Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI at Cal State East Bay Instructors

OLLI at Cal State East Bay is proud have a well known, experienced and varied group of sought after instructors who teach a wide variety of engaging topics. Cadre Instructors typically teach one or more trimester with us per year. Visiting instructors typically teach periodically with us and are often from out of the area. (This represents a sample of our instructors and is not a complete list.)


  • Asya Pereltsvaig, PhD, McGill University, BA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Stanford University, Department of Linguistics
  • Avril Angevine, MA, Comparative Literature, UCB
  • Bette Felton, DrPH., professor emerita of nursing & health sciences, Cal State East Bay
  • Bill Petrocelli JD, UCB, former California Deputy Attorney General, co-owner Book Passage
  • Charlie Goldberg, docent, SF MOMA & Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD)
  • David Alpaugh, MA, English, UCB, writer, poet, dramatist, editor
  • Don George, AB, English, Princeton University; MA, Creative Writing and Contemporary Lit. Holins College
  • Diane Mauch, M. Mus., U of Michigan, director of education, Florida Grand Opera
  • Herb M. Eder, PhD, professor emeritus geography and environmental studies, Cal State East Bay
  • James Felton, PhD, associate director UC Davis Cancer Center, senior biomedical scientist Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
  • Jannie M. Dresser, MFA, English and creative writing, Mills College
  • John Kendall Bailey, music director, conductor, chorus master
  • Julian Lopez-Morillas, M.F.A., directing, Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Ken Alexander, MA, lecturer art history and humanities, Los Medanos College
  • Kevin Dincher, MA, philosophy and psychology, Master of Divinity
  • Larry Prud’homme, Ph.D., modern French history, UCD
  • Lori A. Watson, EdD, Educational Leadership for Social Justice, Cal State East Bay
  • Marc Sandalow, Associate Academic Director UCB Washington Program, journalist, and author
  • Mark Jordan, JD, UCB, lecturer, actor, RADA, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Michael Baker, MD, FACS, Rear Admiral, Medical Corps, USN (ret)
  • Richard Bell, PhD, Harvard University, BA, University of Cambridge
  • Robert A. McNally, M.A. political science, poet, journalist, editor
  • Robert Weibezahl, MA Humanities, CSUDH, BA English, Haverford College
  • Stephen Schultz, lecturer music history and flute, Carnegie Mellon Univ., director Carnegie Mellon Baroque Orchestra
  • Susan Fox, PhD, English literature, UCD
  • Susan McGough, MA American studies, University of Hawai’i

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