Fordham University mourns the death of Giselle Esquivel, Psy.D., professor emeritus of the Graduate School of Education (GSE), who died on March 26 at the age of 67. Esquivel joined the GSE in 1982, and taught in the Division of Psychological and Educational Services for 30 years, before retiring in 2012.
Rene Cordero, her husband of 31 years, said that Esquivel, a fellow refugee from Cuba who fled to the United States with her brother when she was 11, was energized by her research, which centered on bilingual students.
“She loved the stimulation of the environment and she loved the students,” he said. “And as I understand it, the students loved her.
“A lot of people might not know it but she had a real artistic side, too. Early on she used to play the flute. She liked to paint also; it was something she picked up later as a hobby.”
Funeral and wake services will be held:
Wednesday, March 29
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 30
Gosselin Funeral Home
660 New Dover Rd. Edison, NJ
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