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Middle States | Visiting Team

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Eric F. Spina, Vice Chancellor and Provost, Syracuse University

He was appointed Vice Chancellor and Provost in January 2007, and since that time has served as the University’s chief academic officer. Prior to his appointment in 2007, he had spent almost 20 years at Syracuse in teaching, research and administration.

A mechanical and aerospace engineer by training, Spina has more than 20 years of research experience in experimental fluid mechanics.

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Amar Dev Amar, Professor of Management, Seton Hall University

Dr. A. D. Amar (Amar Dev Amar) is an expert in knowledge work and organizations. He has taught, consulted, held management positions and trained managers in industry and public sector undertakings in the USA, India, Poland, Russia, and the United Kingdom. He has served on several doctoral committees, has years of research in knowledge work, and hundreds of scholarly publications and presentations on a variety of management topics.

Dr. Amar's primary focus will be on the chapters covering Graduate and Professional Education and Other Initiatives.

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Marin Clarkberg, Director, Institutional Research and Planning, Cornell University

Clarkberg, who has a Ph.D. in social demography from the University of Chicago, joined Cornell in 1997 as a postdoctoral fellow studying dual-career families. She became assistant professor of sociology in 1998, joined IRP in 2004 as a senior research and planning associate, and was promoted to associate director in 2007 and director in 2010.

Dr. Clarkberg's primary focus will be on the chapter covering Advancing and Supporting the Mission of American University.

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Jeffrey L. Gray, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Fordham University

As the chief student affairs officer for Fordham University, Gray oversees all student affairs functions at the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses of the University As a senior member of the President’s Administrative Cabinet, Mr. Gray plays a significant role in the advancement of the University’s Strategic Planning process, which has included the advancement of strategic initiatives for student affairs and intercollegiate athletics in support of the University’s mission, vision and strategic planning objectives.

Mr. Gray's primary focus will be on the chapter covering Admitting, Supporting and Retaining Undergraduates.

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Paula Hooper Mayhew, Director of Core Program Assessment and Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Fairleigh Dickinson University

From her website: “I returned to my professorship in Fall, 2001 after serving as a FDU Provost since 1998. My first administrative position was at Bryn Mawr College, where I was Director of the New Research on Women. Later I served as the Associate Director of International Programs for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and, still later, as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marymount Manhattan College.”

Dr. Mayhew's primary focus will be on the chapters covering Faculty and Undergraduate Education.

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Ronald J. Paprocki, Senior Vice President, Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, University of Rochester

A native of Rochester, Paprocki received a bachelor's degree with high distinction from the University in 1969 and shortly after joined the administration. In 2000, he was named senior vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer for the University, with responsibility for many of the University's central administrative functions. Paprocki also serves as treasurer of the University.

Mr. Paprocki's primary focus will be the chapters covering Advancing and Supporting the Mission of American University, and Leadership, Shared Governance and Administration.

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David N. Rahni, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemistry, Pace University

David N. Rahni has served as the lead developer and founding Director of Pace University’s graduate program in Environmental Science. In addition, he serves as adjunct professor in both the LL.M. Environmental Law Program at Pace University School of Law and the Department of Dermatology at New York Medical College, as well as senior medical research associate at CUNY Medical School (Harlem, New York).

Professor Rahni's primary focus will be the chapter covering Faculty.

Richard I. Resch, Higher Education Consultant, Resch Consulting

Richard Resch has served as the provost of Potomac College, the American University of Rome, Dowling College, and the American International University in London. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Connecticut and his extensive experience with Middle States evaluation includes chairing three self-study steering committees and a periodic review report.

Dr. Resch's primary focus will be the chapter covering Leadership, Shared Governance and Administration.

Gloria Grant Roberson, Professor of University Libraries, Adelphi University

Biography pending.

Professor Roberson's primary focus will be the chapters covering Undergraduate Education, and Other Initiatives.