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School of Applied Science and Technology
Thomas Edison State University
111 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 984-1130

John O. AjeJohn O. Aje


Joined Thomas Edison State University: 2013

Phone: (609) 984-1130, ext. 3250

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DSc, George Washington University
MS, George Washington University
MS, North Carolina State University
BS, Clemson University

Dr. John O. Aje joined Thomas Edison State University as dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology in August 2013.

He plays a critical role in helping the University achieve its strategic goals and serving adult learners at the undergraduate and graduate level with innovative educational opportunities in applied science and technology that are aligned with the needs of the global economy.

Prior to joining the University, Dr. Aje served as associate dean for Academic Affairs of the University of Maryland University College's Graduate School. Additionally, he served as chair and collegiate professor for the school's Technology and Engineering Systems Department as well as acting chair of the Technology and Engineering Systems Department.

Dr. Aje earned a BS in textile science/technology from Clemson University, an MS in engineering management from The George Washington University, an MS in textile science/engineering from the North Carolina State University, and a doctorate in engineering management from The George Washington University.

Donald S. CucuzzellaDonald S. Cucuzzella

Assistant Dean

Joined Thomas Edison State University: 2003

Phone: (609) 984-1130, ext. 3195

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MA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
BA, The College of New Jersey

Donald Cucuzzella is an assistant dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology. He is responsible for managing the Aviation and Allied Health related programs and helped design the University's Aviation Management degree.

Cucuzzella works closely with the Office of Strategic Partnerships to help create partnerships with a variety of flight schools as well as JetBlue and other aviation organizations. He has represented the university at the Women in Aviation, International Conference the past two years. Between helping students figure out how professional certifications can apply as college credit and what it's like taking online courses, Cucuzzella helps students feel comfortable coming back to college. He has worked at Thomas Edison State University for 14 years in a variety of roles in the Admissions, Registrar and Academic Advising offices. This experience gives Cucuzzella him a wealth of knowledge that enables him to help students navigate their way through TESU. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Arts in American History from Rutgers University. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, spending time with his wife and two children and rooting for the New York Mets and Giants.

Leslie PelkeyLeslie Pelkey

Administrative Assistant

Joined Thomas Edison State University: 2010

Phone: (609) 984-1130, ext. 3194

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BS, Clarion University

Leslie Pelkey is the assistant to the Dean of the School of Applied Science and Technology. She has a diverse professional background and prior her current position worked in the University’s Learner Support Center working with current students and applicants. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Clarion University.

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