The Hasbrouck Heights man that was charged with attempted arson after the NYPD said he brought two canisters of gasoline, two bottles of lighter fluid and lighters into St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Wednesday night was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University. Marc Lamparello, 37, was hired in the spring of 2018 and teaching at the college as late as this winter as a part-time adjunct philosophy teacher, but no longer is employed there, Seton Hall University Spokeswoman Laurie Pine told NJ Advance Media Thursday.
“Although Marc Lamparello had an appointment as a part-time adjunct instructor at Seton Hall for the Spring 2019 semester, he is no longer working at the University," Pine said. It’s not clear if he was an active teacher at the college at the time of the incident.
Lamparello has also taught philosophy at New York City’s Lehman and Brooklyn colleges.
Lehman’s website listed him as a Ph.D. candidate at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.