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Fall 2020 Academic Planning Process

Students at Lowenstein Plaza in FallNumerous faculty members, administrators, staff members, and especially students contributed their insights and feedback. An Academic Review Team consisting of faculty leaders and key academic administrators made recommendations to the deans, members of the President’s Cabinet, and Father McShane. 

Over the past few weeks, the process of planning for the continuity and resilience of Fordham’s academic programs has unfolded rapidly, and for that reason I am all the more grateful for the thoughtful and generous engagement of numerous members of our community. More than 170 faculty and staff attended a town hall meeting, and more than 100 proposed ideas individually or in groups. We spoke with more than sixty students (admitted undergraduates and current undergraduate, graduate, and professional students) in focus groups. Several dozen administrators with expertise in technical areas of the University’s operations offered feasibility assessments, and a group of twenty-one members of our Academic Review Team, led by Kendra Dunbar and Bożena Mierzejewska, made recommendations to the deans, President’s Cabinet, and Father McShane. Rosters of these colleagues appear beneath my signature below, and I extend deepest thanks to each of them.

--Dennis Jacobs, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Review Team

  • Kendra Dunbar, Assistant Director for Equity and Inclusion, Office of the Chief Diversity Officer; co-chair
  • Bożena Mierzejewska, Associate Professor and Area Chair for Communications and Media Management, Gabelli School of Business; co-chair
  • Gregory Acevedo, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Service
  • Robert Beer, Associate Dean for Science Education, Fordham College at Rose Hill; Associate Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Steve D’Agustino, Director of Online Learning, Office of the Provost
  • Hooman Estelami, Professor of Marketing, Gabelli School of Business
  • Anne Fernald, Special Faculty Advisor to the Provost for Faculty Development; Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Carl Fischer, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Christina Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Samir Haddad, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Iftekhar Hasan, University Professor and E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in International Business and Finance, Gabelli School of Business
  • Jeffrey Haynes, Director of Information Technology, Gabelli School of Business
  • Margo Jackson, Professor, Graduate School of Education
  • Joseph Landau, Professor of Law
  • Ji Seon Lee, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Service
  • Sophie Mitra, Co-Director, Disability Studies Minor; Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Patricia Peek, Dean of Undergraduate Admission
  • Barbara Porco, Clinical Professor of Accounting and Taxation, Gabelli School of Business
  • Jacqueline Reich, Chair, Department of Communications and Media Studies; Interim Chair, Department of Classics; Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Alessia Valfredini, Lecturer in Italian, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Sarah Zimmerman, Professor of English, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Panel of Expert Colleagues

  • Lerzan Aksoy, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives; Professor of Marketing, Gabelli School of Business
  • John Buckley, Vice President for Enrollment
  • Mary Byrnes, Director, Office of Disability Services
  • Roxana Callejo Garcia, Associate Vice President, Strategic Planning and Innovation, Fordham IT
  • John Carroll, Director, Public Safety
  • Jonathan Crystal, Vice Provost
  • Megan Decker, Assistant Dean for Sophomores, Gabelli School of Business
  • Keith Eldredge, Dean of Students, Lincoln Center
  • Fleur Eshghi, Associate Vice President, Instructional Technology/Academic Computing, Fordham IT
  • Monica Esser,  Director of International Enrollment Initiatives, Office of Undergraduate Admission
  • Beth Fagin, Deputy General Counsel, Office of Legal Counsel
  • Gene Fein, Assistant Vice President for Academic Services and Records, Enrollment Group
  • Toni Jaeger-Fine, Assistant Dean for International and Non-JD Programs, School of Law
  • Joshua Hummert, Assistant Director of Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Ron Jacobson, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost
  • Maureen Keown, Director, University Health Services
  • Lisa Lancia, Director, Office of International Initiatives
  • Christina McGrath, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Operational Services, Enrollment Group
  • Robert Moniot, Associate Dean, Fordham College at Lincoln Center
  • Francis Petit, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Gabelli School of Business
  • Jeannine Pinto, Assessment Officer, Office of Institutional Research
  • Paul Reis, Associate Vice President for Academic Finance and Planning, Office of the Provost
  • David Swinarski, Associate Dean; Associate Professor of Mathematics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Marco Valera, Vice President for Administration

Steering Committee

  • Eva Badowska, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Associate Vice President, Arts and Sciences
  • Patrick Hornbeck, Special Faculty Advisor to the Provost for Strategic Planning; Secretary, Faculty Senate; Chair and Professor, Department of Theology, Arts and Sciences
  • Dennis Jacobs, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; chair
  • Eve Keller, Past President, Faculty Senate; Director, Fordham College at Rose Hill Honors Program; Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Donna Rapaccioli, Dean, Gabelli School of Business
  • Peter Stace, Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Strategy