Administration, Faculty, and Staff


FACULTY


Essex County College has both full-time and adjunct faculty members expected to meet the same standards of academic preparation, course content, and dedication to students. In addition to a greater teaching load, full-time faculty have additional responsibilities, notably curriculum development, student advisement, and involvement in the life of the college. The following is a list of full-time faculty members, together with their credentials and their divisional or departmental assignment.

Abavana, Matilda 

Associate Professor, Division of Business 

BA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

MBA - Fairleigh Dickinson University

Aboelnaga, Eman

Associate Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences 

BS - Rutgers University

MS - New Jersey Institute of Technology

EdD - Rutgers University

Abu-Hatab, Ezdehar

Assistant Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

BA - Rutgers University

MS - Montclair State University

Acquaye, Theophilus

Assistant Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BSME - University of Science and Technology, Ghana

MS - McGill University, Canada

Adepo, Emmanuel

Assistant Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BA - Université D' Abidjan, Ivory Coast

MA - City College of New York

Albuquerque, Germaine

Assistant Professor, Division of Business

BCom - University of Pune, India

MCom - University of Pune, India

MAS - Fairleigh Dickinson University

Alexandre, Jean-Wilner

Assistant Professor, Division of Business

BS – Kean University

MA – Rutgers University

Alston, Richard

Associate Professor, Division of Humanities

BM - Julliard School of Music

MM - Julliard School of Music

Andresky, Shohreh

Instructor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences 

BA - Montclair State University

MA - New Jersey City University

Aouad, Emmanuel

Assistant Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

BS - University of Cape Coast

MA - State University of New York, College at Buffalo

PhD – State University of New York at Buffalo

Asobayire, Martin

Associate Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

AS - Essex County College

BA - Rutgers University

MS - Montclair State University

Assadipour, Hossein

Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences 

BS - Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran

MS - Michigan Technological University

PhD - Michigan Technological University

Azubuike, Ike

Lecturer, Educational Opportunity Fund Program

BS - Rio Grande College

MA - Montclair State University

Bagheri, Bagher

Instructor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

AS - Essex County College

BA - Rutgers University

MA - University of Bridgeport

Bannon, Ron

Associate Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BFA - New York University

MS - Teachers College, Columbia University

Bartinique, A. Patricia

Professor, Division of Humanities

BA - Rutgers University

MA - Purdue University

MPh - New York University

Battle, Kathlyn

Associate Professor/Counselor

BSW - Rutgers University

MSW - Rutgers University

Bhatt, Viral

Assistant Professor, Bilingual Studies

BA - Drew University

MA - City University of New York

PhD - City University of New York

Boakye, Augustine

Associate Professor

BE - University of Cape Coast, Ghana

MA - Brunel University, UK

PhD - University of Dundee, UK

Bridgeforth, Mamie

Professor, Division of Social Sciences, Humanities & Bilingual Studies

AAS - Essex County College

BA - Rutgers University

MSW - Rutgers University

Bruan, Maria

Associate Professor, Bilingual Studies

BA - University of Santo Thomas, Philippines

MA - Institute of Hispanic Culture, Madrid, Spain

Calloway, India

Lecturer, Educational Opportunity Fund Program

BA - Colgate University

MA - Seton Hall University

Carpenter, Mary Ellen

Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

AS - Middlesex County College

BS - Montclair State University

MA - Montclair State University

Carter, Linda

Associate Professor, Division of Social Sciences

BA - Rutgers University

JD - Rutgers School of Law

Castillo, Carlos

Associate Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BS - Stevens Institute of Technology

MS - Stevens Institute of Technology

PhD - Stevens Institute of Technology

Cha, Teryn

Assistant Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BE - Kookmin University, Korea

MS - New Jersey Institute of Technology

PhD - New Jersey Institute of Technology

Chatterjee, Aneliia

Assistant Professor/Librarian

BS - Sofia University, Bulgaria

MS - Pratt Institute

MS - Sofia University, Bulgaria

Chestnut, Jose

Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

MD - University Autonoma of Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic

Constant, Gervida

Instructor, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

AS - Raritan Valley College

BSN - Felician College

MS - Walden University

Curtis, Jeffrey

Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities

BA - Rutgers University

MS - Rutgers University

Danville, Gennevieve

Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

BS - New Jersey City University

MS - Kean University

DNP - Rutgers University

Davis, Patrice

Professor, Division of Social Sciences

BA - Swarthmore College

JD - Harvard Law School

De la Torre, Carlos

Associate Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BS - New Jersey Institute of Technology

MS - New Jersey Institute of Technology

De Pascual, Ivonne

Lecturer, Educational Opportunity Fund Program

BA - Rutgers University

MA - Montclair State University

DeFreece, Eileen

Associate Professor, Division of Humanities

BA - Rutgers University

MA - Rutgers University, Literature

MA - Rutgers University, Creative Writing

PhD - Rutgers University

Dimopoulos, Alkis

Instructor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BS - New Jersey Institute of Technology

ME - Stevens Institute of Technology

Donofrio, Thomas

Instructor, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

BA - Lafayette College

MS - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Doyle, Brendan

Assistant Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

BS - Seton Hall University

MS - Howard University

Duroy, Frank

Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

BA - Fairleigh Dickinson University

MA - Montclair State University

Ed D - Rutgers University

Figueiras, Ines

Associate Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BA - Rutgers University

MS - New Jersey Institute of Technology

MS - Walden University

Francis, Donna

Lecturer B, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

BS - Seton Hall University

MS - Walden University

Frank, Michael

Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

BS - City College of New York

MS - New York University

Freedman, Gerald

Associate Professor, Division of Social Sciences

BS - East Stroudsburg State College

MA - Newark State College

Gage, Gale

Professor, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

BSN - Florida A&M University

MSN - Rutgers University

PhD – Rutgers University

Harrison, Charles

Instructor, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

AAS - Essex County College

BS - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Higgins, Rita

Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities

AA - Essex County College

BA - Rutgers University

MA - Rutgers University

Hill, Nessie

Associate Professor, Division of Humanities

BS - Roosevelt University

MS - Roosevelt University

PhD - Union Institute and University

Hills, John

Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities

BA - Catholic University of America

MA - Seton Hall University

Jenkins, Mary

Instructor, Division of Social Sciences

BSW - Rutgers University

MSW - Rutgers University

Johnson, James

Professor/Counselor

BD - Maryknoll Seminary

MA - Maryknoll Seminary

EdD - Rutgers University

Kabakibi, Yasser

Assistant Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

BS - Montclair State University

MS - Montclair State University

Kamunge, Eunice

Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

AS - Essex County College

BA - Rutgers University

MA - St. Peters College

MS - Seton Hall University

PhD – Seton Hall University

Khalfani, Akil

Associate Professor, Division of Social Sciences

BA - University of California

MA - University of Pennsylvania

PhD - University of Pennsylvania

Kushner, Carol

Instructor, Division of Humanities

BA - Fairleigh Dickinson University

MA - William Paterson University

Lee, Jeffrey

Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

BS - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MS - Mississippi State University

PhD - North Carolina State University

Linfante, Felix

Professor, Division of Social Sciences

BA - Rutgers University

MA - Kean University

PhD - Seton Hall University

Lumbsden, Samuel

Assistant Professor, Bilingual Studies

BA - University of Panama

MA - New Jersey City University

Lvov, Nadezhda

Associate Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

BS - Moscow State University

MS - Moscow State University

MS - New York University

Mailly, Kenneth

Instructor, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

BS - SUNY Downstate Medical Center

MPA - Seton Hall University

Marashi, Nidhal

Associate Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

BSc - Baghdad University, Iraq

MS - Kings College, London University, UK

PhD - Kings College, London University, UK

Martinez-Castaneda, Carmen

Lecturer F, Educational Opportunity Fund Program

BA - Rutgers University

MA - Montclair State University

McCall, Mingyon

Associate Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BA - New Jersey Institute of Technology

MA - New Jersey City University

MA - New Jersey City University

Moheb, Naser

Instructor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BA - Daneshara College, Iran

MS - Temple University

Nash, Mikal

Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities

BA - Rutgers University

MA - Fairleigh Dickinson University

O'Connell, Sean

Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities

BA - State University of New York

MA - City University of New York

Orosz, Brooke

Assistant Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BS - Stony Brook University

PhD - The Graduate Center at the City University of New York

Patel, Daxay

Instructor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

AAS - Essex County College

BS - New Jersey Institute of Technology

MS - Kean University

Pekarofski, Michael

Associate Professor, Bilingual Studies

AA - Union County College

BA - Rutgers University

MA - Rutgers University

EdM - Rutgers University

Pernia, Raquel

Associate Professor, Division of Business

BA - Rutgers University

MBA - Rutgers University

Pinderhughes, Charles

Assistant Professor, Division of Social Sciences

MA - Goddard College

PhD - Boston College

Ramakrishnan, Sujatha

Assistant Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

BS - Osmania University, India

MS - Purdue University

Rivera, Carlos

Associate Professor, Division of Business

BA - Long Island University

MBA - Long Island University

Rozak, Maria

Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

BS - Universidad Catolica del Peru

PhD - University of Notre Dame

Savage, Gerald

Associate Professor, Division of Business

BS - Norfolk State University

MA - Teachers College, Columbia University

MBA - New York University

Schlager, Herbert

Professor, Division of Humanities

BA - Yeshiva University

MA - New York University

PhD - New York University

Scott, Myrna

Instructor, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

BS - Felician University

MS - Felician University

Scuorzo, Karen

Assistant Professor, Division of Business

BA - Kean College

MA - Montclair State University

MBA - Seton Hall University

Seddiki, Mohamed

Instructor

AS-Essex County College

BS- New Jersey City University

MS- Polytechnic University

Spellman, Robert

Professor, Division of Humanities

BS - Virginia State College

EdM - Rutgers University

PhD- New York University

Stafford, Timothy

Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BS - St. Francis College

MST - Fordham University

Stein, Jill

Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

BA – State University of New York at Binghamton

MS - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

PhD - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Stevens, Margaret

Associate Professor, Division of Humanities

BA - Rutgers University

MA - Brown University

PhD - Brown University

Stewart, Korena

Instructor, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

AAS - Essex County College

AS - Union County College

BS - Kean University

MS - Kean University

MA - Princeton Theological Seminary

Stolberg, Victor

Assistant Professor/ Counselor

BA - State University of New York at Cortland

BS Ed - State University of New York at Cortland

BS - Excelsior College, University of the State of New York

MS Ed - State University of New York at Cortland

MS - State University of New York at Cortland

MA - State University of New York at Buffalo

MAH - State University of New York at Buffalo

EdM - State University of New York at Buffalo

MALS - Rutgers University

MAT - Rutgers University/New Jersey Institute of Technology,

MA - Rutgers University/New Jersey Institute of Technology

MA - Montclair State University

Stutz-Doyle, Christine

Professor, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

AAS - Essex County College

BA - Rutgers University

MA - Touro College

DPT - Touro College

PhD – Seton Hall University

Sulse, Majuvy

Associate Professor, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

BSN - Divine Word University

MSN - Kean University

Tandoh, Paul

Assistant Professor, Division of Social Sciences

BS - Trenton State College

JD - Seton Hall University

Taylor-Bandele, Leola

Instructor/Librarian

BS - Fairleigh Dickinson University

MLS - Pratt Institute

Tooma, William

Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities

BA - William Paterson University

MA - William Paterson University

DLitt - Drew University

Tori, Doris

Instructor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BA - Universidad Inca Garcilaso De la Vega, Peru

MA - Universidad Inca Garcilaso De la Vega, Peru

Torres, Ada

Lecturer, West Essex Academic Programs

BA - Interamerican University of Puerto Rico

MS - Thomas Edison State College

Vieira, Elvira

Associate Professor

BA- Hood College

MA-Montclair State University

EdD- Rowan University

Vyas, Mamta

Assistant Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BS - Maharaja Sayajirao University, India

MS - Montclair State University

MS - Maharaja Sayajirao University, India

Wager, Jennifer

Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities

BA - Ohio State University

MA - Georgetown University

MA - Ohio State University

Wang, Chengwen

Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BS - Shandong Teacher’s University, China

MS - Shandong University, China

PhD - Rutgers University

DS - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Warner, Darlyn

Instructor, Division of Nursing and Health Sciences

AAS - Passaic County Community College

BS - Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

MS - Midwestern State University

Weissman, Martin

Associate Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

BA - Upsala College

MA - Pratt Institute

White, Ladylease

Professor, Division of Business

BA - The College of New Jersey

MA - Columbia University

PhD - New York University

Williams, Rebecca

Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities

BA - City College of New York

MA - City College of New York

Williams, Alvin

Professor

BA - Rutgers University

MS - New Jersey Institute of Technology

Ed D - New York University 

Wilson, Lynn

Assistant Professor, Division of Biology, Chemistry & Physics

AS - Essex County College

BS - Seton Hall University

MS - Montclair State University

Wilson, Ned

Professor, Division of Mathematics, Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences

AB - Emory University

BD - Drew University

MS - Stevens Institute of Technology

PhD - Drew University

York, Lori

Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing & Health Sciences

AAS - Essex County College

BS - University of Phoenix

MS - University of Phoenix


EMERITI


Berry, David A.

Professor Emeritus, History

BA – University of Rochester

MA – University of Connecticut 

Gross, Eugene W.

Professor Emeritus, Biology

BS – New York University

MA – Columbia University

MS – Rutgers University

Johnson, Byron

Professor Emeritus, Biology

BS – Howard University

MST – Rutgers University

PhD – Rutgers University

Kuric, Helen

Professor Emerita, Mathematics

BS – Seton Hall University

MS – University of Notre Dame

Larkin, Charles

Professor Emeritus, Humanities

BA – New York University

MA – Jersey City State College

PhD – Fordham University

Mendelson, Stanley

Professor Emeritus, Health Sciences

BS - Brooklyn College

MA - Seton Hall University

Yamba. A. Zachary

President Emeritus

BS - Seton Hall University

MA - Seton Hall University

EdD - Pacific States University

Yee, Donald

Professor Emeritus, Mathematics

AB - Rutgers University

MS - New York University

Zeneri, Raymond

Professor Emeritus, Mathematics

BSEE – University of Miami

MST – Rutgers University


EXECUTIVE OFFICERS


Boakye, Augustine

Interim President

Bundy, Alfred

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Henry, Yvette

Executive Director of Human Resources

Kirkland, Keith

Dean of Student Affairs

Peterson, George

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Runfeldt, John

Executive Director of Institutional, Effectiveness, Planning & Assessment 

Seddiki, Mohamed

Executive Dean / Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Information Technology & Operations

Vieira, Elvira

Dean of Community & Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Williams, Alvin

Interim Executive Dean of Faculty & Academics


OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF


Alvarado, Maria

Director, Community & Extension Programs and Non-Credit Enrollment Services

Barkley, Elizabeth

Director, IT Operations

Information Technology

Bello-De Castro, Leigh

Associate Dean, Online Education & West Essex Campus

Beretta, Caroline

Associate Director,

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program

Bridgett, Karen

Associate Director,

Human Resources

Celestin, Judith

Director, Adult Learning Center

Choudhury, Sanghamitra

Director, Workforce Development & Training

Cromartie, Anthony

Director, Public Safety

Dami, Salah

Associate Director, Technical Services

Information Technology

Doughtie, Michael

Director,

 Athletics / Physical Education Building

Estrada, Juan

Associate Director, Telecommunications,

Information Technology

Flanigan, Virginia

Director, Child Development Center

Graham, Jamil

Director,

Student Life & Activities

Hall, Ledawn

Director, Men & Women Excellence Scholars

Hordge, Shadiquah

Assistant to the Dean,

Academic Affairs

Jefferies, Yvette

Director, College Advancement & Foundation

Kassa, Zewdnesh

Registrar/Associate Dean - Student Affairs

Enrollment Services

McKinney, Angela

Director, On Campus Continuing Education

Miller, Darlene

Bursar, Bursar's Office

Newton-Banks, Cheryl

Director, Enrollment Services

West Essex Campus

Park, Jinsoo

Director, Institutional Research

Parm, Ronald

Associate Director,

Public Safety

Persaud, June

Associate Dean, Student Support Services

Ramos Ribeiro, Joana

Assistant to the Dean, Community, Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Roberts, Samantha

Director,

Learning Center

Romano, Joanna

Director,

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program

Samad, Nadiyah

Director, Custodial Services & Campus Events

Shapiro, Jeff

Director,

Facilities Operations

Slade, Patricia

Associate Dean - Student Life & Development

Student Activities

Smedley, David

Director, Financial Aid

Steplight Johnson, Stephanie Aisha

Director,

Student Development & Career Services

Wagnac, Evens

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Finance