Adjunct Faculty

Bateman, Michael

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  • Michael Bateman
  • Part-Time Lecturer, Attorney-at-Law
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  • Office: Davison Hall, 138
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  • Besides teaching at Rutgers and Ocean County College, I have been an attorney since 1975 in Ocean County. I am also the Municipal Court Judge in South Toms River and a Judge at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Hammonton, New Jersey. In that latter capacity, I determine whether patients who may have been suffering from a mental illness and may have been a threat to themselves or others should be released into various facilities back in the community or remain hospitalized.

    As an adjunct professor at Ocean County College since 1990, I initiated a mediation/conflict resolution program and have been teaching that course, as well as a litigation course and an on-line criminal law class. At Rutgers, I teach two courses: Criminology and Law and Society.

Carelli, Linda

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  • Linda Carelli
  • Part-Time Lecturer
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  • Linda Carelli is a part time lecturer in the Department of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University and an MSW and BA from West Virginia University. She has taught various courses at Rutgers including Social Problems, Sociology of Age, and Sexuality and Society, and currently Sociology of Mental Illness. Previously she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at William Paterson University and before that an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Rutgers University. Her research interest focus on the relationship between stigma and sexuality as it influences the Developmentally Disabled. She also maintains a private practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in couple and marriage counseling and sex therapy.

Wilhelms, Jeffrey

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  • Jeffrey Wilhelms
  • Part-Time Lecturer
  • M.A., College of William and Mary (1977), major area was epistemology.
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  • Office: Davison Hall, 112
  • Retired after 36 years in the publishing industry and began teaching at Rutgers in January, 2008. I have a particular interest in race relations, and have also taught the sociology of education, social problems, deviant behavior, social inequality, political sociology, and an occasional introductory sociology.

    Vice President of the Toms River N.A.A.C.P. and coordinator of educational programming for the branch. Received the N.A.A.C.P. award for community service in 2017.

    Founder and Chief Diversity Officer for Diversity Training Associates, which conducts diversity training sessions for police departments throughout New Jersey.

    Hosted a series of public discussions of immigration issues at public libraries in 2017 and early 2018. The series continues in the fall of 2018 with a forum on economic inequality and poverty.

    Coordinated service trips and an internship program for Rutgers students (about 150 students from 2011-2016) working in a medical/dental clinic in Guatemala. The clinic serves more than 11,000 indigenous people each year.

    Created the English as a Second Language program at the First Methodist Church in Toms River and also taught beginning, intermediate and advanced students in the program for over 10 years.

    I am a retired mountain climber and age-group runner, and am now happily occupied with hiking, ballroom dancing, travel and cycling. My wife and I celebrated our 50th anniversary on August 24, 2018.