Rozetta Wilmore-Schaeffer, Ph.D. - Class of 1959

Inducted: 2005

 

After graduating from Asbury Park High School in 1959, Dr. Wilmore-Schaeffer received a Bachelor's degree from Trenton State College in 1963, a Master's Degree in Social Work from Smith College in 1967 and a Doctorate Degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University in 1999. She has done Post-Graduate work at such prestigious institutions as Harvard University, Beth Israel Hospital, McGill University (Montreal General Hospital) and Columbia Graduate School, among others. She hold LCSW licensure in both New York and New Jersey.

Dr. Wilmore-Schaeffer is a full-time faculty member of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. She serves as the Chairperson of Psychology, Pathology, and Mental Health Sequence. Additionally, she lectures and does special rotations at UMDNJ - Child Health Sequence. She has also taught at Seton Hall University, Rutgers University and Fordham University, among other places. In 2000 her students voted her as "Teacher of the Year." Dr. Wilmore-Schaeffer's career has spanned more than 38 years, including private practice as a licensed Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY since 1972.

Dr. Wilmore-Schaeffer, being committed to good family health, is most proud of having raised her daughter among all other accomplishments in her life. She is also proud to have the trust of the many patients who have turned to her for help during very vulnerable times in their lives. She has assisted people in need down the path of mental healing and happiness throughout her career, and today dedicates her life to passing on this most honorable vocation to her students.

The quotation that reflects Dr. Wilmore-Schaeffer's philosophy of life is: "Today is a brad new day with no mistakes in it. I can try again to do my best."