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Ramapo College is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement. 

Dear Ramapo College Students and Faculty,

The Division of Academic Affairs at Ramapo College firmly believes that Black Lives Matter and wants to affirm our commitment to providing a variety of opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage with the important issues and conversations that the recent growth of the Black Lives Matter movement has amplified. We strive to help members of the Ramapo community become better prepared to join the conversation about racial inequality in the United States and to contribute to ending systemic racial discrimination and injustice.

Each of our five schools has created a statement of support for Black Lives Matter, which may be found on their websites. For convenience, links are provided below.

To engage the entire college community in discussion and to provide educational opportunities on a variety of subjects related to the African American experience, Academic Affairs offered a well-received Black Lives Matter at Ramapo: A College Colloquium on Race, Social Justice, and Representation and the Conversations on Race series. Recordings of the BLM colloquium presentations are available at:  https://www.ramapo.edu/ca/%20blmcolloquium/, and the last discussion in the fall semester Conversations series will occur November 19th at 1:00 pm (for more details, please see https://www.ramapo.edu/sshs/conversations-on-race/).

For those interested in a more structured semester-long educational experience, Ramapo College offers a variety of courses that provide the chance to learn more about the history of the slave economy and its enduring effects on our society and on African Americans; the current social, economic, and political structures that perpetuate racial inequality; the social movements for liberation and justice led by African American activists; and the enormous contributions African Americans have made to the cultural landscape of the United States.

We strongly encourage all students to take action now by enrolling in one or more classes that explore the Black experience, African American culture and art, and social justice. Please consult the College catalog for course descriptions and also see https://www.ramapo.edu/promo/africana/.

 Some Recommended Spring 2021 Course Offerings

AFST 208 a           African American Social and Political Thought

AFST 215 b                    African Americans in Film

AFST 220 b          Hip Hop and Society

COMM 203          Film Representation: Race, Class, and Gender

COMM 234 b        Intercultural Communication

EDUC 221a          Social Context of Education

LAWS 251c          Law, Power, and Inequality

LITR 236              Multicultural Literature: Voices of Protest

LITR 319              Author Studies: Virginia Woolf and Toni Morrison

MUSI 202 b          The Black Experience Through Music

PSYC 231            Multicultural Psychology

PSYC 239            Cross Cultural Psychology

PSYC 451            Capstone Seminar: Black Psychology

SOCI 215             Sociology of Race Relations

SOSC 110 d         Social Science Inquiry

SWRK 270           Cultural Diversity: Racism, Oppression, and Privilege

Notes:

a: AFST 208 fulfills the Value & Ethics General Education requirement

b: AFST 215, AFST 220, and MUSI 202 fulfill the Culture & Creativity General Education requirement

c: LAWS 251 fulfills the Systems, Sustainability & Society General Education requirement

d: SOSC 110 is a required course in the General Education program

 

To reiterate, we believe that Black Lives Matter and that we, as individuals and as members of an institution of higher education, have an obligation to contribute to the solution. We encourage all members of the Ramapo community to seek out educational opportunities and to join the conversation in order to, hopefully and once and for all, put an end to systemic racism.

 

Best,
Dr. Susan Gaulden
Interim Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs

 

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Susan Gaulden
Interim Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (201) 684-7532
E-mail: provost@ramapo.edu

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Vice Provost for Academic Programs
Phone: (201) 684-7585
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Clare Naporano
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
Phone: (201) 684-7529
E-mail: cnaporan@ramapo.edu

Joan Capizzi
Executive Secretarial Assistant
Phone: (201) 684-7330
E-mail: jcapizzi@ramapo.edu

Ann Marie Stangl
Secretarial Assistant 1
Phone: (201) 684-7515
E-mail:astangl@ramapo.edu

Diane Couzens
Special Assistant
Phone: (201) 684-7532
E-mail: dcouzens@ramapo.edu

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Susan Gaulden
Interim Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (201) 684-7532
E-mail: provost@ramapo.edu

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Vice Provost for Academic Programs
Phone: (201) 684-7585
E-mail:
 

Ben Levy
Director Roukema Center for International Education
Phone: (201) 684-7806
E-mail: blevy1@ramapo.edu
Roukema Center Website

Gurvinder Khaneja
Director Institutional Research
Phone: (201) 684-7766
E-mail: gkhaneja@ramapo.edu
Institutional Research

Rebecca Root
Director Honors Program
Phone: (201) 684-7429
E-mail: rroot@ramapo.edu
College Honors Website

 

Leigh Cregan Keller
Interim Director – George T. Potter Library
Phone: (201) 684-7316
E-mail: lkeller1@ramapo.edu
George T. Potter Library

 

Fernanda Papalia
Registrar
Phone: (201) 684-7321
E-mail: fpapalia@ramapo.edu
Office of the Registrar

 

Michael Bitz
Director – Instructional Design Center
Phone: (201) 684-7369
E-mail: mbitz@ramapo.edu
Instructional Design Center

Tammi Redd
Director – Faculty Resource Center
Phone: (201) 684-7356
E-mail: tredd@ramapo.edu
Faculty Resource Center

 

Yvette Kisor
Director – First Year Seminar
Phone: (201) 684-6212
E-mail: ykisor@ramapo.edu
First Year Seminar

 

Michael Unger
Director of Assessment
Phone: (201) 684-7761
E-mail: unger@ramapo.edu
Assessment of Student Learning

 

Deans

Susan Hangen
Interim Dean for the School of Humanities and Global Studies
Phone: (201) 684-7406
E-mail: shangen@ramapo.edu
School of Humanities and Global Studies Website

Peter Campbell
Interim Dean for School of Contemporary Arts
Phone: (201) 684-7363
E-mail: pcampbel@ramapo.edu
School of Contemporary Arts Website

Edward Saiff
Interim Dean for School of Theoretical and Applied Science
Phone: (201) 684-7734
E-mail: esaiff@ramapo.edu
Theoretical and Applied Science Website

Aaron Lorenz
Dean for School of Social Science and Human Services
Phone: (201) 684-7624
E-mail: alorenz@ramapo.edu
Social Science and Human Services Website

Edward Petkus
Dean of Anisfield School of Business
Phone: (201) 684-7377
E-mail:epetkus@ramapo.edu
Anisfield School of Business Website