Sr. Carole Riley Granted Professor Emerita Status

Sr. Carole RileyThe Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University is proud to announce that President Ken Gormley has granted longtime Professor of Music, Sr. Carole Riley, Professor Emerita status.

Sr. Carole, who is a graduate of Duquesne University (Ph.D., 1983; M.M., 1970), spent nearly five decades on the faculty of the School of Music-from 1969 until she retired at the end of the spring 2017 semester. In 1999, she founded the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality in Charleston, WV, and she has authored many tapes/DVDs/CDs, published by St. Anthony Publications, Alba House Publications, and St. Paul Press.

Dean David Allen Wehr worked alongside Sr. Carole as a member of the piano faculty for many years. He says, "I am very grateful to have had Sr. Carole Riley as my piano colleague during my entire tenure at the Mary Pappert School of Music. Her years of dedicated service to students, community, and the church, along with her compassion, grace, and love for Duquesne make a compelling case for her to honored with Emerita status. Sr. Carole continues with her important work as the Founding Director of the West Virginia Institute of Spirituality, and it was a great pleasure to welcome her back to campus recently for our Homecoming Alumni Reception. We look forward to having her, along with all of our retired faculty, back on campus often."

Sr. Carole joins a group of esteemed Professors Emeriti from the Mary Pappert School of Music including Dr. Robert Shankovich, Christine Jordanoff, and John Wilson.


Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

It's time for bigger goals
. Follow Duquesne University on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.