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The convening group is the primary academic and curricular unit at Ramapo, functioning in lieu of the traditional department. A convening group is comprised of faculty teaching in the particular major, minor, or program, and reports to a Dean. Some convening groups are disciplinary while others are interdisciplinary. Faculty may be from one school or from several.

A full convener job description and a listing of all conveners appears below.

Convener Job Description (PDF)

List of Conveners

Majors Offered/Conveners – Academic Year 2018-2019

Major: Accounting/Information Systems/Information Technology
School: ASB
Conveners/Location: T. Burns & Constance Crawford

Major: Africana Studies
School: SSHGS
Conveners/Location: D.Colman & K. Johnson

Major: Clinical Lab Science
School: TAS
Conveners/Location: R. Bacon

Major: American Studies
School: SSHGS
Conveners/Location: J. Gronbeck-Tedesco

Major: Biochemistry
School: TAS
Conveners/Location:  S. Anderson

Major: Bioinformatics
School: TAS
Conveners/Location: P. Bagga

Major: Biology
School: TAS
Conveners/Location:  W. Mitchell

Major: Business Administration/ Finance and Economics
School: ASB
Conveners/Location: J. Hecht

Major: Business Administration /Management
School: ASB
Conveners/Location: R. Abzug

Major: Business Administration / Marketing
School: ASB
Conveners/Location: C. Chung

Major: Chemistry
School: TAS
Conveners/Location: R. Mentore

Major: Clinical Lab Science
School: TAS
Conveners/Location: R. Bacon

Major: Communications Arts
School: CA
Conveners/Location:  R. Gangemi

Major: Computer Science
School: TAS
Conveners/Location: V. Miller

Major: Contemporary Arts
School: CA
Conveners/Location: K. Dolak

Major: Economics
School: ASB
Conveners/Location: J. Hecht/ASB

Major: Elementary Education
School: SSHS
Conveners/Location: A. Lorenz

Major: Engineering Physics
School: TAS
Conveners/Location: P. Anderson

Major: Environmental Science
School: TAS
Conveners/Location: . E. Rainforth

Major: Environmental Studies
School: SSHS
Conveners/Location: M. Edelstein

Major: History
School: SSHGS
Conveners/Location: S. Taranto

Major: Integrated Science Studies
School: TAS
Conveners/Location: E. Rainforth

Major: International Business
School: ASB
Conveners/Location: C. Chung

Major: International Studies
School: SSHGS
Conveners/Location: D. Chen

Major: Law & Society
School: SSHS
Conveners/Location: M. Serban

Major: Liberal Studies
School: SSHGS
Conveners/Location: P. Kayaalp

Major: Literature
School: SSHGS
Conveners/Location: V. Flenga & J.Hoch

Major: Mathematics
School: TAS
Conveners/Location: M. Goldberg-Rugalev

Major: Medical Imaging
School: TAS
Conveners/Location: R. Bacon

Major: Music
School: CA
Conveners/Location: M. Gidal

Major: Nursing
School: TAS
Conveners/Location: K. Burke

Major: Political Science
School: SSHGS
Conveners/Location:  D. Chen

Major: Psychology
School: SSHS
Conveners/Location: M. Poran

Major: Social Science
School: SSHS
Conveners/Location: E. Leskinen

Major: Social Work
School: SSHS
Conveners/Location: J. McTighe

Major: Sociology
School: SSHS
Conveners/Location: B. Yaghmaian

Major: Spanish Language Studies
School: SSHGS
Conveners/Location: P. Costa Straile

Major: Theater
School: CA
Conveners/Location: B. Shamash

Major: Visual Arts
School: CA
Conveners/Location: A. LePore


Graduate Program Directors

Master of Business Administration
Mr. Timothy Landers – Director

Master of Science in Accounting
Constance Crawford – Director

Master of Science in Educational Technology
Dr. Richard Russo – Director

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
Mr. Brian Chinni – Director

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
TBD – Director

Master of Arts in Special Education
Dr. Julie Norflus-Good –  Director

Master of Science in Nursing
Kathleen M. Burke PhD, RN – Director

Master of Social Work
Ann Marie Moreno – Director



Adjunct Resources

Ramapo values its adjunct instructors and consider them an integral part of the learning
process. At the beginning of each year an orientation is held for all new and returning adjuncts
to keep them apprised of the latest college policies and procedures.

To teach courses offered by an academic unit, the minimum academic qualification is a Master’s degree in a relevant field. Exceptions may be made by the Provost upon recommendation of the Dean. (Board of Trustees Policy #603).

  • Adjunct Degree Enrollment Verification ( DOC ) ( PDF )
  • Adjunct Degree Letter ( DOC ) ( PDF )