Academic Affairs

Hepburn Hall, Room 309

Dr. Donna Adair Breault, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President

Jason D. Martinek, Ph. D, Assistant Provost for Faculty and Staff Development

Scott O'Connor, Ph. D, Assistant Provost for Academic Planning

Jonell Knox, Ed. D, Assistant Provost for Student Success and Retention

Bernadette Schery, Executive Assistant to the Provost and Senior Vice President

Geordana Vasquez, Professional Services Specialist 3

The Office of the Provost houses the Provost and Senior Vice President, who is the chief divisional administrator of the University's academic programs, policies, procedures and departments. The vision of the Division of Academic Affairs is to lead New Jersey City University in becoming a nationally recognized leader in public urban higher education.

The Division of Academic Affairs is committed to creating and sustaining a higher education environment for New Jersey City University’s students and faculty that is grounded in a culture of evidence and that values excellent teaching, scholarly achievement, creative activity, service, and lifelong learning. The Division supports the mission of the University by providing high quality academic degree and certificate programs with urban and global perspectives.

The Division of Academic Affairs, as the academic and intellectual core of New Jersey City University, is committed to providing a richly diverse student population with a high quality education in an urban setting. The Division strives to uphold the value of a liberal arts education for its students by maintaining a highly qualified and diverse faculty, offering dynamic and challenging academic programs, and providing an integrated academic support system to promote student retention and achievement.

The Office supports the faculty and professional staff assigned to all academic departments within the William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences, the Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education, the College of Professional Studies, and the School of Business, the Professional Development and Lifelong Learning Office, the Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library, the Office of Global Initiatives, the Department of Online Learning, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Honors Program, General Education, and all academic support departments:

  • Academic Career Planning and Placement
  • Ascend Summer Bridge Program
  • Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies
  • Lee Hagan Africana Studies Center
  • National Student Exchange
  • Office of Specialized Services and Supplemental Instruction
  • Opportunity Scholarship Program
  • Orientation to College Program
  • Pre-College Programs
  • University Advisement Center
  • Youth Corps/AmeriCorps

Additional information can be obtained by visiting the office, located in Hepburn Hall, Room 309, or by calling 201-200-3003 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.