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 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 noncollegiate sector, Thomas Edison State University students and members of the academic leadership.

Robert Saldarini, MA/MBA
School of Business and Management
Council President

John Mellon, EdD

School of Business and Management

Council Immediate Past President

Cynthia G. Baum, PhD

Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

ex-Officio

Estelle C. Reeves, MSM
Assistant Dean of Academic Administration
Council Secretary

Mary Ellen Cockerham, PhD, RN

W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions

Matthew Cooper, MA
Associate Vice President for Organizational Learning and Chief Technology Officer
Center for Learning and Technology

Jeffrey C. Fox, PhD
John S. Watson School of Public Service

Jeffrey S. Harmon, EdD
Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Effectiveness
Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President

Michele Herrera, EdD
Heavin School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education

Anam Husain
Student Representative

Mary Kierst, PhD

Assistant Vice Provost for Learning Assessment

Marian J. Leerburger, PhD

John S. Watson School of Public Service

David Magill, PhD
Heavin School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education

Amanda McClain, PhD

Heavin School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education

Megan Meyer, PhD

Heavin School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education

Malcolm K. Oliver, PhD

Dean, John S. Watson School of Public Service

Pawel Roszko, MBA

School of Science and Technology

 

Paul Sam, PhD

School of Business and Management

Thomas Vari, EdD

Heavin School of Arts, Sciences, and Technology

 

Jelena Vucetic, PhD

School of Science and Technology

Steven Weinblatt, MA

Assistant Director of Student Success

Michael Williams, PhD
Dean, School of Business and Management  

Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD
Dean, W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions