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Dr. John R. Woznicki

Dr. John R. Woznicki was appointed dean of the Heavin School of Arts and Sciences at Thomas Edison State University in May 2014. A talented, seasoned, and highly successful scholar, teacher, and college administrator, Dr. Woznicki brings to Heavin nearly two decades of experience serving academia and its students. His career is marked by excellence and innovation in the areas of program and course development, teaching, and scholarship.

Prior to this position, Dr. Woznicki was provost and assistant vice president of Academic Affairs at Union County College in Cranford, N.J. where he supported the management and development of curriculum at both the college and state-level. Before joining UCC he served as the division head for Arts, Communications and Humanities at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Additionally, he has held academic positions with Georgian Court University, Community College of Philadelphia, and Fairmont State University. He also has served the Middle States Commission of Higher Education as a site evaluator.

Throughout his career, Dr. Woznicki has developed a wide range of liberal arts programs, including several in the area of Communication. He has introduced and practiced original pedagogical methodologies in his classrooms—for example, employing handheld technology in “flipped” classrooms—and was an early adopter and practitioner of synchronous and asynchronous electronic communication in the traditional, hybrid, and online classrooms in which he taught.

Dr. Woznicki is also a distinguished scholar. He is the author of the books The New American Poetry: Fifty Years Later(Lehigh University, 2013) and Ideological Content and Political Significance of Twentieth-Century American Poetry(Mellen, 2001) as well as articles focusing on the poetry of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, Charles Olson, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and the fiction of Stephen King. He has made numerous scholarly presentations both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Woznicki is a graduate of Lehigh University, where he earned a doctorate in English, specializing in English and American Literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Worcester State University before going on to earn a Master’s degree in English from The College of New Jersey.