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Organizational Structure

  • Advising and Academic Support Workstream

    Co-Chairs

    • Ann Gould, Senior Administrator, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences & Academic Affairs
    • Carolyn Moehling, Senior Administrator, Undergraduate Education

    Representatives

    • Andrew Baker, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences (Spring 2023)
    • Stacey Blackwell, Staff, Rutgers Learning Centers
    • David Wilder, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences (Fall 2023)

    Curriculum Workstream

    Co-Chairs

    • Susan Lawrence, Senior Administrator, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke, Senior Administrator, Academic Affairs

    Representatives

    • Martha Haviland, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Laura Lawson, Senior Administrator, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Peng Song, Senior Administrator, School of Engineering

    Enrollment and Marketing Workstream

    Co-Chairs

    • Wendie Cohick, Staff, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Courtney McAnuff, Senior Administrator, Enrollment Management

    Representatives

    • Alberto Cuitiño, Senior Administrator, School of Engineering
    • Charles Keeton, Senior Administrator, School of Arts and Sciences

    Living-Learning Communities Workstream

    Co-Chairs

    • Salvador Mena, Senior Administrator, Student Affairs
    • Mark Robson, Faculty, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

    Representatives

    • Barbara Cooper, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Jason Geary, Senior Administrator, Mason Gross School of the Arts

    Administrative and Financial Structure Workstream

    Co-Chairs

    • Melissa Blake, Staff, R-Comm (Fall 2023)
    • Jennifer Hollingshead, Senior Administrator, R-Comm (Spring 2023)
    • James Masschaele, Senior Administrator, School of Arts and Sciences

    Representatives

    • Paula Voos, Faculty, School of Management and Labor Relations

    Data Core Workstream

    Co-Chairs

    • Paul Hammond, Senior Administrator, Technology and Instruction
    • Tara Matise, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences (Spring 2023)
    • Thu Nguyen, Senior Administrator, School of Arts and Sciences (Fall 2023)

    Representatives

    • Thu Nguyen, Senior Administrator, School of Arts and Sciences (Spring 2023)
    • Stuart Shapiro, Senior Administrator, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

    Liaison to the Office of the President

    • Brian Ballentine, Senior Administrator, Office of the President 
  • Advising and Academic Support Workstream Steering Committee Members

    • Carlie Andrews, Staff, Undergraduate Education
    • Sanjib Bhuyan, Faculty, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Michael Brown, Staff, School of Engineering
    • Diane DeLauro, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Robin Diamond, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Catrina Gallo, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Shu Hsu, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Meghan Ingstrup, Staff, School of Communication and Information
    • William Jones, Senior Administrator, Office of Career Exploration and Success   
    • Robert Kurland, Staff, Rutgers Business School
    • Noshir Langrana, Faculty, School of Engineering (Spring 2023)
    • Randi Larson, Staff, Undergraduate Education
    • Ellen Leibowitz, Staff, Mason Gross School of the Arts
    • Mei Ling Lo, Faculty, University Libraries
    • Kareem Mumford, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Ilene Rosen, Staff, School of Engineering
    • Lisa Sanon-Jules, Staff, Mason Gross School of the Arts
    • Courtney Stanzione, Senior Administrator, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Christina Torian, Staff, Mason Gross School of the Arts
    • Julie Traxler, Staff, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Thomas Vosseler, Senior Administrator, School of Arts and Sciences
    • David Wilder, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences (Spring 2023)
    • Ethan Yoo, Student, School of Communication and Information
    • Calvin Yu, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences

    Curriculum Workstream Steering Committee Members

    • Atif Akin, Faculty, Mason Gross School of the Arts
    • DuWayne Battle, Faculty, School of Social Work
    • Sharon Bzostek, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Olivia Cardile, Student, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Rebecca Cypess, Senior Administrator, Mason Gross School of the Arts
    • Laura Esteban, Student, School of Arts and Sciences
    • William Field, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Anita Franzione, Faculty, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
    • David Goldman, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Coby Green-Rifkin, Staff, Graduate School of Education
    • Nicole Houser, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Brian Kurisky, Staff, Collaborative Center for Community Engagement
    • Terri Kurtzberg, Faculty, Rutgers Business School
    • Francis Lewis, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Xenia Morin, Faculty, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Akhila Naik, Senior Administrator, School of Management and Labor Relations (Spring 2023)
    • Michelle Neumyer, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Elizabeth O’Connell-Ganges, Staff, Student Affairs
    • Scott Ordway, Faculty, Mason Gross School of the Arts
    • Faustina Owoh, Student, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Neela Patel, Staff, Student Affairs
    • Heather Pierce, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Suzanne Pye, Staff, Office of Career Exploration and Success
    • Robert Scott, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Jonah Siegel, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Sharon Stoerger, Senior Administrator, School of Communication and Information
    • Kristen Syrett, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Wade Trappe, Senior Administrator, School of Engineering
    • Daniel Waite, Staff, Global Affairs
    • Dayna Weintraub, Staff, Student Affairs
    • Elin Wicks, Faculty, School of Engineering

    Enrollment and Marketing Workstream Steering Committee Members

    • Erica Anderson, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Kimberly Apadula, Staff, Douglass Residential College
    • Natasha Benjamin, Staff, Enrollment Management
    • Deepa Bhalla, Staff, Enrollment Management
    • Melissa Blake, Staff, R-Comm (Spring 2023)
    • Robert Boikess, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Neal Buccino, Staff, Office of the Chancellor (Spring 2023)
    • Luke Collins, Student, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Jessica DePaul, Staff, R-Comm (Fall 2023)
    • Kelly Dietz, Staff, Enrollment Management
    • Laura DiMarcantonio, Staff, School of Social Work
    • Marco Dinovelli, Staff, Enrollment Management
    • Juli Hibbard, Staff, Enrollment Management
    • Anthea Jeffrey, Staff, Student Accounting
    • Krista Klein, Staff, Honors College
    • Carl Leikhram, Staff, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Thomas Leustek, Senior Administrator, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Jorge Marcone, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Jean McDonald-Rash, Senior Administrator, University Enrollment Services
    • Lauren Olsen, Staff, Enrollment Management
    • Paul Schalow, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Jason Schweitzer, Staff, Enrollment Management
    • Gina Sharpe, Faculty, School of Social Work
    • Brenda Sheridan, Staff, School of Communication and Information
    • Jay Stefanelli, Staff, Enrollment Management
    • Kavira Thakker, Student, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Jacqueline Thaw, Faculty, Mason Gross School of the Arts
    • Debbie Vogel, Staff, School of Management and Labor Relations
    • Scott Walker, Staf, Academic Services for Student Athletes
    • Sherell Watson-Hall, Staff, Enrollment Management
    • Kait Weiss, Staff, Office of Career Exploration and Success
    • Steve Weston, Staff, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
    • Donald Woodard, Senior Administrator, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
    • Iris Zipkin, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences

    Living-Learning Communities Workstream Steering Committee Members

    • Jean Patrick Antoine, Staff, School of Engineering
    • Christy Beal, Faculty, Undergraduate Education
    • G. Tony Bell, Faculty, Rutgers Business School
    • J.D. Bowers, Senior Administrator, Honors College
    • Jennifer Buckman, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Christopher Cartmill, Faculty, Mason Gross School of the Arts
    • Ana Paula Centeno, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Jeanette Covington, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Leslie Danehy, Staff, Douglass Residential College
    • Ghada Endick, Staff, Student Affairs
    • Ryan Greenbaum, Faculty, School of Management and Labor Relations
    • Erin Johnson, Staff, University Strategy
    • Diane Kim, Student, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Nancy Kranich, Faculty, School of Communication and Information
    • Ariel Leget, Staff, Student Affairs
    • Katie Lynch, Student, School of Engineering
    • Christine Morales, Faculty, School of Social Work
    • Anne Newman, Staff, Student Affairs
    • Mary Nucci, Faculty, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Brian Schilling, Senior Administrator, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Dave Schulz, Staff, Institutional Planning and Operations
    • John Shulack, Senior Administrator, Institutional Planning and Operations
    • Nico Toepfer, Student, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Henry Velez, Senior Administrator, Institutional Planning and Operations
    • Donel Young, Staff, Honors College
    • Tanya Washington, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences

    Administrative and Financial Structure Workstream Steering Committee Members

    • Melissa Blake, Staff, R-Comm (Spring 2023)
    • Wanda Blanchett, Senior Administrator, Graduate School of Education
    • Neal Buccino, Staff, Office of the Chancellor
    • Jessica DePaul, Staff, R-Comm (Fall 2023)
    • Jason DiPaolo, Staff, Finance
    • Barbara Faga, Faculty, Mason Gross School of the Arts
    • Coby Green-Rifkin, Staff, Graduate School of Education
    • Kenneth Irvine, Faculty/Staff, Waksman Institute
    • Michelle Jefferson, Staff, Student Affairs
    • Kenneth McKeever, Faculty, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Kareem Mumford, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Jillian Prior, Staff, R-Comm
    • Elaine Stroud, Staff, School of Management and Labor Relations (Spring 2023)
    • Megan Ulozas, Student, School of Engineering
    • Thomas Vosseler, Senior Administrator, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Nadav Warszawski, Student, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Phil Wisneski, Staff, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (Spring 2023)
    • Donel Young, Staff, Honors College
    • Jeff Zahn, Faculty, School of Engineering

    Data Core Workstream Steering Committee Members

    • Jean Patrick Antoine, Staff, School of Engineering (Living-Learning Communities Workstream Liaison)
    • Christine Bifulco, Staff, Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
    • Madhavi Chakrabarty, Faculty, Rutgers Business School
    • Vanessa Coleman, Staff, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Enrique Curchitser, Faculty, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    • Mary Elgayar, Student, Rutgers Business School
    • Kevin Ewell, Staff, School of Communication and Information
    • Martha Haviland, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences (Curriculum Workstream Liaison)
    • Ellen Law, Staff, Office of Information Technology
    • Thomas Leustek, Senior Administrator, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (Enrollment and Marketing Workstream Liaison)
    • Tugrul Ozel, Faculty, School of Engineering
    • David Pickens, Senior Administrator, School of Graduate Studies
    • Lisa Sanon-Jules, Staff, Mason Gross School of the Arts (Advising and Academic Support Workstream Liaison)
    • Elaine Stroud, Staff, School of Management and Labor Relations (Administrative and Financial Structure Workstream Liaison) (Spring 2023)
    • Sangya Varma, Faculty, School of Arts and Sciences
    • Amy Wollock, Staff, Graduate School of Education
Organizational Chart for the Discovery Advantage Initiative

Timeline

Fall 2022

Refine committee charges
Executive Steering Committee meets
Finalize committee members and procedures

Spring 2023

Workstreams meet to identify and collect information needed through discussions, surveys, town halls, focus groups, etc.; identify possible solutions based on that information

June 1, 2023

Draft preliminary reports, outlining problems and potential solutions

Fall 2023

Review and discussion of preliminary reports through town halls, focus groups, and NBFC

Spring 2024

Produce final reports and recommendations, coordinating the timing of curriculum reports for formal faculty consideration at spring meetings

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