Honors College Directors


Dr. Sheila Chiffriller

Director of the Pforzheimer Honors College, Pleasantville campus

Associate 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 HistoryBill!

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.