Office of the Dean

  • Office Hours:
    Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education
    Educational and Professional Studies Building, Rm 303
    Main Number: (201) 200-2101 Fax: (201) 200-3141
    Dr. Allan A. De Fina  Dean 2101
    Dr. Lourdes Sutton  Associate Dean 2161
     Ms. Frecia Tapia  Assistant to the Dean 2169
    Ms. Katherine Aquino Program Specialist for Accreditation and Assessment 2434
    Ms. Theresa Spataro  Program Assistant 3343
    Ms. Liz Hickey  Office Assistant 2101
    Ms. Corazon Rances  Office Assistant 3321

    We pride ourselves on being responsive to the needs of our students. The Dean’s Office has an “open door” to help students with academic related issues and can direct students to the correct offices to resolve their problems.

    Do not hesitate to talk with your instructor if you are having difficulties; most can be resolved simply and easily if they are dealt with promptly and directly. If you are unable to come to an agreement with the instructor, speak with the chairperson of the department. If an issue cannot be resolved at the departmental level, the Dean’s Office is typically the next step. In most cases the Dean's Office will attempt to bring the various parties together to resolve any differences. All students filing grievances must complete and submit a student assistance form to document their problem and to assure the correct procedure is followed.  The student assistance form is available below or from the Dean's Office.

    The following academic grievance / appeal procedure is available to resolve grievances regarding grading, course requirements, attendance, academic integrity, and other academically related complaints: