Administrative Staff

Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah
Dean and Distinguished Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Education

  • Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis (specialization in Transportation Planning), University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP), University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.A. in Industrial Psychology, University of Delhi, India
  • B.A. (with Honors) in Psychology, University of Delhi, India

Obiageli Agbu
obiageli.agbu [at] rutgers.edu
Assistant to the Dean

(848) 932-2375
Room 391

Duties

  • Maintain Dean’s Calendar
  • Assist in coordinating meetings and special events
  • Provide support for the Dean
  • Assist the Business Office when needed
Clinton J. Andrews

Clinton J. Andrews 
CJA1 [at] rutgers.edu
Associate Dean for Planning and New Initiatives
(848) 932-2808
Room 383

Duties

  • Accreditations
  • Faculty research opportunities
  • Collaborations

Education

  • Ph.D., Regional Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • S.M., Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Sc.B. with Honors, Engineering, Brown University

Theresa Kirby
tkirby [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Associate Dean of Administration
(848) 932-2734
Room 389

Duties

  • Administration: oversight of business services (budget and finance, grants administration, human resources  – both staff and faculty); student services (recruitment, admissions, advising, career development and alumni relations); Information technology; facilities/space; and faculty and program support.
  • Outreach: communications, development, external relations, and events.

Stuart Shapiro
stuartsh [at] rutgers.edu
Associate Dean of Faculty
(848) 932-2384
Room 536

Duties

  • Faculty hiring, mentoring, assignments, promotions and post tenure reviews
  • Faculty workload
  • Convene program directors meetings
  • Strategic planning
  • Guide faculty and centers to obtain more grants
  • Alternative modes of instruction

Education

  • Ph.D. and M.P.P., Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government
  • B.S., Case Western Reserve University

Marc D. Weiner 
mdweiner [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Associate Dean of Academic Administration
(848) 932-2765
Room 554

Duties

  • Academic program administration
  • Coordination among academic programs
  • Academic program development
  • Academic program assessment and accreditation
  • Academic program scheduling and support
  • Teaching assignments and scheduling
  • Coordination of part-time lecturer

Education

  • Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Graduate School-New Brunswick
  • J.D., Widener University, Delaware Law School
  • B.A., Syracuse University, School of Arts and Sciences

Previous Experience

  • Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs (concurrent), Bloustein School
  • Director of Program Assessment and Accreditation Support, Bloustein School
  • Associate Director, Bloustein Center for Survey Research
  • Project Director, Office of Population Research, Princeton University
  • Assistant Director, Survey Research Center, Princeton University

Claire Padovano

Claire Padovano
cpadovan [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Program Coordinator, Academic Program Support
(848) 932-2992

Duties

  • Schedule all Bloustein School classes
  • Administrative support for faculty including scanning, reminder emails, book orders, rosters, grades, posting advising hours, student evaluations, school calendar, meeting minutes, elections
  • Contact PTL’s regarding teaching responsibilities, put together appointment letters
  • Support to Associate Dean Mike Greenberg from Student Evaluations
  • Backup for room requests

Previous Experience

  • Administrative Assistant, Office of the Registrar, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at the Bloustein School

Ronald Quincy
Special Advisor to the Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging diversity@ejb.rutgers.edu
Professor of Professional Practice

Duties

  • Serves as chair of Bloustein School Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Equity Advisor representing the school at the President’s level
  • Makes recommendations to reinforce Bloustein School’s continuing commitment to DEIB
  • Monitors the Bloustein School’s progress toward achieving annual and mutli-year goals for correcting the underutilization of historically underrepresented minority groups
  • Initiate programs and policies to further Bloustein School DEIB goals.

Marcia Hannigan

Marcia Hannigan
mhanniga [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Senior Administrative Assistant
(848) 932-2828
Room 178

Duties

  • Provides project assistance to the Special Advisor to the Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
  • Schedules meetings and records minutes for Bloustein School’s Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Amana Kaskazi
amana.kaskazi [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Assistant Director for Assessment and Accreditation
(848) 932-2723
Room 386

Duties

  • Manages the ongoing data collection, analyses, and reporting in the Bloustein School for national accreditations, state-required program reviews, program learning outcomes assessment, and special projects.
  • Maintains data and ongoing data cycles for assessment and accreditation in learning, assessment, and data management software systems.
  • Communicates relevant data and findings using various media to faculty, professional staff and other stakeholders.
  • Assists the Associate Dean for Academic Programs with the development and implementation of sustainable processes to collect data and evidence for continuous improvement of learning and program quality.

Education

  • Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science, University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication, The Pennsylvania State University
Steve Weston

Steve Weston
sdweston [at] rutgers.edu
Assistant Dean for Student and Academic Services
(848) 932-2728
Room 190

Duties

  • Student recruitment, admissions, financial aid support, advising, career development, academic records for graduation for all Bloustein School academic programs
  • Dean of students responsibilities for student psychological and health issues, disabilities, academic integrity
  • Benchmarking and enrollment management for academic programs
  • External relations with accrediting associations, surveys

Lynn Astorga
lastorga [at] rutgers.edu
Associate Director of Student Recruitment
(848) 932-2388
Room 193

Duties

  • Responsible for planning and coordinating full range of recruitment and marketing activities for both undergraduate and graduate programs in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Public Health and Health Administration.
  • Design and oversee comprehensive digital marketing campaign that promotes Bloustein School graduate programs to target audiences in specific markets using geofencing strategies, search engine optimization techniques, retargeting campaigns, etc. across platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google.
  • Cultivate relationships with advisors, counselors and faculty at NJ community colleges to promote Bloustein School undergraduate transfer agreements for our five undergraduate majors including Public Health and Health Administration.
  • Create strategic partnerships with organizations such as PPIA (Public Policy and International Affairs) , the Rangel Fellowship and Pickering Fellows programs that seek to promote diversity within in public policy and public service.
  • Represent the Bloustein School at student recruiting functions, visiting feeder undergraduate schools, participates in national panel discussions, interview potential applicants, etc.

Education

  • Doctor of Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Master of Education, Bachelor of Arts, Communication, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Coordinator, Korea Development Institute Fellowship Program, Bloustein School
  • Assistant Booker – SFX / Delsener Slater

Cheryl Egan
cheryl.egan [at] rutgers.edu
Career Management Specialist
(848) 932-2724
Room 186

Duties

  • Provide individual and group career counseling/coaching to Master’s in Health Administration students to prepare and support them throughout their internship and job search process
  • Conduct and provide resume/cover letter reviews, interviewing advice, networking/informational interviewing tips, and negotiation strategies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with alumni and employers to facilitate connections for internship and employment opportunities
  • Implement and lead job talks, seminars, networking/mentoring programs, and alumni career panel discussions

Education

  • Master of Arts, Counseling, Montclair State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Montclair State University

Previous Experience

  • Assistant Director/Intern Coordinator, Career Development Center, Rutgers University-Newark
  • Career Counselor, BBCS Counseling Services

Andrea Garrido
andrea.garrido [at] rutgers.edu
Career Management Specialist

(848) 932-2987
Room 183

Duties

  • Conduct individual and group career counseling and coaching to urban planning and policy graduate students and alumni to prepare them for an effective job and internship search, provide guidance in making informed career decisions, and support them in obtaining professional employment upon graduation and beyond.
  • Support students in gaining career-related experience through internships and field experiences
  • Offer resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile critiquing, interview skills training, networking, salary negotiation and career research support
  • Design, implement and facilitate career education programs, initiatives and events, including career panels, recruiting events, round table discussions, job talks, workshops, seminars and a mentorship program
  • Cultivate and develop strategic alliances with employment community for internships and employment opportunities for students and alumni
  • Partner with alumni to serve as mentors and/or as employer partners and to create engaging career events to facilitate industry insights and enhance relations and connections for Bloustein, its students and alumni

Education

  • Master of Arts in Education, Counseling Psychology, Seton Hall University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management, Loyola University of Maryland

Previous Experience

  • Founding Partner/Career Coach, Turning Leaf Career Consulting
  • Associate Director, The Career Center, Seton Hall University

Courtney Culler
courtney.culler [at] rutgers.edu
Assistant Director for Graduate Student Services

(848) 932-2727
Room 184

Duties

  • Provides primary academic advisement to graduate students, coordinates admission, registration and pre-registration processes, and disseminates information to students regarding school policy
  • Liaison for student life and activities, professional development, and/or support for special populations
  • Continuous assessment of advisement operations, supervising graduate assistant workloads, providing oversight of graduate admissions processes and data management reporting
  • Organization of school-wide events, including annual Applied Field Experience presentations, convocation, open houses, and new student orientation sessions
  • Staff advisor for Bloustein Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

Education

  • Master of Arts in Communications, University of Hartford
  • Bachelor of Sciences, Health Sciences/Minor in Management, University of Hartford

Previous Experience

  • Manager, Undergraduate Student Services, University of Hartford Barney School of Business
  • Administrative Assistant, University of Hartford College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture
  • Admissions Counselor, University of Hartford Office of Admissions

Emilio Del Valle
emilio.delvalle [at] rutgers.edu
Student Counselor, Graduate Student Services

(848) 932-2983
Room 183

Duties

  • Facilitate the recruitment, admissions, matriculation and degree completion of graduate population
  • Maintenance of student information and records
    Event coordination
  • Provides academic advisement to graduate students, coordinates admission, registration and pre-registration processes, and disseminates information to students regarding school policy

Education

  • Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, Stony Brook University 
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature/ Human Development, The State University of New York at Oswego

Previous Experience

  • Admissions Counselor, Stony Brook University
  • Assistant Coordinator, Stony Brook University 

Christina Torian
christina.torian [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Associate Director for Undergraduate Student Services
Recruitment and Pre-Advising for Prospective Students (Joint Degree and EJB Direct Admit)
Room 192
(848) 932-2726                                          

Duties

  • Provides pre-advising for prospective students interested in EJB undergraduate programs.
  • Provides oversight of undergraduate admissions processes and data management reporting
  • Establishes undergraduate recruitment efforts and implements best practices; represents the Bloustein School at undergraduate recruiting events
  • Serves as contact for and liaison between deans, program directors, faculty, staff, and undergraduate student population
  • Event coordination

Education

  • Master of Labor and Employment Relations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Tennessee State University

Previous Experience

  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, District Office – Nashville, TN

Natashia Huff
natashia.huff [at] rutgers.edu
Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Services
Last names A-I and Student Athletes regardless of last name
(848) 932-2701
Room 189

Duties

  • Facilitate the recruitment, admissions, matriculation and degree completion of undergraduate population
  • Undergraduate student academic and life advising
  • Maintenance of student information and records​
  • Event coordination

Education

  • Master of Science in Sports Management, Drexel University
  • Bachelor of Science, Sports Entertainment and Event Management, Johnson & Wales University

Previous Experience

  • Academic Advising & Coaching Specialist, Academic Success Center, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Alicia Nesser
alicia.nesser [at] rutgers.edu
Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Services Last names J-M
(848) 932-2936
Room 186

Duties

  • Facilitate the recruitment, admissions, matriculation and degree completion of undergraduate population
  • Undergraduate student academic and life advising
  • Maintenance of student information and records​
  • Event coordination

Education

  • Master of Education, College Student Affairs, Rutgers University
  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), Rutgers University

Previous Experience

  • Hall Director, Office of Residence Life, Rutgers University

Ann Marie Hill

Ann Marie Hill
annmariehill [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Internship Coordinator and Associate Professor of Practice
(848) 932-2390
Room 547

Duties

  • Coordinate undergraduate senior internship program for public health, policy and planning undergraduates
  • Teach strategic planning, leadership and professional skill development to public health, policy and planning undergraduates
  • Coordinate certification programs and continuing education for specialty programs in policy, planning and public health
  • Assist with training and program development for non-traditional students returning to academic study including CEU e-learning and online training
  • Assists with program development, assessments and accreditation procedures as required

Education

  • Master in Business Administration, Management, Strategic Planning & Biotechnology, Monmouth University
  • Bachelor of Science, Public Administration, California State University

Previous Experience

  • Executive Director, New Jersey State Commmission on Cancer Research
  • Assistant Director and Scientific Administrator, New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research

Marie O'Brien

Marie O’Brien
marieo [at] rutgers.edu
Administrative Assistant, Student Services
(848) 932-2722
Room 186

Duties

  • Assist with application processing and produce electronic files
  • Create recruitment packages, printing material
  • Provide reports to registrar’s office
  • Assist recruiting activities through creating packages, attending fairs and open houses
  • Manage keys for TA/GA and Ph.D. office, lockers
  • Activate ID cards for new graduate students

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Madelaine Corcoran
madelaine.corcoran [at] rutgers.edu
Director, Business Services and Human Resources
(
848) 932-2901

Duties

  • Chief business officer for the school
  • Budgeting; finance; business administration; grant administration
  • Human (faculty & staff) resources; employee relations; administrative policy development, implementation, and application
  • Operational assurance and compliance
  • Risk management
  • Consultation and guidance for organizational development and strategic planning

Previous Experience

  • Business Specialists/ Grant/Contract Coordinator, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
  • Grant/Contract Coordinator, National Transit Institute, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
  • Business Assistant, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Marcia Hannigan

Marcia Hannigan
mhanniga [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Senior Administrative Assistant
(848) 932-2828
Room 178

Duties

  • Writes and edits news and feature stories for website
  • Promotion of faculty and staff expertise
  • Manages faculty promotion process with Associate Deans
  • Provides professional assistance to the undergraduate Leadership courses
  • Provides special project assistance to the Associate Dean for Research

Education

  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Rutgers University-Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics
  • Douglass College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Certificate, Dumas Pere L’ecole Gastronomique, Glenview, IL
  • Certificate, Katharine Gibbs School
  • Certificate- Academic Personnel Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick; Administrative Assistant to the Dean
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Executive Assistant to the President and Chairman of the Board and Manager of Board Communications

Keri Fererria

Keri Ferreira
keri.ferreira [at] rutgers.edu
Department Administrator
(848) 932-2737

Duties

  • School administrator for Human Resources and Payroll support operations including posting new positions, hiring/on-boarding of new and returning employees, medical and other leaves, terminations, retirements, reappointments and promotions.
  • Absence Reporting
  • Travel and business expense reimbursements, travel advance requests
  • Administers the needs of short and long-term visitors to the school including visa and health insurance management
  • Processes purchase orders for the Deans Office and smaller centers who lack other business support
  • cash handling for reimbursements and student computer account increases for printing
  • Professional Service Provider Agreements
  • Point person for office supplies and copier maintenance
  • Provides building access & parking authorization

Education

  • Legal Administrative/Business Certificate, The Cittone Institute

Previous Experience

  • Program Coordinator, Korean Scholars Program, Bloustein School

Fran Loeser

Fran Loeser
loeser [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Business Manager
(848) 932-2736

Duties

  • Planning and implementation of fiscal and administrative policies and procedures
  • Develop budgets for grant proposals and awards working with faculty and principal investigators
  • Oversee the transactional work of the business office including approvals of all activity; approve transactions for Dean’s office and various centers at Bloustein School
  • Provide trend analysis and forecasting models and overall funding status for state, grant, restricted and unrestricted accounts
  • Provide guidance, consultation and training for business activities at the school and centers
  • Assist in compliance assurance

Education

  • Certificate in Department Administration, The Society of Research Administrators International
  • Certificates in Business/Accounting contract law, internal controls, principles of fund accounting, gifts and grants
  • Supervisor Development Program, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Business Specialist, Center for Government Services, Rutgers University

Dahk Muhammad

Dahk Muhammad
muhmmad [at] rutgers.edu
Grant/Contract Coordinator
(848) 932-2729

Duties

  • Supports the grant management function for the following centers: the HIV Prevention Community Planning Support and Development Initiative, the Center for Urban Policy Research, the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service, and the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement
  • Provides pre-award grant support preparing endorsement forms, budget templates and other materials to support research proposals; reviews all materials for accuracy and completeness prior to proposal submission
  • Provides post-award grant support preparing purchase order requisitions, commitment accounting changes, salary reallocations, and journal entries as needed to ensure accurate charging of accounts
  • Reconciles accounts and assists with the effort certification process for principal investigators
  • Provides special project assistance

Education

  • Associates, Bryant and Stratton Junior College of Business

Previous Experience

  • Business Specialist, Center for Urban Policy Research, Bloustein School, Rutgers University

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Karyn Olsen
karyno [at] rutgers.edu
Director, Communications, Marketing and Public Relations
(848) 932-2814
Room 384

Duties

  • Gather news and information about school activities, awards, events for promotion and publicity
  • Write, edit, and update content for school website, blog, and social media sites
  • Maintain relationship with university Office of Media Relations as school media liaison, and writes/distributes media advisories and press releases
  • Assists with advertising decisions and creates ad content and design
  • Maintain school Calendar of Events and weekly events email
  • Assist with content, design and editing as needed for school-produced reports, brochures, newsletters, and websites
  • Photography, visual identity and logo usage, digital signage
  • Register events for certification maintenance credits

Education

  • Master of Education, Education Administration, Trenton State College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Trenton State College
  • Mini-MBA, Digital Marketing, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Certificate in Graphic Design, Mercer County Community College

Previous Experience

  • Manager of Communications, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Media Relations Assistant and Graphic Design Specialist, Department of Athletics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Janet Cole
janet.cole [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Director of Development –
(848) 932-2816
Room 387

Duties

  • Build impactful relationships with Bloustein Alumni and secure financial support for the school’s priorities.
  • Work collaboratively with university leadership and faculty, and Foundation and alumni relations staff to engage prospective donors

Education

  • B.S. in Business and Economics, Marketing from Lehigh University

Previous Experience

  • Regional Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Lehigh University

Madison Welch
madison.welch [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Development Specialist
(848) 932-2749

Duties

  • Identifies and researches gift prospects and/or funding sources, constructs donor profiles, helps to organize and attends events to cultivate donors and alumni and acknowledges donors.
  • Creates gift reports, statistics, and other informational materials for development director and dean.
  • Cultivates and establishes relationships with alumni through communicating with regional alumni and attending school career events.
  • Tracks and reports student success stories and assists in publicizing alumni, donor, and outreach successes.
  • Provides related support to development, external relations, and communications areas to create opportunities to enhance overall relations with friends of the school.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication with a Concentration in Organizational Communication, Montclair State University

Previous Experience

  • Assistant Manager of Marketing & Special Events, The Valerie Fund
  • Marketing Associate, The Valerie Fund

Amy E. Cobb
cobba [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Director of Engagement and Special Projects

(848) 932-2733
Room 155

Duties

  • Develops school events including: seminars, workshops, speaker series, panel discussions, and conferences.
  • Directs all aspects of special projects including large-scale infrastructure projects.
  • Sets priorities and plans overall outreach and engagement efforts.
  • Works with the Director of Development, facilitates, guides, and coordinates activities of school-level board.
  • Cultivates and invigorates relationships with students, alumni, friends and stakeholders.
  • Manages Bloustein Facilities and Event staff.

Education

  • Master of Public Affairs and Politics, Bloustein School at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Assistant Business Counselor, Economic Development, Cameron School of Business, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
  • Senior Project Associate, Critical Infrastructure Program, George Mason University

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Thomas W. Calhoun
thomas.calhoun [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Operations Supervisor, Civic Square Building
(848) 932-2813 – Office
(848) 932-5201 – Front Desk
Room 154

Duties

  • Supervises Front Desk Operations: frontdesk@ejb.rutgers.edu
  • Liaison for Emergency Services (Police, Campus Security, Fire, EMS)
  • Point of contact for facilities, utilities, access control, security technology.
  • Logistical support for projects, maintenance, material services, deliveries.
  • Loss prevention, security, surveillance and safety
  • Building access control and technology
  • Event support and logistics

Education

  • Criminal Justice,  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Criminal Justice, Brookdale Community College (2004 – 2006)

Previous Experience

  • Private Security
  • Security Technology
  • RF / EE / Semiconductor
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Martin O’Reilly
moreilly [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Director of Information Technology Services
(848) 932-2800

EJB Technology Help: help@ejb.rutgers.edu

Duties

  • Technical leadership to the school and information technology staff
  • Technical project management
  • Systems, network, and database administration
  • IT-related facilities management, lab imaging and updates, and audiovisual technology

Education

  • Master of Science, Management Information Systems, Kean University
  • Bachelor of Science, Management Science and Information Systems, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Director of Information Technology, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University

Joseph Abraham
joseph.abraham [at] rutgers.edu
Unit Computing Manager
(848) 932-2794

Duties

  • Helpdesk and field services, including support for hardware and software problems, new software installations and instruction for using applications and hardware
  • Network account management and support for connectivity issues related to wireless networks and remote access
  • System configuration and deployments including new and recycled computer installations for faculty and staff offices and data migrations
  • Procurement consultation including providing quotes for faculty and staff and researching equipment needs to make appropriate recommendations
  • Inventory and procurement for ITS, managing inventory for supplies and ITS order processing

Education

  • Master of Information and Library Science, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers Universit
  • Bachelor of Arts, University College, Rutgers University

Previous Experience

  • Unit Computing Specialist, Rutgers University Libraries

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Robert Urbanowicz
rurbanow [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Systems Administrator
(848) 932-2787

Duties

  • System administration
  • Security patch management
  • Automated client software upgrades
  • Network administration and information security management

Education

  • Master of Science, Information Assurance, Norwich University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Previous Experience

  • Systems Administrator, Office of Financial Aid, Rutgers University

Tamara Swedberg

Tamara Swedberg
tamara.swedberg [at] rutgers.edu
Instructional Technology Specialist
848-932-2947

Duties

  • Instructional technology support including Canvas LMS support
  • Classroom technology use and training
  • Video services support and instruction including videoconferencing, recording and editing (Camtasia, Adobe Premiere Pro), and web conferencing support (WebEx, Zoom, Skype)
  • Support and training for Office 365 email
  • Technical project management
  • Logo usage, digital signage, and digital equipment check-out

Education

  • Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Appalachian State University

Previous Experience

  • Unit Computing Specialist, Rutgers College of Information Technology
  • Computing Consultant, Office of Human Resource Services, Appalachian State University

Michael Samman
Instructional Course Designer

Duties

  • Instructional Design support and training focusing on Pedagogical Strategies for Online, Blended and Onsite Course Development.
  • Course Design support and training
  • Canvas LMS support and training
  • ePublishing Technology Support (Camtasia, Articulate Storyline)
  • Audio / Video editing support (Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and Audition).
  • Office Application support and training (Office 365 and Google Office Applications)
  • Web Conferencing support and training (WebEx, Zoom and Skype)

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix
  • Bachelor of Arts, Berkeley College
  • Doctoral Candidate: Ph.D. Specialization, Instructional Design for Online Learning

Previous Experience

  • Director of Instructional Design, Coordinator for Instructional Design, Berkeley College

Gavin Rozzi
gavin.rozzi [at] rutgers.edu
Research Computing Specialist Rutgers Urban & Civic Informatics Lab
848-932-2706

Duties

  • Conduct research with the Rutgers Urban & Civic Informatics Lab & external collaborators.
  • Maintain & make recommendations on equipment, software and infrastructure used in RUCI Lab research.
  • R, Python & Linux programming and support.
  • GIS, data visualization, dataset creation, & modeling.
  • Assist with the development of the Master of Public Informatics program.

Education

  • Master of Science, Data Science & Strategic Analytics, Stockton University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Stockton University

Previous Experience

  • Research Assistant, William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy, Stockton University
  • Independent political journalist
  • Web developer