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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 Faculty & Students:

First and foremost, I hope you and your loved ones are doing well despite the stressful and challenging circumstances we now face. I know that many of us are disappointed that in-person classes cannot resume because of the NJ Governor’s Executive Order, but please be assured that we are all working hard to make sure that meaningful learning experiences will occur for the rest of Spring 2020. Our primary focus is on ensuring that students will continue to make academic progress and be provided necessary support services including tutoring and advising, as well as have access to their faculty. This will be accomplished through remote, off-campus methods using various instructional technologies.

It is important for you to be open-minded about the remote coursework delivery that will occur beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. While you may be unfamiliar with remote delivery or remote learning, we have many resources in place to help including the Information Technology Services (ITS) Helpdesk staff who can help virtually troubleshoot common computer hardware and software issues and the Instructional Design Center staff who are well-prepared to provide remote help to those of you who need assistance with instructional technologies.

In addition, Ramapo College has approved the adoption of an emergency Spring 2020 Pass/Fail Grading Option Policy and related Procedures. It is my hope that having this Spring 2020 pass/fail (P/F) grading option will reassure our students and help alleviate some of the stress resulting from the unforeseen and unavoidable disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic this semester. I appreciate the patience everyone exhibited while the details of the policy and procedures were being worked out. While our primary concern is the health and safety of all Ramapo community members, we are fully committed to ensuring that our students can continue to make academic progress and stay on track to achieve their academic goals and ultimately graduate from Ramapo College.

Grading options that are available to Ramapo undergraduate and graduate students for classes taken in the Spring 2020 semester are presented in detail HereStudents are strongly encouraged to consult with their  professors, advisor, school Dean, the Office of Financial Aid, and others before making their decision to opt into P/F grading mode for one, several, or all of their eligible spring 2020 classes.

Please be aware of the many resources available to you at Ramapo College, some of which are listed below.

I know it is difficult and disappointing for us to not be on campus or to be able to gather with colleagues, classmates, and friends, but we must remember that staying off-campus/home and avoiding non-household gatherings prevents community spread of COVID-19 and contributes toward “flattening the curve.” Please be well and stay healthy!



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

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Phone: (201) 684-7585

Clare Naporano
Assistant Director of Academic Affairs
Phone: (201) 684-7529

Joan Capizzi
Executive Secretarial Assistant
Phone: (201) 684-7330

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Phone: (201) 684-7515

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Provost's Office Contacts

Susan Gaulden
Interim Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (201) 684-7532

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

Ben Levy
Director Roukema Center for International Education
Phone: (201) 684-7806
Roukema Center Website

Gurvinder Khaneja
Director Institutional Research
Phone: (201) 684-7766
Institutional Research

Rebecca Root
Director Honors Program
Phone: (201) 684-7429
College Honors Website


Leigh Cregan Keller
Interim Director – George T. Potter Library
Phone: (201) 684-7316
George T. Potter Library



Dorothy Echols Tobe
Chief Planning Officer
Phone: (201) 684-7008

Fernanda Papalia
Phone: (201) 684-7321
Office of the Registrar


Michael Bitz
Director – Instructional Design Center
Phone: (201) 684-7369
Instructional Design Center

Tammi Redd
Director – Faculty Resource Center
Phone: (201) 684-7356
Faculty Resource Center


Yvette Kisor
Director – First Year Seminar
Phone: (201) 684-6212
First Year Seminar


Michael Unger
Director of Assessment
Phone: (201) 684-7761
Assessment of Student Learning



Susan Hangen
Interim Dean for the School of Humanities and Global Studies
Phone: (201) 684-7406
School of Humanities and Global Studies Website

Peter Campbell
Interim Dean for School of Contemporary Arts
Phone: (201) 684-7363
School of Contemporary Arts Website

Edward Saiff
Interim Dean for School of Theoretical and Applied Science
Phone: (201) 684-7734
Theoretical and Applied Science Website

Aaron Lorenz
Dean for School of Social Science and Human Services
Phone: (201) 684-7624
Social Science and Human Services Website

Edward Petkus
Dean of Anisfield School of Business
Phone: (201) 684-7377
Anisfield School of Business Website