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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 21, 2000

(Mahwah) — President Robert A. Scott of Ramapo College of New Jersey today announced the appointment of Dr. Donna Crawley as acting vice president for academic affairs. Crawley, a professor of psychology and former dean of Ramapo’s School of Social Science and Human Services (SSHS), will assume the new position effective August 21.

“Dr. Crawley is an outstanding teacher, scholar, and administrator, and we are fortunate she has agreed to serve as chief academic officer. Her Middle States experience makes her an ideal choice as Ramapo continues to strive for even greater levels of excellence.”

Crawley, who previously served on the faculty of the College of New Rochelle, began her tenure at Ramapo in 1984 as an assistant professor of psychology. While at Ramapo she has taught psychology courses at all levels and co-chaired the Middle States Executive Committee, overseeing the self-study and site evaluation for reaccreditation. In addition she previously served as the director of Academic Programs and Assessment, as well as dean of SSHS.

She is the author of numerous publications and papers on issues of gender, race and ethnicity, and sexual harassment and bias, and is the co-author of A Sexual Harassment Workshop Manual, used as the basis for Ramapo workshops on sexual harassment. She served as co-editor of the national journal Transformations from 1993 to 1997, and continues to serve as an advisory board member.

Crawley has been a Reaccreditation Evaluation Team Member for the Middle States Association. She is a recipient of the Jack Richardson Memorial Award, the Fred and Florence Thomases Award, a Faculty-Student Research Award, and a National Science Foundation Fellowship, among others. She earned a Ph.D. in personality and social psychology from Cornell University.

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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 CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, 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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