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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 26, 2002

(Mahwah) — Dr. Edward Cody, professor of history and American studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey, has been appointed by Ramapo’s Board of Trustees as interim provost/vice president for academic affairs, effective August 1.

As one of Ramapo’s founding faculty members, Cody has served the college in a wide range of capacities since 1971. He held positions as an associate dean and an academic administrator, as fiscal vice president and chair of the State Council of Fiscal Vice Presidents, and as chair of Ramapo’s Council of Directors (deans). He wrote a number of the early documents for Ramapo’s governance and curriculum, drafted the original General Education Plan and the current mission statement.

Cody is the author of numerous publications along with segments of the CBS Summer Semester Series, Reimagining America and The Ethical Revolution. He is a recipient of the Fred and Florence Thomases Faculty Award for distinguished teaching and contribution to Ramapo College and the 2001 Jack P. Richardson Memorial Award for leadership. He earned a B.S. degree in history at St Peter’s College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history at Lehigh University.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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