Appointments & Retirements

June 29, 2016

Gary Golden, director, Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University–Camden, retires on June 30, 2016, after 30 years of service. He shepherded the then Camden Library through significant transitions—new technology, new building, new name, and, most recently, a $3 million four-year renovation completed in 2015. 

Erika Gorder was appointed archivist, librarian of practice IV, Rutgers University Libraries, reporting to university archivist Tom Frusciano. Previously, she was affiliated with the archives at the Museum of Modern Art, New York University, and the New Jersey Historical Society and served as the first archivist at the Institute of Jazz Studies.

May 18, 2016

Stephen K. Burley, director, Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, founding director of the Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine, and distinguished professor of chemistry and chemical biology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was named co-program leader of the Cancer Pharmacology Research Program, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. X.F. Steven Zheng, professor, pharmacology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is also co-program leader. 

May 4, 2016

At the School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences:

  • Deanna Gray-Miceli, assistant professor, Division of Nursing Science, was appointed to the VHA Falls Expert Advisory Panel, Veterans Health Administration National Center for Patient Safety. The panel provides recommendations for developing and using fall-related injury data and developing virtual breakthrough series training, coaching, and advising.
  • Olga F. Jarrín, assistant professor, Division of Nursing Science, was appointed to a three-year term as a primary reviewer for the American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Nursing Research Review Committee. Jarrín, who credits the ANF grant program with launching her program of home health research, notes that applications are being accepted through May 1, 2016, for 30 different grants.
  • Valerie Smith Stephens, assistant dean for academic support services and Educational Opportunity Fund director, was appointed to a three-year term as chair of the newly formed Ethics Committee of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Comprised of professionals in the fields of reading, learning assistance, developmental education, tutoring, and mentoring at the college and adult level, CRLA works to improve student learning and facilitate the professional growth of its members.

April 20, 2016

Robert Ciervo was appointed assistant dean for transfer services at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Cecile A. Feldman, dean of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, assumed her new role as chair of the American Dental Education Association’s board of directors last month after a year as chair-elect.

Micah Kleit was appointed director of Rutgers University Press, effective May 1, joining the university from Temple University Press in Philadelphia, where he was editor-in-chief.

April 6, 2016

Kerry O'Rourke, director, Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), retired from University Libraries, effective April 1, after 30 years of service. She integrated the teaching of strong searching skills and evidence-based practice into the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School curriculum and launched numerous programs, including Dependable Reviews of Medical Education Research Literature. O’Rourke, a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, is the only librarian to have been voted into the RBHS Master Educator’s Guild.

March 16, 2016

Susan Tran, principal management assistant, retired on March 1 from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences after 18 years of service to the health sciences libraries.

March 2, 2016

Lila Fredenburg, executive director of administration, Rutgers University Libraries, retired on February 25 after eight years of service. At Rutgers she developed diversity programs and search committee training for the libraries and served on the university's Compensation Committee and the Committee to Advance Our Common Purpose.

February 17, 2016

Michael K. Gusmano was appointed associate professor, Department of Health Systems and Policy, School of Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

February 3, 2016

Jackie Mardikian, medical and pharmaceutical sciences librarian for Rutgers University Libraries, retired on February 1, 2016, after 25 years of service. In addition to serving as a subject liaison for pharmacy, medicine, and public health, she also previously headed access services at the Library of Science and Medicine.

Deborah Scheibler, assistant director, Housing and Residence Life, Rutgers University–Camden, was appointed chair of education for the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International Women in Housing Network. She also was selected for the second time as faculty for the 2016 Regional Entry Level Institute. 

January 27, 2016

Thomas M. Izbicki, humanities librarian, Rutgers University Libraries, retired on January 1 after eight years of service to the university, including five years as interim associate university librarian for collection development and management. He played a key role in establishing the Ernst Badian Roman Coin collection.

Ann Marie P. Mauro, assistant dean, professor, and director of the Center for Educational Research and Innovation, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, was appointed chair for the Eastern Nursing Research Society's awards committee and member of the development committee for the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing.

Margaret Wolan Sullivan, professor and associate dean for research services, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), was invited to serve as an ad hoc reviewer for a National Institutes of Health special emphasis panel. She was also invited to serve on the RBHS conflict of interest review committee.