ARLENE JOYCE FURFERO (Dr. 440***) was
born in a little log cabin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, long before Willam Penn coined the phrase "City of
Brotherly Love". In another life, she was a belly dancer. Now, she settles for the sedate life of economics,
finance, and the law. Needless to say, she is veeerrry booorrring.
Dr. Furfero received her Bachelor of Arts degree
from Pace College, her Master of Arts degree from Pace University, her Doctor of Philosophy degree from Rutgers
University, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Pace University School of Law. Needless to say, she loves those
Dr. Furfero has written many articles and a few books, all of which will eventually be
published at this website. However, don't hold your breath. Dr. Furfero is a veeerrry BIG
Dr. Furfero is currently an Associate Professor of Economics and Finance in the
College of Business Administration at St. John's University, Jamaica, New York. She has been with St. John's since
1980. She was previously on the faculty of St. Peter's College, Jersey City, New Jersey, and has held adjunct
positions at Pace University, Douglass College, University College of Rutgers University, and Seton Hall University.
Needless to say, she has been teaching for a veeerrry looonnng time.
Dr. Furfero designed and
installed her first website on AOL in August 1997 and introduced her students to web-based tools as part of their
education. For Christmas 1997, Dr. Furfero's son bought her a domain name and, in January 1998, she moved her
website to its present site at http://www.drfurfero.com.
Since January 2000, when St. John's began its distance learning program, Dr. Furfero has been teaching half of her
courses online from her home office.
Dr. Furfero is also an attorney at law, admitted to practice in the New
York and Second Circuit courts. She specializes in civil litigation (contract and statutory issues, but no
slip-and-fall cases, please). Her area of expertise is researching obscure points of law that no one has ever heard
of, no one cares about, and no one will ever use. Needless to say, she is a walking fountain of useless
Dr. Furfero drives a little red sports car. When Dr. Furfero was in graduate
school, the chair of the Economics Department drove a little red sports car. Therefore, Dr. Furfero reasoned: If
Dr. Furfero drives a little red sports car, she will become the chair of the Economics Department. Post hoc ergo
|Dr. Furfero has one daughter,
LAUREN, age 41 (a chip off the old belly dancer, so to speak) || |
| ||who is married to MICHAEL, age 43 (not really the
caveman he thinks he is)|
|one son, DAVID, age 40 (the picture speaks for itself) || |
| ||one grandson, NICKY, age 21 (I took the little devil for his first birthday drink!)
|one grandson, MIKEY, age 9 (my Neverland
child) || |
| ||and one grandson, MATTY, age 7 (growing toooooo fast!). |
Needless to say, one of Dr.
Furfero's favorite pastimes is babysitting.
|Dr. Furfero has three other favorite pastimes: playing bridge, going to Bikram yoga, and playing tennis. Any
student, who beats her at the bridge table or on the tennis court, automatically gets an A in her course. Needless
to say, she never concedes. |
Furfero also has/had some house cats:
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b. Jan 1990
RIP on 12/9/06
at 11:15 am
b. Apr 1991
at 2:30 am
b. Oct 1994
b. Apr 2003
b. Jul 2007
| ||and a couple of
|Oops! From where did that bird come?!!! |
|Dr. Furfero's ex-husband, ALLEN, passed away on May
21, 2005. Peace to my hippie love. ||
|*** "440" is the phonetic pronunciation for