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  Message from the Provost

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. 

The Teaching and Learning Core at Ramapo College is fully committed to and focused on providing high-quality and engaging learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom to our undergraduate and graduate students. Our academic programs and extracurricular events are designed to develop knowledge, skills, attributes, and abilities, as well as new ways of thinking, acting, and engaging, through interdisciplinary and experiential learning and international and intercultural understanding opportunities. We embrace diverse perspectives and approaches and are proud to offer a number of courses and programs that emphasize other cultures, race relations, social justice, and more.

Two of the most important outcomes of obtaining a Ramapo College education are becoming intellectually grounded in the liberal arts and being able to integrate in-depth, discipline-specific knowledge with a commitment to social and cultural skills and values necessary to be productive citizens in a global community and to engage in life-long learning. These traits serve our students well in their academic, professional, and personal lives during their studies at Ramapo and post-graduation.

Recognizing that faculty scholarship is a necessary prerequisite for academic excellence and that student learning experiences are enhanced by the greater faculty expertise, the Teaching and Learning Core coordinates support for the professional development of faculty, which is designed to enhance the quality of teaching, learning, and scholarship at Ramapo College.

As the Vice President for Teaching, Learning, and Growth, I encourage all students, faculty, and staff to engage in opportunities to continually learn, expand one’s horizons, and participate in the exchange of ideas. Doing so will allow Ramapo College to contribute to the greater good in our community and society at large. I am grateful and honored to serve as Ramapo’s Interim Provost/Vice President for Teaching, Learning, and Growth and look forward to learning from and engaging and growing with each of you as our paths cross on campus and virtually.

Dr. Susan Gaulden



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Susan Gaulden, Ph.D.
Interim Provost / Vice President for Teaching, Learning, and Growth
Phone: (201) 684-7532

Vice Provost for Academic Programs

Diane Couzens
Special Assistant to the Provost/Assistant Supervisor 1
Phone: (201) 684-7532

Donna Lee Schweizer
Academic Affairs, Special Programs Coordinator
Phone: (201) 684-7210

Jennifer Weinkauff
Administrative Coordinator for Teaching & Learning
Phone: (201) 684-7330

Ann Marie Stangl
Secretarial Assistant 3
Phone: (201) 684-7515

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Academic Deans

Ed Petkus, Jr., Ph.D.
Dean of the Anisfield School of Business
Phone: (201) 684-7377

Ken Goldstein, MFA
Dean of the School of Contemporary Arts
Phone: (201) 684-7363

Susan Hangen, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the School of Humanities and Global Studies
Phone: (201) 684-7406

Aaron R.S. Lorenz, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Social Science and Human Services
Phone: (201) 684-7624

Edward Saiff, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the School of Theoretical and Applied Science
Phone: (201) 684-7734

Leigh Keller, M.S., L.I.S.
Dean of the Library and Learning Commons
Phone: (201) 684-7316

Academic Assessment

Michael A. Unger
Director of Academic Assessment and Associate Professor of Political Science
Phone: (201) 684-7761
Assessment of Student Learning

Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Claudia Esker
Assistant Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs
Phone: (201) 684-7374

Office of the Registrar

Beth Foster
Associate Registrar
Phone: (201) 684-7321
Office of the Registrar