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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Jacqueline Taylor Ph.D.
609.771.3080

Jacqueline Taylor became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and a professor of Communication Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at The College of New Jersey in March 2013. As chief academic officer, the provost has responsibility for over 360 full-time faculty and librarians and more than fifty degree programs offered through seven schools. The Office of Academic Affairs allocates resources and administers policies that undergird faculty work with highly talented undergraduates and graduate students at a college characterized by a collaborative, engaged, rigorous intellectual community. To this end, the provost, reporting to the president, leads strategic planning and ensures the development and support of the College’s five signature experiences. Read Full Bio



Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning

Ieva Zake Ph.D.
609.771.3095

The Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning creates opportunities for faculty development, including professional development for department chairs; facilitates the institutional strategic planning process; advances the culture of grant writing; expands the use of technology in teaching; and supports the development of innovative educational programs. The Vice Provost oversees the following units: the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, the Office of Instructional Design, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Graduate and Advancing Education. Read Full Bio



Associate Provost for Curriculum and Liberal Learning

Christopher “Kit” Murphy Ph.D.
609.771.2965

The Associate Provost for Curriculum and Liberal Learning coordinates the cross-College undergraduate academic programs that are not housed in any particular school or department, including: American Languages & Culture; Community Engagement; Faculty-Student Collaboration; the First Seminar Program (FSP); Global Engagement; Honors; Liberal Learning; the Self-Designed Major; the Summer Reading Program; and Writing. The Associate Provost is directly responsible for the Liberal Learning Program and supports and coordinates the directors and coordinators of the other programs. Read Full Bio



Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Mosen Auryan Ph.D.
609.771.2143

The Center for Institutional Effectiveness (CIE) has a one-sentence mission statement: We connect data to decisions and actions at TCNJ. In that capacity, CIE provides a sustainable decision support mechanism to ensure TCNJ’s success in realizing its strategic goals and commitments. As the main data and information hub at TCNJ, CIE offers analytics skillset and expertise in three main areas: 1) Business Intelligence; 2) Institutional Research; and, 3) Assessment. Read Full Bio



Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs

Jennifer Palmgren Ph.D.
609.771.2720

The Assistant Provost serves as a policy and procedure resource for Academic Affairs, works with the College’s shared governance system, facilitates the approval processes for new academic programs, and reviews student complaints and appeals at the level of the Provost’s Office. Units in this area include Academic Integrity and the Office of Competitive Post-Graduate Fellowships. As the MSCHE Accreditation Liaison Officer, the Assistant Provost serves as a resource on matters related to regional accreditation. Read Full Bio



Director of Administration for Academic Affairs

Norma Garza
609.771.2515

The Director of Administration oversees all academic budgets and serves as the Academic Affairs liaison to the College’s business offices. The Director of Administration also manages faculty lines and recruitment, supports searches within Academic Affairs, coordinates reports on faculty workload such as Faculty Activity Reports, and provides oversight for events and initiatives sponsored by Academic Affairs. Read Full Bio



Assistant to the Provost

Ann Guarnaccia
609.771.3032

The Assistant to the Provost supports the chief academic officer with day to day executive details, supports faculty and staff recruitment, plans and coordinates events related to faculty and faculty emeriti, provides support to shared governance committees such as the College Promotion and Tenure Committee, and works with Human Resources to coordinate performance evaluations within the division of Academic Affairs. Read Full Bio



Program Assistant

Jessica Stover
609.771.3385

The Program Assistant provides administrative support for the Office of Academic Affairs, the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Instructional Design. The Program Assistant also assists in planning events sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, such as New Faculty Orientation and the Celebration of Student Achievement. Read Full Bio


Academic Affairs Organizational Chart


Academic Affairs
Green Hall, Room 212
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628-0178
609.771.3080
609.637.5161 FAX
academic@tcnj.edu

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