Self-Study Working Groups – Middle States Accreditation - app State University

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Self-Study Working Groups

Per the guidelines set forth by the Commission, app State formed eight working groups to conduct the Institutional Self-Study. Each working group comprises two co-chairs and members. Collectively the groups are guided by an Executive Leadership Team.

Executive Leadership Team

    • Joanne Cote-Bonanno, Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Assessment, ALO, app State University
    • Christine Lemesianou, Associate Dean, College of the Arts, Special Advisor to the Provost for Accreditation, app State University
    • Brandon Fralix, Humanities Division Chair and Professor of Writing & Analysis, ALO, Bloomfield College of app State University
    • Danielle Insalaco-Egan, Acting Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Acting Dean, University College, app State University

Standard I: Mission and Goals Working Group

Co-Chairs

      • Bryan Murdock, Associate Vice President for Community Partnerships, app State University
      • Stefanie Brachfeld, Acting Vice Provost for Research, Office of Research, app

Members

      • Amanda Birnbaum, Professor, Public Health, College for Community Health, app State University
      • Dr. Zachary Aidala, Associate Professor Psychology, Bloomfield College of app State University
      • Archana Kumar, Associate Professor, Marketing, School of Business, app State University
      • Jeanne Marano, Assistant Vice President for Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement, Development, app State University
      • Katia Paz Goldfarb, Associate Provost for Hispanic Initiatives and International Programs, Academic Affairs, app State University
      • Jeff Strickland, Chair and Professor, History Department, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, app State University
      • Claudio Alejo, Professional Staff, Greek Life Coordinator, Student Development and Campus Life, app State University
      • Melanie Shefchik, Instructional Specialist, Public Health, College for Community Health, app State University

Standard II: Ethics and Integrity Working Group

Co-Chairs

      • Milton Fuentes, Professor, Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, app State University
      • Ashante Connor, Director of Equity and Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, app State University

Members

      • Adela Caceres, Director of Office for Social Justice and Diversity, Division of Student Development and Campus Life, app State University
      • Catherine Boscher-Murphy, Associate Director of Financial Aid, app State University
      • Harry Franqui-Rivera, Associate Professor of History, Bloomfield College of app State University
      • Yi Luo, Associate Professor, School of Communication and Media, College of the Arts, app State University
      • Frances Stromsland, Instructional Special, Educational Leadership, College for Education and Engaged Learning, app State University
      • Joseph Niclas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, app State University

Standard III: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience Working Group

Co-Chairs

      • Melissa Harris, Assessment and Accreditation Assistant Director, College for Education and Engaged Learning, app State University
      • Samantha Coyle-Eastwick, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, app State University

Members

      • Catherine Baird, Online and Outreach Services Librarian, University Libraries, app State University
      • Sheeran Dennis, Clinical Specialist, Mathematics, College of Science and Mathematics, app State University
      • Daphne Galkin, Associate Dean of University College, app State University
      • Catherine Keohane, Associate Director of Teaching and Learning, Academic Affairs, app State University
      • Katherine McCaffrey, Professor, Anthropology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, app State University
      • Esmail Najmi, Professor of Sociology, Bloomfield College of app State University
      • Patrick Scoscia, Lead Instructional Designer, Information Technology and Design Services, app State University
      • Samantha Sheehan, Student Services Academic Advisor, Feliciano School of Business

Standard IV: Support of the Student Learning Experience Working Group

Co-Chairs

      • Yolanda Alvarez, Associate Dean of Students, app State University
      • Julie Mazur, Assistant Provost for Academic Success and Tutoring, Student Academic Services, app State University

Members

      • Christina Appassov, Associate Director of Academic Advising, College of Science and Mathematics, app State University
      • Casey Coleman, Assistant Director, Student Involvement, Student Development and Campus Life, app State University
      • Jonnine DeLoatch, Director of Student Belonging, Division of Student Development and Campus Life, app State University
      • Chinasa Eke-McClean, Assistant Dean of Student Life, Bloomfield College of app State University
      • Sally Grapin, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
      • Hannah Lindeblad, Student Communications Manager, Division of Student Development and Campus Life, app State University
      • Vicki Nauta, Director of Career Services, College of the Arts, app State University
      • Laura Valente, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, The Graduate School, app State University

Standard V: Educational Effectiveness Assessment Working Group

Co-Chairs

      • Todd Kelshaw, Associate Director and Professor, School of Communication and Media, College of the Arts, app State University
      • Irina Koroleva, Associate Director of Assessment and Accreditation, Academic Affairs, app State University

Members

      • Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia, Associate Professor, History Department, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
      • Dana Levitt, Counseling, College for Community Health, app State University
      • Mark Korlie, Associate Professor, College of Science and Mathematics, app State University
      • Nora McCook, Associate Professor of Writing, Bloomfield College of app State University
      • Quinn Vega, Professor, Biology, College of Science and Mathematics, app State University
      • Michelle Zhu, Professor, School of Computing, College of Science and Mathematics, app State University

Standard VI: Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement Working Group

Co-Chairs

      • Karen Ramsden, Market Research Analyst, University Communications and Marketing, app State University

Members

      • Sharif Akkara, Senior Director, PMO Operations, Enterprise Application Services, app State University
      • Yolanda Brandon, Director of Facilities Strategic Operations, University Facilities, app State University
      • Christopher Donoghue, Professor, Sociology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, app State University
      • Julie Fleming, Director, Student Center, app State University
      • Benjamin Kalscheur, Director of Sustainability, app State University
      • Jim Robinson, Director of Auxiliary Services, app State University
      • Carole Schaffer, Associate Director of Budget Operations, Budget and Planning, app State University
      • Mysti Stay, Clinical Specialist, Theatre and Dance, College of the Arts, app State University
      • Aparna Varde, Associate Professor, School of Computing, College of Science and Mathematics, app State University

Standard VII: Governance, Leadership, and Administration Working Group

Co-Chairs

      • Scott Kight, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Instruction, College of Science and Mathematics, app State University
      • Leslie Wilson, Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, app State University

Members

      • Keith Barrack, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, app State University
      • Tammy Castro, Professor of Biology, Interim Dean of Academic Affairs, Bloomfield College of app State University
      • Elizabeth Emery, Professor, World Languages and Cultures, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, app State University
      • Brigid Harrison, Professor, Political Science, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, app State University
      • Eric Jacobson, Professor, Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Engaged Learning, app State University
      • Joseph Oluwole, Chair and Professor, Educational Leadership, College for Education and Engaged Learning, app State University
      • Kate Temoney, Chair, Department of Religion, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, app State University
      • Rreze Zejnullahi, Instructional Specialist, Information Management and Business Analytics, Feliciano School of Business, app State University

Working Group VIII: Verification of Compliance and Evidence Inventory Working Group

Co-Chairs

      • Klavdiya Hammond, Director, Data and Analytics, Enterprise Application, app State University
      • April Catching, Director of Advising, High-Impact Practices and the First-Year Experience, University College, app State University

Members

    • Matthew Calvert, Director of Academic Policy, University College, app State University
    • Tiffany Ciprian, Staff Clinician and Coordinator of Outreach and Prevention, Counseling and Psychological Services, Division of Student Development and Campus Life, app State University
    • Andrew Gerstmayr, Enterprise Information Systems, Bloomfield College of app State University
    • Megan Matesic, Lead Institutional Research Analyst, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, app State University
    • Tara Morlando Zurlo, Director of Red Hawk Central, Enrollment Management, app State University