of Discovery" Drives Alum Alan Delozier
As Archivist and Professor at Seton Hall University
Windsor, N.J. - At Seton Hall University, Alan Delozier
'89 (A.A.S., Radio/Telecommunications) is an expert at
gathering and sifting through information - lots of it. As
university archivist, director of special collections and
associate professor for the past 12 years, Delozier's all-encompassing
duties include teaching, coordinating research requests, acquiring
materials, and overseeing public relations outreach to promote
the value of Seton Hall's rich history from its founding to
"I really love my job. All my responsibilities are worthwhile
and provide much reward," Delozier said. "The realization
of discovery always satisfies me. There are many aspects that
are a joy, particularly when constituents' requests are met."
Delozier has authored books and articles for scholarly journals.
His first book, "Seton Hall Pirates - A Basketball History,"
was published by Arcadia in 2002, with a second edition, "Seton
Hall Pirates - A Basketball History: Centennial Edition,"
published in 2003. His forthcoming book, "The Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Newark," is scheduled to be released in
fall 2011 by Arcadia Publishing.
Alan Delozier '89
has not forgotten his roots at MCCC. He is a proud alum, who still
displays college memorabilia in his office and at home, and often
wears Mercer gear. A graduate of Ewing High School, he came to Mercer
for an education that was affordable and close to home. He maintains
that Mercer sparked his "enduring fondness for the academic
Interested in studying Radio/Communications, Delozier plunged right
into the program, excelling in the classroom and working at WMCC,
the student radio station, as a host of a weekly music show and
as news director. He also served as an announcer for the men's and
women's basketball and soccer teams.
Delozier says MCCC communications faculty, particularly Donna Munde
and Ralph Tangney, provided him with broad insight into the field.
"I greatly valued their expertise and dedication," he
recalled. "The lessons they taught skill-wise and from a time
management perspective still carry over today."
After graduating from Mercer in 1989, Delozier chose to continue
his education at St. Bonaventure University, an institution steeped
in Franciscan tradition. The school proved a perfect fit for Delozier,
who relishes his Irish roots and greatly values the tenets of Catholicism
and its religious orders. Graduating in 1991 with a bachelor's degree
in Mass Communications and a minor in Theology, he credits the school
with giving him a thorough introduction to theology, philosophy,
Latin and Greek.
Landing a position as a librarian at Bell Atlantic in Princeton,
Delozier continued to feel the pull of academia. He took history
classes at Richard Stockton College, working there part-time as
an archivist and gaining a deeper understanding of archival science
from "both contextual and practical" standpoints. He went
on to Villanova University to earn a master's degree in American
History in 1998 and Rutgers University to earn a master's in Library
Science in 1999.
Next, Delozier served as a college archivist and consultant at Saint
Peter's College and then as an archival technician at the Archdiocese
of Philadelphia's Historical Research Center.
A member of numerous professional boards, Delozier will present
a paper at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference in May
in Alexandria, Va., on his experiences as an archivist and consultant
for Bermuda College, one of his many consultancies.
Delozier's cumulative experiences have prepared him for his current
quest - pursuing a Doctor of Letters with a concentration in Irish
Studies at Drew University. "Maybe down the road, I would like
to explore other facets of the archival world, other teaching opportunities
and perhaps foray back into radio work," Delozier said. "I
am living the dream. I am very fortunate and happy to be where I
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