Glenda Vittimberga Ph

Glenda Vittimberga Ph.D.     
Vittimberga, Glenda, Ph.D. (36)
Of Pasadena, a University Professor, died Monday, February 16 at home. A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Vittimberga graduated from the University of Rhode Island Summa cum Laude in 1988, with a B.A. in Clinical Psychology. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Psi Chi Honor Societies. She received both a Masters degree in 1991 and a Ph.D. in 1994 in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University. She completed a pre-doctoral Clinical Internship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and then worked there until 1996 as a faculty supervisor in the Child and Family Therapy Clinic, and as co-director of the Communication and Behavior Development Clinic until 1998. In 1998 she became an Associate Professor at the Charter College of Education at California State University at Los Angeles in the School Psychology Program of the Division of Administration and Counseling. Her responsibilities included teaching courses in behavior theory, individual assessment, and intervention for severe behavioral problems, supervising graduate students, as well as private consulting. She was highly regarded by the students and the academic community and was promoted to Full Professor in 2003. She was a licensed clinical psychologist in Maryland and in California, and passed the California State licensing exam with the highest possible score. She was published in multiple peer-reviewed professional journals and lectured widely in her field. She was an active participant in service to the university and the community, serving on the board of the California Association of Behavior Analysts, the College Committee of Retention, Promotion, and Tenure, and the Assessment Task Force for National Accreditation. She leaves her parents, Bruno and Jacklyn Vittimberga of Kingston, Rhode Island, two sisters, Gwenn Vittimberga of Barrington, Rhode Island, and Gail Gay of Easton, Connecticut, and one brother, Anthony Vittimberga of Aliso Viejo, and six nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held from Pierce Brothers Simone DuBois Mortuary, 1136 East Las Tunas Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776, with calling hours Sunday, February 22, 2004 from 5 to 9 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 23, 2004 at 11 AM at St. Rita Catholic Church, 318 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, California. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donation may be sent to the Glenda Vittimberga Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The Charter College of Education, Cal State LA, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032. Memorial tributes honoring Glenda's life can be made online. Contact the mortuary for more information. Pierce Brothers Simone DuBois Mortuary, (626)287-0595, assisting the family.

Published in the Los Angeles Times on 2/22/2004.