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Evergreen Forum – Meet Our Instructors

BERNARD ABRAMSON — SCIENTIFIC GENIUS

Bernard Abramson, retired corporate chief information officer, with international management and consulting experience, and former adjunct professor in the master of technology management program at Polytechnic University. Educated in the United Kingdom, he has degrees in mathematics and astrophysics.

PHIL CARCHMAN — THE SUPREME COURT – GREATEST HITS OF 2024

Phil Carchman is a retired judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, and also served as the Mercer County prosecutor.

LYNNE CULLINANE — TWO MEN AT SEA

Lynne Cullinane has taught many courses for Evergreen Forum. All of them have been works of fiction. This time both books are nonfiction accounts written by the two men of the course title.

WALTER FRANK — ANTEBELLUM AMERICA: IT STILL MATTERS

In retirement after a long legal career, Mr. Frank has written three well received books on, respectively, the Constitution, the Gay Rights movement, and the presidential election of 2016. He has recently completed a fourth work on the subject matter of this course, for which he is now seeking a publisher.

RUTH GOLDSTON — INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS PRACTICES

Ruth Goldston, PhD, has been a licensed psychologist in private practice in Princeton for the past thirty years. A graduate of Harvard, Hunter College, and Rutgers, she uses mindfulness practices with clients to deal with a variety of problems and issues.

LOIS HARROD — TO BE CONTINUED...FOUR CONTEMPORARY NOVELS

Lois Harrod, life-long educator, has written eighteen volumes of poetry.

DR. RICH HENDRICKSON — SUNKEN VOYAGE

Dr. Rich Hendrickson is retired elder in the United Methodist Church living in Moorestown, New Jersey. He is married to the Rev. Dr. Gina Hendrickson and together have two adult children, Krista and Rebecca and two grandchildren, Abby and Peter. Rich loves to read, hike, cook, and romp with his Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Ruhe.

ELAINE JACOBY — 2024 ELECTIONS: DEMOCRACY AT STAKE?

Elaine Jacoby is a retired lawyer who teaches courses on politics and civil rights.

STAN KATZ — AMERICA DURING THE OBAMA YEARS

Stan Katz is a former professor of public policy at Princeton University, and former head of the American Council of Learned Societies. He is a scholar of legal history, constitutional law, and philanthropy.

SUSAN MATSON — AMERICAN SHORT FICTION MASTERPIECES

Susan Matson is a lifelong educator who has taught English and conducted ESL teacher training in several states and Eastern Europe. She holds an MS in Education from Johns Hopkins University, with a specialty in reading. Her Evergreen Forum courses have focused on the American short story, folklore, and modern essays.

ROBERT NOLAN — HISTORIES OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN AMERICASUSAN MATSON

Robert Nolan has a BA in history from the University of Scranton, where he has been on the adjunct faculty, and a JD from Harvard. This is the eleventh history course that he has developed for the Evergreen Forum.

VICTOR RIPP — READING "LOLITA" IN 2024

Victor Ripp was a professor of Russian literature at Cornell and is the author, most recently, of "Hell’s Traces."

DIANNE SADOFF — JANE AUSTEN, NOVELS AND FILMS

Dianne Sadoff is professor emerita of English from Rutgers University; she has also taught at Antioch College, Colby College, Miami University of Ohio, and the University of Southern Maine.

DAVE SALTZMAN — DEMYSTIFYING NEW JERSEY: GEOGRAPHY, DEMOGRAPHICS, AND HERITAGE

Dave Saltzman is a former trustee and board president of the Princeton Senior Resource Center. He taught “Geography of New Jersey” for the Evergreen Forum. Dave has a BA from Rutgers College and an MBA from New York University.

DR. PETER M. SMITH — UNDERSTANDING HUMAN EVOLUTION

Dr. Peter M. Smith has had a career in science and IT and has long studied humanity’s origins.

JUDITH WOOLDRIDGE — MAGIC & WITCHES IN FICTION FOR GROWNUPS

Judith Wooldridge is a lifelong reader who has led many Evergreen Forum courses on witty, gritty, and other modern fiction.

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