Honors College Directors
Dr. Sheila Chiffriller
Director of the Pforzheimer Honors College, Pleasantville campusAssociate Professor of Psychology
Sheila Chiffriller obtained her BS in Psychology, MS in Counseling and Personal Services, and her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. Before coming to Pace University as an ful-time professor of Psychology in 2001 she was an adjunct professor at Fordham University, St. Francis College, and C.W. Post University. Outside of the classroom Dr. Chiffriller has co-authored a number of scholarly journals in the area of psychology, as well as maintaining a part-time private practice as a psychologist. At Pace she has taught numerous Psychology courses including the subjects of Statistics, Research Methods, Counseling Theory and Skills, and Child & Adolescent Pathology and Therapy. She has been the director of the Honors College since September of 2012, prior to which she taught a course for the Honors College entitled "Psychology of the Movies" and hopes to teach the course again soon for the Honors College.
Dr. Ida Dupont
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Director of the Pforzheimer Honors College, New York City campus
Honors College Advisors:
Dr. William Offutt
Associate Professor of History
Faculty Advisor of the Pforzheimer Honors College, NYC campus
Bill Offutt was born in Washington DC , graduated from Stanford University as a History major in 1976, and then graduated from Stanford Law School in 1979. Despite passing the California Bar, he decided not to practice law but rather went to graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in early American history, where he received his Ph.D. in 1987. After three years of academic wandering, with one year in Tacoma, Washington and two in Waco, Texas, he came to Pace as an Assistant Professor in1990. His book, Of Good Laws and Good Men: Law and Society in the Delaware Valley 1680-1710, was published in 1995 and helped him get tenured and promoted to Associate Professor. Since the book came out, his research has turned to colonial New York; in addition he has used that knowledge to teach a course on "NYC History and Culture" in Pace's New York City Summer Internship program. He served as the Pforzheimers Honors College Director from 2001-2007.
Prof. Christopher Walther
Faculty Advisor of the Pforzheimer Honors College
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Prof. Christopher Walther is the Honors Academic Advisor for the Pleasantville campus and is also Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department. He is the advisor for Golden Key International Honor Society and the UNICEF C.H.I.L.D. Project on the Pleasantville campus as well. Born and raised in Manhattan, Prof. Walther is an Honors College graduate of the Class of 2002, having taken his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his Master’s degree in Counseling. He has taught classes in Social Psychology, Psychology of Personal Adjustment, Psychology of Cultural Diversity, and Psychopathology for the Psychology Department. You may contact Professor Walther by visiting the Honors College office, third floor of Mortola Library, by calling (914) 773-3961, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.