Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Carolyn Moehling joined the Office of the Provost in July 2020. She is a Professor in the Department of Economics and previously served as the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the School of Arts and Sciences. As Senior Associate Dean, Professor Moehling played a leadership role in the review and revision of the Core Curriculum and in building the Teaching and Learning team within the School of Arts and Sciences Office of Undergraduate Education. She is a past recipient of the Rutgers University Scholar-Teacher Award and the SAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education.
As Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Professor Moehling is responsible for promoting continued excellence in undergraduate education at Rutgers–New Brunswick. She directs the provost’s office programs designed to advance student success, including the Rutgers Learning Centers, the Office of Transfer and Nontraditional Students, the Office of Distinguished Fellowships, and Byrne Seminars. She also works closely with the leadership in the Schools to encourage curricular and pedagogical innovation and to expand opportunities for experiential learning to prepare students for world that lies ahead.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
James (Jimmy) Swenson began his role as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs in January 2019. Jimmy is an Associate Professor in the Department of French in the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS). Previously, Vice Provost Swenson served as Dean of Humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Department of French. As Dean of Humanities, Jimmy oversaw several nationally ranked academic programs, worked with an extraordinary group of diverse scholars, managed 16 departments and a number of centers, programs, and other units. Vice Provost Swenson brings a wealth of knowledge regarding academic affairs and the pursuit of academic excellence.
As Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Swenson is responsible for supporting the provost in all areas related to academic affairs and innovation including academic program development, approval, and review; development and oversight of academic policies and procedures in collaboration with the Provost and Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; and building the academic infrastructure at Rutgers–New Brunswick to support academic excellence across 13 academic units as well as the Douglass Residential College, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers Honors College, Institute for Women’s Leadership, and Zimmerli Art Museum. Vice Provost Swenson provides leadership for high-quality academic programming, effective teaching and learning, effective academic assessment, and academic program review and evaluation processes.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Technology and Instruction
Dr. Paul Hammond, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Technology and Instruction, manages the general purpose instructional space on the Rutgers–New Brunswick campuses, which includes overseeing their design, renovation, and construction. He provides leadership and strategic direction for universitywide service units that support instructional space, including the Office of Scheduling and Space Management and Digital Classroom Services. He works closely with the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Institutional Planning and Operations (IP&O), and university academic leadership to ensure our learning environments both meet current technology needs and adapt to emerging pedagogical trends.
Dr. Hammond was a member of the steering committee that developed Rutgers 2030, the university's newly adopted Physical Master Plan, and he was a central member of President Barchi's logistics task force, which was charged with identifying actionable solutions to address the systemic stresses on our transportation system and to optimize our related scheduling processes. He is overseeing the design, implementation, and operation of state-of-the-art scheduling software designed to address Rutgers–New Brunswick’s strategic vision of improving our students' educational experience by reducing course-related student travel and by ensuring students can register for the courses they need to progress toward their degrees.