foundation Board. She currently serves as the vice chair of the Care Plus foundation board. In 2002, she coordinated the co-sponsorship by Felician College and the Care Plus Foundation of a mental health education presentation,” Balancing Act,” which told the story of woman’s battle with manic depression. Over 500 persons from the Bergen-Passaic community attended this presentation.
She is also a member of the Links, Inc, and an Eucharistic minister at the Church of the Ascension in New Milford, N.J.
She is a former member of Jack and Jill of America and the Emory University Parents Council.
Dr. Guillory is the proud mother of Christine and Elizabeth Guillory.
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last updated on Tuesday October 12, 2004