Full Name: Judith Kaufman
Date of Death: Friday, February 24, 2023
Dr. Judith Kaufman, aged 80, passed away on Friday Feb 24, 2023. A professor emeritus at Fairleigh Dickinson University and the former Director of their School Psychology program, she also earned a reputation as a leading scholar in the field of educational psychology. She wore many hats at FDU, including Dean of Students, and Vice President of Student Affairs. She also developed the School Psychology program at the University of Bridgeport, and was a professor and program director of School Psychology at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School where she earned her doctorate. Judith had a particular interest in the challenges and opportunities of emerging adulthood and wrote extensively on the subject. Her teaching and
consulting work brought her and her work into the lives of students and colleagues across the globe, and allowed her to travel and see the world. Judith is the former President of the National Association of School Psychologists and in that role chaired numerous teams that visited and certified school psychology programs across the country
As an avid theatergoer and arts supporter, and particularly with her own skill as an artist, creating a multitude of cards for friends and family- Judith brought creativity, love, compassion and insight into every space she
occupied. Judith leaves behind her relationships in NYC, where she was born, raised and resided, the educational community in New York and New Jersey, and her friends and neighbors in East Haddam, Connecticut.
She will be missed by her husband of nearly six decades, Dr. Sheldon Kaufman, her brother, Dr. Richard Horowitz, the many nieces and nephews that she loved and supported along with her former students, and by the friendships that she cherished and cultivated over the years.
Donations in her honor can be made to the Children’s Defense Fund.