Administrative Staff

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Stuart Shapiro
stuartsh [at] rutgers.edu
Interim Dean
(848) 932-2384
Room 390

Education

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

Katie Cung
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 Research
(848) 932-2808
Room 383

Duties

  • Identifying research opportunities
  • Training and mentoring researchers
  • Encouraging research collaborations
  • Approving proposals for external funding
  • Improving research administration
  • Coordinating with University research enterprise

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.

Marc D. Weiner 
mdweiner [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Associate Dean of Academic Administration
(848) 932-2765
Room 388

Duties

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

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

  • Faculty Director of Undergraduate Education (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
Robert B. Noland

Robert Noland
rnoland [at] rutgers.edu
Associate Dean of Faculty
Director, Doctoral Programs
(848) 932-2859
Room 449

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

  • B.A., University of California
  • M.Sc. and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

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

Michael Smart
mike.smart [at] rutgers.edu
Director, Doctoral Programs
(848) 932-2751
Room 535

Duties

  • Oversees admissions process for prospective students
  • Liases with the School of Graduate Studies
  • Identifies opportunities for PhD student funding
  • Organizes weekly colloquium activities
  • Works with doctoral faculty on programmatic issues

Education

  • Ph.D. UCLA
  • M.C.R.P. University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. Yale

Kathe Newman 
knewman [at] rutgers.edu
Director, Urban Planning and Policy Development Program
(848) 932-2799
Room 368

Duties

  • Identifying research opportunities
  • Training and mentoring PTLs and new professors
  • Encouraging research collaborations
  • Coordinating course schedules
  • Overseeing faculty teaching assignments

Education

  • B.A., Manhattan College
  • Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Julia Sass Rubin
jlsrubin[at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Director, Public Policy Program
(848) 932-2967
Room 544

Duties

  • Oversees admissions process for prospective students
  • Working with policy faculty on curriculum and other programmatic issues
  • Hiring and mentoring Part Time Lecturers
  • Managing scheduling of graduate policy courses

Education

  • B.A., Harvard-Radcliffe College
  • M.B.A., Harvard Business School
  • M.A., Harvard University (Sociology)
  • Ph.D., Harvard (Organizational Behavior)

Ellen Kurtzman

Ellen Kurtzman
ellen.kurtzman [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Executive Director, Master of Health Administration Program
(848) 932-1214
Room 249

Duties

  • Identifying research opportunities
  • Training and mentoring PTLs and new professors
  • Encouraging research collaborations
  • Coordinating course schedules
  • Overseeing faculty teaching assignments

Education

  • BSN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Ph.D., The George Washington University, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration

Jim Samuel
jim.samuel [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Executive Director, Master of Public Informatics
(848) 932-2969
Room 493

Duties

  • Identifying research opportunities
  • Training and mentoring PTLs and new professors
  • Encouraging research collaborations
  • Coordinating course schedules
  • Overseeing faculty teaching assignments

Education

  • M.Arch, Sir J.J. College of Architecture, an affiliate of the Royal Institute of British Architects
  • M.B.A., Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University;
  • Ph.D., Baruch College (AACSB), City University of New York;

Marc D. Weiner 
mdweiner [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Faculty Director of Undergraduate Programs
(848) 932-2765
Room 388

Duties

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

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

  • Associate Dean of Academic Administration (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

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.

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 of Academic Administration
(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

Christina Torian
christina.torian [at] ejb.rutgers.edu
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education
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 education, including recruitment, admissions, academic advising, academic integrity, and enrollment management
  • Supports administrative aspects of the implementation of the Academic Master Plan
  • Establishes undergraduate recruitment efforts and implements best practices; represents the Bloustein School at undergraduate recruiting events
  • Serves as primary contact for undergraduate student matters

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

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

Vacant

[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

Previous Experience


Natashia Huff
natashia.huff [at] rutgers.edu
Student Counselor, 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
Student Counselor, Undergraduate Student Services
Last names J-M
(848) 932-2936
Room 191

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

Jessica Reyes
jessica.reyes [at] rutgers.edu
Student Counselor, Undergraduate Student Services
Last Names N-Z and all Veterans and Military affiliated students regardless of last names (848) 932-2905 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 Arts in Education, Higher Education Administration, Louisiana State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Social Work, School of Arts and Sciences and School of Social Work, Rutgers University  

Previous Experience

  • Financial Aid Coordinator, Academic Advisor, and Enrollment Services Assistant, Middlesex College

Marie O'Brien

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

Duties

  • Event logistics for academic programs, student services
  • 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
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

Education

  • BS in Applied Mathematics, University of the Philippines

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

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 
  • Oversees the processing of purchase orders for the Dean’s Office and smaller centers
  • Maintain and monitor budgets for faculty/staff start-up funds, research funds, special project funds, moving/relocating funds 
    cash handling for reimbursements and student computer account increases for printing 
  • Independent Service Provider Agreements 
  • Point person for office supplies and copier maintenance 
  • Provides building access & parking authorization to new hires

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

Olufunke Odukoya
olu.odukoya[at]ejb.rutgers.edu
Business Specialist
(848) 932-5475

Duties

  • Oversees grants management which includes; pre and post award processes such as budget development, creating boilerplate documents, routing proposals through RAPSS and post award fiscal management encompassing close-out summaries
  • Update principal investigators with the status of their grant awards
  • Handles internal business processes like purchasing, payroll and commitment accounting
  • Represents Center and individual faculty budget interests at budget meetings
  • Assist in annual budget preparation
  • Participates in the development of data infrastructure improvements

Education

  • MBA Accounting, Keller Graduate School, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Pursuing CPA Certification
  • BS in Banking & Finance, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria

Previous Experience

  • Sponsored Programs Auditor, Research Financial Services,
    Rutgers University
  • Grants Accountant, Research Financial Services, Rutgers
    University

Stephanie Kose-Crozier
kose[at]ejb.rutgers.edu
Business Specialist
(848) 932-2828

Duties

  • Support the Department Administrator in processing HCM hires, onboarding, appointments, reappointments, reclassifications, and terminations. Coordinate job postings in ROCS as assigned. Performs other related duties as necessary 
  • Handle day-to-day accounting and business functions including requisitions, purchasing, payroll, travel expenses, registration systems, journal entries, salary reallocations, and hourly timesheet entries. Assists faculty, staff, visitors, speakers, investigators, and other stakeholders in travel preparation and reimbursement. Meticulous tracking of commitments and expenditures for unrestricted and restricted reconciliations. Attends related workshops/training sessions and meetings to keep up with any system changes and upgrades
  • Assist grant managers with Pre-award and Post Award activities. Backup support in the absence of Grant Managers to serve as a liaison between Principal Investigators and central administration business/grant operations personnel. Assists with the submission of grant proposals including entering proposal information in RAPSS. Assists with the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports which includes running payroll distribution reports and Oracle reports to reconcile expenses
  • Serve as backup support in the management of the logistics and implementation of center workshops and other events related to sponsored projects in coordination with EJB facilities and events staff. Performs other related duties as necessary.

Education

  • Business Accounting and Academic Personnel Certificate,
    Rutgers University

Previous Experience

  • Project Coordinator I, Voorhees Transportation Center,
    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 social media, 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

Tamara Swedberg

Tamara Swedberg
tamara.swedberg [at] rutgers.edu
Communications, Social Media, and Website Specialist
848-932-2947

Duties

  • Website and social media support
  • 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
  • Backup Canvas LMS support

Education

  • Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Appalachian State University
  • Mini-MBA, Digital Marketing, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Project Management Certificate, eCornell

Previous Experience

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

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
Alumni and Development Specialist
(848) 932-2749

Duties

  • Researches and tracks prospects and gifts, prepares entries and reports from donor statistics and activities
  • Assists in planning and implementing outreach events for donors, alumni, and friends of the school for cultivation, stewardship, and engagement
  • Takes a lead role in establishing and strengthening development-related protocols at the school, with the aim of raising the school’s culture of philanthropy
  • Assists in qualifying potential donors
  • Assists the Director of Development in facilitating the school’s Advisory Board

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
Marie O'Brien

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

Duties

  • Event logistics for academic programs, student services
  • 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
Martin O'Reilly

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

Rob

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

Michael Samman

Michael Samman
michael.samman [at] rutgers.edu
Lead Instructional Designer
(848) 932-2790

Book an Appointment (faculty/staff)

Duties

  • Instructional Design and Technology support
  • Online Canvas Course Support and Documentation
  • Onsite Classroom Support and Documentation
  • Online/Onsite Faculty, Student and Staff Training and Support

Education

  • Master of Science in Education, Instructional Design for Online Learning, Capella University
  • MBA, Global Management, University of Phoenix
  • BA, Business Administration, Berkeley College

Previous Experience

  • Director, Online Faculty Support and Instructional Design, Berkeley College
  • IT Department Chair, Dover Business College