University Leadership and Offices

Office of the President

  • Michael Avaltroni, PhD, President of the University

Office of General Counsel

  • Edward Silver, Esq, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
  • Carol Rosensteel, MA, Senior Paralegal, Operations
  • Rachel Amador, BS, Assistant to the General Counsel
  • Steve Nelson, Esq, Associate Vice President for Administrative Operations
  • Angela DePoalo, MAS, Senior Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Administrative Operations

Office of Communications

  • Angelo Carfagna, MA, Vice President for University Communications
  • Dina Schipper, BA, Executive Director of Communications and News
  • Carol T. Black, MA, Director of University Publications
  • William R. Kennedy, MAS, Director of Web Operations
  • Catherine “Opie” Sardina-Tuithof, BA, General Manager of WFDU-FM
  • Hector L. Torres, MFA, University Designer

Office of Academic Affairs

  • Benjamin Rifkin, PhD, University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Vanessa Perez, MPP, Director of Academic Affairs
  • Wilfred J. Zerbe, PhD, Campus Executive, Vancouver Campus
  • Nicholas D.J. Baldwin, PhD, Dean and Director of Operations, Wroxton College
  • Irene Oujo, PhD, Executive Director, Hispanic Center
  • Barbara Schutt, MBA, Director for Academic Budgets and Strategic Initiatives
  • Sam Michalowski, PhD, Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment
  • Jennifer K. Sipila, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Patricia Keefe Durso, PhD, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Michael MacLeod, PhD, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Vancouver Campus
  • Catherine Kelley, PhD, Associate Provost for Educational Resources and Assessment
  • Ana Fontoura, MS, MLS, University Librarian
  • April Patrick, PhD, University Director of Honors

Academic Deans

  • James Almeida, Dean, Silberman College of Business
  • Janet Boyd, Interim Dean, Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences
  • Anastasia Rivkin, Dean, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Annie Rohan, Dean, Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health

School Directors

  • Peter Woolley, Founding Director, School of Public and Global Affairs
  • Kathryn Spence, Director, Peter Sammartino School of Education
  • John Niser, Director, International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management
  • Alfredo Tan, Director, Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering
  • Ben Freer, Director, School of Psychology and Counseling

Office of International Education

  • Diana Cvitan, PhD, University Director of Global Education
  • Brian Swanzey, MA, Director of Study Abroad

Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

  • Viola Simpson, Assistant Provost of Institutional Research
  • Nadia-Marie Sta Romana, Institutional Research Analyst

Office of Educational Resources and Assessment

  • Jasmine Sahni, MBA, Coordinator of Online Programs

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

  • Sandra Selick, PhD, University Director of Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
  • Carrie Lynch, MA, Coordinator of Assessment Technology

Center for Instructional Design

  • Lisa Hines, Instructional Design Specialist
  • James Behnke, MEd, Coordinator of Instructional Design

Library Services

  • Robert Wolf, MLS Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, John and Joan Monninger Center for Learning and Research, Florham Campus
  • Nicole Potdevin, MA, MLIS, Acting Director of Public Services, John and Joan Monninger Center for Learning and Research, Florham Campus

Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects

  • Carolynn Julien, EdD, Executive Director
  • Melody Bobe-Galeano, BA, Sponsored Programs Associate
  • Kim Diccianni, BA, CIP IRB Compliance Manager

University Core

  • Kiron Sharma, PhD, Director, Florham Campus
  • James Gifford, PhD, Director, Vancouver Campus
  • Michele Barto, EdD, Director, Online/Off-Campus Programs

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

  • James Gifford, PhD, Director, Editorial Committee

Vancouver Campus

  • Ajay Garg, PhD, Coordinator of Individualized Studies and Associate Director of MAS
  • Vasudevan Janarthanan, PhD, Coordinator of Information Technology
  • Arlette Hernandez Pulido, BA, Director of Enrollment Services
  • Amy Yan, MAS, Director of Marketing and Recruitment
  • Jobin Mojtabavi, MAS, Director of Student Services
  • James Gifford, PhD, Director of University Core
  • Gudrun Dreher, PhD, Director of Global Scholars

Office of Finance and Administration

  • Frank N. Barra, CPA, MS, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Lisa Carnevale, Special Assistant to Senior Vice President
  • Gail Lemaire, University Risk Manager

Office of Finance

  • Frank Lawson, MBA, Director of Budgeting Services
  • Juliette Brooks, BS, University Director of Purchasing
  • David Marconi, CPA, MS, Controller
  • Gregory Sarajian, MBA, Manager of Accounts Payable
  • Aeda Ghandour-Khamis, MBA, Manager of Credit and Collections/Student Loan

Office of Enrollment Services

  • Carol Creekmore, MAS, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services
  • Aurora Bugallo, MA, University Registrar

Office of Human Resources

  • Rose D’Ambrosio, MBA, Vice President for Human Resources
  • Stefanie Miller, MA, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources
  • Patricia Miller, MBA, Manager of Employment

Office of Information Resources and Technology

  • Neal Sturm, MBA, Vice President, and Chief Information Officer
  • Saul Kleinman, BA, Associate Vice President for Management Information Systems
  • Stuart Alper, BS, Associate Vice President for University Systems and Networking
  • Manish Wadhwa, MBA, Associate Provost Academic Applications & Technology
  • Kimberly Hart, Manager of Telephone and Voice Services
  • Lane Goldstein, University Director of Access Technologies and Special Projects
  • James Lebo, MS, PMP, HDM, MCSE, University Director of IT Client Services, Support and Process Management

Office of Student Affairs and Division III Athletics Administration

  • Uchenna Baker, PhD, Vice President for Student Affairs and Division III Athletics Administration and Dean of Students
  • Traci Banks, BS, Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
  • Craig Mourton, MPS, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Rebecca Valenzuela, MA, University Director of Housing and Residence Life
  • Donna Robertson, MA, University Director of Career Development
  • Ryan Stalgaitis, EdM, Florham Campus Director of Career Development
  • Juhi Bhatt, EdD, Associate Dean of Students, University Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  • Sarah Azavedo, MA, Florham Assistant Dean of Students
  • Ida Lopez, MSW, University Case Manager

Student Health

  • Tiffany Walker, LCSW, University Director of Student Health Services
  • Carol Brown-Taylor, BSN, MSN, APN, Assistant Director of Metro Student Health Services
  • Stephanie Ulrich, PhD, Director, Metro Center for Psychological Services

Offices and Centers

  • Darshan Shah, MBA, Director, Office of Academic and Disability Support Services
  • Lissette Garcia, MAS, Executive Director, Educational Opportunity Fund
  • Bruce Peabody, PhD, Director, Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning
  • Andrea Mosca, MA, Director of Academic Advisement for the Metro Campus
  • Christina Carlson, MA, Director of Academic Advisement for the Florham Campus
  • Campus Ministries
    • Pastor Jim Om, Metro Campus Ministry
    • (Vacant) Florham Campus Ministry
  • Anita Rivers, MA, Director of Community Relations

Regional Center for Learning Disabilities

  • Mary L. Farrell, PhD, University Director
  • Dawn Dennis, MA, Director, Metropolitan Campus
  • Mary L. Hebert, PhD, Director, Florham Campus
  • Grace Hottinger, Senior Learning Disability Specialist

Public Safety

  • Joseph Vitiello, BA, University Director, Public Safety

Office of Enrollment Management

  • Kenneth M. Schneider, MBA, Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Nancy Matthews-Zwemmer, MBA, University Director of Branding and Marketing
  • Coleen Curtis, BA, University Director of Undergraduate Admissions Operations
  • Anthony Mastropietro, Director of Community College Partnerships
  • Elizabeth Dikovics, Special Assistant to the Vice President
  • Martha Papson Garcia, BA, Director of Veterans Services

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

  • Alexa Perez, MAS, University Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Office of Graduate Admissions

  • Susan Brooman, BA, University Director of Graduate Admissions

Office of International Enrollment

  • Gayathri Attiken, MBA, University Director of International Enrollment

Office of Financial Aid

  • Renée Volak, MM, University Director of Financial Aid
  • Emily Grant, MA, Director of Financial Aid, Florham Campus
  • Carmen Ferrari, MS, Director of Financial Aid, Metropolitan Campus
  • Theresa A. Coll, MA, Director of Financial Aid Operations

Office of University Advancement

  • Colleen Coppla, MA, Senior Vice President for University Advancement
  • Christopher S. Groff, MS, Assistant Vice President for Corporate/Foundations and Major Gifts
  • Kenneth Lam, EdM, Executive Director of Development and Campaign Operations
  • Delia Grace Perez, MA, Director of Planned Giving
  • Darlene Cruz, Associate Director of Annual Giving
  • Michele Bottcher, Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President for University Advancement
  • Laura R. Reynolds, MBA, Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Special Events
  • Jillian Sandoval, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • Jennifer Troxell, Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Development

Office of Strategic Initiatives and Government and Community Affairs

  • Robert Pignatello, EdD, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Government and Community Affairs


  • Bradford Hurlbut, Director of Athletics Division I, Metro Campus
  • Kristin Giotta, Director, Athletics Division III, Florham Campus