A. Calzaretta joined DePaul University’s School of Public Service in the
summer of 2009 as an Associate Professor with tenure and was appointed to serve
as Interim Director of the School of Public Service for the academic year
2009-10. Prior to this he served as the Executive Director of Suburban Campuses
for DePaul University from 1996 to March 2009. Dr. Calzaretta served as Interim Director from 2012 - 2014. He retired June 2014.
Dr. Calzaretta first joined the DePaul community in 1976 as an instructor in
the College of Liberal Arts Sciences-Rehabilitation Facility Administration
Program. He was appointed to serve as the Director of the Rehabilitation
Services Administration Program in 1980 and served as Director from 1980 to
1996. The program was a unique graduate level program in the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences known for its innovative course offerings and intensive
weekend method of delivery. He was principle investigator and project director
for over 1.3 million dollars in training grants he received from the U.S.
Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration to provide
graduate training to Rehabilitation Facility Personnel working with persons
with multiple disabilities in a six state region of the Midwest.
His areas of
specialization include: organizational behavior, organization system and theory
analysis, rehabilitation and mental health facility administration, integration
of persons with disabilities into the work force, the nature of individual and
organizational values, attitudes, and beliefs, and individual, marital, and
couple counseling. He has consulted with rehabilitation facilities serving
individuals with disabilities, school districts, and mental health agencies in
the area of behavioral management for over 30 years.
In addition, Dr.
Calzaretta has held numerous positions with academic journals including associate
editor of the Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, which was co-founded by
DePaul University, served on numerous non-profit boards of rehabilitation and
mental health facilities, is a member of the American Psychology Association,
National Rehabilitation Association, American Counseling Association, and
Rotary International and has represented DePaul on many community and service
organization’s boards and committees. He is the past chairman of the
board of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and the recipient of the 2003
Naperville Jaycees distinguished service award in the area of education, and
the 2004 DePaul University Kenneth A. McHugh Staff Quality Service Award.
Bill Calzaretta holds
a B.A. in Psychology from St. Procopius College, an M.S. in Rehabilitation
Counseling from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Ph.D in
Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. He is also a 2014 Via Sapientia Award and Highest DePaul Honor Award recipient.