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Georgian Court University Names New Academic Leaders

Janice Warner

Acting Provost Janice Warner, Ph.D., has assumed the role of chief academic officer and will lead the Georgian Court University’s faculty and curriculum. Photo: Russ DeSantis

Former Business Dean Moves into Provost Role; Teaching Expert Becomes Education Dean

New leaders have taken the helm of Georgian Court University’s academic programs, including its School of Business and Digital Media and the School of Education.

Acting Provost Janice Warner, Ph.D., has assumed the role of chief academic officer and will lead the university’s faculty and curriculum. Dr. Warner, named one of NJBiz’s Best 50 Women in Business for 2017, was most recently dean of the GCU business school where she expanded and revamped programs to meet industry demands; converted concentrations in finance, management, and marketing into three new majors; and made global education a key focus of the student experience.

Dr. Warner has conducted and presented research on the merits of international, collaborative online learning projects in Tanzania and Bhutan, and in May 2018 led GCU students on a business tour of Germany, where they learned from professionals at Amazon, BMW and other companies.

Dr. Warner, who has degrees from Columbia University and Rutgers University, came to academia from industry, where she maintains strong ties. She also serves on the board of directors for the Monmouth Ocean Development Council and the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and participates in the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Teaching Expert to Lead Education Programs

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Dr. Christopher Campisano

Christopher Campisano, Ed.D., is the new dean of the historic GCU School of Education, where he has previously served as a clinical supervisor for new teachers and as a visiting professor.

Before GCU in 2017, he directed Princeton University’s teacher preparation program. There, Dr. Campisano also worked with local high schools to make students more competitive for selective colleges, led professional development programs for public and private school teachers, and played a role in the university’s Prison Teaching Initiative.

Prior to Princeton, he coordinated higher education programs in the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Professional Standards. He is also a former high school social studies teacher with additional college-level teaching experience at Rutgers University, Hunter College, Trenton State College (now TCNJ), and Honolulu Community College.

Dr. Campisano holds degrees from Trenton State College and Columbia University.

Accounting Pro Delivers Industry Insight, Academic Leadership

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Dr. Cathleen McQuillen

Cathleen McQuillen, D.P.S., is acting dean of the GCU School of Business and Digital Media. From researching industry standards on pension plan accounting to examining the influence of women on corporate boards, the associate professor of business has a passion for putting her knowledge to work for others.

Students benefit from her first-hand experience in subjects like financial accounting and accounting information systems, and from her research in gender and diversity, corporate board composition, and management. She has also examined corporate social responsibility in the areas of environmental sustainability.

Dr. McQuillen is an alumnus of Pace University, the College of New Rochelle, and Long Island University.

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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