Daveen D. Herley

Title: Adjunct Professor
Company: Suffolk County Community College
Location: Port Jefferson, New York, United States

Daveen D. Herley, Adjunct Professor at Suffolk County Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Teaching.

Mr. Herley has been an adjunct in Suffolk County since 1972, and has taught in elementary, secondary, and higher learning institutions since 1957. He is currently teaching early childhood education, but he started his career as a lecturer in both education and art. Mr. Herley recently gave a 2017 presentation for the library in Bellport, NY, which was originally presented at the 2013 Conference Collection of Movable Books for the Movable Books Society. He was awarded Best in Show in 2016 and 2017 by the South Bay Art Association, and has received recognitions from the South County School District and the Bellport Teachers Association.

A recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Award, Mr. Herley has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women. He earned a BA, an education diploma, and a Bed with distinction from Rhodes University in South Africa, and taught at the Grahamstown Training College until 1960. He initially went to London, where he became a high school art teacher at the Woodbury Down Comprehensive. In 1965, Mr. Herley arrived in the U.S. in 1965, and earned a master’s degree with Adelphi University in 1975.

In addition to teaching, Mr. Herley has been a prolific member of his civic community, and was a workshop leader and chair of the educational problems committee of the Bellport Teachers Association in East Patchogue, NY. He has also attended the Oxford Round Table for several years, and is a member of the South Bay Art Association, the Smithtown Arts Council, and the East End Arts Council. Mr. Herley’s art has been exhibited in New York, Brookhaven, Smithtown, East Hampton, and St. James Bellport, all in New York State. In 1975, he wrote “Art Through Your Child’s Eyes,” combining two of his lifelong passions.

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