Staff Directory

  • Research Project Coordinator II
    Staff

    As a Research Project Coordinator, Mariel assists with the day-to-day management of data collection of statewide research studies. She manages...

  • Associate Director, Center for Effective School Practices
    Staff

    Vivian Allen is an Associate Director for the Center for Effective School Practices at Rutgers University.

    She provides advanced leadership...

  • Sr. Director, Finance and Administration
    Staff

    Robert Allison is the Senior Director, Finance & Administration for the Dean’s Office for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers...

  • Accounting Specialist
    Staff

    Sabin is an accounting specialist for NIEER at Rutgers University. She brings a diverse background in corporate accounting and reporting, budget...

  • Research Associate, CESP
    Staff

    David Amiel is a Research Associate for the Center for Effective School Practices at Rutgers University.

    He enthusiastically works to co-...

  • Senior Academic Program Coordinator, Recruitment
    Staff

    Charles Basden is a Senior Academic Program Coordinator, Recruitment for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. 

    Charles ...

  • Grants Manager
    Staff
  • Project Coordinator, Center for Literacy Development
    Staff

    Kelly L. Clarida is a Project Coordinator for the Center for Literacy Development at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.

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  • Administrative Assistant
    Staff

    Jalise Clark is an Administrative Assistant for the Office of Student and Academic Services (OSAS) at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers...

  • Senior Director of Strategic Alliances and Online Programs
    Staff

    Dr. Darren L. Clarke is the Senior Director of Strategic Alliances & Online Programs for the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers...

  • Senior Research Fellow, NIEER
    Staff

    Dr. Lori Connors-Tadros is a Senior Research Fellow for the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University.

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  • Research Project Coordinator
    Staff

    Carol Contreras is the Research Project Coordinator for NIEER, at Rutgers University.

    Carol Contreras provides in-house project support to...

  • Program Coordinator-The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice & Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions
    Staff

    Michele Coyne is the Program Coordinator at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice and the Rutgers Center for...

  • Assessment Coordinator
    Staff

    Melissa Freedman is the Assessment Coordinator in the Office of the Dean at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.

    Melissa...

  • Early Childhood Education Technical Assistance Specialist, NIEER
    Staff

    Beth Ann Gardiner is an Early Childhood Education Technical Assistance Specialist for NIEER at Rutgers University.

    She works on various...

  • Early Childhood Education Policy Specialist, NIEER
    Staff

    Karin Garver is an Early Childhood Education Policy Specialist for NIEER at Rutgers University.

    Her role consists of data collection and...

  • Business Manager
    Staff

    Vallarine Guischard-Paynter is the Business Manager in the Office of Finance, Administration and Personnel for the Graduate School of Education at...

  • Administrative Assistant
    Staff

    Shanelle Harris is the Administrative Assistant for Educational Theory, Policy & Administration, and handles all administrative tasks for...

  • Policy Research Project Coordinator, NIEER
    Staff

    Katherine Hodges is a Policy Research Project Coordinator for NIEER at Rutgers University.

    She primarily coordinates projects focused on...

  • IT Systems Specialist
    Staff

    Brent Horbatt is an IT Systems Specialist for the Graduate School of Education’s Office of Information Technology at Rutgers University.

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  • Senior Administrative Assistant, NIEER
    Staff
  • Program Coordinator
    Staff
  • Business Specialist
    Staff

    Alicia James is a Business Specialist in the Office of Administration and Personnel for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University....

  • Assistant Director for Operations
    Staff

    Destiny Jenkins is the Assistant Director for Operations at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice and Rutgers...

  • Administrative Coordinator
    Staff

    Trevor Johnson is the Administrative Coordinator for the Office of Student and Academic Services for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers...

  • Director for Programs and Communications, CMSI/Proctor Institute
    Staff

    Brandy Jones is the Director for Programs and Communications at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice and...

  • Communications Director, NIEER
    Staff

    Ernest Landante, Jr. is a Communications Director for NIEER at Rutgers University.

    As the National Institute for Early Education Research's...

  • Assistant Director, Alternate Route CESP
    Staff

    Sharlene Laud is the Assistant Director for the Rutgers Alternate Route program at Rutgers University.  

    Sharlene supports teaching...

  • Administrative Assistant
    Staff
  • Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean
    Staff
  • Department Administrator
    Staff

    Jeanette McCreary is the Department Administrator for the Center for Effective School Practices and Rutgers Alternate Route Program at Rutgers...

  • Administrative Coordinator
    Staff

    Colleen McDermott serves as the Administrative Coordinator for the DeMarzo Chair in Education (Learning & Teaching department) for the...

  • Director for Operations & Strategy, CMSI/Proctor Institute
    Staff

    Carolyn Nalewajko serves as the Director for Operations and Strategy at the Rutgers GSE's Center for Minority Serving Institutions. She is a...

  • Director of Rutgers Alternate Route Program-Center for Effective School Practices
    Staff

    Heather R. Ngoma is the Director of Rutgers Alternate Route at Rutgers University.

    Heather is responsible for the program vision-setting,...

  • Development & Alumni Relations Assistant
    Staff

    Ashante Patterson is the Development and Alumni Relations Assistant for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.

    She...

  • Senior Student Services Program Coordinator
    Staff

    Marie Pavelchak is the Senior Student Services Program Coordinator for the Office of Student and Academic Services for the Graduate School of...

  • Administrative Assistant, CESP
    Staff

    Tyler C. Picone is the Administrative Assistant, Rutgers Alternate Route at Rutgers University.

    Tyler helps prospective and enrolled...

  • Director of Communications and Marketing
    Staff

    Afsheen Shamsi is the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.

    She has a decade...

  • Manager
    Staff

    Gordon Stankavage is the manager for the Office of Information Technology at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.

    He is...

  • Administrative Assistant
    Staff
  • Personnel Manager
    Staff

    Melissa Thomas is the Personnel Manager for the Graduate School of Education’s Office of Administration and Personnel at Rutgers University.

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  • Student Counselor II
    Staff

    Kenneth J. Tufo Jr. is a Student Counselor II for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.

    He is the Pre-Program Advisor for...

  • Administrative Assistant
    Staff

    Olivia Walker is the Administrative Assistant for the human resources department for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.

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  • IT Support Technician
    Staff

    Korey Weber works at the GSE as an IT Support Technician where he provides direct support for staff and faculty for when they have issues with...

  • Associate Director for Administration, National Institute for Early Education Research
    Staff

    Valerie Werstler manages all day-to-day Institute operations, including administration...

  • Research Project Assistant
    Staff

    As an Assistant Research Project Coordinator, Charles Whitman provides in-office project support to our research staff, in addition to assisting...

  • Assistant Dean for Advisement
    Staff

    Matthew Winkler is the Assistant Dean for Advising at OSAS, for the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University.

    He is responsible...

  • Senior Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Academic Affairs
    Staff

    Amy Wollock, JD, MBA, MA is the Sr. Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Academic Affairs for the Graduate School of Education’s Office of...

  • Director of Development
    Staff