Governance

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the University’s governing body. The Board oversees all policy matters of the University, including the approval of degree programs and standards, and budget recommendations to the state treasurer.

Members are appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to six-year terms. In addition, two student representatives, a voting member and an alternate, are elected by the Board of Trustees. View current trustees.


Undergraduate Council

The Undergraduate Council is designed to promote and maintain the quality of the University’s academic offerings and to facilitate the work of the University in achieving its mission and goals. The Undergraduate Council has been delegated authority to review and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on matters concerning the academic policies and programs of the University.

In meeting this obligation, the Undergraduate Council is responsible for making recommendations concerning the nature of degrees, academic program structure, content for general education standards, guidelines for areas of study, concentrations and specializations, distance learning, academic integrity, the evaluation of courses, student learning, methods of earning credit and issues related to academic standing.

The Undergraduate Council consists of members representing two- and four-year public and private higher education institutions in New Jersey and its surrounding region, educational organizations from the non-collegiate sector, Thomas Edison State University students and members of the academic leadership.

John Mellon, EdD
School of Business and Management
Council President

William J. Seaton, MA
Vice President and Provost
Ex Officio

Kathleen A. Melilli, MBA
Associate Provost
Council Secretary

John O. Aje, DSc
Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology

Sohail Anwar, PhD
School of Applied Science and Technology

Nicholas DiCicco, EdD
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth Elkind, PhD
W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

Gloria B. Frederick, PhD
John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies

Nina Haydel, EdD
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Ting Ho, PhD
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Mark S. Kassop, PhD
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Kenneth Levitt, PhD
School of Business and Management

Cynthia MacMillan, MBA
Director, Learning Outcomes Assessment

Filomela A. Marshall, RN, EdD, CNE
Dean, W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

Marilyn Puchalski, MS
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Robert Saldarina, MA/MBA
School of Business and Management

Deborah Sanders, PhD
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Marc Singer, MPhil
Vice Provost, Center for the Assessment of Learning

Brad Sodowick, MD/MBA
School of Business and Management

David Weischadle, EdD
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Rochelle Zozula, PhD
School of Applied Science and Technology

Michael Williams, PhD
Dean, School of Business and Management

John Woznicki, PhD
Dean, Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

Joseph Youngblood II, JD, PhD
Dean, John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies


Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is designed to promote and maintain the quality of the University’s graduate offerings and to facilitate the work of the University in achieving its mission and goals. The Graduate Council has been delegated authority to review and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on matters concerning the graduate policies and programs of the University. In meeting this obligation, the Graduate Council is responsible for making recommendations concerning the nature of graduate degrees and certificates, graduate program structure, guidelines for concentrations and specializations, distance learning, academic integrity, the evaluation of graduate courses, student learning, methods of earning credit and issues related to academic standing. The Graduate Council consists of members representing four-year public and private higher education institutions in New Jersey and its surrounding region, educational organizations from the non-collegiate sector, a Thomas Edison State University student and members of the academic leadership.


School Curriculum Committees

The School Curriculum Committees are designed to provide curricular direction to the University in their relevant academic areas (Applied Science and Technology, Arts and Sciences, Business and Management, Nursing and Public Service) and oversee both undergraduate and graduate curriculum for currency, quality and relevance to the adult learner. The Curriculum Committees make recommendations to the Undergraduate Council and Graduate Council.

School of Applied Science and Technology Curriculum Committee

Sohail Anwar, PhD
Chair

John O. Aje
Dean
ex-officio

DeWayne Brown, PhD

Rory Butler
Assistant Dean

Richard Coe
Assistant Dean

Carla Colburn
Program Advisor

Donald Cucuzzella
Assistant Director

Dominick Defino, MS

Thomas Devine
Associate Dean

Derrek Dunn, PhD

Barb Errico
Secretary to Committee

Jordan Goldberg, MS

Donna Keehbler
Program Advisor

Kenneth Lewis, PhD

Albert Lozano-Nieto, PhD

Winston Maddox, MA

Charles Munzenmaier, BE

Michael Patrick
Program Advisor

Tanis Stewart, PhD

Terri Tallon
Director of Military Student Services

Rochelle Zozula, PhD

Heavin School of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee

Mark Kassop, PhD
Chair

Elizabeth Brown, MSW

Nicholas DiCicco, EdD

Christopher Drew, MS

Amy Hannon, PhD

Linda Mather, EdD

Ann Mester
Assistant Dean

Randall Otto, PhD

Suzanne Page, PhD

John Pescatore, MS

Kimberly Roff, MA

Cynthia Strain
Assistant Dean

John Woznicki
Dean
ex-officio

David Weischadle, EdD

Aline Yurik, PhD

School of Business and Management Curriculum Committee

Kenneth Levitt, PhD
Chair

Robert Bigelow, JD

Cliff Butler, DBA

Margaret Elgin, PhD

Susan Fischer
Secretary to Committee

Jane Gibson, DBA

Camilla King-Lewis
Assistant Dean

Alicia Malone
Assistant Dean

Garry McDaniel, PhD

John Mellon, EdD

Tami Moser, PhD

James Phillips
Associate Dean

Steve Phillips
Assessment Strategist

Thomas Phillips, MSHRM
Alumni Representative

William Reed, PhD

Robert Saldarini, MA, MBA

Doris Simmons
Program Advisor

Marc Singer, Vice Provost

Bradford Sodowick, PhD

Jennifer Stark
Assistant Director

Michael Williams
Dean
ex-officio

W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing Curriculum Committee

Karen S. Abate, PhD

Ana Maria Catanzaro
Associate Dean

Maggie Ciocco
Program Advisor

Mary Ellen Cockerham, DNP

Tresa K. Dusaj, PhD

Elizabeth C. Elkind, PhD

Gary Fassler, MSN
Alumni Representative

Ritamarie T. Giosa
Nursing Program Advisor

Brandi Megan Granett, PhD

Kathleen E. Griffis
Distance Learning Education Specialist

Lisa Whitfield-Harris
Program Advisor/Diversity Coordinator

Sudesh Joshi-Chibbar, MSN
Alumni Representative

Leo-Felix M. Jurado, PhD

Susan A. Kohl, MS

Julie Kulak
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Holly Leahan
Program Advisor

Martin S. Manno, MSN

Filomela A. Marshall
Dean
ex-officio

Susan J. Quinn, EdD

Louise Riley
Assistant Dean and Director for Distance Learning

Denise M. Tate
Associate Dean

Theresa A. Wurmser, PhD

John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies Curriculum Committee

Gloria Frederick, PhD
Chair

Jonathan Allen, MPA

Rhonda Beckett, MAS

Charles Campbell, PhD
Instructional Designer

Jerome C. Harris, MS

Dwayne Hodges, EdD

Jason Holt, JD

Matthew Hugg, MA

James McCarty, MS

Michele Morrison, MSM

Alizabeth Olhasso, MEE

Ann Prime-Monaghan
Associate Dean

Carlos Rodrigues, MCRP

Christopher Schultz, MS, MPA

Gregory Seaton, PhD

Don Stoltz, MAT

Joseph Youngblood II
Dean, ex-officio

Center for Assessment of Learning Extracollegiate Learning Committee

Elizabeth Brown, MSW

Jack Lampman, MS

Harry Fetterman, PhD

Christine Buel, EdD

Jeanine Nagrod
Director

John Woznicki
Dean

Marc Singer
Vice Provost