After Princeton he joined the Army for two years. Then he earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers in 1961 and 1968. He was married to Dana Smith from 1959 to 1982. They had three children.
He lived in Wantagh, N.Y., and served on the Levittown school board for six years. Tim had a distinguished career at Hofstra, where he taught for 45 years. He became full professor in 1994 and served as chairman of the department of education and directed the master’s program.
Tim maintained homes in Hempstead and Manhattan. He met and fell in love with Linda Longmire during a protest over the Shoreham nuclear power plant in 1984. They married in 2009 after decades of dating. “He wore me down,” she said.
Tim was famous as a mentor to students. To his wife Linda, children Cynthia, Tamia, and Steven, and his four grandchildren, the class extends its condolences. He was a fine man.