Appointments & Retirements

June 3, 2015

Michael Palis, professor of computer science at Rutgers University–Camden, was appointed provost of Rutgers–Camden to serve as its chief academic officer. Recognized internationally for his research in algorithms and parallel and distributed computing, Palis joined Rutgers–Camden in 1996 as the founding chair of the Department of Computer Science. He served as interim dean of the faculty of arts and sciences for more than two years.

May 13, 2015

Suzanne Willard, clinical professor, was appointed associate dean for global health, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. She is leading the expansion of the school’s international initiatives in health education, research, and practice. She continues as specialty director for the school’s HIV Care advanced specialty program.

May 6, 2015

Rick H. Lee was appointed director of global programs and relations at the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers), Rutgers University–New Brunswick. As director, he is responsible for overseeing program development, advancing international partnerships, and identifying external funding opportunities to strengthen pillar projects.

Margaret Sullivan, professor, was appointed associate dean for the newly formed Office of Research Services, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Her former role as associate dean for research has been expanded to include oversight of contracts, grants, and institutional assessment and evaluation.

April 29, 2015

Karen D’Alonzo, associate professor, was appointed associate dean for nursing science, School of Nursing, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. She oversees the school’s Division of Nursing Science, which includes two doctoral programs, several centers of excellence, and the faculty, staff, and students within the division.

April 22, 2015

Paola Gambarota, chair and associate professor, Department of Italian, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, was awarded a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars by the American Council of Learned Societies to work on her book project entitled American Naples: Cross-Cultural Memories of an Occupation, at the American Academy in Rome during the 2015–2016 academic year.

April 15, 2015

Jesenia Cadena was appointed assistant dean for engagement and recruitment at the School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

February 25, 2015

Phyllis Siegel, associate professor, Department of Management and Global Business, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick, was appointed senior associate dean for graduate programs and received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

February 11, 2015

Felesia Bowen Appointed François-Xavier Bagnoud Endowed Chair
Felesia Bowen, assistant professor and director of the Center for Urban Youth at the School of Nursing, received a three-year appointment as the François-Xavier Bagnoud endowed chair in pediatric community nursing. Learn about the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center here and about Director Bowen here.

School of Engineering Appointments
The School of Engineering, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, announced the appointments of Jean Patrick Antoine as director of its honors academy, Patricia Muisener as assistant dean for first-year students, and Cecilia Vargas as assistant dean for transfer services.

February 4, 2015

Douglass's Dean Jacquelyn Litt Reapppointed
Jacquelyn Litt has been reappointed to another five-year term as dean of Douglass Residential College, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, the only women's residential college at a public research university. She is the 10th dean in the history of Douglass, founded in 1918 as the New Jersey College for Women. Litt is also an award-winning sociologist and professor in the Departments of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences. Read more about Dean Litt here.

Camden Assistant Dean James Marino Retires
James Marino retired as assistant dean and director of the Rutgers University–Camden Career Center, effective January 1, 2015. During Marino’s 38 years of service to the Rutgers–Camden community, the career center became a comprehensive resource working with students to deliver services, programs, and opportunities. Marino and his staff have helped thousands of students develop plans and reach their goals. The career center has consistently received positive feedback from students and employers alike and has been evaluated as providing best practice services.  

January 14, 2015

Jasjit S. Ahluwalia has been appointed dean of the School of Public Health effective April 2015. Learn more here.

Ted Baker has been appointed as the George F. Farris Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Rutgers Business School. Learn more here.

Priscilla Pineda has been appointed as assistant project manager in the Office of Creative Services, University Communications and Marketing