ROI Influencers: Higher Education — Deans and directors (A-L)

    Kathleen Boozang
    Dean, Seton Hall Law
    Seton Hall University

    The dean since 2015, Boozang came to Seton Hall in 1990, as the founder of the Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy. She got her law degree from the Washington University School of Law.

    Coleen Burrus
    Director, corporate engagement and foundation relations
    Princeton University

    Burrus is well-known in the New Jersey business community, where she has been charged with developing strategic and innovative research collaborations with external partners in industry and foundations.

    Dale Caldwell
    Executive director, Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham

    Heads the Rothman Institute, which supports entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities.

    George Calhoun
    Founding director, quantitative finance program
    Stevens Institute of Technology

    Calhoun came to Stevens in 2003 after 25 years in the wireless technology industry. He also serves as executive director of the Hanlon Financial Systems Research Center, which was helped make Stevens a leader in fintech.

    Sir Steven Cowley
    Director, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
    Princeton University

    The newly named head of one of the world’s most famous labs, Cowley was knighted by the Queen of England “for services to science and the development of nuclear fusion” while serving as CEO of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

    Fadi Deek
    Provost and senior executive vice president
    New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Deek has been an institution at the school for more than three decades as a student (he earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate there), teacher, dean and now provost.

    Tabbetha Dobbins
    Vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School
    Rowan University

    An associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, she is a nationally recognized scientist in materials science and a passionate educator whose research and teaching engages underrepresented populations in STEM.

    Ben Dworkin
    Founding director, Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship
    Rowan University

    A widely respected political analyst, Dworkin came to Rowan in 2018 to create a leading institute for public policy that positions itself at the nexus of engaged learning and the issues of the day.

    John Farmer
    Director, Eagleton Institute
    Rutgers University

    A former attorney general for the state, Farmer was appointed Eagleton Institute director in September 2019 and continues his leadership of the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience, which is housed at and affiliated with Eagleton and Rutgers Law School. 

    Carley Graham Garcia
    Executive director, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    Montclair State University

    Graham Garcia is another example of the top talent at Montclair State. The former Google exec is hoping to take one of the state’s top entrepreneurship centers to the next level.

    Brigid Callahan Harrison
    Professor of political science and law
    Montclair State University

    Harrison is one of the best-known thought leaders on political science and public policy in the state. Her bid for a seat in Congress came up short, but her stellar work at Montclair State goes on.

    Krista Jenkins
    Executive director, FDU Poll; political science professor
    Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham

    Widely respected and quoted, Jenkins runs a poll that continually takes the temperature of all things of importance in New Jersey, including politics.

    Kathryn Jervis
    Dean, School of Business
    The College of New Jersey

    Jervis, who took over the position in the middle of the pandemic, on July 1, will be tasked with helped TCNJ’s business school improve its already-lofty spot as one of the top business schools in the state.

    Robert Johnson
    Dean, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Rutgers University

    Johnson, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, serves as the dean of the state’s oldest medical school, where he also is a professor of pediatrics and director of the division of adolescent and young adult medicine.

    Moshe Kam
    Dean, Newark College of Engineering
    New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Kam, a former president of IEEE, led the creation of Makerspace at NJIT, a training-focused, rapid prototyping facility that is central to both the university’s learning mission and its growing relationship with the state’s manufacturing community.

    Lei Lei
    Dean, Business School
    Rutgers University

    Lei is not just the head of the state’s top business school, she’s regularly voted one of the school’s top professors. She was the founding director of the Rutgers Center for Supply Chain Management and is considered a national thought leader on the subject.

    David Lopez
    Co-dean, School of Law
    Rutgers University – Newark

    A graduate of Harvard Law School, Lopez became co-dean in 2018 after being the longest-serving general counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.