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Political Science professor emeritus Ronald Steinberg dies


Ronald Steinberg (Political Science Emeritus) died Feb. 15, 2006 in Nyack. He was 65.

Steinberg joined the Political Science faculty at New Paltz in 1967. During his tenure, he taught courses in judicial process and created a 15-credit course titled, “Law, the Legal Profession and Social Justice.” As head of the department, he taught generations of aspiring lawyers, many of who regarded him as a mentor. Colleagues remember him as a compassionate and humane person in his relationships with others.

Throughout his 30 years at New Paltz, he was active in faculty governence, serving as presiding officer of the faculty and professional staff. He received a number of summer fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and was also a member of the American Judicature Society and the Supreme Court Historical Society. Steinberg retired from New Paltz in 1997.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Jewish Congregation of New Paltz, P.O. Box 577, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561; to the Elting Memorial Library Expansion Fund, 93 Main St., New Paltz, N.Y. 12561; or to a charity of one’s choice.

FEBRUARY 27, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 4

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