Edward Allan Baker
Edward Allan Baker, professor, Actors Studio Drama School MFA, passed away on November 20, 2021. Baker served as a full-time faculty member from 2006, when he created and led the Playwriting program, until 2021, when he became an adjunct professor. He was greatly admired as a gifted playwright and will be remembered by students, faculty, and staff as a superb teacher who had a giving and generous spirit and deeply cared about his students’ work. His students trusted him with their very first plays and felt nurtured and inspired by him as they developed their craft. His legacy will live on in their work for years to come.
Brenda Bettinson, professor emerita, passed away on November 20, 2021. A member of the Department of Art, she was a longtime faculty member who served at Pace for 27 years until her retirement in 1990 and taught on the Westchester and New York City campuses. She was the founding member of the Art Department on the then-new Westchester campus in Pleasantville in 1964. Her paintings were exhibited in the New York metropolitan area, in Maine at Mathias Fine Art, and at Unity College, Bates College, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center at the University of Maine at Augusta.
Mary M. Timney, PhD
Mary M. Timney, PhD, professor emerita, passed away on January 1, 2022. A devoted member of the Department of Public Administration, she came to Pace in 2002 and retired in 2014, serving as chair of the department for more than two years. Timney challenged and nurtured hundreds of students throughout her decades-long career, in which she taught graduate students in public administration and undergraduate political science students. Fellow educators and students will remember Timney as an exemplary colleague and a dedicated theory enthusiast who used warmth and humor to challenge students and colleagues alike. Most importantly, she will be remembered as an ethical, professional, and caring human being.