Emeriti Faculty: Distinguished DVC Alumni
  Peter Glick, Jr. (1922-1986)
 
 

Click to enlargeThe author of a post-World War II era novel called The Aftermath, Dr. Peter Glick's interests in political affairs dominated much of his life. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Glick used these experiences to shape his 38-year teaching career at Delaware Valley College. He was also involved in numerous college affairs and activities, and to his many students and staff, through good times and difficult times, he was both a peacemaker and a problem solver.

A native of Pittsburgh, Glick attended Shady Side Academy, where he participated in football and track. After graduation, he attended Princeton University, where he majored in political science and played varsity football and lacrosse. Immediately upon receiving his B.A. from Princeton in 1945, Glick joined the United States Marine Corps and served as a Rifle Platoon leader for the Sixth Marine Division in Okinawa. After the Japanese surrender, Glick worked for over six months in northern China as a civil affairs officer for the Marines.

After completing his civil service requirements, Glick returned to the US in early 1946 and attended Trenton State College (now known as the College of New Jersey) where he took courses in Education and coached football and track. He graduated from Trenton State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1948. Glick also received both a Master's (1949) and a Doctorate's degree (1962) in education from Rutgers University. During the summer months from 1948 to 1968, he served as captain of the Margate City Beach Patrol in New Jersey.

Glick joined the faculty at DVC in 1948 and served as Assistant Professor of Political Science, Associate Professor of General Studies and as Professor of Liberal Arts. He served as chairman of the Division of General Studies until 1967, only to head that division again (which had been renamed the Division of Liberal Arts) from 1980 until his untimely death in September 1986. He and his wife established a scholarship fund in their names in 1982.

Exceptionally active in college affairs, Glick served in many capacities, including Director of Graduate Placement, Director of Athletics, Recruiter for the Office of Admissions, Football Coach, chairman of DVC's Middle States Evaluation Coordinating Committee, and faculty adviser to Student Government. He taught Political Science, American History, Foreign Affairs and Speech. Willing to speak his mind about education and government, Dr. Glick published several books and numerous articles in various magazines and newspapers. For several years, he wrote a regular political column for The Intelligencer.

His novel, The Aftermath, was published by Vintage Press in 1965. Conceived by Glick during his tour of duty in China, it is the story of the relationship between a Chinese girl and a Marine Corps lieutenant living in Tsingtao, a city in Northern China threatened with occupation by Communist troops. This tale about the hidden perils of the aftermath of war was described as "timely, thoughtful, and disturbing."

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