Prof. Emertita Schlossberg and Dean Donna
Wiseman at the entrance of the newly named
Nancy K. Schlossberg Conference Room & Library.
On September 25, 2009 the University of Maryland dedicated the newly named Counseling and Personnel Services’ (EDCP) conference room and library in my honor. I was excited to be joined by family, friends and colleagues at the dedication ceremony, when the new room was unveiled bearing a plaque with my name! To read more, please take a look at the article published by the University of Maryland under the Articles & Interview section.
After graduating from Barnard College, I studied at Teachers College, Columbia University where I obtained a doctorate in counseling. I was fortunate to work in wonderful organizations including Pratt Institute, then Howard University, followed by ten years at Wayne State University, then first woman executive at the American Council on Education and then twenty-five years at the University of Maryland, College Park where I taught counselor education and counseling psychology. I am now a Professor Emerita from the University but, as my daughter suggests “The only thing retired about you is your paycheck.”
I have written nine books: academic books when I was a professor and now self-help trade books—all about transitions. My last two books looked at the retirement transition, but I have studied the transition of college students moving into the world of work, clerical workers balancing work and family, men and women whose jobs were eliminated, retirees, and non-event transitions like not having what you expected—the job, the relationship, the career.
My mission is to help others negotiate the inevitable transitions through life.
My dear friends Robert and Mickey Knox presented me with this wonderful photo montage “A Writer’s Life.”