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Faculty, Administrators, and Staff

Dean’s Office

Wendy Harriott, Ph.D.

Interim Dean;
Associate Professor;
Special Education

Phone: 732-571-4484

Alex Romagnoli

Alex Romagnoli, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Dean of the School of Education;
Associate Professor

Phone: 732-263-5541

Curriculum and Instruction Faculty


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Jason Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair

Phone: 732-571-3497

Full-Time Faculty

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Kerry Carley-Rizzuto, Ed.D.

Associate Professor;
Early Childhood;
P-3 MEd Program Director


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Jiwon Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Social Studies and Foundations of Education


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Ruth K. Morris, Ed.D.

Curriculum and Instruction;
Early Childhood Education


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Michelle Schpakow, Ed.D.

Science Education Lecturer


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Lilly Steiner, Ed.D.

Associate Professor;
Literacy Program Director


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Chiu-Yin (Cathy) Wong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
TESOL Teacher Education;
M.Ed./ESL Program Director


Vecihi Zambak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor;
Program Director of Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Educators


Educational Counseling and Leadership Faculty


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Vernon S. Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair;
Educational Counseling;
Assistant Director, Social Justice Academy

Phone: 732-263-5542

Full-Time Faculty

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Stephanie Bobbitt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor;
Educational Counseling

Phone: 732-571-4486

William O. George III, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor and Program Director of Educational Leadership and Ed.D. Program

Phone: 732-673-7589

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Tracy Mulvaney, Ed.D.


Phone: 732-263-5572

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Tina R. Paone, Ph.D.

Educational Counseling

Phone: 732-263-5291

Professor Alyson Pompeo-Fargnoli

Alyson Pompeo-Fargnoli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Educational Counseling;
Program Director of Educational Counseling and Leadership

Phone: 732-263-5461

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Nicole Pulliam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Educational Counseling;
Director of the Social Justice Academy

Phone: 732-571-7507

Special Education Faculty


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Ai Kamei, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Interim Department Chair

Phone: 732-263-5411

Full-Time Faculty

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Danielle Frith

Specialist Professor

Phone: 732-571-3614

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Mary Haspel, Ed.D., BCBA-D

Assistant Professor;
Special Education

Phone: 732-923-4611

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Stacy Lauderdale-Littin, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Associate Professor

Phone: 732-263-5216

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Kathryn Lubniewski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Special Education

Phone: 732-923-4610

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Carol McArthur-Amedeo, Ed.D.

Special Education Program Director;
Assistant Chair

Phone: 732-923-4618

Speech-Language Pathology Faculty


Patrick Walden

Patrick R. Walden, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor;

Phone: 732-923-4622

Full-Time Faculty

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Ashley McCarthy, M.S., CCC-SLP

Specialist Professor;
Externship Coordinator

Phone: 732-263-5763

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Erik X. Raj, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor;
Speech Language Pathology

Phone: 732-923-4638

Office of Certification, Field Placement, and School Partnerships

Corina Earle

Director of Field Placements

Phone: 732-263-5798

Linda Foster, Ph.D.

Professional Development Coordinator

Phone: 732-263-5168

If you have any questions or concerns about Certification, please contact 732-571-7558 or email

School of Education Academic Advisors

Carrie Digironimo, M.S.

Program Advisor

Phone: 732-263-5718

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Sarah Moore

MAT Program Coordinator

Phone: 732-263-5689

Office Coordinators and Secretaries

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Lisa Bach

Office Coordinator

Phone: 732-263-5473

Trish Bartlett

Office Coordinator

Phone: 732-263-5487

Mykia Brown

Office Coordinator

Phone: 732-571-3437

Rebecca S. Hanly

Assistant to the Dean

Phone: 732-571-7518