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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.

University Academic Council

The University Academic 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 University Academic 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 University Academic Council 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 University Academic 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)

Cynthia Baum, Provost and Vice President
Thomas Edison State University
(Council Chair, ex-officio)

Estelle Reeves, Assistant Director, Office of the Provost and Vice President
Thomas Edison State University
(Council Secretary)

John O. Aje, Dean, Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology
Thomas Edison State University

Sohail Anwar, PhD
Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology

Matthew Cooper, Associate Vice President for Organizational Learning and Chief Technology Officer
Thomas Edison State University

Elizabeth Elkind, PhD
W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

Jeffrey S. Harmon, Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Effectiveness
Thomas Edison State University

Michele Herrera, EdD
Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology

William Jenaway, PhD
John S. Watson School of Public Service

Tara Kent, Associate Dean, Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology
Thomas Edison State University

David Magill, PhD
Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology

Filomela A. Marshall, Dean, W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing
Thomas Edison State University

Megan Meyer, PhD
Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology

Randall Otto, PhD
Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology

Pawel Roszko, MBA
Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology 

Robert Saldarini, MBA
School of Business and Management

Donna Smith, PhD 
Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology

Michael Williams, Dean, School of Business and Management
Thomas Edison State University

Anthony Yankowski, PsyD
Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology

Joseph Youngblood II, Vice Provost and Dean, John S. Watson School of Public Service
Thomas Edison State University

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

Amjad Ali
Associate Dean

DeWayne Brown, PhD

Richard Coe
Assistant Dean

Carla Colburn
Program Advisor

Donald Cucuzzella
Assistant Dean

Dominick Defino, MS

Derrek Dunn, PhD

Leslie Mooney
Secretary to Committee

Jordan Goldberg, MS

Donna Keehbler
Program Advisor

Kenneth Lewis, PhD

Albert Lozano-Nieto, PhD

Michael Patrick
Program Advisor

Pawel Roszko, MBA

Tanis Stewart, PhD
Assistant Dean

Terri Tallon, PhD
Director of Military Student Services

Rochelle Zozula, PhD

Heavin School of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee

Randall Otto, PhD
Chair

Tara Kent, PhD
Interim Dean (ex-officio)

Albert Lozano-Nieto, PhD

John Pescatore, MS

Donna Smith, PhD

Cynthia Strain, MSEd
Assistant Dean

Cleophas Tsokodayi, PhD

David Weischadle, EdD

Anthony Yankowski, PhD

Aline Yurik, PhD

School of Business and Management Curriculum Committee

Robert Saldarini, MA, MBA
Chair

Margaret Elgin, PhD

Susan Fischer, AA
Secretary to Committee

Camilla King Lewis, MSHRM
Assistant Dean

Alicia Malone, MALS
Assistant Dean

Garry McDaniel, PhD

Tami Moser, PhD

Michael Williams, PHD
Dean, ex-officio

W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing Curriculum Committee

Elizabeth C. Elkind, PhD, MBA, RNC-OB
Chair

Ana Maria Catanzaro, PhD, RN
Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing Programs

Sudesh Joshi-Chhibbar, DNP, MSN, RN, CNOR, CEN

Maureen Clark-Gallagher, M.S., RN
Assistant Dean/Director of Distance Learning

Mary Ellen Cockerham, DNP, MHA, RN, NE-BC

Gary Fassler, MSN, RN
Alumni Representative

Brandi Megan Granett, PhD

Leo-Felix M. Jurado, PhD, RN, APN, NE-BC, CNE, FAAN

Julie Kulak, MSN, RN, BC, CNE
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Martin M. Manno, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

Filomela A. Marshall, EdD, RN, CNE
Dean, ex-officio

Gwen Morse, PhD, RN

Susan J. Quinn, EdD, MBA, RN

Lia van Rijswijk, DNP, RN, CWCN

Theresa A. Wurmser, PhD, MPH, RN

John S. Watson School of Public Service Curriculum Committee

Gloria Frederick, PhD
Chair

Jonathan Allen, MPA

Rhonda Becket, MAS
Senior Program Advisor

Charles Campbell, PhD
Instructional Designer

Holly Cucuzzella, PhD

Robert Drennen, MS, Med

Jerome C. Harris, MS

William Jenaway, PhD

Stephen Jones, MS

Kirk Lew, MPSL

Sharon Stoerger, PhD

Sarah Ukrainski, MBA

Jason Holt, JD

Matthew Hugg, MA

James McCarty, MS

Michele Morrison, MSM

Ann Prime-Monaghan, MA, MS
Associate Dean

Christopher Schultz, MS, MPA

Gregory Seaton, PhD

Sharon Stoerger, PhD

Don Stoltz, MAT

Joseph Youngblood II
Dean, ex-officio

Center for Assessment of Learning Extracollegiate Learning Committee

Cynthia Haughey, MSN

Michael Goldberg, MBA

Harry Fetterman, PhD

Christine Buel, EdD

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