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Dr. Gerard Vallone Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Education

Dr. Vallone specialized in philosophical education for more than 40 years and retired in 2006

    SAUGERTIES, NY, October 27, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Gerard Vallone has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

While pursuing a Bachelor of Science at Saint Joseph's College in Yonkers, NY, Dr. Vallone began attending philosophy courses that pivoted his career toward philosophy education. After earning his undergraduate degree in 1964, he obtained a Master of Arts at Fordham University and began a four-decades-long career as an educator. In 1967, Dr. Vallone began as an instructor of philosophy at Saint Joseph's College for Women, a post in which he remained for three years. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Fordham University in 1979, and a Minister of Spiritual Counseling degree from the New Seminary in New York, NY in 1992.

Dr. Vallone subsequently gained valuable expertise in undergraduate education as an adjunct instructor for Aquinas College and as a professor with Pace University, from which he retired in 2006. Throughout his career, he taught a variety of courses, including "Medical Ethics," "The Open Mind: A Vision Through Time, Space and Knowledge," "Myth, Symbol and Reality in Children's Literature" and "The Nature of the Person – In the Writings of Freud and Jung." Dr. Vallone is currently writing a book entitled "Thinking! What Am I Doing When I Am Thinking?" In addition to parlaying his extensive expertise to undergraduate students, Dr. Vallone has worked with teachers at the elementary, intermediate and high school levels enabling them to teach philosophy for children and promote philosophical dialogue.

An industry expert, Dr. Vallone has also developed a plethora of workshops such as "Moral Epistemology: Food and the Morally Right/Good," "Metaphor in Religion and the Spiritual Life," "Facilitating Critical Thinking Through Children's Literature" and "General Semantics: A Self-Reflexive Systematic Approach to Critical Thinking." With 40 years of knowledge at his fingertips, he has authored several publications, including but not limited to, "Thinking in and Beyond the Moment: The Transformative Efficacy of IAPC Materials" and "Parrots Into Owls: The Metamorphosis of a Philosophy for Children Program at the White Plains Schools District."

Dr. Vallone has remained aware of ongoing deviations in philosophical thought through his affiliations with the Association of Interfaith Ministers, the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children and the Institute for General Semantics. In recognition of his outstanding body of work, he has been honored many times, receiving the opportunity to attend the Cambridge Summer Institute in Philosophy in 1972, a fellowship from Dyson College in 1982, the Kenan Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1988 and recent inclusion in Elite American Educators. In the near future, Dr. Vallone intends to enjoy his well-deserved retirement.

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