Many thanks to all of the wonderful good beings who supported my work over these twenty years.

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"The issues that Jules focuses on are those that people of any generation living today would care about. The diverse body of his learning, educational experiences and social involvement gives Jules a wealth of material to draw on in making the issues of our day come alive for those who hear him."

Joel Savishinsky, Ph.D.,
Author of Breaking the Watch: The Meanings of Retirement in America

Background & History

Formal Education:

  • B.A. Degree, St Lawrence University
  • M.S. Degree, Indiana University
  • Graduate courses The University of Rochester
  • Ph. D Degree, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
Professional Teaching Experience
  • Indiana University Experimental High School with Dr. Robert Osborne
  • Public High Schools in N.Y.S. for 6 years Grades 9-12
  • Syracuse University, Teaching Assistant, for 3 years Public Affairs Program with Dr. Donald Meiklejohn
  • Clarkson University, Instructor in History and Sociology
  • Ithaca College, Assistant Professor of Education and Associate Professor of Sociology
Visiting Faculty Member
  • Cornell University
  • The University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Elmira College (Graduate Division)
  • Tompkins-Cortland Community College (Fire Science Program)
Special Awards, Certificates, Achievements
  • Inducted into Phi Delta Kappa (National Education Honorary)
  • Graduate School Scholarship, Indiana University
  • New York State Permanent Certification (Social Studies, Grades 8-12)
  • Member of the Board, The Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy, (CRESP) at Cornell University
  • Co-founder (with Professor Milton Konvitz, Professor Harrop Freeman, Professor Harvey Fireside) of the Southern Tier Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and first Chairperson.
  • Chairperson (elected twice by faculty) of the Ithaca College Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • Chairperson (elected twice by faculty and students) of the Sociology Department at Ithaca College
  • Certified Trainer. Basic and Advanced Worships. Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP)
  • Certified Firefighter. Basic Courses and courses in Pump Operations, Driving, Tankers and Pumpers.
  • Recipient: Financial Awards from the Carnegie and Ford Foundations.
Work Experiences and Service to the Community
  • During high school:
    • farm worker
    • private chauffeur
    • part time over-the-road truck driver
    • volunteer firefighter
  • During the 4 years--University:
    • volunteer firefighter
    • Ordinary Seaman in the U.S. Merchant Marine working on oil tankers out of home port Bayonne, New Jersey
    • Chair, American Red Cross Blood Bank @ University
  • Post University:
    • U.S. Army, Military Police Corps, lst Lt.
    • Volunteer Firefighter
    • Ambulance Driver
    • Hospicare Volunteer
    • Public School Bus Driver
    • Private Counselor (couple counseling)
    • Public Speaker, Artist (Oil Paintings). Click here to see paintings.

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