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Maire Liberace

Maire Liberace

Maire Liberace

Professor, Speech/Philosophy

Academic II, Room 2209


Maire Liberace joined the faculty in 1982 and attained the rank of Professor in 1999. She has developed and taught courses, both graduate and undergraduate, in Speech, Philosophy, Life Skills and Irish Studies. She has also held various administrative positions at the College, including Cluster Chair of Health Sciences, Assistant Dean of Instructional and Community Services, and Coordinator of Educational Planning and Advisement.

Professor Liberace has deep ties in the community, particularly with health-care, theatrical and cultural organizations. A registered nurse, she also has an extensive background in management and health care. She is certified in Biomedical Ethics and served as an adjunct instructor in that subject at SUNY New Paltz. She continues to serve as a tutor/mentor in diverse subjects at Empire State College.


  • BS Health Sciences, Empire State College, 1979
  • MAH Philosophy, Manhattanville College, 1982

Awards (Selected)

  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2005
  • Leadership Award, Rockland Community College Foundation, 2003
  • Who’s Who in Health Care, since 2000
  • Award for Scholarly Publication, RCC, 1997 and 1999
  • Award for Artistic Excellence, RCC, 1997
  • Town of Ramapo, Recognition for Contributions to the Community, 1995

Professional Accomplishments (Selected)

  • Numerous college-wide and departmental task force and committee responsibilities, such as: Faculty Senate, Future Search, Pluralism and Diversity Task Force, Inquiry Group on Intuition, Grievance Committees, Returning Adults Advisory Committee, Strategic Planning, Outcomes Assessment


  • Life, Career, Educational Planning Manual, Ginn Press, Simon & Schuster, 1989
  • “The Ethics of Organizations: A Mandate for Management,” Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, 1982
  • Poetry selections published in textbooks, Irish Voice, Anthology of Irish-American Poetry, other anthologies

Presentations (Selected)

  • “Lovers/Winners,” dramatic performance, RCC, 2009
  • “Sincerely Geo,” CETL Distinguished Faculty Lecture, RCC, 2008
  • Evelyn Waugh, Discussions and Readings, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, 2003
  • Orangetown Adult Education, Contemporary Irish Poets, Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY, 2003
  • Oscar Wilde, Discussion and Readings, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, 2000
  • “The Redoubtable Mary Ann,” Paper presentation, ACIS Conference New England Region, Massasoit CC, Brockton, MA, 1998