Rich Adelstein will serve his 18th season as a co-faculty advisor to the Wesleyan baseball team.
He is an invaluable member of the staff, serving as a liaison in the quest to align athletic programs with academic and student life. Adelstein has been a professor of economics at Wesleyan since 1975, and was the winner of the first Wesleyan University award for excellence in teaching in 1993. He also has spent time at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Oxford.
In addition to his focus on economics, Adelstein was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1978. He received his docotrate and juris doctor degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's in applied anthropology from Wesleyan, and an master's in teaching from Harvard University. He spent his undergraduate years at MIT, excelling as a catcher on the varsity baseball team, as he graduated in 1968.