Maire Keena Liberace is a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Professor of Philosophy & Speech, and Bioethicist at Rockland Community College in New York. Maire has over 30+ years in education, including ten spent in administration; her love for teaching brought her back to the classroom.
Maire began her professional career as a registered nurse in Ireland with a degree in Humanities from Dominican College in Dublin before relocating to the United States. The nursing profession was different in the US than compared to Ireland and Maire decided to make a change. After receiving her Bachelors of Science from State University of New York Empire State College in Health Sciences, Maire went on to get her certification in Bioethics at New York University. Maire continues to be a bioethics consultant at NYU to this day.
Maire began teaching at Rockland Community College in 1982 and since then has gone on to be honored with distinction. Since the late 1960's there have only been less than 300 educators honored with the "Distinguished Professor" title. Maire says that being honored as a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor has been one of her greatest professional achievements.
Maire recently published a book of poetry in 2016 and has plans for at least two more books in the future. Maire is an active trustee in her parish, and in her spare time she enjoys the theater, art, art history and writing.