Committee on Academic Unit Organization

The Committee on Academic Unit Organization, as outlined in the University Strategic Plan, was established in 2014 and charged with examining how best to organize Rutgers’ academic units as the university responds to the evolving educational demands of research-intensive, education-focused residential and urban-based universities. Members of the committee were asked to review the current organization of Rutgers’ academic units recommend potential realignments that would allow faculty to collaborate more effectively in their teaching and research efforts. The committee was also asked to consider the best structures for units that span multiple campuses and recommend potential new schools or academic units that would move Rutgers forward and align the institution, where appropriate to our mission, more closely with other great public universities.

After producing an interim report in 2016, the committee issued a final report in April 2017 that proposed new cross-campus academic entities, new methods of collaboration across units and campuses, changes in undergraduate education, a broadening and coordination of Rutgers’ outreach, and other recommendations.  In October 2017, President Barchi offered his response to each of the report’s major recommendations.

Committee Members

Linda Brzustowicz

Linda Brzustowicz, Chair
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Genetics
School of Arts and Sciences

Eric Allender

Eric Allender
Distinguished Professor
Computer Science
School of Arts and Sciences
 

Raymond Birge

Raymond Birge
Professor and Vice Chair
Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics
New Jersey Medical School
University Hospital Cancer Center
 

Marc Gartenberg

Marc Gartenberg
Professor and Director
Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

William Gause

William Gause
Professor; Senior Associate Dean
Research
Director, Center for Immunity and Inflammation
Department of Medicine
New Jersey Medical School

Peter Guarnaccia

Peter Guarnaccia
Professor
Human Ecology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Investigator, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research

Richard Harris

Richard Harris
Professor and Chair
Political Science
Professor
Public Policy & Administration
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Camden

Larry Katz

Larry Katz
Professor
Animal Sciences
Director, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Senior Associate Director, NJ Agricultural Experiment Station
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Joachim Kohn

Joachim Kohn
Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry
Director, NJ Center for Biomaterials
School of Arts and Sciences

A.-N. Tony Kong

A.-N. Tony Kong
Distinguished Professor and Glaxo Endowed Chair
Pharmaceutics
Director, Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Science
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Richard Lutz

Richard Lutz
Distinguished Professor
Marine and Coastal Sciences
Director, Center for Deep-Sea Ecology and Biotechnology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Ali Maher

Ali Maher
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
School of Engineering

Margaret Marsh

Margaret Marsh
Distinguished Professor and University Professor
History 
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Camden
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, New Brunswick

James McGlew

James McGlew
Professor and Chair
Classics
School of Arts and Sciences

Michael Palis Michael Palis
Professor
Computer Science
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Camden
Provost, Rutgers University–Camden
Denis Pare

Denis Pare
Distinguished Professor and Director
Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
Rutgers University–Newark

Arnold Rabson

Arnold Rabson
Director, Child Health Institute of New Jersey
Laura Gallagher Endowed Chair of Developmental Biology
Professor
Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dona Schneider

Dona Schneider
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Maria Soto-Greene

Maria Soto-Greene
Professor and Vice Dean
Medicine
Director, Hispanic Center of Excellence
New Jersey Medical School

Linda Stamato

Linda Stamato
Faculty Fellow and Co-Director, Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

David Dante Troutt

David Dante Troutt
Professor and Justice John J. Francis Scholar
Director, Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity
School of Law, Newark

Cheryl Wall

Cheryl Wall
Board of Governors Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English
School of Arts and Sciences

Jerome Williams

Jerome Williams
Distinguished Professor and Prudential Chair in Business 
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Rutgers University–Newark

Lily Young

Lily Young
Distinguished Professor
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS)
Provost, Rutgers University–New Brunswick